Keynote Speakers

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PIBC 2018 Annual Conference - The Game Plan

May 29th - June 1st, 2018
Victoria Conference Centre
Victoria, BC

Supported by Young Anderson Barristers & Solicitors

Keynote Speakers

We were pleased to have two diverse, exciting keynote speakers for the PIBC 2018 Annual Conference: The Game Plan!

GPenalosaGil (Guillermo) Penalosa, MBA, PhDhc, CSP
Opening Keynote: Wed. May 30th.

Founder and Chair, 8 80 Cities & President of Gil Penalosa & Associates

Gil is the founder and chair of the board of the successful Canadian non-profit organization 8 80 Cities. He is also chair of the board of World Urban Parks, the international representative body for the city parks, open space and recreation sector.

Gil Penalosa is passionate about cities for all people. He advises decision makers and communities on how to create vibrant cities and healthy communities for everyone regardless of age, gender and social, economic, or ethnic background. His focus is on the design and use of parks and streets as great public places, as well as sustainable mobility: walking, riding bicycles, using public transit, and new use of cars.

He has worked in over 250 different cities in all continents and also serves as senior advisor to Children & Nature Network, Vision Zero Network and America Walks. Gil also runs his own international consulting firm - Gil Penalosa & Associates, as facilitator of strategic workshops and advisor to decision makers and community groups. 

ALedgerwoodAlison Ledgerwood, Ph.D.
Morning Keynote: Thurs. May 31st.

Associate Professor, Department of Psychology
University of California

Dr. Alison Ledgerwood is an associate professor in the Department of Psychology at the University of California, Davis. Her research and public outreach focus on understanding how humans think and behave in social situations, and how people can harness that knowledge to improve their lives and the lives of others. Her work has appeared in top journals and handbooks, and her TEDx talk on how to retrain your brain to counteract negative thinking has been viewed over 2.5 million times.


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