Welcome to FEST
FEST is launching in Canada in April 2022, hosted by the Consulate General of Switzerland in Vancouver bringing together organizations and audiences from the fields of science, technology, arts, industry and community around Swiss-Canadian innovation.
Join us for a week-long series of dynamic events and showcases, educational and networking gatherings, and exchanges with influential leaders across sectors.
The Consulate General of Switzerland in Vancouver
The Consulate handles bilateral relations between Switzerland and Canada such as cooperation in economics, education, research, innovation, and cultural exchange.
Switzerland is home of some of the world's most significant science and technology. We have come together with trend-setting organizations to enrich its connection with Western Canada.
Switzerland and Canada share a long-standing tradition of research and innovation excellence. With their leading universities positioned almost identically in the key world university rankings, the constant push for new innovations naturally follows the two countries’ ambitions. Switzerland has in fact been on top of the Global Innovation Index for 10 years in a row and Canadian industry and government policies aim to move up in this ranking. In the province of British Columbia, higher education institutions have numerous agreements with their Swiss counterparts. Canada’s particle accelerator center TRIUMF, located in Vancouver, works very closely with CERN in Geneva and with its ATLAS experiment demonstrated its role as the keystone of Canada’s contribution to this multinational science endeavor. In the spirit of this science collaboration and the notion of the multilayered value that arts bring to science, we are planning the Swiss Innovation FEST Vancouver 2022.
APRIL 15-30, 2022
Registration is now open. Please note that each gathering has its own link to RSVP.
Wednesday April 20
Exhibition featuring behind the scenes photography at CERN by Andri Pol, followed by a panel discussion about the intersection of art and science.
Emily Carr University
Friday April 22
Keynote, panel and cocktail led by researchers on how we collaborate across Science, Technology, Engineering, Arts and Mathematics.
SENSE OF BEAUTY FILM SCREENING
Tuesday April 26
See The Sense of Beauty on the art behind the science at CERN, unveiling the mysteries behind scientific discovery through creative storytelling.
INSIDE CERN EXHIBITION
April 21-July 24
Swiss Photographer Andri Pol shares images and unique moments from behind the scenes at CERN, the world's largest science experiment.
New Media Gallery
June 4-August 14
A carefully curated group of multi-disciplinary artists from the Arts at CERN residency who use technology and moving images in their work.
Economy, Higher Education, Science & Technology Officer - Consulate General of Switzerland
SCOTT MALLORY, JR.
Founder, Director - ISM Arts & Culture
Arts & Culture Curator - TRIUMF
Faculty - Emily Carr University of Art + Design