Speakers Series 2014/2015 Event Registration


Canada & the World Speaker Series: The Geopolitics of Energy

This is CDFAI’s sixth annual four-part Speaker Series starting in November and extending into winter 2015. The Institute is pleased to welcome ATB Corporate Financial Services as the 2014/15 Speaker Series Title Sponsor.

International relations and the flow of oil and gas are being closely watched and in some regions significantly realigned. Alberta crude and natural gas are being discounted with these new realities. Ultimately the geopolitics of energy will become more important to international security. Energy for Europe and Middle East sources are but two significant examples of this new reality. Where do alternate energy sources fit into this puzzle?

Four outstanding experts will speak to a by-invitation-only audience on issues affecting Canada and this important topic. In order for the speakers to be candid, the “Chatham House Rule” (non-attribution) will apply during the Question and Answer (Q&A) portion of the evening.


Dinner Dates and Speakers:


Thursday, November 20, 2014
Dr. Gal Luft (co-director of the Institute for the Analysis of Global Security (IAGS) )

Wednesday, January 14, 2015
Gary Roughead (Admiral, U.S. Navy Retired, 29th Chief of Naval Operations)

Tuesday, February 17, 2015
Dr. Michal Moore (University of Calgary)

Tuesday, March 3, 2015 
Kevin Book (Managing Director of Research, ClearView Energy Partners LLC, Washington)


Each speaker will provide a different and personal view on the geopolitics of energy and the evolving world from a security and energy sources perspective. These four events promise to be timely and informative regarding matters of increasing importance to Alberta’s economy and to Canada and as the subject suggests, international relations including security.



Corporate tables of 10 for the series - $15,000.
Individual tickets for the four-part series - $1,500.


A tax deductible charitable receipt for the donation portion of the ticket price will be issued.


This invitation provides for couples or individuals to enjoy the opportunity of a thought-provoking discussion over a great meal at the Calgary Golf & Country Club.
Again this year, there will be limited opportunities for corporations to reserve tables of 10.
Each presentation will be approximately 35 minutes, followed by dinner.
Those in attendance will have an opportunity to engage with the speaker during a one hour Q&A session.
The reception will commence at 6:00 and the evening will end at 9:15 PM.
Business attire is requested.





For further information or to register early, please contact Carri Daye at 403-231-7605 or by email to or register on line at




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Goods & Services Offered

From time to time CDFAI will offer tickets to events, papers and books for sale and seek donations to support its research and education programs. The net proceeds from these activities are used to advance the aims and objectives of the Institute.  (Charity Registration #87982 7913RR0001)


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All transactions will be in Canadian funds.


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