Registration and networking breakfast
Welcome and opening remarks
Find your seat and settle in for a provocative morning filled with expert perspectives, lively debate, big innovations (of course), and even bigger bets.
Charmaine Dean, Vice-President, Research & International, University of Waterloo
Yung Wu, CEO, MaRS Discovery District
Vivek Goel, President and Vice-Chancellor, University of Waterloo
Suzanne Kearns, Founding Director, Waterloo Institute for Sustainable Aeronautics
Electric vehicles: the promise and practicalities of mass adoption
Moderator: Tyler Hamilton, MaRS
Electric vehicles are being heralded as the “future of the automotive industry.” With consumer demand for EVs on the rise, are all stakeholders ready to make the transition?
Yverick Pascal Rangom, Assistant Professor, Faculty of Engineering, University of Waterloo
Zak Lefevre, CEO and founder, ChargeLab
Mabel Fulford, Director, Innovation Partnerships, Peak Power
Waterloop: Waterloo’s inspired student team answering the hyperloop challenge
Meet the innovators with Canadian Business’ Laura Hensley
Moderator: Laura Hensley, Journalist and Digital Director, Canadian Business
Get to know top young innovators who are moving the needle (and the people and products) towards a more sustainable, and equitable future.
Infrastructure, policy and access for sustainable travel
Moderator: Jessie Ma, Assistant Professor & Ontario Research Chair in Sustainable Energy, University of Waterloo
The University of Waterloo and MaRS are at the cutting edge of sustainable travel innovation, but it takes more than the technology to be successful. Experts discuss the policies and planning crucial to designing more sustainable journeys.