Agenda

#THINK2015 Create Possibilities

As the tracks for the connectivity railroad are laid, we need to create a tomorrow in which no one is left behind. How do we craft the frameworks, partnerships and infrastructure that are needed to help our research and innovation communities succeed? What creative steps can we take today to enable students for the connected workforce of tomorrow?

Join us on Tuesday, April 21, 2015 to meet those who are boldly implementing inspired ideas and find out how you can take action and be the champion of innovation in your organization.

8:00am Registration and breakfast
9:00am Welcome and Opening Remarks by Darin Graham and Anne Sado
9:15am Opening Keynote Speaker – Alfredo Tan, Facebook
Global connectivity is the fundamental challenge of our generation. Gain insight into the future made possible through digital infrastructure.
10:15am ORION update – Darin Graham
11:00am Break
11:15am Morning Session – Lightning Round “Pecha Kucha” style presentations
12 noon Lunch
12:45pm Leadership Awards Ceremony
1:30pm Afternoon Breakout Sessions
a) Break+Remake Learning
We know that our educations systems must change to prepare students for a future we can’t fathom. Get inspired by examples of emerging leaders using technology to enable self-directed, collaborative, participatory learning in our own backyard.Moderator: Fiona Deller

Speakers:
Keith Hampson
Joseph Romano
Anita Simpson
Brandon Zoras

b) Bringing Research to the Crowd
Research is bridging the gap between scientists, industry and the public to enable ever-faster solutions through scientific advancements. This session will look at how cloud-based resources are supporting Ontario’s research, education and innovation communities’ collaborations with the private sector and local practitioners.

Moderator: Mark Zimmerman

Speakers:
John Helliker
Glenn Smith
Carolyn McGregor

c) From MUSH to MashUp

How do we build connected communities? Meet an engaged university that’s seen beyond its campus to expand innovation into the region. Learn from these Ontario initiatives about how they worked together to link their citizens to the world.

Moderator: Kristina Verner

Speakers:
Rick Huijbregts
Campbell Patterson
Jeff Grieve

3:00pm Break
3:15pm Closing Keynote Speaker – Dr. Dave Williams, Southlake Regional Health CentreHow can we push the envelope in digital infrastructure, as well as improving healthcare as e-health becomes even more important? Gain insight on how to meet the technology challenge that is shaping the future of Ontario’s hospitals.
4:15pm Closing Remarks by Darin Graham
4:20pm Networking Reception