A Technology Conference Devoted to Transformative Change

Deep Decarbonization

Technologies to Net Zero

Featuring Solutions for Buildings, Industry and Transportation
November 16, 2023,  Hamilton, ON
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November 16, 2023
Event 8 AM TO 4 PM
Registration 7:30 AM – 8 AM
Reception 5:00 – 5:30 PM


The Cotton Factory
270 Sherman Avenue North
Hamilton, Ontario
L8N 6N4


Tickets range from $49 (Students)  to $195 (General Admission)  ~ including meals and refreshments.
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EVENT DAY PHONE: 905-572-0363

PIVOT TECH is a conference to Advance Solutions to Global Warming Through Decarbonizing Buildings, Industry and Transportation.

The daylong conference is expected to attract more than 200 attendees from across the Greater Toronto and Hamilton Area.

The program is intended for individuals and teams responsible for decarbonizing their organization, sector or community. Content will appeal to leaders looking to prepare organization for the incoming waves of disruptive change. The goal is to connect solution seekers with solution providers who have knowledge, skills and experience in accelerating the transition to net zero.

The program will highlight engineered solutions at the forefront of decarbonization, including fossil-free energy sources and infrastructure, AI-enabled conservation strategies, breakthroughs in low-carbon manufacturing, and innovations in energy storage and distribution, to name a few.

The program will  feature thought leaders and practitioners who are opening new pathways in decarbonization, such as alternative energy sources, AI-enabled innovations, and new financial models to de-risk investments in a low-carbon future.

Sector-specific content relevant to buildings, industry and transportation will be delivered in three concurrent streams. Speakers and panelists from business, academia, government, and the NGO sector will provide actionable information and insights through sharing case studies, research findings, and lived experiences. Sample topics include conversions to fossil-free energy sources, lessons in circular manufacturing, and implementing low-carbon urban design models.


This action-oriented conference will deliver:

Insights on technology’s role in driving the global energy transition

Examples of low-carbon technologies in buildings, industry and transportation

Takeaways to help organizations and communities decarbonize through technological innovations

Opportunities to connect with a growing community of technology innovators

Outcomes to strengthen our local decarbonization ecosystem

PIVOT 2023

“We’re sounding a call to reduce greenhouse gas emissions through technological innovation and urgent action,” said Rob Zeidler, Conference Chair and Managing Partner of the Cotton Factory. “It’s about addressing the root causes of global warming while stimulating business development and job growth in the green economy. Hamilton has the prowess to be a leader in the race toward a low-carbon future.”

The event is suited to sustainability leaders, innovators and practitioners in fields ranging from engineering design, construction and operations through to energy systems and city planning.

Conference details will be announced in regular updates and social posts.


Sponsorship Opportunities Available | Contact Marcia Mohammed at 647-889-2673.


PIVOT is organized by the Cotton Factory.


2023 Conference Format

  • Breakfast
  • Morning Context Speaker
  • Concurrent Morning Breakouts in Three Streams: Buildings, Industry and Transportation
  • Lunch with Interactive Discussions
  • Concurrent Afternoon Breakouts in Three Streams: Buildings, Industry and Transportation
  • Keynote Speaker
  • Reception



Sponsored by
Hamilton Community Enterprises
Cotton Factory
Media Inquiries: Contact Annette Paiement at 905-516-9191