The Cascadia Innovation Corridor Conference brings together business, academic, and government leaders from both sides of the border to explore new strategies for the region to come together, maximize our shared competitive advantages, and elevate our global economic position.
On October 2-3, 2019 at The Westin Seattle for the fourth annual Cascadia Innovation Corridor Conference commenced featuring the theme "Cascadia 2035: Inventing Tomorrow Together". The conference focused on the followingl:
- Showcasing a vision for life in the Cascadia Corridor in 2035
- Celebrating the accomplishments of the Cascadia Steering Committee
- Offered opportunities to contribute to eight working groups
The conference commenced with a keynote by Brad Smith, President of Microsoft and featured a panel of federal legislative representatives, including U.S. Congresswoman Suzan DelBene and U.S. Congressman Peter DeFazio, moderated by Lisa Brown, Director of WA State Department of Commerce. We heard from Brad Tilden, Chairman & CEO of Alaska Airlines and Chairman, Airlines for America about the future of mobility, and concluded with a panel of CEO's, including Kevin McAllister, CEO of Boeing Commercial Airplanes alongside Susan Mullaney, President of Kaiser Permanente Washington, and Dr. Ali Tehrani of Zymeworks, discussing leadership in the global community. The panel was moderated by Sue Paish, CEO of Canada's Digital Technology Supercluster.