Changing the Narrative: New ways to think about Alberta's economy in 2022

Changing the Narrative: New ways to think about Alberta's economy in 2022

February 17, 2022 12:00 PM to 1:00 PMOnline - Mountain Time zone
Area of Interest: Pensions, Benefits, Investments, Networking Format: Web

An online seminar hosted by

CPBI Southern Alberta & Northern Alberta regions

Please join us for an online seminar on February 17, 2022.

As we enter a new year, a lot has changed -- yet a lot remains the same. COVID is still with us, climate change is even more pressing and global trade remains unsettled. Alberta's economy is transforming, but we need new ways to think about our economy in order to thrive in a permanently uncertain world. What lies ahead? And how will a new narrative help us adjust?

Cancellation Policy

 This session will be presented by:


Todd Hirsch
Vice President and Chief Economist, ATB Financial

As Vice President and Chief Economist for ATB Financial, Todd spends much of his time delivering dynamic, clear-eyed talks on topics ranging from the economy and creativity, to adaptability and the future of work. For more than 25 years, he has worked as an economist for organizations including the Canada West Foundation and the Bank of Canada.

Todd has been recognized as one of Alberta’s most influential people. He’s received the Queen’s Diamond Jubilee Medal, the University of Alberta's Alumni Honour Award, and an honorary degree from Mount Royal University. He previously taught economics at the University of Calgary and for the Executive Education program at the University of Alberta.

He is the author of four books. His latest, Spiders in COVID Space: Adapting during and after the pandemic, was released in March 2021. The book captures the inspiring and compelling stories of businesses and not-for-profits that reinvented themselves during the pandemic.

A strong advocate of the arts and culture, he serves on the boards of Calgary’s Glenbow Museum and the Alberta Ballet. He is also an advisor to the Dean of the Chiu School of Business at Bow Valley College in Calgary.

Todd is also the host of a podcast titled The Future Of. In each episode, he and a guest explore what the future might look like for work, communities, art and culture, leadership and other compelling topics. Now in its third season, the podcast won a national award in 2021.


All registered CPBI members will be entered into our draw for a $50 gift card and charcuterie board, non-members will be entered into a draw for a free registration to a future session of their choice. 



Thursday February 17, 2022
12:00 pm - 1:00 pm MT - Presentation
1:00 pm - 1:30 pm MT - Questions and CE credit quiz   


Registration Fee

CPBI Members: $25
Future Members: $40
Virtual Table of 4: $90/$140
Virtual Table of 6: $125/$200
Virtual Table of 8: $160/$250









Online Session

Access information will be sent to all registrants one day in advance of the online session. For virtual tables, the names and email addresses of table attendees must be submitted 72 hours prior to the event in order to receive the access information. Please plan to log in 10 minutes prior to the start of the session. This session will be recorded and available to registrants.


Who Should Attend:

  • Plan Sponsors
  • Education Specialists
  • Human Resource Professionals
  • Retirement Professionals
  • Consultants and Brokers



CE Credit

CE credits will be offered in partnership through the BC, Alberta, Saskatchewan, Manitoba and Ontario Insurance Councils. A short quiz must be completed at the conclusion of the seminar to qualify for credit.

AIC CE Credits Pending



Krista Frayn
Phone: (403) 888-3185
[email protected]




Kim Duxbury

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