September 23-27, 2024

Save the date for Life Sciences Week 2024!

The inaugural initiative in 2023 drew more than 1,000 people and featured more than 20 events across the province.

Interested in participating this year? Let us know how you’d like to participate in Life Sciences Week 2024:

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Life Sciences Week

Life Sciences Week is Alberta’s premier celebration and showcase of our burgeoning life sciences sector.

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Trailblazing groundbreaking discoveries & innovations

This week-long event stands as a testament to Alberta’s undeniable mark on global life sciences through the discoveries made here. From medical devices to pharmaceuticals and more, Life Sciences Week illuminates Alberta’s entrepreneurial spirit and contributions to the forefront of advancement.

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Celebrating achievements, diversity, and future potential

Life Sciences Week is a vibrant celebration of Alberta’s boundless potential. By spotlighting success stories, diverse perspectives, and forward-thinking initiatives, this series of events underscores the pivotal role of life sciences in shaping Alberta’s economic landscape and driving future prosperity.

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Fostering collaboration, networking, and showcases

This platform brings dynamic networking opportunities and captivating showcases of industry projects. Life Sciences Week not only celebrates our remarkable achievements, but also fosters meaningful connections and collaborations essential for propelling the sector’s growth and global competitiveness.

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Why celebrate?

Alberta is changing the world for the better

The life sciences sector has deep, wide-ranging impact. Knowledge and tools developed by our industry are relevant, valuable, and widely used in agriculture, resource management, health and wellness, technology, business… you name it, we contribute to it.  

Increasing economic diversification and resilience is a top priority for Alberta. The life sciences sector – steadily growing, and already one of Alberta’s leading industries – is essential to our province’s continued prosperity and quality of life.

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Schedule

Life Sciences Week will be held September 23 to 27, 2024. Take a look at last year’s schedule to get a sense of what’s to come!

Day 1

September 25

Life Sciences Week Kick-off Luncheon: A Conversation with Hon. Nate Glubish

To kick-off the week, API will bring together life sciences companies, government, economic development organizations, and others for a fireside chat with the Honourable Nate Glubish, Minister of Technology & Innovation in Alberta. Join us as we welcome the Minister for an important discussion about Alberta’s growing life sciences sector.

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11:30am – 1:30pm

Queen Elizabeth II Building
9820 107 Street Northwest Edmonton, AB T5K 1E7

ACRC Conference

ACRC 2023 Annual Conference: Capitalizing on Alberta’s Strengths in Clinical Research: Connecting Innovators, Expanding Frontiers, and Fostering Real-World Impact.

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8:00am – 7:30pm

Holiday Inn Conference Centre
4485 Gateway Blvd Edmonton, AB T6H 5C3

Day 2

September 26

Investment Announcement Event

We’re proud to be hosting an announcement event during Life Sciences Week! Join us on September 26th at Edmonton Global’s office to celebrate an exciting announcement for the Edmonton region. This is also a great chance to connect with those in the industry and network. A continental breakfast will be provided.

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8:00am – 9:30am

Edmonton Global
10020 100 St NW Suite 2205, Edmonton, AB T5J 0N5

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ACRC 2023 Annual Conference: Capitalizing on Alberta’s Strengths in Clinical Research: Connecting Innovators, Expanding Frontiers, and Fostering Real-World Impact.

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8:00am – 4:00pm

Holiday Inn Conference Centre
4485 Gateway Blvd Edmonton, AB T6H 5C3

Gilead Tour

Join us for a tour of the Gilead Alberta facility! With 370 highly trained scientists and technical personnel, the Edmonton-based team manufactures active pharmaceutical ingredients and provides technology transfer and support to commercial manufacturing partners from around the world.

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10:30am – 12:30pm

Gilead East
Main campus
1021 Hayter Road, NW Edmonton, AB T6S 1A1

Centre for Advanced Medical Simulation (CAMS) Tours

Join the CAMS team for a tour of our state-of-the-art 6000 sq foot simulation centre, showcasing our incredible immersive simulation capabilities for companies requiring formative usability testing for both physical and digital medical innovations.

With 9 simulation theatres, including a 360°
extended reality theatre, it will be sure to blow you away. Guests are welcome to join a tour group anytime between 3:30pm and 5:00 p.m. To learn more, please visit Centre for Advanced Medical Simulation- NAIT.

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3:30pm – 5:00pm

Feltham Centre (CAT)
11763 106 St, Edmonton, AB
T5G 2R1

Health Innovators’ Forum

Health Innovation Hub invites you to an evening of discussion and networking, focusing on the crucial role of advanced education and talent development in the life sciences sector.

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5:30pm – 7:30pm

Enterprise Square
10230 Jasper Avenue Edmonton, AB T5J 4P6

Day 3

September 27

Community Coffee

Grab your favourite coffee mug and join us for a special Life Sciences Week edition of engaging conversations, laughter, and a welcoming environment.

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9:00am – 11:00am

Edmonton Unlimited Cafe
10107 Jasper Ave
Edmonton, AB T5J 1W8

Biohubx Open House

Biohubx is holding an Open House on September 27! Come visit the facility to meet and network with Biohubx’s innovative ventures. Tours will run every 30 minutes starting at 10:00am.

