YPE Partners with Avatar to Build New Energy Future. Join Us.

Posted on: November 30, 2020 Posted by: tertzak Comments: 0

YPE Partners with Avatar to Build New Energy Future. Join Us.

We’re creating a new energy future. Are you in?

About this Event

The Program will begin January 15th and run for 10 weeks. These will be delivered Friday afternoons for approximately 1-2 hours.

As a participant, you will have the opportunity to:

– Learn from truly inspirational leaders (see website for schematic and timeline).

– Our 7 Speaker Series will deliver inspirational talks on Entrepreneurship, Economics, Galactic Space Travel, Indigenous Reconciliation, Digitization in Energy, Leadership, and the New Energy Future.

– You will build a business case with an expert coach to create energy solutions which will be presented to a Shark Tank. The best ideas will then have the possibility of moving on to Avatar Accelerator putting them in a position to be capitalized and commercialized by Avatar Ventures.

      1. Hydrogen
      2. CCS & Carbon Markets
      3. Geothermal
      4. Bitumen Beyond Combustion
      5. RNG
      6. Nature Based Climate Solutions
      7. Long Duration Storage
      8. Methane Emissions Reduction
      9. Digitization
      10. Energy Advocacy
As there is much interest in the Avatar Program, we will review and select the top 300 applicants. Applications not selected will be refunded (Eventbrite fee is not refundable). Our review process is holistic and assesses many different aspects of your application.

Please click “Tickets” above and select the right ticket type that applies to you – for example, if you work at one of our flagship sponsors Enbridge, Suncor or TC Energy. Otherwise General Admission or two categories for limited Sponsored Tickets.

Once registered, you will receive a confirmation email. Within this will be information on the next-steps for your application – namely a form for you to submit telling us about your background, interests and passions.

For more information, please visit our website:


“There’s a New Energy Future, and we’re going to build it together!”

YPE is pleased to announce a new partnership with Avatar Innovations to offer YPE Members an opportunity to be a part of building a New Energy Future.  Read a note from Avatar Innovations Co-Founder and CEO, Kevin Krausert to learn more:

“Wow. Young Professionals really are capable of anything! This past summer, with a pandemic sweeping the world, oil prices nose-diving and the reality of layoffs setting in an increasingly uncertain future, young professionals from across the energy industry took the future into their own hands. Rather than listen to their fears and their doubts, they stood up to the country and said: the future cannot be this way. Young professionals united. Stepped up. And accomplished something very bold.
This major accomplishment was called the Avatar Program:  The ground-breaking collaboration of young professionals from across industry engaged in an action learning journey where they built 9 solutions to the future of energy. We’re thrilled that Avatar is back in January in full partnership with YPE. Now it’s your turn to make an impact. The next step is even bolder. And we can’t do it without you.
The YPAC x AVATAR Program which ran this summer truly changed the industry. 54 of your peers undertook an 8-week learning journey supported by the University of Calgary and some of the industry’s most senior leaders – not just to listen and learn – but also to solve some of the most pressing energy challenges our industry faces. The national press took notice. Squabbling politicians united. And the C-suites of our industry jumped in.
The work of the first 54 participants of the YPAC x AVATAR Program delivered 9 transformational visions for the future of energy. After the world heard them, they became unstoppable. 5 of these ideas and technology are now in some stage of implementation– with real capital, real impact and real change. Now it’s your turn, to accomplish even more.
After the success of the YPAC x AVATAR Program and the incredible work of your peers, we realized we needed to put the structures in place to truly allow the ideas of young professionals to be implemented. Investors and C-Suites realized you were onto something transformational. It was time for Avatar to grow.
With support from our industry partners, Suncor, TC Energy and Enbridge, and the incredible support and leadership of the young professionals in this industry, Avatar Innovations launched. It was time I left my comfortable C-Suite job to jump in with both feet and unlock a better future beside you. The future is here. And We’re going to build it. Together.
The newly re-imagined Avatar Program will take-off on January 15, 2021 with sessions on Energy Economics, Entrepreneurship, Leadership, Energy Policy, Indigenous Reconciliation and Technology Transformation each led by Industry titans and University professors. Through this program we want to provide you with the tools, the network and the resources needed so you can realize your greatest hopes for the industry by working on challenging, relevant projects for a bright energy future. Among these project will be Carbon Markets, Nature based climate solutions, methane emissions reductions, hydrogen and many more. We can’t wait to see what ideas you come up with.
The future of energy is in your hands.
As your YPAC peers and industry senior leaders will attest to, Avatar is the forum we have long needed. We couldn’t be prouder to be re-launching the Avatar Program in partnership with YPE, YPAC and YWE.
You are capable of greatness. Just believe in yourself and in each other. Our future is only bright if we have the courage to reach for it, the conviction to fight for it, and the resolve to work for it.
This is your moment. Join Us.
Kevin Krausert”