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(Feb 9/10) AGILITY Innovation Summit

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Food is the next big frontier, fertile ground for disruption and innovation in technology, business and social enterprise. On February 9 and 10, 2017, AGILITY at the University of Lethbridge will host the second annual AGILITY Innovation Summit, featuring keynotes, panels, workshops with some of North America’s most renowned leaders in agriculture, agri-food, technology and finance.  See below for our Program Schedule and how to register. Thursday, February 9, 2017 The Future of AgTech: Discovering New Opportunities 9:25am-10:40am | SU Ballroom B | Register Now Our panelists will share their experiences and insight, talk about the trends and successes that are happening here that have global implications, and expose the world of opportunity that exists in AgTech. Hear from: Graeme Lempriere, President and CEO, Clean Seed Capital Group Remi Schmaltz, CEO, Decisive Farming Mark Carlson, Managing Director, Verdex Capital Ask Me Anything 11:00am-12:00pm | SU Ballroom B | Register Now Networking Lunch 12:00pm-2:30pm | SU Ballroom B | Register…

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(Feb 2/3) Faculty of Management: Student Professional Development Conference

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Events Open to Public   Ken King President and CEO of the Calgary Sports and Entertainment Corporation “Success is not Magic” – Vision, Passion, Respect and Community 6pm at the Coast Lethbridge Hotel & Conference Center Ken King is President and CEO of the Calgary Sports and Entertainment Corporation, which includes the Calgary Flames, Stampeders, Hitmen and Roughnecks and represents the organizations as Alternate Governor of the NHL and Governor of the CFL, WHL and NLL. Born and raised in Hanley, Sask., Ken assumed his current role in 2001 following a successful 30-year career in the newspaper business that included senior executive positions at the Calgary Sun and Calgary Herald. Throughout his career, he has been acknowledged for his keen business sense, innovative marketing, establishment of healthy corporate relationships and spirited community leadership. He knows great achievements are possible when aspiration and determination are combined with a visionary approach, meaningful…

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(Jan 24) Real Life Communications: More than media releases and 140 character texts

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Learn how to attract and retain media (and responsible social media) attention for your business, product or service without annoying reporters or key audiences.  Date: January 42, 2017 Time: 11:30am-1:00pm Location: Tecconnect (3582 – 30 Street North) Student tickets: $5 About the Presenter: Bob Cooney has more than 25 years of experience working in communications, marketing, public relations and media advisory roles for variety of organizations, including a large agricultural society and exhibition organization, two universities and the head office of a co-operative financial institution. His clients range from one-person companies to large not-for-profits. He is trained as a journalist and photographer and has received awards for communications projects that include fundraising campaigns, video productions and a wide variety of writing. His photos have been published in The Globe and Mail and the Wall Street Journal, among other publications. Bob understands media (traditional and social) and has executed projects that…

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[Jan 11 -March 1] Registration Open for Chinook Entrepreneurship Challenge

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The CEC is more than a competition; it’s an opportunity to build on your dream. Through the program you will gain business skills, write your business plan, get feedback on your ideas from regional professionals, network with key people including other entrepreneurs like yourself and have a chance at winning cash and prizes! The Chinook Entrepreneur Challenge is a business plan writing competition designed and targeted toward new or existing business (individuals or teams) who have a sustainable and high-growth business idea. Due to the amazing support from our sponsors, we are able to offer both a general and technology stream.   The Skills You’ll Gain: Strategic Thinking Business Plan Writing Presenting Ideas Putting Ideas into Action Prizes (2) Grand Prizes $10,000 cash + more in kind prizes (4) Runner-Up Prizes $2,500 cash + more in kind prizes Training Training Dates 2017 All sessions will be held at the University of Lethbridge. They are also…

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(Dec 9) Minecraft: Hour of Code

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What is the Hour of Code? The Hour of Code started as a one-hour introduction to computer science, designed to demystify “code”, to show that anybody can learn the basics, and to broaden participation in the field of computer science. It has since become a worldwide effort to celebrate computer science, starting with 1-hour coding activities but expanding to all sorts of community efforts. Check out the tutorials and activities. This grassroots campaign is supported by over 400 partners and 200,000 educators worldwide. The Hour of Code takes place each year during Computer Science Education Week. The 2016 Computer Science Education Week will be December 5-11, but you can host an Hour of Code all year round. Computer Science Education Week is held annually in recognition of the birthday of computing pioneer Admiral Grace Murray Hopper (December 9, 1906). Why computer science? Every student should have the opportunity to learn…

