If you’re not able to attend the entire Winter Shake-Up Conference, don’t fret! We’ve created more space for people who only want to attend one or more Keynote Presentations, and there are plenty of activities that you can take part in without joining us for all three days.
Catch these great speakers and their presentations for just $75:
Mikael Colville-Andersen, Copenhagenize Design Company, Wednesday, January 28, 3:30 – 5:00 pm
Helen Marriage, Artichoke, Thursday, January 29, 8:45 - 9:45 am
Terry O’Reilly, CBC Radio, Friday, January 30, 10:30 - 11:45 am
For more information on these wonderful presentations, visit: http://www.wintercitiesconference.com/program/
Did you know that you don’t have to register for the Conference to check out these awesome Edmonton activities? You can sign up for them for only $15 each!
Bison Tour at Elk Island National Park, Tuesday January 27, 11 am – 3 pm
Experience Bison Backstage, your behind-the-scenes access pass to bison conservation at Elk Island National Park. Hands-on, fun, and entertaining, this guided tour at Elk Island's Wood Bison Handling Facility will have you stompin' to the beat of Parks Canada's bison conservation legacy. The field trip will include the Wood Bison Handling Facility Tour in addition to a snowy winter wonderland hike through Elk Island National Park trails. Transportation from the Shaw Conference Centre will be provided.
Skiing and Snowboarding at Snow Valley, Tuesday, January 27, 10 am – 4 pm
Come skiing or snowboarding at the facility named “Ski School of the Year” by the Canadian Ski Instructors' Alliance. Share a vibrant outdoor experience in Edmonton's scenic river valley and enjoy the benefits of outdoor winter activity. Join a one-hour lesson tailored to your ability level and then enjoy the rest of the day exploring Snow Valley Ski Resort.
Starlight Bike Ride to the University of Alberta Conservatory, Thursday, January 29, 7:20 – 9 pm
Join the Edmonton Bicycle Commuters Society (EBC) for a short bike ride from BikeWorks South (8001 102 St), their volunteer-run community workshop, to the University of Alberta Observatory. U of A faculty will give a brief astronomy talk in the observatory's indoor education space, and, weather permitting, the observatory domes will be open to view the Moon and the stars through the observatory's telescopes. PLEASE NOTE: This activity is currently full due to our number of available bikes. If you would like to join this and have your own bike, please email us at firstname.lastname@example.org and we’ll see if we can get you in!
Fun with Snow Sculpting and Winterscaping, Friday, January 30, 2 – 4:30 pm
Learn how to sculpt snow creations and create beautiful and fun winterscapes in your yard using snow, ice, plants, and colour! In this family-friendly workshop presented by Harcourt House and City of Edmonton, participants will be given tools, materials, and instructions on creating snow sculptures and winterscapes, right in the middle of the city.
‘Wacky Winter Challenge’ at Miquelon Lake, Friday, January 30, 2:30 – 6 pm
Many people are unaware that Provincial Parks such as Miquelon Lake are open year round and offer a variety of recreational opportunities such as snowshoeing, ice skating, and cross country skiing. Participants can try their hand at snow golf, test their aim with snowball throwing, and have fun with a few more creative activities! Passports keep track of individual or team scores and those with the highest score win a small Alberta Parks prize!
Tour through the River Valley with Walkable Edmonton, Friday, January 30, 2:30 – 5:00 pm
Bundle up and get outside for a Winter Walk in Edmonton's River Valley, the LARGEST stretch of urban park in North America. With hundreds of kilometres of pathways and 20 major parks, the River Valley is a natural wonder and a great place to get outside and enjoy winter. You will have the opportunity to learn about some of the local history as well as the role the River Valley plays in making Edmonton a great winter city!
Register for your choice in Keynote Presentation and for these fun activities here: http://www.wintercitiesconference.com/registration-accomodation/