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Illustrating the future of blockchain for Africa

The beautiful Wahengaland, as designed by Chief Nyamweya Set in an alternative African future, Trust is the story of Moraa, a young activist who travels back to her ancestral homeland, Wahengaland, to visit her ailing grandmother. Upon her arrival, Moraa is entrusted with the powerful Wahenga necklace to save their ancestral homeland from the clutches [...]

2020-11-24T15:48:20+00:00November 24th, 2020|Categories: Blog|Tags: |

Overcoming the Impossible

How uncommon partnerships and creative thinking led ‘SU After Dark’ to two wins at the Canadian Event Industry Awards It can never happen! ...But what if it could? This is how the conversation started when we first considered using the abandoned Rossdale Power Plant in Edmonton, Alberta to curate a once in a lifetime event [...]

2020-08-10T14:11:27+00:00August 10th, 2020|Categories: Blog|Tags: , , , |

Why it’s not Enough to Switch the Conference Room with the Virtual Room

In early March, (or a million years ago in pandemic time), when COVID-19 really started impacting us all, it also triggered an outbreak of webinars, podcasts and blog posts to help organizations and teams collaborate remotely. SingularityU Canada’s partners at Causeit Inc. observed that the endless platform suggestions and ideas around remote work have created [...]

2020-05-04T18:55:34+00:00April 23rd, 2020|Categories: Blog|Tags: , , , |

Running Meetings in Virtual Spaces: What We Have Learned

With the COVID-19 pandemic, the ground shifted under our feet, seemingly overnight. Organizations are forced to make the transition away from traditional conference rooms, and become acquainted with remote meeting technologies.  SingularityU Canada has experience running meetings in virtual spaces (we are rooted in exponential technologies, after all). Here are a few tips and tricks [...]

2020-04-09T17:49:09+00:00April 9th, 2020|Categories: Blog|Tags: , , , |

COVID-19: Challenges, Opportunities and the Road Ahead

As a global community, Singularity University (SU) equips leaders, startups and organizations with the tools, experts and mindsets to tackle the world’s biggest challenges. During these uncertain times, people have questions, and the SU community is here to shed some light.  Harnessing SU's knowledge and leadership in innovative experience delivery, over 30 speakers from the [...]

The Power of Virtual Communities, in Times of Disconnection

The world is more connected than ever before, and the ease of travel makes the speed at which we connect even easier.  Today, however, travel is being called into question, with the coronavirus (COVID-19) sweeping the globe. Growing concerns have led people, governments and organizations to exercise extreme caution around travel and meetings. This raises [...]

2020-03-31T16:46:42+00:00March 10th, 2020|Categories: Blog|Tags: , , , |

The Future of Aging with Zayna Khayat

Image Courtesy of the Future of Aging, 2019. Today, the stigma around being old is frequently reinforced, and we tend to think of older adults as passive actors, rather than active participants in the world. This stigma and prejudice informs how we understand, engage with, and design for this group … [...]

2020-02-27T18:16:41+00:00February 27th, 2020|Categories: Blog|

Innovator’s Journey with Biotechnology Faculty Julie Legault

FACULTY Q + A Julie, you have had an interesting - and unusual - innovation journey. Tell us, how does someone with an artistic background, with both a B.F.A. and Master of Art degree, end up focusing on DNA technology at MIT? During the first year of my Masters at the MIT Media Lab, I was [...]

2020-02-18T04:26:25+00:00January 14th, 2020|Categories: Blog|

Exponential Topics and Trends in 2019

The SingularityU (SU) Canada community is focused on encouraging people to think BIG, consider what could be, and what their role is in our rapidly changing society.  Looking back on 2019, here are three of the top areas of conversation we had this year, and that we see continuing into 2020 and beyond.  The blockchain revolution [...]

2020-02-18T06:56:13+00:00December 30th, 2019|Categories: Blog|

Cryptocurrency and Philanthropy – Unlocking New Models of Giving

by Krista Pawley, Co-Founder, Head of Reputation and Impact, SingularityU Canada After the shopping blitz on Black Friday and Cyber Monday, this Tuesday, December 3, marks Giving Tuesday, the movement dedicated to giving back and supporting charities and non-profits. And while thousands of charities around the world will use this opportunity to encourage donations, only 2 [...]

2020-02-18T04:13:27+00:00December 3rd, 2019|Categories: Blog|