March 2-8, 2019, New Westminster


Child and Youth Innovation Festival March 2 and 3 at Anvil Centre led by New Media Gallery

Transportation Forum

Transportation Forum 2019 focuses on accessibility and inclusivity with a lens of transportation planning. March 7, 2019

Why Should We Innovate?

Why should cities innovate? Why does it matter? How can we be sure that we’re doing the right thing?

In New West, innovation belongs to everyone

The 3rd Annual Innovation Week is from March 2-8, 2019 in New Westminster. It is a week of events, activities, learning opportunities, and more for people of all ages and backgrounds. It helps advance the City’s Strategic Initiatives and programs including the Intelligent City program, the IDEA Centre (Innovation, Discovery, Education, and Advancement), Master Transportation Plan, District Energy Program, Urban Solar Garden, and New Media Gallery by helping activate partnerships and collaborations.

Come and see what it is all about!


Check out the events page to get info and register for our events, including the Innovation Forum, Transportation Forum, special day in celebration of Advancing Women in STEAM, New Westminster Business and Tech Meetup, PechaKucha Speaker Series, YEET! Child + Youth Innovation Festival, and others! There’s something for everyone. As event plans are solidified, more will be added.


Browse our list of featured speakers and upcoming presentation topics. More added as our speakers, presenters, and panelists are added. 


Transportation Forum Graphic Recording

If you were at the Transportation Forum, you may have seen these drawings being rendered live! These are the graphic recordings from the Forum, that captured the conversation as it happened. Our thanks to Corrina Keeling from Love Letters for Everybody for capturing...

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Why STEM and not STEAM?

Most people can wrap their heads around the concept of STEM - Science, Technology, Engineering, and Mathematics - shorthand for an Educational practice and movement. Pulling together this collection of disciplines was intended to forge collaboration and innovation....

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Video Gallery

What we’re up to in New Westminster and highlights from Innovation Weeks past.


MARCH 2-8, 2019

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