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Smart South Island Symposium: Defining our 2040 Vision

  • Victoria Conference Centre 720 Douglas Street Victoria, BC, V8W 3M7 Canada (map)
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If you had the opportunity to fix one challenge impacting the South Island region, what would it be? Is your commute driving you crazy? Would you tackle the affordable housing issue? Maybe access to healthcare is at the top of your list?

Join us on November 25th to share your opinion, speak your mind and influence the future of our region by helping us shape our "Smart" 2040 Vision.

This is the first event in a two-part Smart South Island Symposium series hosted by the South Island Prosperity Project (SIPP), to debate the opportunities and challenges that come with the smart and sustainable development of communities across the South Island.

This interactive 3.5 hour session facilitated by Happy City author, Charles Montgomery, is designed to provide guests an opportunity to engage with speakers, ask questions and vote in real-time on what challenges our region should try to solve using "smart" solutions.

Our keynote speaker Jose Quadrio Alves is a Future Cities expert with CGI who will introduce audience members to a number of Smart City megatrends being implemented around the globe. Following this, a local panel of experts will discuss some of the possibilities and opportunities for our region to create positive social outcomes by applying smart technology.

We will wrap up the event by announcing details about our Smart South Island Open Innovation Challenge. Have you got an idea for a project that will make our community smarter? We are looking for "smart" project ideas that will improve livability for local residents in the following areas:

  • Housing
  • Transportation & Mobility 
  • Economic Resiliency & Inclusion
  • Human Health
  • Environmental Health 

Top pilot project teams will be invited to pitch their "smart" ideas in front of a live audience and expert panel of judges for a chance to win $15,000 and the possibility to be included in our federal proposal to Infrastructure Canada. 

How can we start to solve tomorrow's challenges, today? Don’t miss out on your opportunity to help shape the future of our region. 

Tickets for this event are limited - register your spot today!

Later Event: December 15
Open Innovation Challenge Workshop