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2018 Science Conferences

Sometimes the best discoveries aren’t made in a science lab.

Global researchers are convening all across Canada in 2018, finding informal discussions and group networking experiences offer just as much to discover as formal educational sessions. A world leader in science, technology and innovation, and with its first-place ranking in the G7 nations for R&D performance, Canada is recognized as one of the most innovative and competitive economies in the world. It’s no wonder then, when global organizations are seeking a compelling place to convene they often turn to Canada.


University of Saskatchewan

On Canada’s prairies, some of the world’s most cutting-edge research in the field of human and animal health is being conducted at the University of Saskatoon. It’s for this reason that in June 2018 over 1,000 delegates will convene in Saskatoon for the 5th International One Health Congress, a conference dedicated to creating an integrated approach to human, animal and environmental health. The congress, previously held in Melbourne, Amsterdam and Bangkok, selected Saskatoon in part, for the research being conducted by at VIDO-Intervac (Vaccine and Infectious Disease Organization - International Vaccine Centre). In addition to panel discussions and keynote speakers, delegates will have an opportunity to explore Saskatoon and its cultural and historic landmarks and experiences, including a guided canoe trip down the South Saskatchewan River, and horseback riding in Prince Albert National Park. Closing out the conference, a gala farewell at REMAI Modern, Canada’s newest modern art gallery, acclaimed for their Picasso linocut collection, provides just the right atmosphere for peer-to-peer networking.


Quebec City CC


It was the personal recommendation of Université Laval’s acclaimed robotics researcher chair, and a wintery educational trip to Québec City that convinced the International Design Engineering Technical Conferences and Computers & Information in Engineering Conference to convene in Canada. A contingency of 1,000 delegates will meet here in August 2018 to discuss emergent technologies in the field of robotics. The Québec City Convention Centre will host the four-day event with delegates coming from as many as 151 different countries to learn, network and explore Québec City.



With soaring mountain peaks, pristine beauty and some of the best winter recreation on the planet, Whistler draws conferences from around the globe, including Winterbrain, where in January 2018 several hundred neuroscientists were inspired with new thinking through time spent in the fresh air. Formal meetings were scheduled early morning and late afternoon, allowing plenty of time for networking and informal discussions while riding the chairlift, or taking part in other outdoor recreational activities. This year, their 51st winter event, the group welcomed the community to a free town talk inviting the public to connect with the scientists and cutting-edge brain research.