Vancouver Island Sustainable Technology Association (VISTA) is a registered non-profit society in British Columbia, Canada helping to represent Vancouver Island based technology students / academic leaders, investors, researchers, innovators and economic development teams focused on accelerating sustainable technology and initiatives.
The primary goal of VISTA is (but not limited to) the management, coordination and operation of the annual Vancouver Island Sustainable Technology Expo which rotates each year between Nanaimo, Greater Victoria and Campbell River.
VISTA Expo : By the Island - On the Island - For the Island, Region and Global Marketplace.
Vancouver Island, lying about 80 km off the coast from the city of Vancouver and about 100 miles north of Seattle, is the largest island in the Pacific east of New Zealand.
Home to the Capital of British Columbia, Vancouver Island’s vibrant technology sector is served by 3 universities and 2 multi-campus community colleges comprising of more than 50,000 students. For many years the island has focused on sustainability and the mix of university level research, government and private investment, commercialized innovation and deployed projects - including those by most of the 53 First Nations on Vancouver Island - is testimony to this.
Acknowledged more and more as engaging to help lead both west coast and national decision making Vancouver Island is planning its 4th annual full day Vancouver Island Sustainable Technology Expo.
The VISTA Expo aims to present some of the best sustainable technology talent, through panel discussions, poster-boards, booth exhibitors and stakeholders with island and regional experts in attendance.
A look back at VISTA Expo 2017
Tuesday, June 20th, 2017 | 8am - 5:30pm |
Campbell River, BC
- Exhibit Booth Set Up : 7:30-8:00 am
- Media, Sponsor-Support Recognition / Networking / Registration : 8-8:30am
- Opening Remarks, Dallas Smith - Keynote Address, First Nations / Mayor Andy Adams : 8:30 - 9:30am
- Expo Launch / Exhibit Trade Floor Opens
- Discussion Panel 1 - "Advancing Investment, Innovation and Collaboration " : 9:45-10:45am
- Workshop 1 : "Successful Launch and Deployment - Lessons Learned (so far !) " 10:50am
- Two Mid Day Panels (either side of a number of 3 min industry announcements ) :
- Discussion Panel 2- "Innovation and Sustainability in Aquaculture - the Vancouver Island know how " : 11 - Noon
- Discussion Panel 3 - "Providing Energy Today and Tomorrow - Established operators, today’s innovators assess Vancouver Island " : 1:00 - 2:00pm
- Two Afternoon Workshops : 2:30-3:30 pm
- Workshop 2 "Essentials for island student employment and retention" - Discussion by Island CEO's and Students
- Workshop 3 "Meet with VISTA"
- Discussion Panel 4 " Perspectives, Options / Opportunities and Projections - an Island and Regional Outline " : 3:45 - 4:45pm
- Sponsor - Exhibitor Appreciation, Acknowledgements, Announcements
- Expo Close - Networking : 5:00pm
VISTA Expo 2017
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VISTA Expo 2018 host location to be announced soon ! - tell us what you think !
VISTA Expo 2018 planning well underway for Nanaimo - updates soon !