Idea Exchange

Join us in Calgary and around North America to explore ideas that challenge our perceptions and push boundaries! 

Exploring Big Ideas

Every great idea starts with a question.

And every great question unveils an answer that sparks action.

Come discover the big questions and answers that have propelled UCalgary researchers to explore groundbreaking ideas that will transform how we live, work and play.

Discovering New Ideas

Watch for our 2019 Idea Exchange topics to be announced soon.


Topics we explored in 2018 included:

  • the ways in which we’re outsmarting cancer;
  • what the future of energy looks like;
  • how augmented intelligence is revolutionizing medicine;
  • why the brain is the key to healthy aging; and
  • how we’re improving concussion prevention and treatment in young athletes.

Join Us in a City Near You!

Watch for us to announce our 2019 Idea Exchange Tour locations soon.

Our 2018 tour included stops in:


  • New York
  • Washington, D.C.
  • Houston
  • Toronto 
  • Ottawa
  • Vancouver
  • San Francisco
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