About the Conference

The 2018 IC-IMPACTS Research Conference 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.


The conference will be held at:
The Fred Kaiser Building, Room 2020
The University of British Columbia
2332 Main Mall
Vancouver, BC  V6T 1Z4

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 Ferya Moayedi

Ponderosa Studios
2075 West Mall
Vancouver, BC  V6T 1Z4

View map of key conference locations and nearby parking lots.

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

Rooms & Suites On The Vancouver Campus


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


The 2018 IC-IMPACTS Research Conference is a great opportunity for students and HQP to network with like-minded innovation leaders. Students will have an opportunity to hear from HQP that are successfully working with industry and will also get a chance to network with researchers and other students from across Canada.

This year’s conference will feature activities focused on student research. Check back here for updates on these student activities!