Upcoming Innovation Boulevard Events

Get to Know Yourself & Your Team w/ MBTI (Morning Session)

Wednesday, May 9th, 2018| 9:00 am – 12:30 pm | Innovation Boulevard
The foundation for any effective relationship as a team member or leader is to first know and understand yourself; your style, perceptual process and preferred method of approaching problems, tasks and people. Once you have a clear, honest understanding of yourself, understanding and working with others becomes easier and more productive.

Featured Speaker: Joanne Stinson
Joanne’s passion is people. She brings over 25 years experience facilitating adult learning including 15 years as an instructor in Post Secondary Education and 11.5 years managing Learning and Organizational Development in a large organization. She draws upon her knowledge of organizations and people, her facilitation experience and a Masters Degree in Leadership to create provocative, insightful and fun learning experiences for participants.

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Get to Know Yourself & Your Team w/ MBTI (Afternoon Session)

Wednesday, May 9th, 2018| 1:00 pm – 4:30 pm | Innovation Boulevard
The foundation for any effective relationship as a team member or leader is to first know and understand yourself; your style, perceptual process and preferred method of approaching problems, tasks and people. Once you have a clear, honest understanding of yourself, understanding and working with others becomes easier and more productive.

Featured Speaker: Joanne Stinson
Joanne’s passion is people. She brings over 25 years experience facilitating adult learning including 15 years as an instructor in Post Secondary Education and 11.5 years managing Learning and Organizational Development in a large organization. She draws upon her knowledge of organizations and people, her facilitation experience and a Masters Degree in Leadership to create provocative, insightful and fun learning experiences for participants.

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Upcoming Community Events

BIO International Convention

June 4 – 7, 2018 | Boston, MA
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Overview:
The BIO International Convention (BIO) attracts 16,000+ biotechnology and pharma leaders who come together for one week of intensive networking to discover new opportunities and promising partnerships. We bring together a wide spectrum of life science and application areas including drug discovery, biomanufacturing, genomics, biofuels, nanotechnology and cell therapy.

Traction Conference

August 8 – 9, 2018 | JW Marriott Parq, Vancouver, BC
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Overview:
Traction Conf brings founders and leaders from some of the fastest growing tech companies to share their growth secrets.Our theme for 2018 is SCALING UP. Business leaders will share their challenges and learnings from scaling their companies to $10M/ $50M/ $100M+ in revenue, acquisition, and IPO.

“Traction is THE conference to supercharge your business by learning from thought-leaders of the fastest growing companies in the world!” – Daniel Saks, Co-founder and CEO, AppDirect

Past Innovation Boulevard Events

IBM Bluemix Workshop

Friday, May 5, 2017 | 9:00AM – 3:30PM | Innovation Boulevard
Innovation Boulevard, Suite 295, 13450 102 Ave, Surrey, BC, Canada
Join us for a full-day IBM Workshop!

Approved! Navigate the maze of regulations for medical devices and software

Friday, July 21, 2017 | 10:00 am – 12 noon | Innovation Boulevard
Featured Speaker: Daryl Wisdahl, Emergo
Daryl Wisdahl is the Managing Director for Emergo. With over 20 years of experience in the medical device industry and expertise in Medical Device Licensing, Daryl will be speaking upon his knowledge on how to navigate through the regulation maze and share his expertise on how to get approved.

STRIKE! How to Throw a Fast Pitch through Storytelling

Friday, September 08, 2017 | 10am – 12pm | Innovation Boulevard
Featured Speaker: Dr. Peter Payne
Dr. Peter Payne has established and run a variety of companies since 1978 — from the early days of publishing to successfully marketed medical devices. He has been involved with government organizations, private and public companies and not-for-profit groups. He has been an invited speaker at international conferences and will present on his experiences on how to successfully throw a fast pitch.

Checkmate! How to be Strategic in Partnerships & Raise Investment

Friday, October 13, 2017 | 10 am – 1 pm | Innovation Boulevard
Featured Speaker: Ali Ardakani, Novateur
Ali Ardakani is the Managing Director of Novateur Ventures. His passions are his family, using technology to advance life science, travel, and helping entrepreneurs be successful. For the past 18 years, Ali Ardakani has been pivotal in start-up and development of several biotech companies, drugs and medical devices, for which he has raised millions of dollars in private and grant financing.

Improve your Sales Conversion Rates with Better Processes

Thursday, November 16, 2017 | 10 am – 12 noon | Innovation Boulevard
Featured Speaker: Rob Malec, BusinessWorks Consulting

Rob is an author, trainer, active keynote speaker to the business community and business columnist. Based in Vancouver British Columbia he has been helping his clients increase the revenue their company’s generate while operating more effectively as an organization since 2001.

Rob has a wealth of teaching and facilitation experience, having travelled across North America teaching leadership, sales and coaching skills. He regularly addresses audiences such as TEC, EO and Women’s President Organization to name a few. Prior to starting his practice Rob worked his way through the sales ranks, winding up his corporate career as a Vice President Business Development.

Recruitment 101

Tuesday, April 17, 2018 | 11:00 am – 1:00 pm | SFU Surrey, SP291
Is your organization ready to grow? Do you need to start building a team? Join us for an informative “Lunch and Learn” session on how to:

  • Establish relevant job criteria
  • Post your job
  • Develop behavioral-based interview questions
  • Conduct an interview (including what you can and what you can’t ask)
  • Assess candidates
  • Conduct reference checks
  • Make an offer

Featured Speaker: Alison Berg
Alison Berg has 20 years of strategic marketing and HR development experience, having worked for early-stage innovators in big data, telecommunications, and high performance computing.