Introducing the Algonquin College “DARE District”
The Ottawa technology sector continues to experience growth, and hard work is being done across the broader community to help ensure that growth is more sustainable than ever. As a case in point, we are pleased to have Doug Wotherspoon, Vice President of Innovation and Strategy at Algonquin College, join us on April 3rd as the TechTuesday guest speaker.
Doug is responsible for, among many things, providing oversight of the Applied Research, Innovation and Entrepreneurship agenda for the college, and helping embed entrepreneurial thinking in students, employees and the supporting community as well.
In keeping with his mandate, Doug is going to introduce the TechTuesday audience to one of the college’s most daring initiatives to date – the new Innovation, Entrepreneurship and Learning Centre being constructed at the college. The DARE District, as the Centre will be called, stands for Discovery, Applied Research and Entrepreneurship, and is a state-of-the-art $45M facility that is expected to open its doors later this year. As was said at the ground breaking ceremony, “This facility will help produce students that will turn ideas into solutions, solutions into jobs, and start-up companies into global investments.” It is a signal of the future for the region and the industries that will benefit.
We like the sound of that very much. And we hope you will join us to hear more. Please note, there is an important change of location for the event this month:
Date: Tuesday, April 3rd, 2018
Time: 5:00 PM – 8:30 PM
Location: The Newbridge Ballroom, Brookstreet Hotel, 525 Legget Drive, Kanata
Cost: No charge, including free parking at the hotel
5:00 – 5:30 PM: Arrival, Networking
5:30 – 6:15 PM: Pre-show cocktails and hors d’oeuvres
6:30 – 7:30 PM: Guest Presentation
7:30 – 8:30 PM: Post-show networking
Please register below by March 30th. Note again the location has changed for this month. There will be free parking, and signs in the hotel to direct you to the Ballroom.
The TechTuesday Team