An extravaganza of innovation, big business, earnestness, and not an insignificant dose of hype once more arrived at the landmark Vancouver Convention Centre this week.
As the BC Tech Summit came to town, the province heads into an election season. It was, therefore, no surprise that Liberal Premier Christy Clark, representatives from the City of Vancouver, and government-affiliated partners like BC Hydro literally took up a bit more of centre stage in various panels and talks.
It’s one thing for west coasters to pat each other on the back. The real fun comes from bringing the world stage to our stage.
There were promises to publicize. For instance, this one from Minister of Advanced Education Andrew Wilkinson: “We are investing in 1,000 additional new targeted seats timed to graduate by 2022, and these graduates will support innovation-driven industries and ensure that employers throughout our province have access to home-grown talent.”