Headliner 2 Closing Lunch

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Headliner 2 Closing Lunch – A Chat With Vivian Krause

Vivian on Over A Barrel, her latest O&G findings, making a difference & more. 

Controversial? Maybe. Relevant? Absolutely.

AEC 2020, along with our sponsor, Spartan Controls, is thrilled to announce power-house – Vivian Krause – as our lunch headliner!

Join us for a fireside chat with Vivian, led by fellow power-houses, Katie Smith, Spartan Controls and Nicola Lewin, EPCOR.

Witness an enlightening conversation highlighting details on the impressive Over A Barrel documentary, her latest O&G findings, the gift of making a difference & more. There will be an audience question and answer period, so bring you’re A-game, because we know she will!

Event Details

Date: Thursday, April 30, 2020
Time: 12:00pm to 1:15pm
Location: Edmonton Expo Centre, Ballroom 106

Meet Our Guest

Vivian Krause
Researcher & Writer

Vivian Krause is a researcher and writer based in Vancouver.

Over many years, she has traced the funding of environmental and elections activism. Her most recent project is a documentary film called Over a Barrel.

Vivian has a unique background, with a graduate degree in science from the Université de Montréal and a decade of experience with the United Nations in Guatemala and Indonesia. 

Vivian has testified to parliamentary committees of the House of Commons and the Senate. Her work has prompted investigations by Elections Canada, the Canada Revenue Agency, and a public inquiry by the Alberta government.

Follow Vivian on Twitter, @FairQuestions and connect with her on LinkedIn.

Meet Our Moderators

Katie Smith
Spartan Controls, Proposals, Process Systems & Solutions 
Young Women In Energy (YWE), Executive Director

Katie Smith manages proposals for the Process Systems and Solutions Business Unit at Spartan Controls. Spartan is a private, employee owned technology company that sells, applies and services process automation, valve, measurement and process control solutions on behalf of Emerson and other leading manufacturers in Western Canada. Outside of work, Katie is the Executive Director of Young Women in Energy (YWE), a non-profit organization based in Alberta that increases and provides voice, presence, development and leadership of women working in the energy industry. With more than 4,500 members, YWE believes young women have the power to change the energy industry for the better. On behalf of YWE, Katie has presented to the Senate of Canada’s ENEV Committee on Bill C-69, and was featured on ARC Energy Research Institute’s ARC Energy Ideas podcast. In 2019, she was recognized as a SHEInnovator by She Innovates Alberta, UN Women’s first pilot chapter of its Global Innovation Coalition for Change (GICC) and is currently pursuing her MBA in Executive Management at Royal Roads University.

Nicola Lewin
EPCOR Gold Bar Wastewater Treatment Plant, Senior Manager, Plants Engineering

Nicola Lewin is a Professional Engineer and a graduate of the University of Alberta’s Master of Science Civil and Environmental Engineering program with honors. She is currently Senior Manager, Plants Engineering at the Gold Bar Wastewater Treatment Plant at EPCOR. She has worked at EPCOR for 19 years managing various projects, and operational and engineering teams, at the water and wastewater treatment plants. Nicola is a founding member and co-chair of HerStory, an EPCOR committee formed to help empower and enable women to make informed decisions about their professional and personal growth. She is also an active member of EPCOR’s Diversity & Inclusion Council and serves as the Co-Chair of the Western Canada Water, Membership Engagement and Development Committee.


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