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Summit 2019

Connect to the Exponential Future

SingularityU empowers a global community to develop and implement solutions that harness and advance exponential technology. Building on the success of the first SingularityU Canada Summit, we are expanding the conversation and sharing the best of Canadian and international technology. Learn about the transformative impact that technologies like artificial intelligence, nanotechnology, and digital medicine will have on our lives and our world.

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Connect your brand to Canada’s exponential thinkers and organizations, ensure your key employees and clients join you on this journey, inspire people to think BIGGER & further, help co-create and shape the summit.

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What is SingularityU Canada?

SingularityU Canada is a pan-Canadian community of innovators using exponential technologies to resolve some of the world’s most pressing issues. In hopes of building a brighter, more abundant future, this collaborative platform empowers individuals and organizations to discover and develop breakthrough solutions using rapidly evolving technologies like artificial intelligence, robotics, and digital biology.

About SingularityU Canada Summit

The 2019 SingularityU Canada Summit is devoted to reinforcing Canada’s global role as a key technological innovator. Gain a deeper understanding of how exponential technology will benefit nearly every aspect of our daily lives. Listen to and participate in expert panel presentations and open discussions. Work and play with product demos that let you experience the future today. Meet like-minded forward-thinkers and join a growing network of thought leaders, trailblazing practitioners, and impact startups.

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Summit Program

Join us in Edmonton for two days full of inspiring talks, thought-provoking panel discussions, stimulating workshops, and fascinating demos.

Speakers

Arash Aazami

Arash Aazami

Singularity University Faculty, Energy / Founder, Kamangir

Arash is a purpose-driven entrepreneur and innovator, half Persian, half Dutch and raised in Niger, West Africa. His initiatives merge energy, digital tech and finance.

Arash Aazami

Singularity University Faculty, Energy / Founder, Kamangir

Dr. Irwin Adam

Dr. Irwin Adam

Future of Food Faculty

Dr. Irwin Adam is a creative scientist and food futurist who combines a background in engineering, biology, and technology with his passions for eating and design in the exploration of global eating futures.

Dr. Irwin Adam

Future of Food Faculty

Cassia Attard

Cassia Attard

Innovator at The Knowledge Society (TKS)

Cassia is a 17-year-old AI developer and nanotechnology and cellular agriculture researcher from Toronto.

Cassia Attard

Innovator at The Knowledge Society (TKS)

Oren Berkovich

Oren Berkovich

President & CEO

Oren Berkovich is the CEO of Singularity University in Canada; an educational institution and part of a global network aimed at educating and inspiring global experts and entrepreneurs to work together and solve the world's biggest challenges.

Oren Berkovich

President & CEO

Dr. Taddy Blecher

Dr. Taddy Blecher

CEO Community Individual Development Association and Maharishi Institute

Dr. Taddy Blecher is part of the Singularity University South Africa faculty with a focus on the future of education.

Dr. Taddy Blecher

CEO Community Individual Development Association and Maharishi Institute

Dr. David Bray

Dr. David Bray

Impact & Disruption Faculty

Dr. David A. Bray has served in a variety of leadership roles in turbulent environments.

Dr. David Bray

Impact & Disruption Faculty

Denise Brosseau

Denise Brosseau

CEO, Thought Leadership Lab

Denise Brosseau has the unusual expertise of being a thought leader about thought leadership.

Denise Brosseau

CEO, Thought Leadership Lab

Ananya Chadha

Ananya Chadha

Machine Learning & AI Developer, The Knowledge Society (TKS)

Ananya Chadha is a 17-year-old Machine Learning developer from Toronto.

Ananya Chadha

Machine Learning & AI Developer, The Knowledge Society (TKS)

Dr. Divya Chander

Dr. Divya Chander

Faculty Chair, Neuroscience, Singularity University

Dr. Chander is a physician, neuroscientist, and futurist who trained at Harvard, UCSF, UCSD and the Salk Institute. She is currently the Faculty Chair in Neuroscience and Faculty in Medicine at Singularity University.

