June 1, 2022

RDAR Summer Round-up

Join thought leaders, innovators and producers that are transforming Alberta agriculture at Spruce Meadows, Calgary, June 1, 2022.
You won’t want to miss this premiere in-person research and innovation event. Admission is free. Space is limited.

In a fast-paced day, we will explore today’s challenges ranging from the rippling effects of war on the economy, food production, supply chains, and food security and affordability; to the issues presented by environmental change and climate legislation; to the effects of energy cost to agriculture and food affordability; and the risks to health through disease.

We will engage in developing solutions and putting those solutions into practice on our farms, ranches, and grasslands, by collaborating with those outside of the direct agriculture industry – cultivating unexpected collisions.

0700: Registration & Coffee
0730: Round-Up Pancake Breakfast
0830: Round-Up Kick Off
0900: Keynote: Harold (Hal) Kvisle: Canada’s CEO of the Year (2008, TC Energy). Mr. Kvisle will discuss global issues and how different industries can leverage each other’s wisdom to overcome and come up with even better solutions.
1030: Speed World Café Discussion: Making Big Issues Relevant to Producers and Consumers
1230: Lunch
13:15: Idea “Mash-Up” Producers will “pitch” a problem / challenge they face. Attendees will “mash up ideas” to brainstorm potential solutions that may be achieved by considering multiple points of view.
15:30: Round-Up Wrap Up
16:00: Round-Up Closed
Location: Spruce Meadows, Calgary South

With more than 400 acres of property, Spruce Meadows combines imagination, sophistication and a unique atmosphere to any event. Only a 20-minute drive from downtown Calgary, Spruce Meadows is a place where our guests can connect, create, produce and relax.


Spruce Meadows is located in Calgary’s southwest. Nearby Hotels include:

Holiday Inn Express & Suites South – McLeod Trail
Courtyard by Marriot Calgary South
Carriage Hotel Hotel & Conference Centre
Wingate by Wyndham Calgary South
Super 8 by Wyndham Calgary Shawnessy

RDAR’s targets strategic investments in producer-led, results-driven agriculture research to power the competitiveness, profitability, productivity and sustainability of Agriculture in Alberta.

RDAR considers your health and safety to be paramount.

Masking is optional. If you are exhibiting any symptoms, please follow all current public health guidelines.

Some individuals may be less comfortable gathering in-person. We ask you to be respectful of those who might need a bit more space. If there is anything we can do to ensure you have a safe and comfortable in person event experience, please reach out to hello@rdar.ca