This February, Quantum Days 2024 will convene Canada’s quantum community to discuss the latest discoveries at the forefront of quantum research, explore real-world applications, and engage with government and industry leaders driving quantum advancements across various sectors. This year’s event is hosted in the city of Calgary and runs from February 21 to 23.

On February 21, from 11:10am to 12:10pm, Blusson QMI Investigator Ziliang Ye will speak as part of a panel discussion on the role of quantum materials in the development of quantum science and technology. With Canada’s deep expertise in the fabrication and understanding of quantum materials, this panel will explore how this advantage can be leveraged to bolster the National Quantum Strategy and produce a broad impact now and into the future.

On February 22, from 2:30pm-3:30pm, Blusson QMI Investigator Joseph Salfi will be part of a quantum showcase session on the cutting-edge advancements, breakthroughs, and insights shaping Canada’s quantum landscape. 

A poster viewing session will follow the quantum showcase session on the same day from 5:00pm to 6:30pm – five students from UBC and Blusson QMI will compete in this year’s poster session. The Poster Prize Ceremony will take place on February 23 from 12:00pm to 12:15pm. The prizes will be presented by Mitacs CEO John Hepburn and Poster Session Chair Ziliang Ye.

A proud founding sponsor of Quantum Days, Blusson QMI has supported this year’s event as a Partner Sponsor and by taking part in the organizing committee through Blusson QMI Managing Director Paola Baca.

This year, Blusson QMI has the honour of having Investigator and Scientific Director of UBC Advanced Nanofabrication Facility Jeff Young and Director of Facilities (BC node) at Quantum Colaboratory Pinder Dosanjh attend the event as part of our group. 

Blusson QMI’s booth on the exhibition floor will provide an opportunity for networking and discussing collaborations with partners from across Canada’s quantum ecosystem. The booth will include Blusson QMI Managing Director Paola Baca, Quantum BC’s Bahiyyih Peters, and Blusson QMI’s Communications Manager Shahrzad (Zad) Abbasi. 

The vision for Quantum Days started in 2020 while the community was working from home during the pandemic and looking for creative ways to share and connect. A group of colleagues from across Canada gathered to make Quantum Days 2021 a reality. Over 1,000 participants joined online as we heard the latest advancements from researchers across the country and shared a vision and desire for a national quantum strategy in Canada. 

Quantum Days 2022 and 2023 continued to be held online and pushed the conversations, discussions, and opportunities forward while engagement increased each year. Quantum Days 2024 marks a significant milestone in this journey as the group hosts the very first in-person edition, coming together to foster deeper connections and forge new collaborations. The event is accessible virtually as well.

Ticket sales for Quantum Days 2024 will close on February 13 – to register, please click here.

Image courtesy of Quantum Days.