New Ideas, Bold Solutions, and Exploration.
This is what The Future of Innovation is.
This annual RBC Leadership conference, hosted by the J. Herbert Smith Centre, sparks new conversations about cutting-edge solutions for problems that are persistent throughout Canada and the world.
It is an opportunity to connect with thought leaders, businesses, and students about the ideas that will change the world.
We have brought speakers from around the world to help enrich the community and foster discovery. The goal is to explore the frontiers of innovation and insight inspiration.
The J Herbert Smith Centre for Technology Management and Entrepreneurship (TME) was founded in 1988 to cultivate new ideas, creative thinking, and an entrepreneurial spirit for careers in the ever-changing world of technology. Over the past 30 years, TME has aided countless startups to move from ideation to early startup and equipped them with the skills they need to apply their expertise in a business environment.
Proud to bring inspirational speakers from across the globe
Launch of the conference with a word from the chair of the J. Herbert Smith Centre and introduction of the MC and speakers.
A traditional ceremony to pay respect to the land that the conference takes place on.
Keynote 1 - Pamela Palmater
A talk on how Indigenous women are leading social justice movements to end violence.
Keynote 2 - Gordon Pitts
Hear about The New Codfathers, Gordon's further exploration into the history of New Brunswick.
Women's Panel - Moderated by Marie Jo Thibault
with Amanda Betts, Keisha Nguyen, & Abby Pond
An exploration by women in industry and business on the impact that varied perspectives make on the community.
Announcement - Dhirendra Shukla and Lisa Hrabluk
A special announcement from the J. Herbert Smith Centre!
Creativity 5.0 - Mark Shekter
Find out how to Navigate the Innovation Universe in a time of relentless invention!
Startups Panel - Moderated by Joe Allen
with Estelle Doiron, Rishin Behl, & Sam Poirier
The business of today can be difficult to navigate. Hear from some of the startups from around the community on their journies and how they have worked to grow.
Fireside Chat - Chris Diduch & Lisa Hrabluk
Educating tomorrow's leaders is challenging. Find out how the system is looking to adapt to help train tomorrow's innovators.
Scaling Your Business - Dan Isenberg
Once you have followed your idea to build a new solution, how do you grow it to be bigger? An expert in scaling shares all he knows about taking your business to the next level.
Scale-Up Panel - Moderated by Dan Isenberg
with Lisa Robichaud, & Charles Gervais
Hear from Atlantic Canadian companies that have scaled their businesses right here and how they did it!
The Future of Innovation - Moderated by Gordon Pitts
with Pamela Palmater, & Dan Isenberg
The Future is now. This panel explores ideas from across Keynote speakers from the day. They will explore what it will take to continue making a change in today's world.
Proud to have brought inspirational speakers from across the globe
Dr. Sakena Yacoobi
S. R. Mahadeva Prasanna