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PRESENTS:

Vancouver Takeover at SXSW 2024

Join us for a curated experience of music, art, frontier technologies and provocative panel discussions. We are organizing three major events, designed to ignite conversation and turn ideas into action.

We're excited to bring together leaders from Vancouver and around the world to generate creative thinking at the biggest tech festival.

 

Let's create the future together!

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Vancouver Takeover at SXSW

Sign up now to see globally recognized speakers, immersive activations, and leading innovators, that you can connect with in Austin, TX.

SPEAKERS & ACTIVATORS

Hear from experts across a range of fields on the topics we need to understand. We are curating a dynamic group of people - watch this space as we add more speakers and activations for our Frontiers of Innovation Day on March 10, 2024.

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Global Head of Creative Innovation, Google

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President, ChargeLab

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Global VP of Corporate Development, HTC

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Executive Research Director, Warner Bros. Discovery

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Director + AI Specialist (Global Black Belt Team), Microsoft 

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Immersive Media Director + XR Artist

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Global Head of Immersive Technology and Spatial Computing Research for JPMorgan Chase and Co

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Principal, Spatial Computing and Strategy, AWS

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Senior Digital Strategist, Booz Allen Hamilton

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CEO and Founder, Indigenomics Institute

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Professor, Northeastern University

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President, Linde Equity

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EVP and Chief Design Officer, Mattel

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Founder + CEO, Damon Motors

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Managing Editor, Vancouver Tech Journal

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Founder/CEO, SplitX

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CEO, Shape Immersive

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Co-Founder and Managing Partner of Audaxa Ventures

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CEO, Frontier Collective

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CEO, Sipp.ly

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CEO of UrbanLogiq

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Founder & CEO of Blanka

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Founder and Creative Director at MOVE37XR

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Creative Director at IM4 Lab Indigenous VR/AR/XR Lab | Filmmaker | Writer | Producer

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Performer, Composer and Producer | Founding Member at MOVE37XR

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Head of Special Project & Finance, Frontier Collective & Executive Director, AInBC

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Partner, Redshift Collective

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Director of Innovation and Business Development,
LG NOVA, LG Electronics

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General Partner and Co-Founder of Red Bike Capital

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Director of Development, Mirari

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Executive Director, Houston Ion

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Co-Founder + CEO, Incrowd and Principal Strategist, Invoke

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President + CEO of Foresight Institute

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Partner at Bain Capital Ventures

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Senior Designer, AXON

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Principal, Prelude Ventures

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Producer MIT Technology Review, In Machines We Trust and Science and Technology Journalist

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CEO, InBC Investment Corp.

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Global VP, NTT’s New Ventures & Innovation

ACTIVATIONS

We're curating an amazing lineup of Creators for the Frontiers of Innovation Day. Stay tuned for more announcements!

Artist

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Ila Barker

This folk-soul artist of Anishinaabe and settler heritage takes listeners on an introspective journey, inviting them to connect deeply with their own emotions.

Livestream

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Incrowd

You can experience the immersive nature of in-person events online with Incrowd's interactive, multi-perspective livestream. Join the live stream of the Frontier of Innovation Day by bookmarking the link below.

Experience

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Konscious Foods

Konscious Foods™ is a on a mission to bring deliciously wow-worthy and sustainable, seafood made from plants to everyone. Enjoy a selection of sushi rolls, onigir at Canada House!

Artist

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Ruby Singh’s kraKIN

Award-winning performer, composer and producer. Singh's distinct approach uses traditional and emergent sonic practices to create compositions that express the vast spectrum of the human experience.

Experience

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Mitch's Catch

Working with local BC fishers to bring high quality seafood from their boats to people’s tables. Mitch’s Catch is bringing sashimi grade tuna to Austin so you get to experience the best of the Pacific Northwest.

Experience

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TEALEAVES x Pantone Color Institute

Taste the custom tea blended to embody the official Color of Biodiversity. This color has been selected by Pantone Color Institute, in support of United Nations Biodiversity for a TEALEAVES tea.

Artist

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DJ Yawn

The sonic alchemist from the Czech Republic is rising through Vancouver's dynamic music scene to forge a name from himself in the world of electronic music.

Experience

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CLIP

Newlab member company, CLIP, is the first plug-and-play bike-upgrade device in the world. It’s compatible with a large majority of road, commuter, hybrid and even bikeshare bikes. Watch how we turn a regular bike into an e-bike in seconds.

Experience

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Blanka

With high quality products sourced from North America, Blanka takes care of product procurement, branding and fulfillment all through technology. Experience a demo of their platform and their amazing products.

Experience

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Huer

We’re for the joyful, the light-hearted, and the carefree. For the people who live life loud and smile easy and often. Candy is warmth and happiness, wrapped in a soft, chewy texture and it’s meant to be shared. For the people who believe in magic, happy starts here.

FEATURED PROGRAMMING AT SXSW

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Dan Burgar

Offical SXSW Speaker

March 11, 4:00pm – 5:00pm

Austin Marriott Downtown Waller Ballroom C

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POP! By Gentillhomme (Montreal)

Activation

March 8-22

Republic Square (corner of W 5th St and Guadalupe St)

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How to Personalize Large-Scale Event Experiences

SXSW Panel

March 12, 11:30am – 12:30pm

Topaz Ballroom

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Canadian Innovation Lounge: Day 1

March 10, 11am-6pm

Fairmount, Lady Bird Lake Room

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Canadian Innovation Lounge: Day 3

March 12, 11am-6pm

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C. Diab

Artist Showcase

March 13, 8:00pm

St David's Bethell Hall

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QUÉBEC@SXSW 2024

March 8-12

Various Locations (Austin)

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SXSW Innovation Awards Ceremony

March 9

Griffin Hall, JW Marriott

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Canadian Innovation Lounge: Day 2

March 11, 11am-6pm

Fairmount, Lady Bird Lake Room

Vancouver Takeover 2023

The Vancouver Takeover involved four days of successful trade mission work with B.C.’s Minister of Jobs, Economic Development, and Innovation - Brenda Bailey, and Vancouver’s Mayor Ken Sim, plus a sold-out VIP dinner for local leaders to meet and share opportunities.

The Frontier Collective’s Vancouver Day was a standout success with over 3,500 RSVPs. Dynamic programming showcased diverse thought leadership panels, keynotes, B2B matchmaking, networking, and more. The VIP reception included bites from a Vancouver seafood company and live music from Rae Isla.

A LOOK BACK AT

The Vancouver Day event attracted global brands like Apple, Google, Disney, Nike, and NYTimes, and luminaries like Second Life’s Philip Rosedale and Tony Parisi. Vancouver Day at SXSW 2023 brought together over $600M in deals.

About
Frontier Collective

The Frontier Collective is a coalition of leaders in tech, culture, and community driving forward the development and support of frontier technologies.
 
This non-traditional organization promotes the region’s tech industry on the world stage, grows investment and infrastructure for early-stage companies, and attracts diverse talent to Vancouver.
 
By building on the city’s established tech ecosystem, the Frontier Collective aims to position Vancouver as the tech capital of Canada, and a top-five global leader in frontier technology by 2030.

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