We're excited to invite you to the

15th Annual Northeast BC Coal & Energy Forum

To be hosted in Chetwynd BC in 2020

What is the Coal & Energy Forum?

This forum is an opportunity for industry influencers and decision makers, ministers, First Nations, contractors, educators, graduates and students to network, share ideas and discuss the varied, and sometimes hidden career opportunities to be had in the energy and resource sectors.

This year’s theme is the ‘Challenges of Change’; a theme that will explore how industry challenges within the renewable energy, Liquefied Natural Gas and metallurgical coal mining sectors are changing work practices and creating diverse and exciting career and workforce development opportunities. Our objective is to encourage education and training institutions to keep up with the rapidly changing needs of industry and to keep their education and training courses relevant to the realities, needs and emerging opportunities within the sector.

September 11th will be a day of experiencing the splendor of Tumbler Ridge. Subsidized helicopter and jet boat tours will be available to places of interest around the area. As well, there will be complimentary visits available to Conuma Coal’s Wolverine metallurgical coal mine and the Meikle Wind Project.

The evening will conclude with a special dinner celebrating the positive interrelationship between our Geopark and our resource industries. There will also be an evening lantern tour to the Wolverine dinosaur trackway nearby.

September 12th will involve information sessions, a trade show and key note speakers. We encourage you to keep referring to this site for agenda and speaker updates and other information as it becomes available.


Delivering thought provoking presentations on a range of topics.


Wednesday features group activities to explore the Geopark.  More info on the registration form.  Tour operators also available directly.

Refreshments Provided

We are great hosts; we hope you agree! Please let us know about any allergies or dietary restrictions.


Meet fellow industry leaders and innovators.


Our conference delivers real value to participants.  Check back here for updates on speakers and the agenda.

Energy and persistence conquer all things.

-Benjamin Franklin