Craig Applegath’s Speaker Page

Craig is an award winning architect, urban designer, and a pioneer in the planning and design of regenerative buildings, urban resilience, and symbiotic cities. In addition to his full-time architecture practice, Craig regularly shares his expertise as a speaker and facilitator at international conferences, seminars, and workshops. Learn more about Craig’s past and present engagements below.

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  • CBC Radio – Craig Applegath on Ontario government’s new decision to allow higher mass timber buildings – April 12, 2024
  • Toronto Construction Association (TCA)‘s Young Construction Leaders (YCL) President’s Panel – How do we get to Net Zero? – Panelist – April 25, 2024
  • “Hybrid Timber – Low Carbon and Long Spans” session hosted by WoodWorks – Presenter – Toronto, January 24, 2024


  • Industrialized Wood-Based Construction conference – Keynote Speaker – “The Hybrid Wood Tower as a Means of Using Mass Timber in High Rise Structures” – Washington D.C., September 27, 2023
  • Design for Manufacture and Assembly conference by Ergodomus – Speaker – “DfMAy 2023 – II edition” – Online, May 24, 2023
  • Dalhousie University – Speaker – “Zero Carbon. Hybrid Wood. Supertall.” – Halifax, March 24, 2023


  • The Buildings Show – Speaker – “Lessons Learned About Integrated Project Delivery” – Toronto, December 1, 2022
  • Host – “15′ City Summit” by Digital Blue Foam – Online, July 20, 2022
  • AIA Conference on Architecture – Presenter – “A Zero-Carbon Hybrid Wood Supertall Future” – Chicago, June 22, 2022
  • Steel-Timer Hybrid Buildings Conference – Presenter – “Hybrid Timber Tower, Toronto: Achieving 105 Stories and Long Spans via Steel Cables and Cages” – Chicago, May 24, 2022
  • OAA Conference – Speaker – “Beyond Net-Zero: Building Positive Futures through Regenerative Architecture and Design” – Online, May 11, 2022
  • International Mass Timber Conference – Presenter – “The Hybrid Timber Tower: Mass Timber for the Masses” – Portland, April 14, 2022
  • Interior Design Show – Presenter – “Many Hands: Indigenous Co-Design for Higher Education” – Toronto, April 8, 2022



  • Ozyegin University Faculty of Architecture – Presenter – “Meeting The Challenges of The Twenty First Century Imperative: Hope in a Time of Darkness” – Ozyegin, Turkey, November 17, 2020
  • CaGBC Emerging Leaders – Charrette Workshop and Presentation  “The Zero Carbon N.E.W. D.E.A.L. – Toronto, October 17, 2020
  • AFWERX Fusion US AirForce Conference – Panelist – Robust and Ready: Designing Resilient Installations and Communities – Online, July 28, 2020
  • Buildings Canada Panel – State of the Design and Construction Industry: What are we seeing? – Online, June 9, 2020



  • Speaker at the International Living Future Conference, “A Road Map to Net-Zero Carbon for Campuses”, Portland, May 2018
  • Key Note Speaker and Moderator at the Grey-to-Green Conference, “Lessons Learned from City-Building Scale Green Infrastructure Projects for Climate Change and Beyond”, Toronto, May 2018
  • Key Note Speaker at the Ontario Association of Physical Plant Administrators (OAPPA), “A Road Map to Net-Zero Carbon for Campuses”, Toronto, May 2018
  • Panel Speaker at the Canadian Association of Landscape Architects Conference, “Climate Change Adaptation: Challenges and Opportunities”, Toronto, April 2018
  • Keynote Speaker at an internal policy conference of the Ontario Government, Ministry of Environment and Climate Change, “Fighting Climate Change Through Public Policy: Ten Key Insights From The Trenches of the Planning and Design Sector”, Toronto, April 2018


  • Eastern Region Association of (University) Physical Plant Administrators (ERAPPA) Conference, “Future-proofing Your Facilities: 4 Challenges and Opportunities”, Niagara Falls, 2017
  • Guest Lecturer at the University of Toronto Faculty of Architecture Design and Landscape Architecture, “The Bill Fisch Forest Stewardship and Education Centre”, Toronto, 2017
  • Guest Lecturer at the Willowbank School, “The Bill Fisch Forest Stewardship and Education Centre”, St. Catherines, 2017




  • Keynote conference speaker at the Future of Cities Forum 2014: “IMAGINE Regenerative Urban Development” in Munich, Germany
  • Conference speaker at the AAA Continuing Education Conference in October 2014
  • Keynote conference speaker at the Grey to Green Conference in Toronto, August 2014
  • Conference speaker at the CaGBC National Conference in Toronto, June 2014
  • Conference speaker at the RAIC National Conference in Winnipeg, May 2014
  • Keynote speaker at the Sustainable Kingston Conference, Kingston, Ontario, May 2014
  • Conference speaker at ABX Boston Conference, Boston MA, November 2013
  • Keynote speaker at Minneapolis Green Energy Conference, Minneapolis, November 2014


  • Conference speaker at BuildEx Conference Calgary, Calgary, November 2013
  • Conference speaker at the Sustainable Buildings Canada Green Building Festival, October 2013.
  • Conference speaker at the CaGBC National Conference in Vancouver, June 2013
  • Conference Speaker at the International District Energy Association (IDEA), Miami, June 2013
  • Conference Speaker at the CaGBC Conference in Edmonton, March 2013



  • Keynote Speaker at the Greater Toronto Area Mayors’ Conference, 2011
  • Panel Speaker at the BUILDEX Conference in Vancouver, 2011
  • Keynote Speaker at the CAPS Conference at the University of Waterloo, 2011


  • Conference Speaker at the AIAS Conference in Toronto, 2010
  • Keynote Speaker at City of Edmonton “Way We Green” Speakers Series, City of Edmonton, 2010


  • Keynote Speaker at the IDEX / Green Building Festival in Toronto, 2009