Alberta Technology Symposium

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Alberta Technology Symposium

Uniting a wide spectrum of emerging fields like IoT, Machine Learning and blockchain applications

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Contemporary Calgary 701 11 Street Southwest Calgary, AB T2P 2C4 Canada

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  • 1 day 9 hours
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Uniting a wide spectrum of emerging fields like IoT, Machine Learning and blockchain applications, the Alberta Technology Symposium is a ground-breaking exhibition of the province’s leadership in digital and industrial innovation. According to analysts, 2020 has the potential to be a breakthrough year for the Alberta economy, and the Symposium highlights how technology supports and creates the foundations for optimized traditional industries, high-growth new sectors, and the potential for new export and trade markets. Including varied topics like government services, Machine Learning, Blockchain, fintech and oil & gas, joining us on April 19th and 20th and we will show you how Alberta is embracing and even leading a wave of transformation shaping the future of our economy and lives.

Inspiration Gala

The Alberta Technology Symposium is honoured to host our 3rd annual Gala. This Gala will include our 1st ever awards, celebrating our technology ecosystem's most talented and innovative companies!

As a part of this year's Tech Symposium, the Canadian Blockchain Consortium aims to raise $20,000 to fund BCI home kits and other equipment that allows children to practice using the technology in activities that matter to them. Practicing with a home device allows for greater efficiencies during clinical therapies. Just as practice at home benefits weekly piano lessons, BCI at home allows children the time and space to play and learn the capabilities of the device.

Access to assistive technology is critical for the independence and well-being of children living with severe neurological disorders in Alberta. Brain-computer interface (BCI) is a leading-edge technology that harnesses the power of imagination and allows these young people to turn thoughts into action. A special headset picks up brain signals and sends them to a computer, which can control devices such as video games, robots, remote-controlled cars, innovative home technology, and even power wheelchairs. The BCI program at the Glenrose Rehabilitation Hospital is advancing this specialized care, making it accessible to children with complex movement and communication limitations and informing future use possibilities.

"The BCI home kit is really convenient, we can plan game nights and learning sessions around work and family time. He is very proud of his home kit, especially when he gets to show friends and family what he can do on his own. I see the potential, and the more time he trains the more accurate he becomes. His future looks even bigger and brighter with easier access to other\ technologies through BCI." – Father of Liam, a participant in the Glenrose Hospital's BCI program

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