Schedule

We’re looking forward to seeing you at E-Town in September. As the program is finalized we’ll be updating this page with specific times and speakers. In the interim, below is an overview of the schedule to get your juices flowing.

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THURSDAY

3-4 PM
EARNED MEDIA WORKSHOP: HOW TO GET YOUR STORY TOLD (must register)

Register for a special panel discussion, exclusive to E-Town attendees, on how to get media coverage for your business. Moderated by Capital Ideas, the panel features Mark Iype, city and business editor for the Edmonton Journal and Omar Mouallem, writer for Metro, Avenue and many other publications, with more panelists to be announced. To learn more and register, visit Capital Ideas’ event page.

4-5 PM
REGISTRATION

E-Town Festival registration will start in late afternoon. Enjoy this time mix and mingle before the opening keynote. (Hall D Foyer)

5-6:30 PM
OPENING & PETER DIAMANDIS KEYNOTE

Peter Diamandis, a brilliant innovator and entrepreneur, believes that rather than a future defined by growing scarcity and strife, the exponential development of technology is leading us into an age of ever-greater abundance. (Hall D)

6:30-8 PM
FOOD TRUCK FEAST

The party starts downstairs with delicious local food, drinks, local entertainment and the opportunity to connect and share ideas. Bring cash to purchase dinner from a yummy local food truck. (Assembly level patio)

8-9:30 PM
CONCERT: CHANTAL KREVIAZUK & RAINE MAIDA

One of Canada’s most influential musical couples, Chantal Kreviazuk, a two-time JUNO Award winner and Raine Maida,a four-time winner with Our Lady Peace, will be performing live at E-Town. They rarely play live together so this is truly a unique experience. Want to share this with your spouse or friend? We have a limited number of concert-only tickets available. (Halls A& B)

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FRIDAY

7-8 AM
NETWORKING BREAKFAST

Early bird gets the worm. Enjoy serendipitous encounters while sipping coffee and nourishing your body. Continental breakfast will be provided. 

8-11AM
WELCOME REMARKS AND MORNING KEYNOTES

Friday is packed full with fascinating keynotes that will open your eyes and challenge you to think differently. They’ll speak for 50 minutes followed by a short question and answer session. Bring your most thoughtful questions.

Tom Peters, the Red Bull of management thinking. Author.
Re-Imagine: Business Excellence in a Disruptive Age

Shane Koyczan, Spoken Word Poet
Two poems from his repertoire

Bob Nicholson, Vice-Chairman, Oilers Entertainment Group
One-on-one Interview

11 AM-12:30 PM
VENTURE TOWN BREAKOUT

Be prepared to be active, exchange ideas and get your hands dirty. In fact, we aim to nudge you out of your comfort zone – in a supportive environment. And that’s good. You cannot pursue great work and comfort simultaneously. Grab food and a beverage between activities. Lunch will be provided.

12:30-3 PM
AFTERNOON KEYNOTES

Hayley Wickenheiser, 4 time Olympic Gold Medalist
How To Stay Motivated Despite Being At The Top of What You Do

Estelle Metayer, President Competia and Trend-spotter
Business Interrupted: Making Smarter Decisions Using New Competitive & Strategic Intelligence

3-4:00 PM
VENTURE TOWN BREAKOUT

One last chance to explore and challenge yourself at Innovation Town.  Connect with three people during this time and ask them “what they’ve learned today and how they’re going to apply it.” Take it to the next level by having coffee in two weeks to share how you’re progressing.

CLOSING KEYNOTES

Shane Koyczan, Spoken Word Poet
A poem from his repertoire and the premiere of a commissioned poem.

Raine Maida, Singer, Songwriter and Founder of Our Lady Peace
The Creativity Gap: The importance of creativity in the modern age

Brad Ferguson, President and CEO Edmonton Economic Development
Where do we go from here?

“The comfort zone is the great enemy to creativity; moving beyond it necessitates intuition, which in turn configures new perspectives and conquers fears”. – Dan Steven