SingularityU Canada Summit
Edmonton to Host 2nd SingularityU Canada Summit
Hundreds of top minds from across Canada and around the globe will connect in Edmonton for the 2019 SingularityU Canada Summit April 23-24, 2019. Two days of inspiring talks and hands-on workshops will feature the brightest minds in the country’s innovation ecosystem – exploring how technologies like artificial intelligence, nanotechnology, biotechnology and digital medicine impact the way we live and work.
The inaugural summit in Toronto welcomed more than 1,300 leaders for two days of expert presentations, hands-on exploration, interactive workshops, and networking events. Satellite events and livestream viewings brought the content to 6,000 additional participants. Relocating the event to Edmonton, a centre of excellence for reinforcement learning, makes sense given the city’s 1,300 companies in the tech sector generate some $235 million in annual revenue.
“With the inaugural SingularityU Canada summit last year, we saw the true strength of the Canadian tech and innovation community,” said Oren Berkovich, President & CEO of SingularityU Canada. “In choosing to come to Edmonton, we are expanding the conversation and the community, to share the best of Canadian and International technology, and to highlight the leaders, creators, and innovators who are shaping Alberta, Canada, and the world.”
The 2019 summit will build on the growing tech sectors and profile the areas of health, environment, energy, artificial intelligence, and nanotechnology. Summit organizers will work closely with the Edmonton Economic Development Corporation to plan the event.
“Edmonton is becoming a primary mover in the global tech community. And it is happening fast. Google has invested in Edmonton. Stantec just opened its door to the largest tower in Canada west of Toronto. We have the University of Alberta, NAIT and the Advanced Technology Centre as well as numerous tech-led companies all leading the way in advanced research and innovation right here in Edmonton,” said Mayor Don Iveson. “I am thrilled Edmonton will host SingularityU Canada’s Summit this spring and welcome its global learning and innovation community, so we can continue to amplify our city’s strength as a technologically driven entrepreneurial-fueled city.”