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THINK 2022 – Forging the Future

ORION’s THINK Conference will take place October 19 and 20, 2022. It will be a hybrid event, taking place in-person at the Design Exchange in Toronto, and will be fully accessible online for those who attend virtually.  

Our conference theme this year is Forging the Future. With 20 years of collaborative knowledge, experience and progress, the ORION community is well-positioned to build a stronger future together.  

We have many great speakers and sessions in the works that will highlight expertise and drive forward the conversation about the following for research, education and innovation:  

  • The future of collaboration – tools, trends and technologies  
  • The evolution of cybersecurity, why it matters now more than ever  
  • What it means to commit to equity, diversity, inclusion, and accessibility as a sector 
  • Building healthy and resilience work cultures  

Who will be there?

The THINK conference brings together over 250 decision-makers from Ontario’s research, education and innovation sectors including colleges, universities, school boards, hospitals, research, industry, cultural, municipal and advanced research computing facilities for insight into the future of Ontario’s innovation economy.   

The conference will attract attendees such as:  

  • CEOs from research, education, and innovation-sector organizations  
  • Technology leaders including CTOs, solution providers, and IT professionals  
  • Technology champions, including researchers, students, educators, librarians, policymakers, industry and innovation community leaders  
  • Academic faculty, post-doctoral fellows, and graduatestudents inthesciences, engineering, medicine,arts,andthehumanities
  • Advanced researchcomputing and big dataexperts
  • Policy decision-makers including seniorgovernmentofficials and fundingorganizations​ 

Previous THINK Conferences

Advance Ontario 2019 Conference

THINK 2018: Innovation Ecosystem

THINKOpen 2017 Conference

diTHINK 2016 Conference

2015 THINK Conference

2014 THINK Conference

2013 THINK Conference