Innovation Nation 2018 - Registration open!

The Centre for Surgical Invention & Innovation ( is hosting their annual outreach conference: Innovation Nation (  Admission is free!

Date: Sunday, January 21, 2018

Location: LiUNA Station, Hamilton

Register online to attend the conference here

Innovation Nation features talks from acclaimed innovators of various disciplines who will share their journey of discovery and vision of the future. Confirmed speakers to date: 

April KhademiDirector, Image Analysis in Medicine Lab (IAMLAB)

S. Blake RatcliffProject Manager HUNCH, NASA

BJ HardmanChairman and CEO, Sanarus Technologies

Carlos Lange, Founder, Institute for Space Science Exploration and Technology (ISSET)

Ian Heynan, Former VP & GM, Hologic Specialty Imaging Products Division 

Mars Settlement TeamSilver Medalist, NASA Ames Space Settlement Contest

Liam KaufmanCEO, WinterLight Labs

Melissa Marchese, Singer-Songwriter

Paul FulfordProduct Development Manager, Space Exploration Robotics and Automation, MDA

Pearl Sullivan, Dean of Engineering, University of Waterloo

Rob MacIsaacPresident, Hamilton Health Sciences

Gail GarlandCEO, Ontario Bioscience Innovation Organization

The conference will also include a student showcase, where exhibit space will be provided for science/tech projects of all types. The designs should be forward thinking, embody ideas that are both transformational and unique, have functionality demonstrating ease of use and a practical application in the real world. Exceptional exhibits will receive special recognition. The deadline to register for an exhibit is December 8, 2017. However, we encourage interested participants to register as soon as possible to reserve exhibition space.