Digital Futures: Alberta 2017 continues to promote regional IT development


Digital Futures: Alberta 2017

March 16 @ 8:30 amMarch 17 @ 3:30 pm


Digital Futures: Alberta 2017 is the seventh Digital Futures symposium and the first to be held in Cochrane, Alberta.

2017 promises to be a busy year in broadband across Alberta. Provincially work continues on a diverse range of local and regional broadband projects, the new SuperNet 2.0 framework continues to take shape, and a new broadband toolkit for Albertans has been developed. At the same time Innovation, Science and Economic Development (ISED) will roll out its new $500 million “Connect to Innovate” program, while the CRTC has recently declared broadband a basic telecommunication service and will develop a new fund worth $750 million over five years.

How best to stay abreast of these developments – join the conversation at Van Horne Institute’s Digital Futures 2017 symposium this March in Cochrane, Alberta. Building on the momentum from both previous Digital Futures events and the wide range of broadband projects across the province, Digital Futures offers a forum that brings together community leaders, government officials, industry, academics and broadband champions to discuss important issues related to community, regional, rural and remote broadband.

This two day event, March 16 and 17, will cover all the bases and is an ideal venue for both those with experience in the broadband community of practice, and those new to the topic hoping to gain more knowledge and further discussions in their own community. The event will include presentations from both provincial and federal officials, panels providing municipal, regional and industry perspectives and sessions designed for those just orienting themselves to the topic or those interested in discussing emerging issues. The symposium will be held in the beautiful town of Cochrane at the Cochrane Ranche House. We look forward to seeing you in mid-March.