Call For Proposals 2020

3rd Annual Passive House Canada Conference: Building for Resilience

Call for Speakers is Now Closed

Advocating for healthier more resilient buildings contributes to a sustainable future. Do you have knowledge to share? We want to hear from you!

Passive House Canada is working to advance low-energy, low-carbon construction to provide resiliency and wellness all across Canada.  The Passive House Canada Conference is an integral part in our knowledge sharing and capacity building as a community.

Passive House Canada Members are called to submit online presentation proposals to present at the 2020 Passive House Conference,  November 18-20.

Deadline for submissions: Monday June 29th, 5:00pm Pacific


  • Subject Areas

    While this conference welcomes ideas from all areas that provide solutions to Global Climate Change and the resource challenges we face, priority will be given to the subjects identified to be of high interest which include:

    1. Resilience/Regeneration
      a. Low embodied energy
      b. Climate adaptability
      c. Carbon neutrality
      d. Lifecycle, constructability, and wellness
    2. Part 3 Buildings Successes & Challenges
    3. Part 9 Buildings Successes & Challenges
    4. Retrofits Successes & Challenges
    5. Effective connection with Developers, Real Estate Assessors & Building Code Officials/ Authorities
    6. Market transformation – Policy, Financing, Incentives and Client Engagement
    7. Monitoring, Commissioning, Occupant Experiences & Social Impacts
    8. Technical
      a. Innovative Envelopes (Detailing, Constructability, Airtightness, Thermal Bridging)
      b. Innovative MEP (PER, DHW, Ventilation)
      c. Innovative Procurement & Delivery (Integrative Processes, On-site management)
    9. Usage of Effective Tools
      a. DesignPH
      b. Advanced PHPP
      c. BIM2PH/ PassivLink
      d. Hygrothermal modeling (Wufi Pro)
      e. Thermal Bridge Modeling (Flixo, etc.)
  • Format

    We aim to deliver engaging and interactive learning. Preference will be given to proposals that promote audience participation and proposals should be able to deliver:

    • Audience engagement with practical guidelines and real-world experience
    • Real examples or data to support the presentation concepts
    • Assume the audience already has the basic knowledge of the Passive House standard
    • Innovation, new information, recent advancements of industry concepts

    Proposals should refrain from focusing on a particular product and preference will be given to projects that are already under construction.
    The delivery style should fit within one of the following options:

    • Panel Discussion with Audience Engagement -Q&A
    • Instructional Workshop
    • Roundtable Discussion
    • PechaKucha style presentation
    • Informative Presentation
  • Evaluation Process

    The program committee will be reviewing all submissions and proposals will be evaluated based on:

    • Clarity of the submission
    • Relevance to the theme and subject area
    • Clear outline of the learning objectives

    Speaker proposals should be submitted directly through the submission form below. You will be asked to include:

    • Title of the session
    • Executive summary 100 words or less
    • Highlight the type of presentation proposed (lecture, panel, peer-to-peer, etc)
    • Provide 3 Learning Objectives
    • Select theme category (from selected list)
    • Identify Target Audience (check box)
    • Description: Brief itinerary of the session, content to cover
    • Has or will this session be given at a different conference?
    • Highlight previous speaking experience
    • Contact: Include affiliation and email address of all presenters and if applicable, include a moderator if required

    All proposals will be reviewed by the members of the program committee and will be scored based on their ability to meet the above criteria.

  • Submission Agreement

    By submitting this proposal, all submitters and potential speakers agree to:

    1. Hold an active Passive House Canada membership at the time of submission and during the conference.
    2. Ensure that all presentations are from an education perspective and that product specific content or self-promotion will not be included in presentations.
    3. The actual time allotted for a presentation will be confirmed during the acceptance process.
    4. Presentations may be pre-recorded, delivered live and/or captured and made available to participants online.
    5. Session submitter may not propose speakers without the knowledge and permission of the proposed speaker(s).

    We recommend that you save your work in a separate document, prior to entering it in the form below. If you have any questions about the submission process, please contact Gaby Dominguez at gabriela@passivehousecanada.com.