Dr. Divya Chander

Faculty Chair, Neuroscience, Singularity University

Anupra Chandran

Anupra Chandran

Innovator at The Knowledge Society (TKS)

Anupra Chandran is a 15-year-old human longevity and cell biology researcher at The Knowledge Society.

Anupra Chandran

Innovator at The Knowledge Society (TKS)

Anne Connelly

Anne Connelly

Blockchain Faculty

Anne Connelly is passionate about harnessing blockchain and decentralized technology to transform the lives of people in developing countries.

Anne Connelly

Blockchain Faculty

Neil Desai

Neil Desai

Governance and Security Faculty

As Vice-President at Magnet Forensics, Neil leads strategic engagement with leaders from policing, national security and government agencies to support their digital transformations in the realm of cyber-investigations.

Neil Desai

Governance and Security Faculty

Nick Dechev

Nick Dechev

Biomedical System Design and Mechatronic Engineering at the University of Victoria

Nick Dechev is a Specialist in Engineering Design & Research with 18 years of experience in Mechatronic System Design.

Nick Dechev

Biomedical System Design and Mechatronic Engineering at the University of Victoria

Dr. Philip Marc Edgcumbe

Dr. Philip Marc Edgcumbe

Medicine Faculty

Dr. Philip Edgcumbe (PhD) is a Canadian scientist, biomedical engineer, medical innovator, doctor in training (MDPhD) and entrepreneur.

Dr. Philip Marc Edgcumbe

Medicine Faculty

Pascal Finette

Pascal Finette

Chair, Entrepreneurship & Open Innovation

Pascal is Singularity University’s Chair for Entrepreneurship & Open Innovation and Co-Founder at radical Ventures.

Pascal Finette

Chair, Entrepreneurship & Open Innovation

Ryan Gariepy

Ryan Gariepy

Robotics Faculty / Chief Technology Officer, Clearpath

Ryan is the CTO of Clearpath. He drives research and development of the OTTO industrial self-driving vehicle software and guides the continued expansion of Clearpath's world-leading efforts in supporting robotics researchers.

Ryan Gariepy

Robotics Faculty / Chief Technology Officer, Clearpath

Dr. Suzanne Gildert

Dr. Suzanne Gildert

AI Faculty / Robotics Faculty

Suzanne Gildert is founder and CEO of Sanctuary AI, a company with a mission to create ultra human-like robots – “synths” – that are indistinguishable from us physically, cognitively and emotionally.

Dr. Suzanne Gildert

AI Faculty / Robotics Faculty

Dr. Cynthia Goh

Dr. Cynthia Goh

Nanotech Faculty

M. Cynthia Goh is Professor of Chemistry, cross-appointed to the Department of Materials Science and Engineering, the Institute of Medical Science and the Munk School of Global Affairs.

Dr. Cynthia Goh

Nanotech Faculty

Shawn Kanungo

Shawn Kanungo

Disruption Strategist & Keynote Speaker

Shawn Kanungo is a disruption strategist. He has been recognized nationally and globally for his work in the innovation space after 12 years working at Deloitte.

Shawn Kanungo

Disruption Strategist & Keynote Speaker

Jane Kearns

Jane Kearns

Cleantech Faculty

Jane is a senior advisor with MaRS Cleantech. She is a recognized leader in sustainable innovation and has extensive experience growing successful companies at the intersection of business and sustainability.

Jane Kearns

Cleantech Faculty

Zayna Khayat

Zayna Khayat

Future Strategist with SE Health

Zayna Khayat is Future Strategist with SE Health (formerly, Saint Elizabeth Health Care) a health and social impact enterprise with a major focus on keeping older adults healthy in their homes.

Zayna Khayat

Future Strategist with SE Health

Dr. Sonny Kohli

Dr. Sonny Kohli

Medicine Faculty

Dr. Sonny Kohli is a practising Canadian Internist and Critical care physician, and faculty at McMaster University.