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AGILITY Idea Shop a Space for Innovation, Collaboration

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Re-posted from UNews The AGILITY Idea Shop was officially unveiled recently at the University of Lethbridge, the latest in a series of innovation zones being put into place across campus. “The Idea Shop is open to all majors and is a space that students can use for collaborating on new ideas, getting advice and assistance on moving ideas beyond the concept phase, and taking advantage of mentorship from a range of leaders in the region as well as those visiting campus as part of AGILITY’s speaker series,” says Tyler Heaton, manager of AGILITY. Located on the second floor of Markin Hall, the Idea Shop gives all students on campus access to a comfortable and inviting room designed for active collaboration. In the Idea Shop, students can use tools such as a 3D printer for prototyping, wall-mounted presentation monitors and wall-to-wall whiteboards to enhance brainstorming and ideation sessions in order to…

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(Oct 21) Design Thinking Workshop

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Date: Friday, October 21, 2016 Time: 9am-12pm Location:L1126 (Teaching Centre) In this fast paced, hands-on workshop facilitated by Adriane MacDonald, participants will gain experience with the design process and design thinking (NO PREVIOUS DESIGN EXPERIENCE REQUIRED). They will be asked to use design principles to identify practical and innovative solutions to a problem. This will include having participants pair up to interview each other, identify real needs, and develop a solution for their partner. We’ll provide all the resources you will need to be successful, so just bring yourself and have fun! Through this experience, we hope you will take away some of the basic principles and apply design thinking to solve challenges that you may face in school, work, and life. This workshop is free, but limited to 14 participants. Register today to save your spot! More about Design Thinking Design thinking is a problem-solving approach with the assumption that anything is possible!…

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(Oct 20) Entrepreneurship Discover Program

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Do you have a business idea but are unsure where to begin? Develop your idea for a chance to win a cash prize! Everyone is invited to join the free, four-month Entrepreneurship Discover Program. Participants in this program will: Receive quality training from Innovate Calgary. Get mentoring advice from serial entrepreneurs. Compete for a cash prize by developing your business idea. Meet other entrepreneurs. To take part in this exciting program, you must attend a mandatory information session on Thursday Oct. 20 from 11 a.m. to noon, located in room IB 2144 (inside the Instructional Building on the campus of Lethbridge College). This session will give you the additional information you need before committing to this intensive program.   For more information please contact: Christine Picken Lethbridge College Center for Applied Research and Innovation TE1220 Email: christine.picken@lethbridgecollege.ca 403-320-3202 ext. 5787

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(Deadline: Nov 1) Cor Van Raay AGILITY Awards in Agriculture

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AGILITY serves students in all disciplines and faculties, with a focus on providing students with resources to enable transformative and innovative research with cultural, social and economic benefits for Alberta and beyond. One such support is the Cor Van Raay AGILITY Awards in Agriculture. The Cor Van Raay AGILITY Awards in Agriculture are for qualified continuing undergraduate students with current involvement in agriculture or agribusiness or an interest in innovation and/or entrepreneurship related to agriculture or agribusiness.  Applicants are invited to submit the paper application in addition to one of the following options: A one page description of their current involvement in activities related to agriculture (e.g. Junior Achievement, Canadian Youth Business Foundation, Community Futures, 4-H, self-initiated, family business, etc) A proposal for a project or research in an entrepreneurial endeavour or innovative development in agriculture or agribusiness. The Cor Van Raay AGILITY Awards in Agriculture are valued at $1,500 each. Up to five scholarships will be…

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(Nov 1 and 2) Concept Development, Business Planning and Fundraising – Can You Turn Your Idea Into a Startup?

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Concept Development, Business Planning and Fundraising – Can you Turn your Idea into a Startup?   Have you ever had an idea for a product, service or app that you thought could add value to peoples’ lives?  Have you ever wanted to take a concept from the whiteboard and transform it into a startup? Do you have a startup idea that you are trying to move forward but not sure about how to raise angel or seed capital?   Come learn and get your questions answered in this highly engaging and interactive AGILITY IDEA SHOP workshop with Anil Pereira, Silicon Valley entrepreneur and executive and   advisor to a number of high-growth startup companies.   Participation is limited to 8 Uleth students per session. All sessions contain the same content, register for only one.   Location: AGILITY Idea Shop (M2039) Cost: Free Workshop times and RSVP are as follows: 

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