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.

Please join us at the University of Victoria, May 21 -23, 2020.

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

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).

Register here

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 Social Science and Humanities Research Council of Canada (SSHRC) and the Minor Foundation for Major Challenges for their support of this event.

Author: Corporate Mapping Project