Dr. Sonny Kohli

Medicine Faculty

Julie Legault

Julie Legault

Executive Director, Amino Labs

Julie Legault is a designer-entrepreneur from the city of Montreal. Over the last decade, she has worked in design research and in the maker movement.

Julie Legault

Executive Director, Amino Labs

Jody Medich

Jody Medich

Futurist, Product Designer

Jody creates superhumans, not supercomputers. Rather than teaching humans the right buttons to push, she uses cognitive computing (AI, AR/VR, robotics, sensors, etc.) to speak human.

Jody Medich

Futurist, Product Designer

Chad Park

Chad Park

Chief Innovation Officer of The Natural Step Canada, Director of the Energy Futures Lab

Chad Park is the Chief Innovation Officer of The Natural Step Canada and the Director of the Energy Futures Lab.

Chad Park

Chief Innovation Officer of The Natural Step Canada, Director of the Energy Futures Lab

Dr. Frederik G. Pferdt

Dr. Frederik G. Pferdt

Chief Innovation Evangelist, Google / Adjunct Professor, Stanford University

Frederik's passion is to develop the capacity to innovate in everyone and he believes creativity exists in all of us.

Dr. Frederik G. Pferdt

Chief Innovation Evangelist, Google / Adjunct Professor, Stanford University

Jeffrey Rogers

Jeffrey Rogers

Principal Facilitator, Singularity University

Jeffrey Rogers is a facilitator, speaker, and program designer who creates interactive educational experiences driven by storytelling, engagement, and play.

Jeffrey Rogers

Principal Facilitator, Singularity University

Gabrielle Scrimshaw

Gabrielle Scrimshaw

MBA/MPA 2018, Stanford GSB + Harvard Kennedy School

Gabrielle is an Indigenous professional with a passion for creating social impact. She has an MBA from Stanford and is a Gleitsman Fellow at the Center for Public Leadership at Harvard University.

Gabrielle Scrimshaw

MBA/MPA 2018, Stanford GSB + Harvard Kennedy School

Jack Sim

Jack Sim

Founder of the Restroom Association of Singapore and World Toilet Organization

Jack Sim is the founder of the Restroom Association of Singapore and World Toilet Organization. Formerly in the construction industry, he left to found the Toilet Organization in 2001.

Jack Sim

Founder of the Restroom Association of Singapore and World Toilet Organization

Lisa Kay Solomon

Lisa Kay Solomon

Chair of Transformational Practices and Leadership at Singularity University

Lisa Kay Solomon is a well-known thought leader in design innovation with a focus on helping leaders learn how to be more creative, flexible and resilient in the face of constant change.

Lisa Kay Solomon

Chair of Transformational Practices and Leadership at Singularity University

Dr. Tiffany Vora

Dr. Tiffany Vora

Faculty Director & Vice Chair, Singularity University Digital Biology and Medicine

Dr. Tiffany Vora is an educator, writer, research scientist, and entrepreneur who is excited to bring her diversity of experience to Singularity University as Faculty Director and Vice Chair of Medicine and Digital Biology.

Dr. Tiffany Vora

Faculty Director & Vice Chair, Singularity University Digital Biology and Medicine

Bill Whitelaw

Bill Whitelaw

CEO, JWN Energy

Bill Whitelaw is CEO of JWN Energy and Managing Director of Evaluate Energy, a London-based global energy intelligence firm.

Bill Whitelaw

CEO, JWN Energy

Satellite Events

Can’t join us in Edmonton? Attend one of our livestream and satellite events across the country.

The Lab

Get your hands on innovative robotics and VR solutions, see life-changing medical tech in action, and experience awe-inspiring surprises.

Host City and Venue

Edmonton Convention Centre (MAP)
9797 Jasper Ave
Edmonton, AB
T5J 1N9

We’re coming out West! This year, we are working with a diverse group of strategic partners to host the SingularityU Summit in Edmonton, AB. Located in the heart of western Canada, Edmonton is Alberta’s capital city and is home to 1.3 million people. While various cities in Canada have been recognized for their innovative initiatives, Edmonton is one that is leading the way in AI, big data and healthcare. The city is made up of like-minded, enterprising business people, who are technologically driven and entrepreneurial-fuelled.