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10:00am – 1:00pm

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105-32 Royal Vista Dr NW, Calgary, AB T3R 0H9

Life Sciences Over Lunch: Entrepreneurs Growing Tech Companies in Alberta – Meeting Talent Needs

Join this Panel of Alberta’s Award-winning Life Sciences Companies and hear how they are growing in Alberta, effectively addressing their Talent needs through collaborations, grants, and new programs.

This Business-Networking event provides an opportunity to connect, collaborate, and share insights, fostering growth and innovation within the community.

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12:00pm – 2:00pm

Advanced Technology Centre, Edmonton Research Park – 9650-20Ave NW

BOMEX Edmonton 2023: Supporting the Life Sciences Tenant

BOMEX 2023 is bringing together the best in commercial real estate to Edmonton in 2023.

Supporting the Life Sciences Tenant is a panel with a life sciences company, an incubator operator, and a commercial real estate professional focused on these and other key topics from conversions and renovations to tenant retention and costing.

Andrew MacIsaac, CEO of API, will be moderating this conversation with Verity Olsen and Randal Froebelius. 

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2:30pm – 3:30pm

Mark Messier Room
JW Marriott ICE District
10344 102 St NW, Edmonton, AB T5J 0K9

Airport City Sustainability Campus Presentation and Tour

Join Edmonton International Airport for a presentation and guided tour, showcasing the development and supply chain work with a highlight on the pharma & biopharma sectors.

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3:00pm – 5:00pm

YEG Airport

Life Sciences Industry Night

Mix and mingle with others in the biotech space, learn more about the industry, and hear from founders in the Calgary ecosystem as they share their stories of learning, success, and challenges.

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4:00pm – 6:00pm

Life Sciences Innovation Hub
3655 36 Street NW, Calgary, AB T2L 1Y8

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A special Startup TNT Happy Hour to bring together life science entrepreneurs & investors!

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6:00pm – 10:00pm

Red Star
10534 Jasper Ave, Edmonton, AB T5J 2A3

Day 4

September 28

Breakfast Panel: Aging with Technology

Bringing together sector stakeholders, to showcase age-tech innovation, creating opportunities for project implementation.

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7:00am – 9:00am

Edmonton Unlimited Cafe
10107 Jasper Ave
Edmonton, AB T5J 1W8

Future Fields Facility Tour

What goes on in a fly biotech lab? Join the Future Fields team for a tour of our Edmonton headquarters and learn about how we make recombinant protein products for life science industries. This tour is open to all, but registration is limited!

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9:00am – 10:00am

11130 105 Ave NW, Edmonton AB T5H 0L5, Canada

CardiacCrash: Monica
A New Era in Saving Lives powered by Heart & Stroke

Join us for an interactive life saving experience and important discussion on how we’re rethinking CPR.

Watch the trailer here.

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10:00am – 11:30am

Edmonton Unlimited
10107 Jasper Ave
Edmonton, AB T5J 1W8

Health and Life Sciences Showcase and Awards Dinner

BioAlberta will host the annual Health and Life Sciences Showcase; this year will be an extra special event as we celebrate BioAlberta’s 25th anniversary and achievements in life sciences, and look forward to the incredibly bright future for life sciences in Alberta.

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1:00pm – 9:00pm

Fairmont Hotel Macdonald

10065 100 Street Northwest Edmonton, AB T5J 0N6

Bridging Design and Decision Making: Demystifying the process to better align public health priorities with innovative solutions

Join us as we host a panel of leaders providing public sector and industry perspectives in health care! This dialogue aims to demystify the decision-making processes and priorities for both sectors.

Pre-registration is not required.

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1:00pm – 3:00pm

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Nanostics ClarityDX Prostate Launch

Nanostics will officially launch ClarityDX Prostate in Alberta- a new test that substantially improves the prediction of clinically significant prostate cancer.

Join us as we celebrate this significant achievement!

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4:00pm – 4:40pm

Edmonton Global Office, Telus House, 10020 100 St NW, Edmonton, Alberta, Suite 2205

LBG Connects

A private event to connect Alberta investors and highlight select Alberta startups.

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4:00pm – 6:00pm

Thin Air Labs
Suite 202 – 838 11 Ave SW, Calgary, AB

Day 5

September 29

SMART Network Labs Tour

Come and check out our unparalleled network of world-class experts and specialized equipment. Find out how we provide entrepreneurs with the brightest minds and most advanced technologies available.

This tour will explore SMART Network’s 4 main core labs:

  • Device development & Biological Testing
  • Sensorimotor Integration & Machine Learning
  • Rehabilitation Innovations
  • Robotics & Virtual Reality 
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10:00am – 12:00pm

Katz Building
87 Avenue & 114 Street
Edmonton, AB T6G 2T9

Life Sciences Week Wrap-up Celebration

As we wrap up our inaugural Life Sciences Week, let’s celebrate on a high note by showcasing the vibrancy of the life sciences ecosystem in Alberta at a global level, driving awareness and potential investment opportunities.

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4:30pm – 8:45pm

Enterprise Square
10230 Jasper Avenue Edmonton, AB T5J 4P6