[COVID-19 UPDATE]

The Regime of Obstruction Conference has been postponed until further notice. The Corporate Mapping Project remains committed to having the CMP Conference and will post further updates on this page. The registration fees will be fully refunded.

University of Victoria | May 21 -23, 2020 [POSTPONED]

  • Thursday, May 21:  7:30pm – 9:00pm
  • Friday, May 22: 9:15am – 8:00pm
  • Saturday, May 23: 9:30am – 5:00pm


Regime of Obstruction is a conference for researchers, activists and community leaders that looks at fossil fuel power and how we can challenge it. Hosted by the Corporate Mapping Project.

Topics include: 

  • How the fossil fuel corporate network is structured and financed.
  • Industry’s reach and influence into political and cultural life and civil society (including use of social media networks and citizen advocacy groups, and the politics of climate denial).
  • Indigenous resistance and self-determination in the face of fossil fuel corporate power.
  • How corporate power is exercised and resisted, including at ‘flashpoints’ along commodity chains.
  • How to phase out fossil fuel production in Canada in a manner that ensures a just transition for workers, communities and Indigenous people.
  • Strategies for challenging fossil corporate power and holding industry accountable for its impacts on people, lands and the environment.


Confirmed keynote speakers to date include:

  • Winona LaDuke (Honor the Earth)
  • Pam Palmater (Ryerson University)
  • Paul Engler (Author, This is an Uprising)
  • Naomi Klein (Author, On Fire: The Burning Case for a Green New Deal)
  • Avi Lewis (The Leap)


Registration fees:

  • Organizational, academic and non-profit: $250
  • Low-income and student: $150

A limited number of subsidized spaces are available (including registration fee waiver, and travel and accommodation supports if needed). If you require subsidized support, please fill out this form instead of the registration form below and we will follow-up with you.

Your registration covers the full conference agenda, including public events with keynote speakers and lunches. Accommodation and travel are not included in the registration fee. (Those interested in the public keynote events only will be able to buy separate tickets starting in early March.)

We strive to host an inclusive, accessible conference that enables individuals of all abilities to engage fully. For inquiries about accessibility, please contact Bojan Stanojlovic by email [email protected].

This conference is hosted by the Corporate Mapping Project, University of Victoria, Canadian Centre for Policy Alternatives – BC & Saskatchewan Offices & the Parkland Institute.

We thank the Minor Foundation for Major Challenges for their support of this event.