The 10th anniversary RBC Innovators’ Ball took place on November 7th, 2017. The event brought together over 500 business leaders for thought-provoking discussion on the future of science, medicine and technology.

Led by event co-chairs, Brett Marchand, Executive Chairman, Cossette and President & CEO of Vision 7 International, and Benjamin Smith, President, Passenger Airlines at Air Canada, the event netted a record over $600,000  for the Ontario Science Centre and its vital community access programs.

Guests learned how:

  • Kamran Khan MD MPH and his team at BlueDot are tackling the spread of global epidemics using artificial intelligence,
  • Brendan Frey PhD FRSC and Deep Genomics work using machine learning to unlock new treatments at the genetic level, and
  • Andrea Palmer has developed a wearable tech – Reveal, that monitors and supports those with developmental and neurological disorders in a revolutionary way.

New this year, the RBC Innovators’ Ball featured an eAuction with a selection of unique science-themed experiential packages offered this year, including:

  • A nine night educational journey for two to the Antarctic Peninsula, with a stay in the exclusive Owner’s Cabin and behind-the-scenes access to the Scientific Research Centre (weather and sea conditions permitting), donated by G Adventures and Air Canada
  • An exclusive exhilarating two-hour experience in Air Canada’s world-class full flight simulator - used to train pilots, donated by Air Canada
  • An out-of-this-world private dinner (for up to 8 people) with Canada’s first spacewalker, Commander Chris Hadfield, donated by Cmdr Chris Hadfield.

To learn more about the 2017 event, please click here to read our media release.