September 25th – 29th

From lab to life-changing, celebrating Alberta’s life sciences excellence

A series of events and communications efforts during this week will highlight the importance, achievements, and diversity of Alberta’s life sciences sector.

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Life Sciences Week 2023

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

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Groundbreaking discoveries
& innovations across a myriad of sectors

This week-long event serves as a testament to Alberta’s undeniable mark in the world of life sciences.

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Shining a spotlight on achievements, diversity, & future potential

We will demonstrate the significance of life sciences to Alberta’s economic future.

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Networking, celebrating, & showcasing industry
projects and initiatives

We will celebrate all of the incredible aspects of our province’s life sciences sector.

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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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Life Sciences Week will be held September 25th to 29th across a variety of locations.

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.


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

ACRC Conference

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


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

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

A special announcement at Edmonton Research Park with Technology Alberta

More information to come!

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12:00pm – 2:00pm

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. 


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

StartupTNT Happy HourLife Sciences Edition

More information to come!

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6:00pm – 10:00pm


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.


1:00pm – 3:00pm

Virtual via Zoom

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