Invitation to media - Securing the Future of Energy for Québec and Canada - Second Annual Trottier Symposium on Sustainable Engineering, Energy and Design (simultaneous webcast)

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MONTRÉAL, March 26, 2015 /CNW Telbec/ - The general public and media representatives are invited to attend the Second Annual Trottier Symposium on Sustainable Engineering, Energy and Design, taking place at Polytechnique Montréal on March 30th and 31st from 5:00 p.m. to 7:30 p.m. The presentations will be accessible via simultaneous webcast, in English and French, on the Symposium site.

The 2015 Trottier Symposium seeks to raise public awareness and engagement with the energy choices that Québec and Canada will make in the coming years. The presentation and discussions will expand on the issues raised in the white paper L'Énergie au Québec et au Canada: un document pour engager la conversation (Energy in Québec and Canada: A Conversation Starter).

Symposium participants will have the opportunity to take a stand on various issues, both through a remote voting system using clickers and by asking specific questions during the discussion period.

The Symposium is a forum for members of civil society, universities and the private sector to share ideas about sustainable energy innovation and the development of solutions to help secure the future of energy for Québec and Canada.

Polytechnique Montréal's Institut de l'énergie Trottier (IET) and McGill University's Trottier Institute for Sustainability in Engineering and Design (TISED) are jointly producing this event, which is made possible because of the Trottier Family Foundation's generous support of both institutes.

Full program:



Hans Björn Püttgen
Professor, Nanyang Technological University, Singapore

Steven Gabriel
Professor, University of Maryland-College Park, United States

Jacques Beaudry-Losique, Po 82
Senior Vice-President, Corporate and Business Development, Algenol Biofuels Inc., United States


Mette Helene Bjørndal
Professor, NHH Norwegian School of Economics, Norway

Richard O'Neill
Chief Economic Advisor, Federal Energy Regulatory Commission, United States

Catherine Potvin
Professor, McGill University, Canada


Second Annual Trottier Symposium on Sustainable Engineering, Energy and Design
Full program:

Invitation to the public and media representatives

Monday and Tuesday, March 30-31, 2015, 5 to 7:30 p.m.

Polytechnique Montréal – main building
2500, chemin de Polytechnique
Université de Montréal campus
Access via 2900, boul. Édouard-Montpetit
Station Université-de-Montréal
Campus  map:


Free online registration


SOURCE Polytechnique Montréal

For further information: Annie Touchette, Senior Communications Advisor, Polytechnique Montréal, 514 340-4415 or 514 231-8133,; Chris Chipello or Katherine Gombay, Media Relations, McGill University, 514 398-4201 or 514 398-2189,,

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