SingularityU announced today that it is launching an annual SingularityU Canada Summit.
Canadian SU alumni banded together to bring the Summit to Canada, and the founding members include BMO, CIBC, Deloitte, FairVentures, Goodman’s LLP, Google, the Ontario Government, SunCor, RBC, Rogers Communications, TD, and Scotiabank.
“Canada is at a critical junction – it has the potential to lead the world and solve the biggest challenges that are out there but risks letting other global ecosystems attract better talent and innovation,” says Salim Ismail, a serial Canadian entrepreneur and founding executive director of SU. “By bringing the best of the world to Canada, and broadcasting Canada’s expertise back to the world, the SingularityU Canada Summits will help to drive that critical mindset by transforming participants’ understanding of where we’ve come from, where we’re going, and what’s possible.”
The Summit is meant to be a jumping-off point for Singularity University to establish a permanent presence in Canada, though how that programming will work and whether the SU will establish physical campuses is still under consideration.
The SU Canada Summit will include sessions on the future of technology, energy, mobility, and healthcare, while exploring emerging tech like AI and nanotechnology. The goal is to inspire attendees to positively impact the world. SingularityU Canada Summit plans to work closely with innovation hubs across Canada.
The Summit will be held on October 11 to 12 at the Evergreen Brickworks in Toronto, with plans to host in a different city each year.