Alberta Innovates Bio Solutions (AI Bio)
Growing prosperity in Alberta's agriculture, food and forestry sectors

A listing of conferences, workshops, AGMs and other events that are sponsored by or are relevant to the work of AI Bio Solutions

Some events like Impact Innovation are hosted annually by Alberta Innovates Bio Solutions.  Click here to view.

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Ingredients for Success: The Conference on Food Innovation - May 26-27, 2015 PRESENTATIONS    ARE AVAILABLE ONLINE  Deerfoot Inn and Casino, Calgary, Alberta

Ingredients for Success: The Conference on Food Innovation 2015 gave more than 160 participants information and perspectives on innovation in the food sector, latest information in food safety, and how innovation can improve profitability.



Alberta Forest Products Association 73rd AGM and Conference Sept 23-25, 2015Fairmont Jasper Park Lodge, Jasper, AB

The Alberta Forest Products Association is excited to announce its 73rd Annual General Meeting and Conference on September 23 - 25, 2015. Join forest industry leaders at the picturesque Fairmont Jasper Park Lodge.

ISO TC 229 Nanotechnologies 18th Plenary Sept 28 - Oct 2, 2015Edmonton, AB

The responsibility of ISO TEC 229 is to develop appropriate international standards under 4 Working Groups, namely (1) Terminology and Nomenclature (Convened by Canada), (2) Measurement and Characterization (Convened byJapan), (3) Health, Safety and Environment (convened by USA) and (4) Material Specification (Convened by China) The Canadian Group has developed a standard related to the Terminology and Nomenclature for Nanocellulosic materials. Alberta was selected to host this important international function due to leadership in nanotechnology research and development at the National Institute for Nanotechnology(NINT), University Alberta and Alberta Innovated Technology Future. TYhis ISO function expected to increase futher Alberta's leadership in the nanotechnology field.

Playing the Long Game: Capturing Value in Livestock Innovation. Livestock Gentec's 6th Annual Conference Oct 13-14, 2015Delta Edmonton South, Edmonton, AB

This year's event aims to focus on genetic improvement, value chain integration, and sustainability initiatives that have taken place around the world. Speakers include Brian Wickham from NZ who will speak of the national cattle breeding initiative he headed in Ireland aimed at increasing the speed of genetic improvement in Livestock. In addition, Mike Coffey (UK) and Cory Van Gronignen (Ontario) will present two examples of value chain integration based on their case experiences. Finally, Jeff Fitzpatrick-Stilwell (McDonald's Canada), Morgan Chattaway of Bar S Ranch cow/calf operation and Stuart Thiessen of Namaka Fanns feedlots will discuss their motivations and involvement in McDonald's Canada's iniative to provide consumers with verified sustainable Canadian beef. Rounding out our list of international speakers this year are Andrew Powell, operating out of Singapore office of the Centre for Risk Communications, who will speak on Communications as a strategy of risk management, and Mitch Abrahamsen, Vice President of Research and Development for Cobb-Vantress. His topic will be on the impact of innovation and new technologies on the global poultry industry.

Natural Health Product and Functional Ingredient Building Success Industry conference 21-22 Oct 2015Alberta Technology Future Auditorium - Edmonton, AB

The overarching goal of the Conference is to bring stakeholders together and provide opportunity for industry to meet with suppliers, producers and build relationships with govemment and academic researchers who can deliver on the science behind the final products, as well as assist in marketing industry products. The primary focus of the Conference is to advance Alberta's Natural Health Product and Functional Ingredient Industry (NHP FI), in connecting those developing and commercializing technologies in the industry. Attendees include senior members of industry (buyers & producers), Govemment, funding agencies, and academia with an interest in leaming about NHP FI opportunities in Alberta and developing partnerships to facilitate growth of the Alberta NHP/FI economy.

FAST! "Food and Agriculture" 2015 Bilateral Workshop. Edmonton, AB November 9, 2015University of Alberta, Edmonton, AB

Come join delegates from academia, industry, and government from Alberta and France. The workshop will slrengthen existing collaborations and may foster new scientific or technical collaborations with partners in France.

Bioindustrial Innovations: Unlocking Value and Tackling Climate Change Nov 23-25, 2015Shaw Conference Centre, Edmonton, AB, Canada

Hosted by the Biorefining Conversions Network and Alberta Innovates Bio Solutions, the conference Bioindustrial Innovations: Unlocking Value and Tackling Climate Change  promises to be an engaging event that brings academia, industry, government, municipalities, and policy makers together. Participants will be presented with a unique networking opportunity to develop ideas, businesses and relationships that are critical for success in today's bioindustry. The conference agenda explores feedstocks, biomass conversion technologies, synthetic biology, green chemistry, advanced materials, and other facets of the bioindustry.

World Congress on Industrial Biotechnology April 17-20, 2016San Diego Convention Center, San Diego, CA, USA

We hope that you will be able to join us in beautiful San Diego for the 13th annual BIO World Congress on Industrial Biotechnology! The BIO World Congress on Industrial Biotechnology is the world's largest industrial biotechnology event for business leaders, investors, and policy makers in biofuels, biobased products, and renewable chemicals.

Impact Innovation 2016 - May 11, 2016Citadel Theatre, Edmonton, AB

Come to our complimentary 2016 Impact Innovation session in Edmonton on Wednesday, May 11, 2016.  Be entertained and informed about the science and innovation that Alberta Innovates Bio Solutions is supporting.












Last updated: Wednesday, August 19, 2015