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PRESENTS:

WE BROUGHT THE FUTURE TO SXSW

The future of frontier technologies is being created right now in Vancouver, Canada. Local pioneers are leading global innovation in AI, Web3, the Metaverse, and AR/VR. Last March, we experienced it all at SXSW in Austin, TX. 

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CREATORS, DOERS & INNOVATORS WHO ARE SHAPING THE WORLD

Frontier technologies are thriving in Vancouver. We’ve got the second largest VR/AR/Metaverse industry globally, internationally recognized AI and cleantech industries, and a world-leading cluster of film, television, gaming, VFX and animation firms including Disney, Microsoft, Electronic Arts (EA), Sony Pictures, and Imageworks.

We are home to pioneers in robotics, quantum computing, and biotech with the global antibody leader Abcellera, and in blockchain technologies with the homegrown unicorns Layerzero and Dapper Labs. We are producing exponentially more frontier tech ‘unicorns’ (companies with billion dollar valuations) every year.

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March 12 at 12:00pm - Swan Dive (615 Red River Street)

VANCOUVER DAY

We created a front-row seat to the latest innovation happening within Vancouver's frontier technology ecosystem. Attendees met with local tech unicorns, government leaders, and global investors betting on Vancouver. And enjoyed a packed agenda featuring fireside panels, networking, B2B matchmaking, mindfulness moments, and a few surprises.

Scroll down to see some of our panelists.

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SOME OF OUR PANELISTS

Diverse representation, including some of the biggest names in tech.

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Mayor of the City of Vancouver

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Minister of Jobs, Economic Development and Innovation at the BC Government

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Metaverse Pioneer, Entrepreneur, Author, Musician

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Head of 3D Creative Technology at Walmart

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Director, Product and Innovation Strategy, Dell Technologies

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Director of Innovation, LG Nova

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Innovation Commissioner, Province of British Columbia

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Director of Innovation at Vancouver Airport (YVR)

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President, Invest Vancouver

Co-founder and General Partner, The Venture Reality Fund

CEO, EndeavorXR

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US East Coast Director for BC Trade and Invest

CEO, Precision OS

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VP of Operations, Innovate BC

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VP, Asset Management and Development at Low Tide Properties

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Director of Global Affairs at Journee

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Head of Innovation, Publicis Media

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Artist and Co-Founder, Dizzie Studio

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Co-Founder & CEO @Rockhopper Studios (Musical Range)

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Managing Editor, Vancouver Tech Journal

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Group Vice President, Connected Industry & Head of Sustainability for Americas Group NTT

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Founding Director, Narrative and Emerging Media Program
Arizona State University and CEO of Emblematic Group, Godmother of VR

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COO and Co-Founder, Frontier Collective

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Managing Partner
WXR Fund

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CEO, Snack

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Artistic Director of re:Naissance Opera

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Operating Principal, Ionic Partners

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Managing Partner, Panache Ventures

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Artist, Sophie Tea Art

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President, Linde Equity

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March 12 at 4:00pm -

Swan Dive (615 Red River Street)

FUTURE OF INNOVATION VIP PARTY

Vancouver’s hottest up and coming companies, investors and thought leaders and exciting surprises!

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THE VANCOUVER DELEGATION

Frontier Collective worked with Vancouver companies of all sizes to make an impact at SXSW 2023. 

EXPERIENCE ACTIVATIONS FROM THESE CREATORS

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MEET WITH THESE INNOVATORS

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FEATURED PROGRAMMING AT SXSW

Vancouver speakers and events at SXSW.

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Artist I VP of Business Development & Co-founder, Dan Mangan Music / Side Door

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CEO and Co-Founder, Frontier Collective

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ABOUT FRONTIER COLLECTIVE

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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