The University of Ottawa is pleased to host the 2020 OAPPA Annual Conference (Ontario Association of Physical Plant Administrators – Ontario Chapter of APPA) from May 12th to May 14th, 2020 in beautiful Ottawa, Ontario. This conference brings together facility management and design, development and planning professionals from across the province to collaborate, strategize, and strengthen networks across the university sector.
The Conference theme this year is Disruptors. The Planning Committee chose this theme due to the fast pace change occurring in our world today. It is hard to plan for new or upgrades to existing facilities, which will last 75 to 100 years, when such fast pace change is occurring.
We’re looking forward to an exciting event at OAPPA 2020.
Key Note Speaker - Wednesday May 13, 2020
Professor David Wright combines an Engineering PhD from Cambridge University with his current position as Full Professor at the University of Ottawa’s Telfer School of Management to provide a business perspective on the Cleantech Industry, currently focusing on solar power. His present research with industry partners evaluates capital cost trends for installed solar projects and identifies situations in which solar technologies can be economically viable without government incentives, including projects in Canada, USA and Saudi Arabia.
Closing guest speaker - Wednesday May 13, 2020
Gregory J. Leng is the creator and Director of the RETScreen Clean Energy Management Software at Natural Resources Canada’s CanmetENERGY research centre in Varennes, Quebec. The RETScreen Software is the world’s leading clean energy decision-support tool and is available in 36 languages coverings 2/3rds the Earth’s population. RETScreen is used by more than 650,000+ energy professionals and decision-makers in every country, as well as by professors at 1,200+ universities and colleges for teaching and research.