2021 virtual national leadership conference

Reimagining our World

Reimagining our World will be an opportunity for the consulting engineering sector to come together and rethink the fundamentals of our industry and the role we should and can play in supporting society’s evolution toward a greener, more inclusive world.


The past year’s crisis has changed how we look at our environment, our society and our industry. We are revisiting long-standing assumptions and viewing the future through a new lens. It is an opportunity to renew our approach to challenges such as diversity and inclusion, the state of our environment, the impact of evolving business models.

The 2021 national leadership conference business program will explore the larger themes with which Canada and the world have been trying to come to terms with. Where are we as an industry? Where should we go and how do we get there? Through meaningful dialogue, panelists will tackle the questions of how our industry should recalibrate and what consulting engineering firms need to do to position themselves for the future. This is your chance to be part of that discussion!

Who should attend?

  • Current and future leaders in the consulting engineering sector
  • Industry stakeholders and partners
  • Public and private sector clients looking to gain insight into the sector


Wednesday October 20, 2021


This year’s conference will be presented virtually via an online platform

Conference Schedule

Conference Opening
11:00 am to 11:15 am
MC & Chair

Opening Keynote & Fireside Chat
11:15 am to 12:00 pm
Stephen Poloz, Special Advisor - Osler, 9th Governor of the Bank of Canada
Fireside chat moderated by: Jeff Lutzak, CA, CPA, Partner, RSM Canada

A green and sustainable future - reimagining the relationship between the economy and the environment
12:00 pm to 1:00 pm

  • Leon Botham, Principal Engineer, NewFields Canada Mining & Environment ULC
  • Angel Ransom, Director of Operations and Impact Assessment Lead, First Nations Major Projects Coalition (Moderator)


1:00 pm to 1:30 pm

A place for everyone - reimagining our communities to create a diverse and inclusive society
1:30 pm to 2:30 pm


Industry in flux - reimagining business models for future success
2:30 pm to 3:30 pm


3:30 pm to 4:00 pm

Closing Keynote & Fireside Chat
4:00 pm to 4:55 pm
Anna Maria Tremonti, former host of CBC’s “The Current”
Fireside chat moderated by: John Gamble, President & CEO, ACEC-Canda

Conference Closing MC
4:55 pm to 5:00 pm

*All times are Eastern Daylight Time




Thank you to our generous sponsors for their support.