In early 2010 11 moderators, 60 panelists, and 350 attendees in Edmonton and Calgary met to learn about and discuss clean technology issues. In September at a symposium in Red Deer 180 people gathered to review the issues and opportunities further. At this event a board made up of industry leaders was established to launch ACTIA. The organization was formalized into an association in late spring of 2011 and its subscriber base continues to grow.