The 2011 Tech Futures Summit brought together 215 people with a range of perspectives and experiences related to innovation and entrepreneurialism in Alberta. The conversations were spirited; the presentations insightful. We captured a few thoughts and perspectives from some of those in attendance; watch the Summit video to hear what they had to say.
We would like to thank everyone who attended this year's Summit and look forward to another great event next year! Stay tuned for details about the 2012 Tech Futures Summit.
Guest Speakers & Presentations
Since the Summit is all about fostering great conversations that help move us toward our common goals in the Alberta research and innovation system, we invited some thought-provoking guests to help start the flow of ideas. View the list of speakers and their bios.
Curious to know what our guest speakers said to jump-started the conversations at this year's Summit? Then check out some of their presentations.
Student Poster Competition
Knowing that the next wave of great innovation rest in the hands of the next generation of researchers, scientists and entrepreneurs, we offered a poster competition for post-secondary students attending this year's Summit. Poster abstracts are available to view and winners of the competition are listed below.
MSc category: Sojoy Deb Roy, University of Calgary
PhD category: Marian Doerk, University of Calgary
PhD category: Zahra Shaterzadeh-Yazdi, University of Calgary
Post doctoral category: Patrick Pilarski, University of Alberta