Monday, May 04, 2015

Canadian Tour: The Moral Case For Fossil Fuels with Alex Epstein

“If you want to see the power of fine logic, fine writing, and fine research, read Epstein’s book. In my long career, it is simply the best popular-market book about climate, environmental policy, and energy that I have read. Laymen and experts alike will be boggled by Epstein’s clarity.”
Director, Center for the Study of Science
Cato Institute

For decades, we’ve been told that using fossil fuels is a self-destructive addiction that will destroy us along with our planet. But using them has improved every measure of human well-being from life expectancy to clean water to climate safety. Civilization has flourished in food production, healthcare innovation, communication, transportation, technology creation and much more.


In The Moral Case for Fossil Fuels, energy expert Alex Epstein presents that the moral significance of cheap and reliable energy is woefully undervalued in the court of public opinion. In the current debate, advocates address only the downside instead of also focusing on the positive, life-enhancing benefits of fossil fuels; their decidedly unique ability to support a world of seven billion people.

Additionally, while it’s impossible for resource development to have zero impact and risk on the environment, we are seeing exponential improvements in stewardship and innovation. Innovation that may one day provide practical and “greener” alternatives.  

How does the wealth created from using fossil fuels contribute to this? Given the considerations of both human and environmental realities, what is the impact on the environment and human progress if those innovation investments are curtailed?

Is it time to change the discussion from being an “either the economy or the environment” to one that includes a broader view and incorporates all needs, present and future? Drawing on original insights and cutting-edge research, Epstein argues that yes, the time has come.

Monday, June 15, 2015 – Vancouver (Lunch)
Tuesday, June 16, 2015 – Calgary (Lunch)
Friday, June 19, 2015 – Toronto (ideacity Conference)
Monday, June 22, 2015 – Montreal (Lunch)
Tuesday, June 23, 2015 – Ottawa (Lunch)


11:45 am - Registration

12:15 pm - Lunch Program, Q&A

1:45 pm -  Wrap Up

Ticket Information:

Lunch Ticket - $99

Table of 10 - $990

Lunch Ticket w/ signed book - $129

VIP Table of 10 w/ signed books - $1290

Sponsor Table - $2500 (includes VIP Table of 10, signed books for all of your guests & logo recognition on all of our marketing materials & onsite)

Vancouver - Purchase Online
Calgary - Purchase Online
Ottawa - Purchase Online
Montreal - Purchase Online

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