YPE Calgary Future Leader’s Dinner 2023

We thank our sponsors, vendors, speakers, board members, volunteers, and attendees for making this year’s Future Leader’s Dinner truly remarkable! We were encouraged by the enlightening speeches from esteemed guest speakers; Carol-Ann Brown, Natasha Kostenuk, P.Eng, and Bryan Helfenbaum. Your words of wisdom have truly impacted us.  It was quite an evening getting to mingle with our peers in the industry, enjoy an amazing dinner and dance the night away!  The full album will be available soon, but in the meantime here are a few of our favourite flicks!


Future Leaders Dinner speakers: Carol-Ann Brown, Natasha Kostenuk, and Bryan Helfenbaum!

Carol-Ann Brown is the President of Delphi Group. She has over 20 years of experience in clean innovation and is a leader in accelerating and scaling cleantech on the road to net zero. Prior to becoming President at Delphi Group, Carol-Ann led Delphi’s Innovation and Cleantech team, which works with the private and public sectors to accelerate the deployment and commercialization of clean solutions.

Natasha Kostenuk is a professional engineer and cleantech entrepreneur with expertise in business development and technology commercialization. In 2021, Natasha founded Ayrton Energy, developing next-generation hydrogen storage solutions. Overall, she has spent 19 years spearheading the commercialization of new technologies. Natasha has advised several early-stage technology companies across oilfield operations and cleantech; among her many areas of expertise.

Bryan Helfenbaum is the Associate Vice President of Clean Energy at Alberta Innovates, where he oversees programs in Advanced Hydrocarbons and Clean Technology with key initiatives in hydrogen, CCUS, digital energy, methane emissions reduction, energy storage, and bitumen beyond combustion. Before joining AI, he spent 20 years in various technical, business, and innovation roles in the private sector.