Edmonton Announced as Host City for 2019 SingularityU Canada Summit

Edmonton, October 10, 2018 – Hundreds of top minds from across Canada and around the globe will connect in our city for the 2019 SingularityU Canada Summit set to take place 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.

This is SingularityU Canada’s second Summit. In October 2017, the inaugural summit was held in Toronto where more than 1300 leaders gathered for two days of expert presentations, hands-on exploration, interactive workshops, and networking events. Satellite events and livestream viewings brought the content to 6000 participants in 42 local communities across the country. For video of the 2017 summit click here.

“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 Alberta, 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.”

Technology and tech-enabled companies have emerged as a strength within the province of Alberta and the city of Edmonton.  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.”

ATB Financial and EPCOR have been leaders in bringing the SingularityU Canada Summit to Edmonton. Together with Summit Builders Deloitte, Suncor, EEDC, and the City of Edmonton, and other partners they will form the core of the Summit Advisory Board. Over the next few months, SingularityU Canada will also be working with Content Partners like CompuVision, and Community Partners including Health City, MaRS, and Amii to grow SingularityU Canada’s inclusive pan-Canadian community of innovators and changemakers.

To find out more about the summit and SingularityU Canada visit: https://sucanada.org

For media inquiries or to arrange an interview:
Catherine Bangel
Bangel PR
P: 780-263-1358
E: catherine@bangelpr.ca

For partnership opportunities with the SingularityU Summit:
Joanne Fedeyko
Partnership Development, SU Canada
P: 415-307-1382
E: joanne@SUCanada.org

For more information on technology and innovation in Edmonton:
Nicole Monaco
Innovate Edmonton, Edmonton Economic Development Corporation
P: 780-910-5561
E: nmonaco@edmonton.com


About SingularityU Canada

SingularityU Canada is a not-for-profit organization committed to inspiring and enabling more Canadians to think BIG, take risks, and drive global impact. They are a grass-roots movement of passionate individuals and forward-thinking Canadian organizations that came together to catalyse a pan-Canadian community of thinkers and doers. SingularityU Canada was born of uncommon partnerships across communities, governments, and sectors, each of which wishes to have strategic conversations about their collective future and ensure that Canada plays a global role in shaping the way we all live and work. 

The SingularityU Canada Summit is the cornerstone of the pan-Canadian SingularityU Canada movement. The Summit convenes the leading Canadian and International thought leaders to inspire Canadians to shape the Future of Canada and drive global impact. A forum for true debate and uncommon conversations about how technologies like artificial intelligence, nanotechnology, and digital medicine will impact the way we live and work.

Building the Canadian platform of Singularity University was made possible when a grassroots movement of Canadian SU alumni brought together a visionary group of founding members including ATB, BMO, CIBC, Canadian Medical Association, CN, Deloitte, FairVentures, Goodmans LLP, Google, the Government of Ontario, RBC, Rogers Communications, Scotiabank, Suncor, TMX and TD Bank Group. Together this initial group is on a mission to share SU’s exponential mindset and bold thinking with Canadians from coast to coast to coast.

The group is working closely with leading-edge innovation hubs, academic institutions, and NGOs across the country to create a pan-Canadian network of partners who wish to come together and discuss Canada’s role in shaping our collective future.

About Singularity University

Singularity University (SU) is a global learning and innovation community using exponential technologies to tackle the world’s biggest challenges and build a better future for all. SU’s collaborative platform empowers individuals and organizations across the globe to learn, connect, and innovate breakthrough solutions using accelerating technologies like artificial intelligence, robotics, and digital biology. A certified benefit corporation headquartered at NASA Research Park in Silicon Valley, SU was founded in 2008 by renowned innovators Ray Kurzweil and Peter H. Diamandis with program funding from leading organizations including Google, Deloitte, and UNICEF. To learn more, visit SU.org, join us on Facebook, follow us on Twitter @SingularityU, and download the SU App.