qConnect 2024

We look forward to welcoming you on October 2-3, 2024 at the Telus Convention Centre.
 

qConnect 2023 stage

Connecting quantum creators + users 

qConnect 2024 is a unique two-day summit in Calgary that connects quantum creators with prospective users of their technology. Included within the programming, inspiring presenters and panels will explore potential applications of quantum technologies in health, energy and sustainable cities.

qConnect 2024 offers a dynamic platform for industry leaders, government representatives and stakeholders from around the world to converge and explore the transformative potential of quantum applications, while engaging with quantum creators whose technologies will disrupt - and improve - industries in the years ahead.

More Information

If you would like to discuss sponsorship opportunities for qConnect 2024, or if you have questions, please contact the team at hello.quantumcity@ucalgary.ca

qConnect 2024 Frequently Asked Questions

Additional information for you to make the most of qConnect 2024

qConnect 2024 will run Wednesday, October 2 and Thursday, October 3, 2024. 

Registration is currently $150. On Tuesday, May 21, it increases to $250. You can register here

The venue is the Calgary Telus Convention Centre, (CTCC) located at 136 8 Ave SE, Calgary, Alberta, Canada, T2G 0P3.  

The CTCC is approximately 20 km (12.2 miles) from the Calgary International Airport – about 25 minutes by car. There is paid parking onsite at the Convention Centre - Convention Centre Parkade (Lot 60) at 727 1 Street S.E. 
As an alternative to driving, the CTCC is easily reached by Calgary’s C-Train system and several major bus routes. For details, see Calgary Transit

qConnect is a unique two-day summit that connects quantum creators with prospective users of their technology. The focus is on quantum technology and how it can impact our world; the Summit does not focus on the quantum science behind the technology.  

 If you are quantum aware or quantum curious, you will find talks and speakers of interest. Included within the programming, inspiring presenters and panels will explore potential applications of quantum technologies in health, energy and sustainable cities.  

qConnect 2024 offers a dynamic platform for industry leaders, government representatives and stakeholders from around the world to converge and explore the transformative potential of quantum applications, while engaging with quantum creators whose technologies will disrupt - and improve - industries in the years ahead. 

The website will be updated as speakers and programming are confirmed. 

qConnect is a 1.5-day Summit with a range of programming that includes individual speakers, panels, fireside chat, and use-case Showcases. Check the Quantum City website regularly for updates on the schedule and speakers.  

Buffet breakfasts, refreshments at breaks and lunch will be provided as part of your registration fee.  

No. The Summit will be held in-person only. Time for networking is built into the schedule, which is best maximized by attending in person.  

Refunds are not available. However, you can transfer your registration to someone else in your organization. Please contact the Summit Producer to make arrangements. This must be done by 5 p.m. MT, Thursday, September 26, 2024. 

No. To ensure we have enough food for everyone, registration will close at 11:59 p.m. MT on Thursday, September 26, 2024, or on the date that we sell out, whichever comes first. 

If you have not yet registered, please note your requirements in the appropriate fields in the registration form. If something has changed since you registered, please email the Summit Producer to make arrangements as soon as possible and no later than Friday, September 20, 2024. The Telus Convention Centre is committed to providing an inclusive and accessible site for all participants. Read more about their commitment here.  

The Marriott Calgary Downtown is adjacent to the Telus Convention Centre. A block of discounted rooms ($249/night) is available on a first come, first served basis until Thursday, September 5, 2024. After that date, the rate cannot be guaranteed. Book directly with the Marriott Calgary Downtown qConnect 2024 hotel block here
Other nearby hotels include: 
The Hyatt Regency Calgary – linked to the Telus Convention Centre 
The Fairmont Palliser – also linked to the Telus Convention Centre 

We do need a few volunteers and are recruiting from within Quantum City’s Trainee Community (QCTC). Additional information on the community can be found here

Sponsors are important to us, and we would love to talk to you; please contact the Summit Producer to discuss sponsorship. We recommend sponsors confirm early to allow us to maximize your recognition opportunities while promoting the Summit. 

There will be a small exhibitor area, and companies will need to apply to participate. More details will be available on the qConnect website at a later date. 

Given qConnect 2024 is not an academic or scientific gathering, there is no poster session planned within the program.  

Policies are in place to ensure a safe, comfortable and productive Summit for all attendees. You can view the policies here

If we have not answered your question here, and you can’t find what you need elsewhere on the site, please contact the Summit Producer. Thank you for your interest in qConnect 2024: Connecting quantum creators + users. We look forward to connecting with you in October. 

qConnect 2024 Code of Conduct

Quantum City values the diversity of ideas, experiences and opinions reflected among participants. We are committed to providing a professional, friendly, safe and inclusive environment for all participants, regardless of age, gender, sexual orientation, disability, physical appearance, race, religion or any other characteristic. This code of conduct is in place to ensure we can come together collaboratively and respectfully. All attendees, speakers, sponsors and volunteers are expected to read and abide by this code. 

qConnect 2023 Address from Prime Minister Justin Trudeau

Government of Canada