Upcoming Innovation Boulevard Events

Upcoming Community Events

SXSW Conference

March 9 – 18, 2018 | Austin, TX
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The SXSW Conference provides an opportunity for global professionals at every level to participate, learn, and network. The ability to establish meaningful connections continues as one of the main reasons so many members of the industry professionals and digital creatives come to SXSW each March. These connections can lead to new ideas, new opportunities and partnerships, a new round of funding, new jobs, or new friendships.

Life Science Innovation Northwest

March 27 – 28, 2018 | Washington State Convention Center, Seattle, WA
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Life Science Innovation Northwest brings together more than 500 professionals from across the life sciences, including biotechnology, medical device, biopharmaceuticals, health IT/digital health, global health and research institutions. Conference highlights include keynote speakers, expert panels, podium presentations, startup fast pitch showdown and industry receptions.

BIO International Convention

June 4 – 7, 2018 | Boston, MA
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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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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.