The Future of Work and Economics of Community 

The ISCEBS Alberta Chapter is excited to present "The Future of Work and Economics of Community" in Edmonton on November 13th and in Calgary on November 19th.

Our speaker, Todd Hirsch, Vice President and Chief Economist, ATB Financial, will share his thoughts on the future of work including how artificial intelligence, robotics and automation change will change the way we work, what "employment" looks like in the future, and how we need to readjust our notions of work, jobs and activities. He will also touch on the economics of community and why relearning the importance of strong community will save the economy - and our future standard of living.


Todd Hirsch

Vice President and Chief Economist

ATB Financial

ATB Financial, is an Alberta-based financial institution that provides banking services and investment management expertise to 770,000-plus customers in 247 Alberta communities. Todd holds a BA Honours in Economics from UAlberta and an MA in Economics from UCalgary. For over 20 years, he has worked as an economist at numerous organizations including the Canadian Pacific Railway, the Canada West Foundation and the Bank of Canada. He also taught economics at the University of Calgary for nearly a decade, both in the Department of Economics as well as the Faculty of Continuing Education. He is currently an instructor in the Executive Education program at the Alberta School of Business, University of Alberta.

Todd is also the author of three books. His latest, "Spiders in Space: Successfully Adapting to Unwanted Change," was released in 2017.

As part of his role at ATB Financial, Todd speaks to hundreds of audiences across the country each year. He provides commentary to many Canadian and global media outlets including CTV, CBC, the Globe and Mail, and the BBC. Todd is a strong advocate in the arts and culture community. He is the board chair of the Calgary Arts Academy, and is on the boards of the Glenbow Museum and the Alberta Ballet.

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.

This program qualifies for one (1) CEBS Compliance Credit.

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Wednesday, November 13

Royal Mayfair Golf Club

9450 Groat Road NW

Edmonton, AB

(Free parking available on site)


Tuesday, November 19

Bow Valley Club

250 - 6 Ave SW

Calgary, AB

(2 hour complimentary parking - Bow Valley Square Parking - 5 Ave between 2 St SW and 1 St SW. 5 Ave is one way, east bound. Enter on the right-hand side under the Plus 15. Park on 1st or 4th level. Tickets validated in Bow Valley Club.) (Directions)


7:30 - 8:00 am - Registration

8:00 - 8:30 am - Breakfast

(Edmonton to include AGM 

8:15 - 8:30 am) 

8:30 - 9:30 am - Education Program/Presentation


$20 - Alberta Chapter Members

(savings of $20,regular rate is $40) 

$35 - Non-members

(savings of $15, regular rate is $50) 

$10 - CEBS Students

(savings of $10, regular rate is $20) 



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By November 8, 2019



Click here to register and pay via PayPal.  

If you prefer to pay by cash or cheque, please email your registration to and bring cash or cheque payable to "Alberta Chapter ISCEBS" with you to the session.


By November 14, 2019