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 2-9, 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. 


Why We Innovate

New Westminster is old, and steeped in history and tradition, but that doesn’t mean we aren’t continually striving to improve and change what we do. That’s why I’m pleased that the dates for the third annual Innovation Week have been set for March 2-8 2019. I hope...

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Open Space Planning and Parklets

When we think of public spaces in cities, we probably think of sporting fields, parks, playgrounds, skate parks, and other prescriptive spaces that exist and essentially tell us what to do with them. Basketball court? Shoot some hoops. Teeter totter? Bump your sibling...

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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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