The Gathering

NATIONAL FORUM OUTREACH  

The ICE Gathering is the only national event that every year brings together Indigenous leaders in clean energy, experts and practitioners, partners, utilities, academics, and governments from across Canada to strengthen relationships and foster essential strategies to advance a clean energy transition.  

We welcome participants from coast to coast to coast to connect and re-energize at this unique event, which creates a space for meaningful conversations and partnerships to advance Indigenous inclusion in renewable energy projects and infrastructure, community-led microgrids, energy efficiency, and advanced energy systems.  

The ICE Gathering is an expression of a worldview that Indigenous peoples and communities are central to Canada and the world’s transition to a clean energy future.  

NEW PARTNERSHIPS IN ACTION 

The 2022 ICE Gathering will foster conversations around a central theme: Partnerships, Policies, and Pathways. 

The event will provide an opportunity for new partnerships to form, to inform policy, and to create pathways for Indigenous inclusion in the clean energy transition.  

Participants walk away with information, contacts, and key insights about emerging opportunities, allowing them to advance new ideas in communities and with Indigenous organizations to realize the full economic and social benefits of clean energy projects.  

Our sessions focus on engaging the ICE Gathering participants in pan-Canadian clean energy collaboration opportunities on key issues and global areas of action. We also foster an environment that promotes peer-to-peer learning, where participants share what they have learnt through the planning, development, construction, and operations of clean energy projects.  

Together we are creating a future that embodies energy democracy, Indigenous leadership and entrepreneurship, climate action, and ecological protection.  

What will the 2022 ICE gathering Look like?

In 2022, the ICE Gathering will take place from June 1st to 2nd in the traditional unceded, unsurrendered Algonquin territory, known today as Ottawa, ON.  

During the first day, ICE will host keynote panels on a variety of topics including Indigenous clean energy projects, innovation, entrepreneurship, energy efficiency and conservation, and much more. On the second day, the Gathering will offer a variety of ICE Power Hour sessions to allow the opportunity for selected organizations, government representatives or industry to present to participants about emerging opportunities in the clean energy market, to engage about best practices, and strategize about ways forward.  

To close the event participants will gather at the National Arts Centre for a cocktail hour and networking gala. 

The ICE Gathering will be an amazing opportunity to catalyze new partnership and opportunities for Indigenous Peoples in Canada’s clean energy transition.  

2019 ice GATHERING