The core of our conference is and always will be “THE FUTURE OF HEALTH”. The specific 2018 theme is THE BRAIN-MACHINE CONNECTION.

INTERFACE Summit is the place to be to hear the world’s leading experts, innovators, disruptors and creative thinkers about the future of health. We’ve searched for the best, to give you diverse opinions, sudden insights and jaw-dropping moments.

Over the past six years nearly 150 speakers have shared their amazing stories in digital health, life sciences, genomics, design, nano technologies, wearables, consumer health, remote monitoring, home care for seniors, tele medicine, video games, heart and stroke innovation, cancer, crowd sourcing, social media in health, trade and investment, bio sensors, heartbeats and music, intelligent sexuality, yoga and wellness, empowered patients, VR and AR, and policy.

Check out 60 remarkable talks and highlights we recorded in the past six years on our Vimeo Pro Channel.

SPEAKERS INTERFACE 2018

Walter Greenleaf
Walter Greenleaf
Medical VR/AR Expert
Stanford Virtual Human Interaction Lab
Palo Alto
@waltergreenleaf
Tarrnie Williams
Tarrnie Williams
Co-Founder and CEO
Blueprint Reality
Vancouver
@tarrnie
Diane Gromala
Diane Gromala
Canada Research Chair
SFU Pain Lab
Surrey
@drgromala
Giuseppe Riva
Giuseppe Riva
President
Int’l Assn. of Cyber Psychology, Training and Rehabilitation (iACToR)
Milan
@librosnetwork
 
Sylvain Moreno
Sylvain Moreno
Head of Innovation
Kids Brain Health Network
Vancouver
@KidsBrainHealth
Philip Edgcumbe
Philip Edgcumbe
Medical Innovator
XPRIZE Alzheimer's Project
Vancouver
@Philip_Edgcumbe
Robert DiRaddo
Robert DiRaddo
Section Head
Simulation and Digital Health
National Research Centre
Boucherville
@NRC_CNRC @CNRC_NRC
Louise Turner
Louise Turner
CEO
INNOVATION Boulevard
Surrey
@InnovBlvd
 
Yoshua Bengio
Yoshua Bengio
Professor and Scientific Director
University of Montreal
Montreal Institute of Learning Algorithms
Montreal
Geordie Rose
Geordie Rose
Founder
Sanctuary.ai
Vancouver
@Sanctuary_AI
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Charla Pereira
Charla Pereira
Senior Designer
Microsoft HoloLens
Vancouver
@charlapereira
Ollie Rankin
Ollie Rankin
VR Creator & Storyteller
Pansensory Interactive
Vancouver
@Ollie_Rankin
 
Steve DiPaola
Steve DiPaola
Professor
School of Interactive Arts and Technology
Simon Fraser University
Surrey
Dr. Martin Dawes
Dr. Martin Dawes
Chief Science Officer & Founder
GenXys Health Care Systems
Vancouver
@MyGenXys
Debra Boeldt
Debra Boeldt
Program Manager
National Mental Health Innovation Center
University of Colorado Anschutz Medical Campus
Aurora
@CUAnschutz
Marc Saab
Marc Saab
Founder and Managing Director
BML Technology
Montreal
 
Danny Goel
Dr. Danny Goel
Co-founder & CEO
Precision OS Technology
Vancouver
@precision_os
Suzanne Grant
Suzanne Grant
Cofounder & CEO
iBIONICS
Ottawa / Melbourne
@SuzanneMGrant
Erik Kiss
Erik Kiss
CEO & Co-founder
Imaging Reality
Vancouver
 
Catherine Winckler
Catherine Winckler
Founder and CEO
Mindful Garden Digital Health
Vancouver
@GardenMindful
 
