Based out of the University of Alberta, the Biorefining Conversions Network (BCN) is an initiative working to support the provincial bioindustry by facilitating multi-disciplinary industry/academic collaborations structured towards achieving commercializable outcomes. The Network includes researchers, industry partners, government and other bioindustrial stakeholders.

Funding and aligned support is provided by: 

5th Annual BCN Strategic Retreat2014 BCN Retreat

Retreat Program is now available for download

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Program Addendum: Bio for Dr. Jonathan Curtis

Silent Auction 

Thanks to our community supporters, we have secured many items for the silent auction to support the Bio-Industrial Leader of Tomorrow Scholarship & Endowment. Be sure to bring your cheque books to bid on some of these exciting items, including:

  • One night's accommodation at the Fairmont Banff Springs (Deluxe room)
  • One night's accommodation at the Fairmont Hotel Macdonald
  • Dell mouse, keyboard, speakers, and computer carry case combo
  • Two tickets to see One Man Two Guvnors at the Citadel Theatre
  • Four tickets to the Canadian Rodeo Finals
  • Many more...

Retreat Sponsors

We would like to thank all of our sponsors for making this retreat a high caliber event. With your help, we were able to attract senior level executives from internationally renowned businesses to speak at and partake in our annual networking event. Your contributions are highly appreciated. Please click on each logo and learn more about our supporters.

Alberta Innovates Bio Solutions          Government of Alberta

-----------------------------  Gold Sponsors  ----------------------------

Northern Alberta Institute of Technology                BioAlberta

Olds College

Genome Canada       Genome Alberta


----------------------------  Silver Sponsors  ---------------------------

City of Edmonton


Climate Change Emissions and Management Corporation     Alberta's Industrial Heartland Association

School of Energy & the Environment       NSERC

        University of Alberta, Faculty of ALES

University of Alberta, Faculty of Science      

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