VIRTUAL ISLAND SUMMIT
Sharing knowledge for resilient, sustainable and prosperous islands worldwide.
The Virtual Island Summit is a free and entirely online event designed to connect global islands to share their common experiences through a digital platform. Join islanders from around the world to share ideas, good practices and solutions.
6-11 September 2020
WHAT IS THE VIRTUAL ISLAND SUMMIT?
10,000+ attendees including policymakers, entrepreneurs, academics and NGO leaders share their expertise on island communities bringing examples of good practices from around the world.
Leclanché is currently developing the largest solar generation plus energy storage project ever to be built in the Caribbean, a 35.6 MW solar energy plant and 44.2 MWh battery storage facility that will be built on government provided land in the Basseterre Valley, adjacent to the City of Basseterre and the current SKELEC PowerStation on the island of St. Kitts.
The Institute of Island Studies is committed to contributing to the formulation and enhancement of public policy applied to small islands and, in particular, to Prince Edward Island. To that end, we will use our resources to engage stakeholders on current and topical island issues via public symposia, lectures, policy papers, and research projects. We will strive to be inclusive and take an objective, evidence-based approach to island issues, serving as a forum for collaboration and consensus among those with differing points of view.
The Island Studies constellation at UPEI also includes an undergraduate Minor in Island Studies and a Master of Arts in Island Studies Program, which is an interdisciplinary, and policy-driven graduate program that critiques islands on their own terms. Finally, the Institute of Island Studies is the proud institutional home of Island Studies Journal, an open-access scholarly journal dedicated to the study of islands.
Edge’s research shows that a broad and balanced curriculum, including creative and technical subjects, rich employer engagement, teacher autonomy and interactive pedagogy, can help to bring learning alive and prepare students for more than just a set of exams.
Edge runs the Island Education Network, which brings together islands around the British Isles and British Overseas Territories to discuss issues relating to education policy in an island setting.
VIRTUAL ISLAND SUMMIT 2020 Free Registration
Register now to attend the various online events taking place 6-11th September 2020.
Registration is FREE, but spaces are limited, so reserve your spot now!
Can’t make the live event dates? No worries! Register for the event, and we’ll send you the replay link after the event. If you can attend live, you will be given the opportunity to ask questions to speakers and interact with other guests.
Please complete your registration today to ensure you get the latest updates, access to the live sessions and copies of the recordings!
LAST YEARS SPEAKERS
Executive Director at Global Island Partnership
Professor & Pro-Rector at the University of Malta
Former Green Party Leader & Senator for Tasmania
Session: Global Practices, Challenges and Opportunities in Energy Storage for Islands and for Small Island Developing States (SIDS)
Mallika Nanduri Bhatt
Director General of Policy and Planning for Innovation and Energy Technology at Natural Resources Canada (NRCan)
Digital Innovation Minister, Taiwan
Opposition Leader & Former Prime Minister of Aruba
The Minister will dedicate special attention to the promotion of exports of products and services in order to generate more income for the island. Other priority areas are the financial service sector and the promotion of the Smart Nation concept.
Giselle Mc William
Minister of Economic Development, Curaçao
Session: Energy at the End of the World: An Orkney Islands Saga
‘Ethnographer of Futures’ and writer