ASC Connect 2020

ASC Connect 2020

The Alberta Securities Commission's fourth annual ASC Connect conference was held virtually on October 27, 2020. Our objective was to shed light on Alberta’s plan for economic recovery and the efforts underway to foster resiliency and innovation. Thanks to the almost 700 Albertans who registered and joined us for the conference. For those who were unable to attend, the recordings of each session are available below.

We heard from The Honourable Travis Toews, Alberta's Minister of Finance, about Alberta's recovery plan. Expert panelists contributed their insights and information and we had meaningful panel discussions about how we are adapting to our current market realities, fostering resilience, promoting growth in technology, innovation and capital formation and considering ways Alberta can leverage its existing advantages.

Attendees were encouraged to attend upcoming innovation conferences such as Show Me the Money and She Innovates’ Women Leading Innovation. To register for these events, click here. If you choose INVENTURE$ Unbound ONLY, use code 20UNBD100 for complimentary access.

Additionally, helpful information for small business owners is available on the ASC’s website. For information on raising capital, common capital raising exemptions and more, visit the Small Business section.


ASC Connect 2020 Conference Recordings

Welcome: Opening remarks and Minister Toews' presentation
on Alberta's economic recovery plan

First panel presentation:
Alberta’s moment - Key considerations as we adapt

Second panel presentation:
Fostering technology, innovation and capital formation in Alberta

LEARN from industry experts in a morning of informative and interactive plenary sessions covering a variety of Alberta focused topics and critical issues.

EXPLORE how the ASC and other organizations are fostering capital formation in Alberta, and encouraging innovation.

ENGAGE with industry experts and ASC leaders with dedicated Q&A sections for every session.

ASC Connect 2020 is the premier event to hear from industry experts on Alberta’s capital market. We will consider how we are adapting to new market realities and fostering resilience. Following remarks from The Honourable Travis Toews, Minister of Finance about Alberta's recovery plan, you will gain insights and new perspectives from thought-provoking leaders:

  • Dan Balaban, Founder, President and CEO, Greengate Power
  • Brian Felesky, Chairman, InterGen
  • Laura Kilcrease, CEO, Alberta Innovates
  • John McKenzie, CEO, TMX Group
  • Dr. Jack Mintz, Economist and President’s Fellow at the University of Calgary’s School of Public Policy
  • Alice Reimer, Site Lead, Creative Destruction Lab - Rockies
  • Nancy Southern, Chair and CEO, ATCO Ltd.
  • Mac Van Wielingen, Founder and Partner, ARC Financial and Viewpoint
  • Kristina Williams, President and CEO, Alberta Enterprise Corporation.