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AGILITY Innovation Summit offers students a glimpse of the future

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On February 9th, the second annual AGILITY Innovation Summit: Future of Food took place. We gathered 15 speakers from across North America to connect with U of L students on key topics such as the explosive growth in agriculture, food production and technology-related sectors. Working in an un-conference style to better serve students, we featured various panel discussions throughout the day that aligned with courses from multiple majors. In the five discussions, students learned about innovation in agricultural technology, the impact of big data, food processing and the value chain, sustainable farming, and current trends in investment and financing related to food and agriculture. “One of the things I always valued while going to school was actually hearing from real people in the industry about what’s going on. They live and breathe it every day and bring a real-world component of what’s happening now in the industry,” says Remi Schmaltz…

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(Nov. 10) Entrepreneurship Discovery Session 1

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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 Discovery Program offered as a partnership between the University of Lethbridge, RINSA, Lethbridge College, tecconnect and Lethbridge Community Futures. 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. The program kicks off on November 10, 2016 at Lethbridge College in rm. CE1305 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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(Oct 28 & 29) Crossing Boundaries Symposium

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A key part of AGILITY is that we are multidisciplinary because we believe that innovation happens at the boundaries of disciplines. This weekend there is an opportunity to see that in action. The Crossing Boundaries Symposium 2016, brought to you by the Faculty of Fine Arts, “aims to showcase the diversity and cross-disciplinary nature of the professional creative world” by bringing together artists that work at the crossroads of art and technology. AGILITY is sponsoring the reception on Friday evening and it is not too late to register. For more information see the Crossing Boundaries website: https://spark.adobe.com/page/2uIKvFdk3xLjM/

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Alberta Farms open their arms to the public

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Are you interested in what makes farms tick? Want to see what happens behind the scenes? August 20-21, farms all across Alberta are opening their fields and shops to the public as part of Alberta Open Farm Days. Over 30 farms in Southern Alberta alone, with 8 in the Lethbridge area, will be offering tours and events. You can check out what farms are open in your area on their website http://www.albertafarmdays.com/ and plan your route.

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intelligentYQL Code-a-thon

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Are you interested in coding? open data? pitching an app, website or software idea? Join intelligentYQL at their first code-a-thon hosted at tecconnect April 14-16, 2016 Follow the link below for more information and to register: code-a-thon

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