Register now to attend the 4th Annual Cascadia Innovation Corridor Conference in Seattle, Washington on October 2-3, 2019.

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Now in its fourth year, 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. It’s your chance to engage with regional, national and international experts on how we can work together to strengthen Cascadia’s position as an international hub for innovation, spur job creation, and enhance our already high quality of life. The 2019 Cascadia Innovation Corridor Conference will:

– Showcase a vision for life in the Cascadia Corridor in 2035
– Celebrate the accomplishments of the Cascadia Steering Committee
– Offer opportunities to contribute to seven working groups

Those working on these initiatives and other innovative partnerships are committed to continuing to share best practices; enhance the region’s physical and intellectual infrastructure; create exciting new opportunities for young people in both countries; and bring the benefits of technology developments to underserved populations. The 2019 Cascadia Innovation Corridor Conference is an important step in that process.

To learn more about the Cascadia Innovation Corridor Initiative, please visit the Connect Cascadia website.


Harbour Air is offering 20% off flights for Cascadia Innovation Corridor Conference attendees!

Subject to availability, attendees will receive a 20% discount on goInternational and goInternational Saver fares for confirmed travel between Seattle and Vancouver between October 1-4, 2019.

To book your tickets, contact the Reservation Department directly by phone at 1.800.665.0212, by e-mail at or book online at using the coupon code ‘CASCADIA2019’. Attendees will need to present their conference registration upon check-in for their flight.

Please note that all rates are subject to tax and fees. This offer cannot be combined with any other offers or promotions or be paid by Airbucks or TurboBucks and cannot be applied to private charters. All schedules and location information can be accessed through our website at

If you’d like to get your organization visible with private and public sector leaders on both sides of the border, consider becoming a sponsor of this event. For more details, please email



How do I purchase my ticket?

Please register and complete payment through the Cascadia Innovation Conference registration section of this site. After completing your registration, you will receive a confirmation email and a receipt.

How do members of the press register?

If you are a member of the press, please contact to get registered.

Interested in sponsorship opportunities?

Sponsorships are available for both Canadian and US companies. For additional details, please contact

What is included in the event?

Your registration includes entry to all conference events on the agenda. Hotel accommodations are not included in your registration.

What is the agenda for the conference?

Full agenda will be released as we draw closer to the event. Continue to check back for details.

When does the conference start?

The conference main session will be held Thursday, Oct. 3rd. Registration will be open beginning at 7:30 am and presentations will begin at 8:30 am
A welcome reception will be held Wednesday, Oct. 2nd from 5 pm – 7 pm

When & where do I pick up my badge?

Registration will be located on the Mezzanine Level (2nd Floor) of The Westin Seattle and will be open on Wednesday, Oct. 2nd from 4 pm – 5 pm & Thursday, Oct. 3rd beginning at 7:30 am

How much does the event cost?


Is there a conference rate at the hotel?

Yes! We have secured a special rate for conference attendees at The Westin Seattle, where the event will take place. Book your room here.

How can I learn more about the Cascadia Innovation Corridor?

Visit the Connect Cascadia website to learn more.



2019 Conference Speakers Include:


– Brad Smith, President & Chief Legal Officer of Microsoft

– Susan Mullaney, President of Kaiser Permanente Health Plan of Washington

– Kevin McAllister, CEO of Boeing Commercial Airplanes

– Brad Tilden, CEO of Alaska Airlines & Chairman of the Board of Airlines for America

– Sue Paish, CEO of Canada’s Digital Technology Supercluster

– Lisa Brown, Director of Washington State Department of Commerce

– Marilyn Strickland, CEO of Seattle Metropolitan Chamber of Commerce

– John Cook, Co-Founder & Publisher of Geekwire

– Farhan Mohamed, Editor-in-Chief & Partner of Daily Hive

– Emily Parkhurst, Publisher & Market President of Puget Sound Business Journal


Additional speakers to be announced


2018 Cascadia Innovation Corridor Conference Materials

Regional leaders convened for the third annual Cascadia Innovation Corridor Conference, held in Vancouver, British Columbia on October 9-10, 2018. The conference built upon cross-border connections that have been developed over the previous two years. Highlights included: a Seattle to Vancouver seaplane service, ongoing feasibility studies of high-speed rail connecting Portland, Seattle and Vancouver, collaboration among polytechnic institutions throughout Cascadia, and the Cascadia Urban Analytics Cooperative.


     Press Release: Regional Leaders Convene to Strengthen Canadian and US Cross-Border Ties in Cascadia Innovation Corridor


     Agenda: 2018 Cascadia Innovation Corridor Conference


     2018 Conference Speakers


2017 Cascadia Innovation Corridor Conference Materials

The second annual Cascadia Innovation Corridor Conference was held in Seattle, Washington on September 12-13, 2017 with a growing list of partners including Microsoft, The BC Tech Association, The Business Council of British Columbia, The Washington Roundtable, The Seattle Chamber of Commerce and the Washington Tech Association.


     Agenda: 2017 Cascadia Innovation Corridor Conference


     Media Feature: Seattle Times


     Blog: Today in Technology: The border that has an arch instead of a wall


     Article: Students’ create something really incredible in broader aim to help two cross-border cities thrive together



2016 Emerging Cascadia Innovation Corridor Conference Materials

The Emerging Cascadia Innovation Corridor Conference held in Vancouver, British Columbia brought together business and government leaders to explore the potential for joint partnerships in education, transportation, university research, human capital and other areas over the weekend of September 19-21, 2016. The conference was jointly hosted by the Business Council of British Columbia, the Washington Roundtable and Microsoft Corp.

Leaders on both sides of the border acknowledged the opportunity to create a single interconnected region that could be more competitive in today’s global economy and took immediate action today to deepen relationships and strengthen partnerships.


     Press Release: New Regional Effort Aims to Establish Cascadia Innovation Corridor


     Working Paper: Cascadia High-Speed Rail Opportunity


    Province of British Columbia and Washington State Memorandum of Understanding


     News Release: Province of British Columbia


     News Release: Washington State


     Blog: An idea whose time has come: A new Cascadia Innovation Corridor connecting Vancouver and Seattle


     Blog: Next Generation Washington: Our perspective on this year’s state legislative agenda


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