If you had the opportunity to address one challenge facing the South Island region, what would it be? Is your commute driving you crazy? Would you tackle the affordable housing issue? Maybe health and wellbeing are at the top of your list? 

Cities around the world are adopting ‘Smart’ strategies, focusing on the use of data and technology to inform their decisions and implement solutions that improve livability and create positive social outcomes for their residents.

Join us on November 25th at our Smart South Island Symposium to share your opinion, speak your mind and influence the future of our region by helping us define our ‘Smart’ 2040 Vision.

This interactive 3.5 hour event facilitated by Happy Cities author, Charles Montgomery, is designed to provide guests an opportunity to engage with speakers, ask questions and vote in real-time on what challenges our region should try to solve with ‘Smart’ solutions.

Our keynote speaker Jose Quadrio Alves is a Future Cities expert from CGI who will introduce audience members to a number of Smart City megatrends being implemented around the globe. Following this, a local panel of experts will discuss some of the possibilities and opportunities for our region to create positive social outcomes by applying smart technology in the following areas:

  • Housing
  • Transportation & Mobility
  • Economic Resiliency & Inclusion
  • Human Health
  • Environmental Health 

Building upon the momentum from the November 25th event, SIPP will be holding an open Innovation Challenge at a second Smart South Island Symposium - tentatively scheduled for late January. Groups will be invited to pitch their best ‘smart’ pilot project ideas for a chance to compete for three prize packages valued at $15,000. The prize money is to help refine pilot projects, and an opportunity to be included in the South Island’s federal Smart Cities Challenge proposal to the federal government.

Details of the Innovation Challenge, along with criteria for the pilot projects will be announced the week prior to the first Symposium on November 25.

Learn more at: www.smartsouthisland.ca 

Tickets for this event are limited - register your spot today!

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Location

Victoria Conference Centre
720 Douglas Street, Victoria, BC
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