About Quantum Connections

Quantum Connections Conference IQC

Quantum Connections is an annual conference connecting industry partners, government officials, researchers, and students in an innovative networking conference experience. Hosted by the Institute for Quantum Computing (IQC), this conference aims to create new opportunities for connections within Canada’s quantum landscape.

Set in IQC’s beautiful Mike and Ophelia Lazaridis QNC building, this conference features speakers and panels highlighting the latest in quantum information science and technology, as well as developments for cutting edge technology. Our goal is to provide an engaging environment for all sectors to mingle and network with each other, and inspire new quantum innovations and partnerships.

Why attend?

  • Connect with leaders in quantum information, including government officials, industry leaders, start-up founders, investors, researchers and students
  • Celebrate the collaborative nature of research and industry partners
  • Interface with cutting edge quantum research and discovery
  • Learn new approaches for your work and career through a variety of panels from leading experts

Conference Objectives

  • Strengthen the Canadian quantum community by connecting quantum information experts from a variety of different backgrounds and sectors
  • Develop opportunities to create and maintain an inclusive and accessible quantum infrastructure in Canada
  • Provide opportunities to connect entrepreneurs with commercialization support

For more information about Quantum Connections, see our FAQ page.

If you have further questions, please send an email to Kimberly Kuntz.

Quantum Connections Code of Conduct

IQC is committed to providing a safe and productive conference environment that fosters open dialogue and the exchange of scientific ideas, promotes equal opportunities and treatment and is free of harassment and discrimination for all participants, including, but not limited to, attendees, speakers, volunteers, staff, service providers and other visitors to IQC.

All participants are expected to create a safe, respectful, and considerate conference environment, and treat others with respect and consideration. All participants are expected to uphold the standards of scientific integrity and professional ethics.

Please alert an IQC staff member of any dangerous situations, if you notice anyone in distress, or if you experience or witness harassment or misconduct.

The following represent types of behaviours that will not be tolerated during the IQC Quantum Connections networking conference and related events:

  • Intentionally talking over or interrupting others;
  • Engaging in biased, demeaning, intimidating, coercive, harassing, or hostile conduct or commentary, whether seriously or in jest, based on sex, gender identity or expression, sexual orientation, race, ethnicity, national origin, religion, marital status, veteran status, age, physical appearance, disability, power differential, or other identities;
  • Engaging in personal attacks of any kind;
  • Commenting on personal appearance;
  • Retaliation against reporting of conduct concerns or assisting in conflict resolutions;
  • Disruption of the conference or engaging in harm or threats of harm of any kind;
  • Producing or distributing audio or visual recordings of the conference in any medium;
  • Producing or distributing photographs of presentations or materials;
  • Engaging in any of the above behaviours on social media in relation to the conference or related events.

IQC reserves the right to remove an individual from the Quantum Connections networking conference without warning or refund, prohibit attendance at future IQC events, and notify the individual’s employer.


Opinions and views expressed at IQC’s Quantum Connections conference reflect the individual views of the speaker and are not necessarily those of the IQC, its executive team, academic researchers, employees, Board of Directors, or the views of the institutions with which the authors are affiliated. Presentation of ideas, products, or publications at the Quantum Connections conference or the reporting of them in resulting news accounts does not constitute endorsement by IQC.

About the Institute for Quantum Computing

The Institute for Quantum Computing (IQC) is a world-leading quantum institute at the University of Waterloo. Its mission is to develop and advance quantum information science and technology at the highest international level through interdisciplinary collaboration. The research happening at IQC harnesses the quantum laws of nature to develop transformational technologies that will benefit society and drive future economies.

University of Waterloo is a leading global innovation hub that drives economic and social prosperity for Canada and the world. With more than 41,000 students, we are home to the world's largest co-op education talent pipeline, game-changing research and technology, and an unmatched entrepreneurial culture. Together, these create partnerships and solutions to tackle today’s and tomorrow’s challenges.

The University of Waterloo acknowledges that much of our work takes place on the traditional territory of the Neutral, Anishinaabeg, and Haudenosaunee peoples. Our main campus is situated on the Haldimand Tract, the land promised to the Six Nations that includes six miles on each side of the Grand River. Our active work toward reconciliation takes place across our campuses through research, learning, teaching, and community building, and is co-ordinated within the Office of Indigenous Relations.