We're thrilled to be back for another year to hear from a fantastic group of speakers who are leading their industries. From entrepreneurs and thought leaders to experts across sectors, we are bringing together some of the most innovative  players who are changing the world as we know it. 

Our speaker list is being updated in real time: keep checking back for more updates as speakers are added throughout August and September!
 

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Frans Johansson

CEO and Founder of The Medici Group & Author of The Medici Effect

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Nicholas Donofrio

IBM Fellow Emeritus and former EVP Innovation & Technology

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Kari LaMotte

Mananging Director, e@UBC

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Dr. Shannon Bard

Entrepreneur in Residence, Lead of the Climate Venture Studio, e@UBC

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Chang Han

Lead Entrepreneur in Residence, e@UBC

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Dr. Sean Lumb

Associate Director of Lab2Launch,  e@UBC

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Michele Wallcraft

Executive in Residence,
e@UBC

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Dr. Gail Murphy

Vice President, Research &
Innovation, UBC

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Dr. Santa Ono

President and Vice-Chancellor, UBC

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Dr. Pieter R. Cullis

Founding Scientific Director, NanoMedicines Innovation
Network, Co-founder, Acuitas & Professor, Department
of Biochemistry and Molecular
Biology, UBC

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Dr. Madjid Mohseni

Professor, Department of Chemical
and Biological Engineering, UBC

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Dr. Peter Zandstra

Professor and Director, School of Biomedical Engineering & Director, Michael Smith Laboratories, Founder & CSO, Notch Therapeutics

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Thealzel Lee

Founder, Director, and President,
eFund (VANTEC Entrepreneurs Fund VCC Inc.)

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Michelle McBane

Managing Director, StandUp Ventures

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Mona Elesseily

Vice President Online Marketing Strategy, Page Zero Media

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Meena Sandhu

SVP of Growth, BeanWorks & Instructor at BC Tech

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Kathleen Reid

Founder and Managing Director, Switchboard Public Relations

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Robyn Sussel

Consultant, Strategy & Creative for Health & Research
Faculty, Centre for Digital Media, Simon Fraser University

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Alwar Pillai

CEO and Co-Founder, Fable

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Miranda Lievers

Co-Founder & COO, Thinkific

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Jonathon Jafari

Entrepreneur in Residence, Lead of the Human Health Venture Studio, e@UBC

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Angela Hamilton

Entrepreneur in Residence, Lead of the Social Venture Studio, e@UBC

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Dr. George Belliveau

Research-based Theatre Cluster Lead, Professor and Head, Education/Language and Literacy Education, UBC

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Andrea Lloyd

Associate Director, Engagement, e@UBC

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Dr. Rickey Yada

Academic Dean at UBC Faculty of Land and Food Systems

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William Johnson

Founder and Editor, Vancouver Tech Journal

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Tamer Mohamed

Co-founder and CEO, Aspect Biosystems

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Robert Niven

Chair and CEO, CarbonCure Technologies

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Jason Robertson

Co-founder, VP of Investments, Nimbus Synergies

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Anna Sainsbury

Chairman and Founder at GeoComply

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Trish Villanueva 

Global Head of Cybersecurity Operations, Scotiabank

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Chad Marson

Global Head of Risk Advisory Services, Scotiabank

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Paul Cyr

Technology Transfer Manager, University-Industry Liaison Office, UBC

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Tetsuro Shigematsu

Artist,  UBC's Research-based Theatre Cluster Collaborative

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Nida Bilal

CEO, Biba Cancer Research Foundation

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Kevin Lee

Co-founder and CEO, ImmiSearch

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Meagan Simpson

Associate Editor, BetaKit

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Brad McCannell

VP Access and Inclusion, Rick Hansen Foundation

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Mathew Smithdeal

PhD Student, Philosophy of Psychology, Mind and Biology, UBC
 

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Stephen Wilson

VP Acceleration, Foresight Cleantech Accelerator Centre

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Dr. Nina Vellani

Director, Founder and President at NELSA Investments (VCC) Inc; Director, Treasurer and Founder at Natalus Life Sciences Capital LTD

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Ayissi Nyemba

Founder and CEO, Emkao Foods

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Dr. Letitia Henville

Project Lead, Arts Amplifier 
Coordinator, Graduate Programs, Arts Co-operative Education Program

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Artem Bocharov

Co-Founder, Director of Sales, BarrelWise

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Christina Morrow

Founder, Wicked Rose

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Fraser Pogue

CORE Incubator Lead and Venture Activator

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Graham Lee

President & CEO, GSL Holdings

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Michelle Sklar

Executive in Residence, Head of Venture Growth Strategy, e@UBC

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Zack Eberwein

Co-founder and CEO, Stoko

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Izzie Egan 

Founder and CEO, BLANKSLATE Partners

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Jessica Verhagen

CEO, Hydra Energy

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Sabina Russel

Co-founder and Principal, Zen and the Art of Clean Energy Solutions Inc.

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Dr. Greg Dipple

Professor, Earth, Ocean, and Atmospheric Sciences, UBC, Co-founder, CarbIn Minerals

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Morgan McDonald

Counsel, Startups, Emerging Companies and Technology at DLA Piper

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Steve Thompson

Director, Cybersecurity Awareness, Training, and Communications, Scotiabank 

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Dr. Evgueni Loukipoudis

CTO at Digital Technology Supercluster

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Rekha Patel

Director, Security Governance within Information Security & Control, Scotiabank

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Dr. Anubhav Pratap-Singh

Assistant Professor, Food Processing
Food and Beverage Innovation Professorship

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Chris Cook

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Research-based Theatre Cluster Coordinator, PhD Student, UBC

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Dr. Tim Durance

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Professor Emeritus, Food Science, UBC

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Dolma Tsundu

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Founder and CEO, Flutter Care

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Dr. Mary Lynn Young

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Professor, School of Journalism, Writing, and Media, UBC

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Joel Bakan

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Author, filmmaker and a professor of law, UBC

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Binoy Mascarenhas

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Interim Director of Urban Innovation Research at the UBC Sustainability Initiative, UBC

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Dr. Maryam Sadeghi

Founder & CEO, MetaOptima

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Gordon Casey

Founder, Brave Coop

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Lily Ivanova

PhD Student,  Department of Sociology, UBC

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Vidya  Crawley

CEO at Groundswell Alternative Business School

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Arnav Mishra

Founder and CEO, DYNE

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Tiffany Hamilton

Entrepreneur in Residence, e@UBC

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Francis Steiner

Entrepreneur in Residence,  HATCH, ICICS Representative

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Angie Schick

Executive Director, New Ventures BC

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Katarina Sabados

Imagine Journalism studentUBC 

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Pallavi Rao

Imagine Journalism studentUBC 

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Catherine Zhu

Imagine Journalism student, UBC 

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Pranav Menon

Venture Associate, e@UBC

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David Vertesi 

Co-Founder & Former Executive Director, Vancouver Mural Festival/Create Vancouver Society

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