in HPC

– Digital Agriculture –

June 5 & 6, 2019

Wednesday, June 5th, 2019

Keynote Lecture: 7:00 PM

Griffin Lacey, NVIDIA

Limited Seating. Reception to follow.

Sponsor – Enterprise Machine Intelligence & Learning Initiative (EMILI)

Eckhardt Gramatté Hall
Centennial Hall
University of Winnipeg

Both events will be held at the same location.

Both events will be held at the same location.

Thursday, June 6th, 2019

Registration Commences: 7:30 AM

Conference Concludes: 4:30 PM CDT

Networking and cash bar will follow the Conference closing.

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Our Conference Fees are $50 this year. Registration is accomplished through a portal which has been established by ICTAM.

Student Registrations are also now open. Student fees are $25, or enter our poster contest for free registration! A special code will be provided for Student Registration. In order for students to receive this code, please advise us of your institution and your faculty advisor. Registration Codes provided will be single use only. Additionally, only 40 student registrants will be accepted. This is due to the limitation of sponsorship funding. After reaching the cut-off number, additional student registrations will continue to be welcome, however full fee payment will be required. For info on how to register as a student, check out the Student Registration Guidelines.

Student Poster Contest!

We are looking to host 10 student posters which incorporate the HPC theme. 3 prizes will be awarded. Additionally, all students entering the poster contest will also receive FREE admission to the conference! Posters will be displayed on the landing at Gramatté Hall. For info on how to enter, check out the Contest Guidelines

Manitoba’s Future in High Performance Computing – 2019 will have a focus on the application of HPC to agriculture. The rapidly expanding field of ‘digital ag’ is a critical growth area for Canada and Manitoba and involves the collection and processing of massive amounts of data, as well as the use of machine learning (ML), artificial intelligence (AI), and advanced computational methods which are available through HPC.

Our conference is being organized by the Manitoba Training and Research Consortium for High Performance Computing (MTRC-HPC), representing University of Winnipeg (UW), University of Manitoba (UM), Red River College (RRC), EnviroTREC, and Virtuistix Inc. This group has been working together for 4 years now with the goals to promote HPC methods and to train students, researchers, and industry partners

Last year we hosted the first Manitoba’s Future in High Performance Computing 2018, which turned out to be very successful. Following on from that success MTRC decided to organize a more focused conference this year.

This year’s theme (Digital Agriculture) is more specific. This more focused approach has to do with the research and related progress that has been made in the interim period in this area, in Manitoba.

Networking Conference with Industry, Academic and Government participants

Our conference’s approach this year will focus on the research and related progress that has been made in the area of Digital Ag over the past year, in Manitoba.

The target audience for this year’s conference is: 


  • Industry which is looking for HQP candidates for their special projects, with potential support from NSERC and MITACS,
  • Industry looking for information about how to implement or manage HPC and related hardware systems,
  • Industry looking to collaborate with other industry or academic partners in their upcoming projects.
  • Academic staff which are looking for research and collaboration opportunities with industry or other academic partners
  • Not For Profit Sector looking to support their industry sector with infrastructure opportunities
  • Genomics Researchers and related community which is looking to build their project base in Manitoba for upcoming Genome Canada competitions
  • Other NPO sector participants in the economic development area which are supporting HPC and various IT initiatives
  • Government organizations which are trying to understand how HPC may affect their research, their client base and their programming.

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