Draft Agenda – Subject to Change

7:30am – 8:30am
Registration, Networking, Continental Breakfast

8:30am – 8:45am
Welcome Remarks
Emcees – CBN President Krista Barfoot (SLR Consulting), Conference Chair Andrew Macklin (WSP)
CBN Executive Director – Meggen Janes
Conference Sponsor - TBD

8:45am – 10:00am
Prioritizing Brownfields: Are Brownfields the Solution for New Attainable Housing?
We’ll kick off our 2024 national conference with a targeted and timely discussion on the important role
of brownfields in solving our national housing crunch. We’ll provide a State of the Nation to understand
the incentives available and the progress that has been made, whether a property’s status as a
brownfield helps or hurts its chances for redevelopment as housing, and whether commercial buildings
have become the more viable brownfield investment.

10:00am – 10:30am
Networking Break

10:30am - 11:45am
Brownfield Development: Finding Balance with Conflicting Needs
This discussion will look at how brownfields help solve community needs, and which needs they are best
suited to address. Are they best suited to help right-size employment lands? Prop up attainable
housing? Strengthen industrial land offerings? Or perhaps even a combination of needs via multiple use
Our panel of experts will explore these issues and more to help us better understand how best to work
with municipal and developer partners on redevelopment projects.

11:45am – 1:15pm
Lunch, Networking, and Keynote Presentation

1:15pm – 2:15pm
Exemplary Brownfield Restoration and Remediation: Shining examples of brownfield restoration with
new breathtaking ideas that will revolutionize the way brownfield redevelopment is done.
More information to be provided following the Call for Abstracts.

2:15pm – 2:45pm
Networking Break

2:45pm – 3:45pm
Brownfield Prevention: Lessons learned from climate-related mitigation.
More information to be provided following the Call for Abstracts.

3:45pm – 4:45pm
The Evolution of Standard of Care
In this session, we take a deeper dive into the issues surrounding how the Standard of Care in our
industry has changed, and will continue to evolve. How are brownfield professionals addressing this?

How is technology helping or hindering? Do sustainability and resilience considerations help evolve
newer, better industry best practices? Is the Standard of Care changing too quickly/too slowly? How do
we account for legacy issues surrounding the Standard of Care? How does the labour shortage/mass
retirement being experienced across the industry impact Standard of Care expectations? Do new
graduates understand the evolving needs? How do we utilize AI in our work without impacting the
Standard of Care?

4:45pm – 5:00pm
Final Exercise – To implement a #BrownfieldsFirst approach to development in Canada, we must
______ ?

5:00pm – 5:05pm
Closing Remarks

5:10pm – 5:30pm
Presentation of the HUB Awards

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