April 24, 2018 - Edmonton

The focus for AccelerateAB 2018 will be on Artificial Intelligence and the many possibilities it brings. Alberta is home to some of the world’s leading thinking, research and startups around A.I. We are also inviting distinguished guests from around the world.

A.I. is poised to transform the way we live and work – and the technology industry recognizes this. Join us as we explore breakthrough innovations, up-and-coming applications, and how companies are preparing for this shift.

What to Expect

Meaningful Advising

Selected startup companies from across Alberta will have the opportunity to participate in AccelerateAB’s startup advising sessions. It’s an opportunity for companies that have demonstrated traction to connect with experienced entrepreneurs who have been there, done that.


This is an opportunity for the selected startups to show off their stuff during the AccelerateAB Conference to angels, venture capital investors and influencers who can connect them with partners and customers.


High caliber speakers and local success stories are showcased at AccelerateAB.

In 2018, there will be topics ranging from go-to-market strategies, growth and exit strategies, and the always highly anticipated storytelling featuring lessons learned that will provide practical advice for entrepreneurs building companies in Alberta. Due to popular demand, the Startup Eff-Ups Panel is back! Standby for some valuable lessons learned by our startup community.


This is a highlight of AccelerateAB – an extremely valuable opportunity to meet new companies, and make strategic partnerships and connections across the province. There are many ways to connect at AccelerateAB from startup pitches at the conference, to the all-inclusive community reception, and the afterparty.

Who Attends

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Where is it?

Shaw Conference Centre (Hall D), 9797 Jasper Avenue, Edmonton, Alberta, Canada, T5J 1N9


Where to stay

Hotel Reservations

Should you require accommodation in Edmonton, please contact the Sutton Place Hotel directly to obtain the AccelerateAB preferred rate.


Hotel: Sutton Place Hotel,  10235 101 Street, Edmonton, AB T5J 3E9
Group Name: AccelerateAB
Group Code: ED180423A10
Group Link: https://www.suttonplace.com/hotels/sutton-place-hotel-edmonton-edm?adults=1&groupCode=ED180423A10
Phone to book: 1 866 378 8866
Rate: $129 per night, plus taxes

How to get there


Should you require transport to Edmonton, we have a preferred rate with Red Arrow to receive 10% off travel April 23 - April 25. 

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Coupon code: ACCELERATE18

Phone to book: 1 800 232 1958