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We were thrilled to welcome nearly 100 participants representing 61 organizations from across Canada, municipal, provincial  and federal government and many of Canada’s biggest companies for Accelerate 2015, Energy Exchange’s international conference on energy literacy. The engaging sessions brought diverse speakers from organizations across the country and around the world to discuss citizen engagement towards nation building and the role of energy literacy.

Participants had the opportunity to learn about current research, including Energy Exchange’s new findings on audience segmentation and baseline energy literacy levels in Canada. Together, we identified key priorities for energy literacy innovation in Canada, identified key performance indicators for the sector and began to build the basis of a community of practice.

Our conference brief offers an overview of conference findings and outcomes. It summarizes the interactive group work, including identifying energy literacy challenges, key priorities for innovation and measurement and evaluation.