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Innovation Conference is coming to Estevan in September

City of Estevan announced first Innovation Conference to showcase local and provincial ideas and projects and allow for networking and collaboration.
Rebecca Foord
Estevan Innovation Council Chair Rebecca Foord.

ESTEVAN - The City of Estevan’s Innovation Council announced the first Estevan Innovation Conference Friday morning.

The two-day event is a partnership between the City of Estevan, the University of Regina and is supported by Southeast College.

"We’re so excited that we are hosting Estevan's very first Innovation Conference. This one-of-a-kind event is going to be an opportunity to see how our city and province are competing on a global scale to be leaders in innovation and technology. We are home to many industries that are constantly evolving and innovating,” said Estevan Innovation Council Chair Rebecca Foord.

The conference will be held at the Estevan campus of Southeast College on Sept. 23-24.

The Friday schedule, hosted by the City of Estevan, will feature speakers from innovative sectors such as technology, agriculture, education and energy. The first day will also include tradeshow booths, electric vehicle displays and will conclude the day with a dinner banquet, featuring speaker Jeff Sandquist, previous corporate vice president of Microsoft.

The second day of the conference, hosted by the University of Regina, will feature the Start-up Pitch Launch. Following an immersive workshop series throughout August and September, Saturday’s Pitch Launch will showcase entrepreneurs in innovative fields sharing their business ideas and competing with their three-minute business idea pitch. The day will support and encourage opportunities for networking and discussion across several sectors.

Day two will also include the Next Gen-O-Vation Day lineup of family friendly fun that will include STEAM activities, YouthBiz tables, a maker/inventor space, and much more.

For more information or to register to attend, please visit

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