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2018 CPANS Conference and AGM

May 9, 2018 @ 8:00 am - 5:00 pm

Conference Theme“Western Canada: Environmental State of the Union”

Date: Wednesday, May 9th, 2018

Venue: Ramada Hotel – Downtown, 708 – 8 Avenue, Calgary, Alberta

General Information

The 2018 CPANS annual conference will be held at the Ramada Plaza Calgary Downtown, Calgary, Alberta. Participants of this conference will include environmental researchers, educators, students, environmental managers, other professionals, environmental industries and policy makers. The conference will be a great opportunity for attendees to develop new collaborations and share knowledge as experts from various fields, including: Emissions quantification, monitoring strategies, data validation, legislation, management, trends and the economy.

Download the conference program here

Conference presentation slides can be found on the Downloads page of the website.

Wednesday, May 9, 2018

7:00 Registration and Breakfast
7:45 Welcoming & Opening Remarks Sunny Cho CPANS Chair
Session 1 Session Chair: Patrick Roelofsen
8:00 Keynote Speaker – Modern Resources Inc. Chris Slubicki Modern Resources Inc.
8:45 Oil and Gas Methane Emissions – Regulatory Risk Assessment and Methane Abatement Cost Pathways Evaluations Joshua Anhalt GreenPath Energy
9:10 Preventing Production Tank Venting – A Transient Approach to the Design of Production Storage Tank Control Systems Kenny Malmquist SLR Consulting
9:35 Data Quality in Estimating Storage Tank Releases to Air in the Oil and Gas Sector Harold Laurence Trinity Consultants
10:00 Networking Break & Open Exhibition
Session 2 Session Chair: Jara Spence
10:15 Greenhouse Gas Regulatory Presentation Heather Carmichael
Alison Lennie
AEP – Alberta Environment and Parks
10:40 Making the Match – Why Successful Climate Policy and Next Generation Innovation Depends on Current Technology Jackson Hegland Methane Emissions Leadership Alliance
11:05 Case Studies from Alberta: Executing Profitable Methane Abatement Projects Cooper Robinson
Ahsan Syed
Cap-Op Energy
11:30 Are GHG Assessments Killing Pipelines? David Chadder RWDI
12:00 Lunch & CPANS AGM Sunny Cho CPANS Chair
Session 3 Session Chair: Brad Gilmour
1:00 PM2.5 Air Emissions Assessments:  Challenges and Suggested Solutions Paresh Thanawala 2020 Environmental
1:30 An Evaluation of Fort McMurray’s Air Quality Prior to, During and After the 2016 Horse River Wildfire Naomi Tam AEP – Alberta Environment and Parks
2:00 Source Contribution of Secondary PM2.5 in Central Alberta Ou Nopmongcol Ramboll
2:30 Light-mediated Chemistry at the Surface of Urban Road Dust:  Implications for Air Quality and Health Maya Abou-Ghanem
Patrick Milner
University of Alberta
3:00 Networking Break & Open Exhibition
Session 4 Session Chair: David Chadder
3:15 Safely Reducing Greenhouse Gas Emissions from Sulphur Recovery Unit Incinerators in Alberta Charles E. Grimm Global Analyzer Systems
3:45 Optimization of Air Quality Monitoring Network Using GIS Based Interpolation Techniques Mujtaba Shareef AER – Alberta Energy Regulator
4:15 Proposed Changes to Federal Environmental Legislation Including the Canadian Environmental Assessment Act Brad Gilmour Bennett Jones
4:45 Conference Wrap-up and Mixer Sunny Cho CPANS Chair
Mixer Drinks and snacks will be available!

Program Disclaimer: The contents of all conference presentations are the sole responsibility of Speakers and can in no way be taken to reflect the views of the A&WMA CPANS (and conference organizers). The organizers reserve the right to change the information where necessary without notice.


AWMA Member Rate (you need to be current AWMA member) – $200

AWMA Non-Member Rate – $250

Government or Speaker AWMA Member Rate – $150

Speaker AWMA Non-Member and Government Non-Member Rate – $200

Student AWMA Member Rate – $35

Student AWMA Non-Member Rate – $60

Click HERE to register.



The Ramada hotel is offering a rate of $124.00/night. Space is limited. Anyone who would like to book can reserve here and enter the code CPANS.



CPANS is pleased to offer great advertising opportunities to our sponsors.

  $1000 Platinum Sponsor
  $750 Gold Sponsor
  $500 Silver Sponsor
  $300 Bronze Sponsor

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Call for Exhibitors

An Exhibitor’s basic fee is $400, which includes the following:
1. One 8’x10’ exhibit space;
2. One skirted 6’ long table;
3. One extension power cord; and
4. One free registration pass for Conference attendance.
There is only limited space left, so don’t hesitate – register today!

Click HERE to register

Please contact Kim O’Neill with any questions at koneill@slrconsulting.com.


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May 9, 2018
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Ramada Hotel, Downtown Calgary
708 8 Ave SW
Calgary, Alberta T2P 1H2 Canada