About the Conference

The 2019 IC-IMPACTS Research Conference in Vancouver will bring together leaders, entrepreneurs, and thinkers who are helping drive innovation across Canada, India, and the world. The conference will spotlight new technologies and approaches aiding in the growing demand for smart and clean economies.

The event will feature moderated panels and discussions on the shared goals of Canada and India’s Innovation agendas, how urban, rural, and First Nations communities can be better connected, investing in tomorrow’s students and companies, and more.

The event will also feature highlights from IC-IMPACTS research projects across Canada and India and how intersections from the Centre’s three core themes: Safe and Sustainable Infrastructure, Integrated Water Management, and Public Health.


Conference dates: June 20–21, 2019


The University of British Columbia, Vancouver, Canada


Registrants are welcome to stay at Ponderosa Studios at UBC and are eligible for a discounted reservation rate. To request a discount code, please email Ms. Ferya Moayedi. Please note that IC-IMPACTS is not able to provide any direct accommodation and travel support.

Ponderosa Studios
2075 West Mall
Vancouver, BC  V6T 1Z4

For more information about booking accommodations, please call 604-822-1000.


This year’s conference will feature speakers from academia and leading companies that are investing in tomorrow’s impacts, community representatives who are driving the growth of smart and clean communities, researchers and students who are developing innovative solutions, and more!


The 2019 IC-IMPACTS Research Conference in Vancouver is a great opportunity for students and HQP to network with like-minded innovation leaders. Students will have an opportunity to hear from HQP who are successfully working with industry and to get a chance to network with researchers and other students from across Canada.


IC-IMPACTS does not cover travel and accommodation costs associated with our research conference.  Registration is free and open to all researchers working on current IC-IMPACTS projects. If you are not currently working on a project but would still like to attend the conference, please contact our Event Coordinator, Ms. Ferya Moayedi, for further information.