October 23-24, 2017


Join alumni, students, faculty, staff and guests as we celebrate the Smith network in Alberta!

Celebrate Smith in Calgary

At Smith School of Business, we take great pride in our global community. This year is our 20th in Alberta – and we’re hosting a series of special events to mark the occasion.

On October 23rd, experience a full-day of education, featuring award-winning Smith School of Business faculty Elspeth Murray and Stephen Thomas and a lunchtime talk by Canadian Olympic speed skater, Denny Morrison.

On October 24th, join founders, investors and entrepreneurs to help us launch Queen’s Venture Network Calgary - the city's newest innovation hub. Build your network and be inspired by a fireside chat with a very special guest (details coming soon!).

These first two events are open to the public, so feel free to invite friends and colleagues.

Later that evening, all alumni are invited to raise a glass at Calgary's community brew pub, Trolley5, alongside Smith faculty, students and staff.

David Saunders

“Albertans make up an important part of the Smith global network – now numbering more than 22,000 alumni across 83 countries. As a former Calgarian, I very much appreciate the entrepreneurial and “can-do” attitude of the west, and welcome the strength of our alumni in Alberta."

David M. Saunders
Dean, Smith School of Business

Events at a Glance


  • October 23
  • 10:00am-2:30pm
  • 79 (half day) or 99 (full day)
    Includes lunch


  • October 24
  • 4:30pm-6:00pm
  • Complimentary


  • October 24
  • 6:00pm-8:30pm
  • Complimentary 
    Beer and wine at host bar


Join us in downtown Calgary for two lectures and lunch with a Canadian Olympian.

Be inspired


QVN Calgary will fuel innovation, collaboration and idea generation in Alberta.

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Enjoy an evening of networking over refreshments at Calgary’s hottest new community brew pub, Trolley5.

Raise a glass


Capacity is limited for each of these events. Don't miss out.

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