ACT Executive Director Deborah Harford is among the first panel members announced for the 2011 Power Smart Forum, scheduled for October 17-19, 2011 in Vancouver, BC.

Attracting delegates, speakers and industry experts from across North America, the Power Smart Forum is BC’s leading energy conservation conference.

A record number of 1,370 delegates enjoyed three information-packed days at the 2010 Forum.

This year’s theme, Adaptation and Resilience: Adjusting to a Changing Climate, looks at the potential impacts of climate change on the business environment and consumer lifestyles in British Columbia and beyond.

In particular, this year’s theme explores the need and demand for adaptation and mitigation strategies, like energy conservation and energy efficiency, and the role they can play as our economic, social and community environments continue to change.

Syndicated columnist, broadcaster and lecturer, Gwynne Dyer will deliver this year’s keynote address.

Online registration for the 2011 Power Smart Forum opens August 19, with early-bird registration available until September 23, 2011.