Natalie Dakers
Natalie Dakers
President & CEO
Accel-Rx Health Sciences Accelerator
Vancouver
@Accel-Rx
Rich Osborn
Rich Osborn
Managing Partner
TELUS Ventures
Vancouver
@TELUSHealth
Cameron Burke
Cameron Burke
Managing Director
Technology Sector
PwC Canada
Vancouver
@burkecpb
Kirk LaPointe
Kirk LaPointe
Editor in Chief
Business In Vancouver
Vancouver
@kirklapointe
 
Dr. Paul Keown
Dr. Paul Keown
CEO
Syreon Corporation
Vancouver / Budapest
 
Dr. Victoria Lee
Dr. Victoria Lee
VP Population Health
Chief Medical Officer
Fraser Health Authority
Surrey
@FraserHealth
Dr. Brendan Byrne
Dr. Brendan Byrne
Founder and Principal
FIRSTEP Innovations
Vancouver
@ByrneWolf
Roger Tam
Roger Tam
Associate Professor
UBC Radiology
Vancouver
@RogerTamPhD
 
Dr. Allison Sekuler
Dr. Allison Sekuler
VP Research
Baycrest Health Sciences
Managing Director
Centre for Aging + Brain Health Innovation
Toronto
@asek47
Garth Smith
Garth Smith
Director Industry Relations
Ontario Brain Institute
Toronto
@OntarioBrain
Andrea Palmer
Andrea Palmer
Co-founder and CEO
Awake Labs
Toronto
@AwakeLabs
Mark Thoburn
Mark Thoburn
Chief Design Officer
Mobio Interactive
Toronto/Shanghai
@mthoburn
 
Kevin Millar
Kevin Millar
SVP Creative & Medical Science
INVIVO Communications
Toronto
@INVIVOcom
Colin Giles
Colin Giles
Head of Animation
Vancouver Film School
Vancouver
@cartooncolin
Lukas-Karim Merhi
Lukas-Karim Merhi
Founder and CEO
Biointeractive Technologies
Vancouver/San Francisco
@BioIntTech
Geoff Hansen
Geoff Hansen
Managing Partner
Rocket Builders
Vancouver
@rocketbuilders
 
James Rout
James Rout
AVP Education Support & Innovation
BCIT
Burnaby
@bcit
Alan Goldman
Alan Goldman
Adjunct Research Associate
Emily Carr University of Art + Design
Vancouver
@EmilyCarrU
Patricia Debergue
Patricia Debergue
Senior Research Officer
NRC Simulation and Digital Health
Boucherville
 
Olivier Vincent
Olivier Vincent
President & GM
WeatherBug
San Francisco
@olivier1232
 
Allan Noordvyk
Allan Noordvyk
Executive Director of Research
CHANGE Healthcare
McKESSON Digital Imaging
Vancouver
@Change_HC
Maria Lantin
Maria Lantin
Director
Basically Good Media Lab
Emily Carr University for Art + Design
Vancouver
@drmarypop
Angela Robert
Angela Robert
CEO and Co-founder
Conquer Experience
Vancouver
@periopsim
Lee Brighton
Lee Brighton
Co-CEO
Virtro Entertainment
Vancouver
@VirtroGames
 
Dr. Teri Fisher
Dr. Teri Fisher
Founder and Host
Alexa in Canada
Vancouver
@terifisher
Rizwan Kheraj
Rizwan Kheraj
Industry Technology Advisor
Nat'l Research Council Canada
Industry Research Assist Program
Vancouver
@CNRC_NRC
Megan Griffith
Megan Griffith
Research Partnerships & Promotion
NSERC Pacific
Vancouver
@NSERC_CRSNG
Nancy Paris
Nancy Paris
Director
BCIT MAKE+
Burnaby
@BCIT
 
John McDonald
John McDonald
Principal
FIRSTEP Innovations
Vancouver
@firstepaha
Jonathan Agnew
Jonathan Agnew
Owner & Principal
Agnew & Associates Consulting
Vancouver
 
Braden York
Braden York
Commercial Insurance Broker
AON Risk Solutions
Vancouver
@York_Brayden