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Discovery: Ontario Centres of Excellence
May 15, 2017 - May 16, 2017$110 – $775
Join Ontario Centres of Excellence on May 15-16, 2017 for Canada’s Leading Innovation to Commercialization conference! The conference has seen over 25,000 attendees and 3,500 exhibitors since 2006.
Enjoy hearing from international keynote speakers, discovering the latest in leading-edge technologies and research, networking with fellow innovators and learning new perspectives, and compete to help your innovation!
Witness history, and make it, at Discovery!
Young Entrepreneurs, Make Your Pitch
Discovery hosts the fifth edition of Young Entrepreneurs, Make Your Pitch on May 15 and 16, an entrepreneurship competition for Ontario high school students presented in collaboration with Ontario Centres of Excellence (OCE) and the Ministry of Economic Development and Growth (MEDG) as part of the Youth Jobs Strategy.
Accessibility Innovation Showcase
Accessibility Innovation Showcase and Tech Pitch Competition
Ontario Centres of Excellence (OCE), in partnership with the Accessibility Directorate of Ontario (ADO) and the Ministry of Research, Innovation and Science (MRIS), will host the third Accessibility Innovation Showcase and Tech Pitch Competition at Discovery 2017 on May 15 and 16.
Social Enterprise Showcase and Pitch Competition
Ontario Centres of Excellence (OCE), in partnership with the Ministry of Economic Development and Growth (MEDG), will host the third Social Enterprise Zone and Pitch Competition at Discovery 2017 on May 15 and 16.
Featured Keynote Speakers
Jared Cohen, Founder of Google Ideas, President of Jigsaw, and Chief Advisor to Alphabet Chairman Eric Schmidt will speak as the Day 1 Keynote at Discovery 2017 on May 15.
Recognized on TIME’s 100 Most Influential People list and Foreign Policy’s Top 100 Global Thinkers list this is your opportunity to learn about the New Digital Age.
Jared Cohen is the President of Jigsaw, formerly Google Ideas, and Chief Advisor to Alphabet Executive Chairman (former Google CEO) Eric Schmidt. He has authored four books, including the New York Times and international bestseller, The New Digital Age: Transforming Nations, People and Our Lives. Formerly, Jared served as Advisor to two secretaries of state, Condoleezza Rice and Hillary Clinton. A Rhodes Scholar and Adjunct Senior Fellow at the Council on Foreign Relations, he has been recognized on TIME’s 100 Most Influential People list and Foreign Policy’s Top 100 Global Thinkers list.
Gina McCarthy, former head of the Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) under President Obama and currently Senior Fellow at the Institute of Politics at Harvard, will speak as the Day 2 Keynote on the main stage May 16 at Discovery 2017 and will continue the discussion in an afternoon session.
A leading advocate for public health and the environment for over 30 years, McCarthy will deliver an environmental message that conveys common sense strategies and sustainable solutions backed by science as well as addressing the challenges and opportunities that face our planet and its people, issuing an energizing call to action.
McCarthy is well-known and celebrated for her work with the Obama White House as former head of the EPA. During that time she spearheaded historic progress on the Climate Action Plan to achieve the administration’s public health and environmental protection goals.