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HPCS 2012 & BCNET Conference – May 1 – 3, 2012

Canada’s Premier Technology Event for Higher Education and Research

Thank you to all the sponsors, speakers, staff, and delegates for helping make this year’s event a success!

More than 550 HPC experts and tech innovators gathered in Vancouver, BC for three days of workshops, demos, panels and presentations. Co-hosted by Compute Canada, WestGrid and BCNET, the HPCS 2012 & BCNET Conference was a great success and brought together a diverse audience from academic, industry, and government background.

Looking ahead to next year, HPCS 2013 will be held in Ottawa, ON and hosted by Compute Ontario (dates have yet to be confirmed). Stay tuned to the HPCS website for more details or email HPCS.

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Meet the Keynote Speakers

Leonard Brody
Leonard Brody has been called “a controversial leader of the new world order.” He is a highly respected entrepreneur, venture capitalist, bestselling author and a two-time Emmy nominated media visionary who has been through…Read More

Michael Wesch
Dubbed “the explainer” by Wired magazine, Michael Wesch is a cultural anthropologist  exploring the effects of new media on society and culture. After two years studying the implications of writing on a remote indigenous culture…Read More

John Towns, NCSA Director of the Distributed Cyberinfrastructure Program Office, provides leadership and direction in the support of an array of computational science and engineering research projects making use of advanced computing and data resources…Read More

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