Hotel and Transportation

Please use your preferred supplier or click here for accommodation options in downtown Edmonton.

Courtyard Edmonton Downtown.
Special Group Rate $179 CAD per night.

Start: Monday 22nd April
End: Saturday 27th April
Last Day to Book: Saturday April 20th (SOLD OUT)

Fairmont Hotel Macdonald, a four diamond luxury hotel, is situated in the heart of downtown Edmonton and a two block walk from the Edmonton Conference Centre.

A block of rooms with special summit pricing, starting at $209/ night, has been reserved until Thursday, March 21, 2019. (SOLD OUT)

Flights and Ground Transportation

Click on the appropriate links to receive special discounted flight pricing to the Edmonton International Airport for SingularityU Canada Summit participants for travel from: April 16 – 30, 2019

Air Canada –  aircanada.com  (Attendee code:YDXKW7P1)

WestJet  – www.westjet.com/conventions  (Attendee code: P61KU54)

Travel Agent use only promo code – WDD78 (if booking in GDS please use Promo Code)

5% off Econo and 10% off EconoFlex and Premium fares for travel within Canada – 2% off Econo, 5% off EconoFlex and 10% off Premium base trans border fares for guests travelling Trans-border.

For ground transportation options to and from the Edmonton International Airport, click HERE

Grand Challenges

We believe the convergence of exponential technologies will empower the global community to solve the world’s twelve grand challenges. At the 2019 SingularityU Canada Summit, we will be focusing on challenges concerning Health, Energy, Prosperity, and Citizenship.

Energy
Prosperity
Health
Citizenship

Join the Community

Join Canada’s exponential thinkers and doers. Get the latest news about Canadian innovation and learn how you can be a part of the movement.

Make the Most of Your Summit Experience

Learn, share, and create together with the SingularityU community. Arrive with a mindset that is open to new perspectives, and take advantage of emerging opportunities.

“Our Mission is to Inspire and Enable More Canadians to Think BIG, Take Risks, and Drive Global Impact.”

Proudly Supported by

Strategic Partners

ATB Financial

EPCOR

Summit Builders

Deloitte
EdmontonEconomicDevelopment
KPMG
Suncor
Telus

Summit Supporters

Athabasca University
Capital Power
Chandos
Canadian Medical Association
Intersect
NAIT
SpaceLab ATCO
University of Alberta
University of Calgary - Hunter Hub for Entrepreneurial Thinking

Community Partners

AMII
Health City Edmonton

In Kind

Pattison Outdoor Advertising
City of Edmonton
EMC2 Events

Testimonials

Sean Amato-Gauci

My experience at SU in Silicon Valley was thought-provoking and inspiring. I spent time with incredibly smart, forward-thinking innovators and business leaders who looked at a world with limitless possibilities fuelled by visionary ideas. Bringing SU to Canada will enable dreamers, innovators and leaders the opportunity to collaborate on bold ideas that will shape the future.

EVP, Digital, Payments and Cards, RBC

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EVP, Digital, Payments and Cards, RBC

My experience at SU in Silicon Valley was thought-provoking and inspiring. I spent time with incredibly smart, forward-thinking innovators and business leaders who looked at a world with limitless possibilities fuelled by visionary ideas. Bringing SU to Canada will enable dreamers, innovators and leaders the opportunity to collaborate on bold ideas that will shape the future.

Richard Corley

The SingularityU Canada Summit will inspire Canadian businesses to lead in the transformation and growth of a globally competitive, clean economy through exponential technologies. As a founding member, we are thrilled to help Canadian businesses to better understand and profit from these opportunities.

Partner, Goodmans LLP

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Partner, Goodmans LLP

The SingularityU Canada Summit will inspire Canadian businesses to lead in the transformation and growth of a globally competitive, clean economy through exponential technologies. As a founding member, we are thrilled to help Canadian businesses to better understand and profit from these opportunities.
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