Eleven Innovation Hubs From Across Canada Join SingularityU Canada Summit as Community Partners

Community Partners to Convene and Support SingularityU Canada Summit
From PEI to Vancouver

TORONTO, June 28, 2017 /CNW/ - Thousands of Canadian social, business, and technology innovators from coast-to-coast-to-coast will be joining the SingularityU Canada community through a network of strategic partnerships across the country. Announced today, an initial group of 11 leading innovation hubs have partnered with SingularityU Canada Summit inspire Canadians to think BIG and leverage an exponential mindset to take on the world's biggest challenges.

The initial Community Partners Include:

BC Tech




District 3






Innovate Calgary


NEXT Canada






Start Up Zone





"When we made the decision to bring SingularityU to Canada, it was with a vision of creating a dynamic, diverse and engaged community of innovators and change-makers across the country," said Oren Berkovich, CEO of SingularityU Canada Summit. "By collaborating with this amazing group of strategic partners we will be able to build an inclusive community that reflects and amplifies the incredible diversity and creativity of Canadians. We are on a mission to inspire and enable leaders and entrepreneurs from across the country to change the future of Canada by solving some of the world's biggest problems."

Satellite Events
To expand the SingularityU Canada Summit experience, a number of community partners are also hosting satellite events in their local communities on October 11 and 12. These local events will leverage the Summit live-stream and will enable students, young entrepreneurs and other local curious minds to come together to discuss the exponential technologies and the future of energy, the environment, healthcare, citizenship and prosperity. Further, the local partnerships provide an opportunity to profile and share the stories of local innovators who are driving innovation every day in communities across Canada.

The Summit will take participants on a journey from inspiration to action by bringing the top global experts, together with Canadian leaders from across business, technology, and government.

Start your journey today – watch the SingularityU Canada Summit Trailer. To purchase tickets to the Summit, and for more information, please visit:SingularityUCanadaSummit.Org

Local Chapters
With a vision of building a pan-Canadian movement and catalyzing an exponential mindset in communities across Canada, the Summit team is seeking to expand the network of local SingularityU chapters in Canada by working with the Canadian SingularityU alumni community. By activating in major cities across Canada, SingularityU Alumni are bringing a platform for exponential thinking to their local communities. Reach out to chapters@SUCanada.org to learn how to get involved with a chapter in your community.

About the SingularityU Canada Summit
SingularityU Canada Summit is the premier launch event of a new movement in Canada seeking to bring together the leading Canadian and International thought leaders to inspire Canadians to shape the Future of Canada and drive global impact. A forum for true debate and uncommon conversations about how technologies like artificial intelligence, nanotechnology, and digital medicine will impact the way we live and work.

The inaugural SU Canada Summit will take place on October 11 – 12 at the Evergreen Brickworks in Toronto, Ontario and will move to different cities every year.

Building the Canadian incarnation of Singularity University was made possible when a grassroots movement of Canadian SU alumni brought together a visionary group of founding members including BMO, CIBC, CN, Deloitte, FairVentures, Goodmans LLP, Google, the Government of Ontario, RBC, Rogers Communications, Scotiabank, ATB Financial, Suncor, and TD Bank Group. Together this initial group is on a mission to share SU's exponential mindset and bold thinking with Canadians from coast to coast to coast.

The group is working closely with leading edge innovation hubs, academic institutions, and NGOs across the country to create a pan-Canadian network of partners who wish to come together and discuss Canada's role in shaping our collective future


Singularity University is a global learning and innovation community using exponential technologies to tackle the world's biggest challenges and build an abundant future for all. SU's collaborative platform empowers individuals and organizations across the globe to learn, connect, and innovate breakthrough solutions using accelerating technologies like artificial intelligence, robotics, and digital biology. SU was founded in 2008 by renowned innovators Ray Kurzweil and Peter H. Diamandis and has partnered with leading organizations including Google, Deloitte and UNICEF. To learn more, visit SU.org, join us on Facebook, follow us on Twitter @SingularityU, and download our SingularityU Hub mobile app from the App Store.

BC Tech
Rocky Ozaki, Vice-President, Community
BC Tech Association

"The BC Tech Association, like Singularity U, believes that innovation through technology will drive the exponential change needed to solve our world's most urgent challenges. The inaugural Singularity U Canada Summit is a place where people and organizations will gather to share, inspire and partner on breakthrough solutions. It is impeccably aligned with our spirit of collaboration."

Iain Klugman, CEO, Communitech

"Singularity University is a community of leaders who have the vision to change the world for the better," said Iain Klugman, CEO, Communitech. "We're excited to support the Singularity University Canada Summit, and help bring Canadian technology to the forefront of global innovation."

District 3
Xavier Hervé, Executive Director at District 3

"District 3 is proud to partner with SingularityU Canada. Together, we can empower and expose the next generation of Canadians to emerging technologies and show how they can be used to create positive change and economic growth in Canada."

DMZ (Ryerson)
Abdullah Snobar, Executive Director - DMZ

"We're excited to see the inaugural SingularityU Canada Summit bringing together innovators to tackle the biggest challenges facing us today," said Abdullah Snobar, executive director of the DMZ. "Our home grown talent is our greatest resource and bringing their bold ideas and energy into one space will help drive Canada's ability to shape the world." 

Barry Yates, Managing Director, e@UBC

entrepreneurship@UBC is excited to join the global community of leaders and innovators through SingularityU Canada. We see a great opportunity to connect with the community, while leveraging UBC's research engine and entrepreneurial resources to push new impactful ideas forward.

Bilal Khan, Founding Managing Director

"We're thrilled to support and champion the inaugural SingularityU Canada Summit," said Bilal Khan, Founding Managing Director of OneEleven, North America's largest scaleup innovation hub. "This event will foster and celebrate big, bold Canadian ideas that have the potential to create exponential change and develop a more prosperous and inclusive future for citizens around the world."

Startup Zone

"We are thrilled to be partnering with Singularity University to livestream the SingularityU Canada Summit here in Prince Edward Island. This event is sure to surface new big ideas, inspire big innovations, and lay the foundation for transformational changes that will benefit Canadians and the world. We believe that improving the future of Canada is truly a national endeavour and are confident that PEI will play an important role in our Nation's future."

Michelle Sklar, VP, Marketing & Communications

"It is Wavefront's goal to help build community across Canada's technology innovation ecosystem." said Michelle Sklar, VP Marketing & Communications at Wavefront "Partnering with Singularity University Canada on their inaugural Summit is a great way to bring new ideas and connections to the forefront and be catalysts for both national and global change."

SOURCE SingularityU Canada Summit

For further information: Krista Pawley, media@SUCanada.org

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