Save the Date: OpenLivingLab Days 2016, 23-26 August 2016 in Montreal
We are pleased to announce that OpenLivingLab Days 2016 will take place from the 23rd to the 26th of August 2016 in Montreal Canada.
We are pleased to announce that OpenLivingLab Days 2016 will take place from the 23rd to the 26th of August 2016 in Montreal Canada. Organised by the ENoLL, the annual 4 day event includes interactive sessions, workshops, networking, lively discussion panels with excursions and off-site visits with the aim of giving the participants a wider insight about models, theories and technologies related to Living Labs. The hosts of the Montreal event will be Communautique and Concordia University, in collaboration with Tourisme Montreal, the Quartier de l’innovation, members of the Quebec Network of Living Labs and France Living Labs.
Montreal prides itself as a city of knowledge, and by hosting OpenLivingLab Days 2016 the city will demonstrate its collective ability to mobilize citizens for advancement of issues that are shaping our futures.
About our Hosts: Communautique and Concordia University
Communautique is a precursor for the arrival of Living Labs in Montreal, and has greatly contributed to the renown and advent of Fab Labs in Quebec. Communautique opened échoFab, the first Fab Lab in Canada, and co-developed the Fab Labs Québec network. Communautique is the initiator of the « Matière grise QI2025 » project, an ecosystem dedicated to the « silver economy», the economy by and for seniors.
Communautique has chosen to partner with members of the Ageing, Communication, Technologies (ACT) research network at Concordia University who are assisting Communautique with the organization of the event and providing space and infrastructure for this event, and contributing to the intellectual and creative development of activities. Concordia University, a visionary and progressive university dedicated to creativity and citizenship, is located in the heart of Montreal and is an ideal co-host for this event.
Olympic gold medalists. Oscar winners. Satellite Designers. Concordia University has them all. Creative. Diverse. Concordia pushes boundaries by crossing disciplines. Acclaimed fields include aerospace, nanotechnology, journalism, psychology, genomics, cinema, studio arts, finance and sustainable business. Bold, urban energy. 46,000 students in Montreal, North America’s most exciting city. Leading research, top teaching, engaged community — transformative experiences through flexible, friendly service. Celebrating 40 years in 2014, Concordia defines the next-generation university.
Much more information on the event can be found via the dedicated event website at www.openlivinglabdays.com