Volta, in partnership with the Rideau Hall Foundation (RHF), will lead Innovate Atlantic, a one-day innovation-focused conference on Nov. 5, 2018 at Pier 21 in Halifax. Innovate Atlantic will feature panels and keynotes that aim to provide attendees with the inspiration and insight they need to develop innovative Atlantic Canadian companies and drive economic growth.

“Innovation is more than developing high tech products, it’s about leveraging a growth mindset and adopting methodologies that create opportunities,” said Jesse Rodgers, Chief Executive Officer of Volta. “Innovate Atlantic will provide the inspiration, tools and information to inspire attendees to take advantage of the momentum building in Canada around a maturing ecosystem of entrepreneurs and innovators.”

“A strong culture of innovation is essential to our prosperity as a nation,” said the Right Honourable David Johnston, 28th Goovernor General of Canada and Chair of the RHF. “The Rideau Hall Foundation is pleased to partner with Volta on this conference, to connect with innovation thought leaders from the east coast and around the world.”

Sessions will include high-level ecosystem development discussions, and tactical-level presentations on resources and innovative policy approaches. A series of panels will cover topics like the role dense clusters of entrepreneurs play, education and developing skills for the future, finding opportunities and building awareness, and more.

The conference’s speakers and panelists include the Honourable Kevin Lynch, Vice-Chair, BMO Financial Group, the Honourable Kevin G. Lynch; Fiona Murray, Massachusetts Institute of Technology’s (MIT) Associate Dean for Innovation and Co-Director of MIT’s Innovation Initiative, Fiona Murray; John Risley, President of CFFI Ventures Inc., John Risley; and Scott Mabury, Vice President University Operations, University of Toronto, Scott Mabury. A full list of Innovate Atlantic’s speakers is available here.

Tickets for Innovate Atlantic are on sale now, early bird pricing is available until Oct. 5, 2018. Learn more about Innovate Atlantic at innovateATL.ca.

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