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where we blend art and technology to create a sensory experience like no other. These curated events are open to all attendees with a valid ticket. Don’t miss the opportunity to connect with fellow attendees and explore the cutting-edge fusion of creativity and innovation.

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Inventures Welcome Reception

Exhibition Hall CD & Pre-Function
Embark on a sensory journey where culinary arts and scientific innovation converge.  Be welcomed by our elegant floor-based acrobats and prepare for an evening of delicious surprises and engaging entertainment. Experience the magic of science in cuisine with our unique stations. Enjoy liquid nitrogen ice cream, balsamic pearls made with agar agar, and explore flavors enhanced by modern techniques like compression and curing. Each station also provides insights into the preparation methods behind these innovative dishes.  Entertainment and Activities include:  Silent Disco: Choose your tunes and dance freely at our silent disco featuring two dynamic DJs.  360 Photo Booth: Capture fun moments from every angle with the 360 photo booth sponsored by Event Combo.  EZRobotics Showcase: Check out the latest in technology with a 3D printed robot from EZRobotics.  Receive one free drink ticket to enjoy a refreshing cocktail of your choice.  Join us for an unforgettable evening of taste exploration and technological marvels, perfect for food lovers and tech enthusiasts alike.

Inventures Evening Reception

Exhibition Hall CDE & Pre-Function
Join us for an unforgettable evening reception on Day 2 of Inventures, featuring a harmonious blend of live music, innovative fashion, and gourmet street-style eats. As you step into the venue, be greeted by our majestic stilt walker, setting the stage for a night full of entertainment and indulgence. Prepare for a night of fun and flair, perfect for anyone looking to combine the excitement of a concert with the elegance of a fashion show and the taste of gourmet street food.  Entertainment and Activities include:  LED Fashion Show: Witness cutting-edge style at the LED fashion show, where dazzling lights meet high fashion in a spectacular runway display.  David Usher Acoustic Concert: Enjoy the soulful melodies of David Usher, performing live in an intimate acoustic setting.  360 Photo Booth: Immortalize your evening with dynamic snapshots from our 360 photo booth sponsored by Event Combo.  Sombilon: Experience the artistic ambiance that Sombilon brings to our pre-function space.  EZRobotics and Ameca: Explore the forefront of robotic innovation with displays from EZRobotics and the impressive Ameca robot.

Health Innovation Rooftop Rendezvous

Calgary Marriott Downtown Hotel Rooftop
Creative Collisions: This event brings together people from various sectors, facilitating networking and activating collaborations, partnerships, and knowledge exchange.   Exclusive Announcements: Preview Alberta Innovates’ new programs and emerging ecosystem technologies.   Awards Celebration: Enjoy the Alberta Innovates inaugural Digital Health Innovation Awards in recognition of the remarkable individuals and companies strengthening the digital health innovation landscape in Alberta.   PLUS: Prizes, Games and music curated by DJ BLKFT!   Register here (Max 300 attendees): NOTE: You must show proof of registration to gain entry.

Talent Meets Opportunity Mixer

A networking event where companies meet trainees from undergraduates to postdoctoral fellows in health, life sciences, and technology. This mixer is an excellent opportunity for networking and building Alberta’s innovation ecosystem.

InnoTech Cocktail Party

An exclusive gathering for industry professionals to connect and share insights.

Health Innovation Rooftop Rendezvous

A networking event featuring announcements of new programs, and the inaugural Digital Health Innovation Awards.

Women in Tech and Innovation Networking Event

An exclusive event designed to connect women and gender-diverse folks across tech and innovation sectors, fostering community and collaborative opportunities.

Water Innovation Forum

A forum for Alberta Innovates supported researchers and stakeholders to discuss advancements and planning in water management and policy.

International Delegation Networking Reception

This event offers a unique platform for attendees from diverse countries to connect, collaborate, and share insights.

Access to Exclusive Events: Due to the invitational nature of these events, details are available on request from the organizers. For more information or to inquire about participation opportunities, please email

Join us at Inventures 2024 and be part of the transformation, the connections, and the innovations that will shape our world.