Innovation Week is March 2-8, 2019 in New Westminster.

Events are arrange chronologically below. Links for registration are included and new details are being added as we finalize planning. Looking for something not listed? Feel free to get in touch with us!

YEET!

March 2 & 3 –  10:30am to 3pm
Anvil Centre, 777 Columbia Street

For children and youth

Join us at YEET! Fest: The Youth Exploration and Experimentation in Technology Festival where we explore through hands on fun. Most of the day’s festivities are drop-in activities, with a few that require pre-registration. We have coding classes, sound experimentation, virtual reality, puppets,  BB-8 robots, and a Living Encyclopedia to ask questions! Bring your curiosity, your sense of wonder, and join in on the fun. Special kick off at 10:30am Saturday March 2 and closing ceremony March 3 at 3pm.

Check out the full event guide, here.

Kids Learning Code: Graphic Design with Canva and Scratch

March 2 –  12pm to 3pm
Anvil Centre, 777 Columbia Street

Ages 9-12

In this hands-on learning experience, learners will be introduced to application called Canva, an online graphic design application that helps designers create beautiful work. will also have the opportunity to animate their design of choice using Scratch, a beginner level programming environment.

Register here

PechaKucha New West Volume 22

March 2 –  Doors 7pm, Show 8pm
Anvil Centre Theatre, 777 Columbia Street

For everyone

Predictably GOOD FUN.

Started in Tokyo in 2003 by Klein Dytham Architecture firm, PechaKucha Night began as a fun and unique night of local culture and entertainment. Ten presenters from a range of fields share their interesting projects, inspirations and passions. There’s only one catch – presenters get 20 images, 20 seconds each, making for a 6 minute and 40 second shot of ideas and inspiration. Prepare to be engaged, entertained and inspired.

Tickets on sale February 1.

Kids Learning Code: Webmaking with HTML & CSS

March 3 – 12pm to 3pm
Anvil Centre, 777 Columbia Street

Ages 9-12

From YouTube, to Wikipedia, the websites we click on every single day all have one thing in common – HTML & CSS! In this workshop, learners will learn HTML & CSS basics by hacking pre-existing text, links, images, and videos on various templates, and then use their skills to create their very own webpage from scratch!

Register here. 

New Westminster Business and Tech Meetup

March 4 – 6:30pm to 9:00pm
Anvil Centre Tower (Douglas College)

For networkers

Douglas College Presents: Solving Social Challenges with Technology

The New Westminster Business and Tech meetup group comes together for an evening of networking with a special presentation by Cindy, the VP of Operations at Moreants Technologies Inc., a Vancouver based tech start-up focus on helping kids with autism with AR and AI technologies.

Register here. 

The Pursuit of Smart Cities in Municipalities

March 4 – 2pm to 5pm
Anvil Centre, 777 Columbia Street

For businesses and residents

Join us at the Technology Forum with info booths from our Internet Service Providers using Bridgenet, our fibre broadband network and a panel discussion with speakers from Richmond, Maple Ridge, New Westminster, and private businesses.

Register here. 

Innovation Forum

March 6 – 8am to 4pm
Anvil Centre, 777 Columbia Street

For startups, students, and businesses

As a part of Innovation Week 2019, organized by the city of New Westminster, Public Services and Procurement Canada is partnering with the city to present to you the 2019 New West Innovation Forum!

This event will showcase various government support programs that are available to Canadian companies in the R&D and innovation space.

Register here

Transportation Forum

March 7 – 8am to 4:30pm
Anvil Centre, 777 Columbia Street

For transportation planners and practitioners, government, and students

Join us at the Transportation Forum, a full day of learning and sharing hosted by the City of New Westminster and sponsored by TransLink. This year’s iteration of the event comes with a focus on inclusivity. The workshops and speakers will focus on planning transportation for all ages and abilities, and for all modes. The hope is that participants will come away better equipped to have a regional conversation.

 

Register here. 

Advancing Women in STEAM

March 8 – 9am to 5pm
Anvil Centre, 777 Columbia Street

For everyone

Join us at Anvil Centre as we celebrate Women in STEAM (Science, Technology, Engineering, Arts, and Mathematics) with speakers and panels to explore what’s working, what we need, and how we can connect the dots. This regional conversation features representation from government, non-profits, academia, and private business.

Register here.