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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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(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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