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Catch Canada's Digital Wave

| Edmonton, Canada

Catch Canada’s Digital Wave - Workshops by GRAND in partnership with Wavefront & CDMN

Supported with Funding from Western Economic Diversification Canada “Building a stronger West for a strong Canada” 

Date: November 6, 2012
Time: 8:30 am – 4 pm
Fee: Free, pre-registration is required. Lunch will be provided.
Location: University of Alberta

Lister Centre - Maple Leaf Room
87 Avenue and 116 Street

Workshop Agenda 

8:30am – 8:45 am Networking & Early Morning Coffee

8:45am – 8:55am Welcome & Opening Remarks
Speaker: Mark Salopek, GRAND NCE

8:55am -9:10am Game Development Challenges and Solutions
Speaker: Duane Szafron, University of Alberta - Generating Game Scripts Using ScriptEase

9:15am – 9:30am Bridging the Gap between Ideas & Commercialization in Wireless and Mobile
Speaker: Richard Miller, WAVEFRONT, Canada’s NCE for accelerating wireless innovation and commercialization, Vancouver, B.C.

9:35am – 9:50 am OpenSim + VWs + Kinect and other natural human computer interaction techniques
Speaker: Azari Hossein, University of Alberta

9:55am – 10:10 am Programs and Incentives for Alberta-based Technology Companies
Speaker: Stacey Ohlmann, Alberta Innovates, Edmonton, Alberta

10:15am – 10:30am Augmented Reality and Building Management Systems
Speaker: Ioanis Nikolaidis, University of Alberta

10:35am – 10:45am Coffee Break

10:45am – 11:00am Augmented Reality – Industry Experience
Speaker: Norman Mendoza, Rocketfuel Games, Edmonton, Alberta

11:05am – 11:20am Surgical Education with Simulated and Virtual Training Environment.
Speaker: Bin Zheng, University of Alberta

11:25am – 11:40am MITACS Program
Speaker: Christine Gilles, MITACS, Alberta

11:45am – 12:00pm Virtual Reality Simulation for Health Care Training
Speaker: Michael Burden, University of Alberta

12:05pm – 12:35pm Luncheon and Networking

12:35pm – 12:50 pm Canada’s ICT Industry – Demand, Projections and Industry Programs
Speaker: Sandra Irobi, Information and Communications Technology Council (ICTC), Ottawa

12:55pm – 1:10 pm Digital Labour and New Media
Speaker: Toni Samek, University of Alberta

1:15pm – 1:30pm Acquiring and Negotiating Licence to University Research
Speaker: Jim Armstrong, TEC Edmonton, Edmonton

1:35pm – 1:50pm Canada’s Digital Media Network – Connecting people, programs and resources in digital media to create companies, jobs and wealth.
Speaker: Tony Niederer, Director, Digital Marketing and Communciations, Canada Digital Media Network

1:55pm – 2:10pm Advances in Haptics Technology – Haptic Notification System
Speaker: Diane Tam, University of British Columbia

2:15pm – 2:30pm Advances in 3D Stereoscopic Technologies
Speaker: Maria Lantin, Alan Goldman, Denise Quesnel, Emily Carr University, Vancouver, B.C.

2:35pm – 2:50pm Afternoon Coffee

2:55pm – 3:10 pm Free-viewpoint TV using IPTV
Speaker: Pierre Boulanger, University of Alberta

3:15pm – 3:30PM Current Research in Game Development
Speaker: Richard Zhao, University of Alberta