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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.
In a statement released, the Cascadians Against Hate Coalition stated that it "does not promote, permit, or condone any behaviors or actions of a sexist, racist, derogatory, or discriminatory nature . . . Moreover, we outright condemn all hate groups, their actions and ideas, as they run contrary to the core Cascadian bioregional beliefs and tenets. These groups threaten to undermine the sacred relationship between biodiversity and nature, which is the crux of life."
In 2010, the Northwest region saw its first proposal for large-scale coal exports. Shortly after, a policy and research non-profit called Sightline started tracking the region's fossil fuel transportation. With the help of a wide span of communities, tribes and First Nations, environmental supporters, and many other organizations and individuals, nearly every proposed project by the coal, gas, and oil industries they opposed has been defeated.
CascadiaNow! is excited to share that the Seattle March for Science, one of CN's newest fiscally sponsored projects, was featured on the front page of the Seattle Times along with a picture of Cascadia Arts Collective members Erin Fox, Alan Sato and Eric Lobdell at work on the Resistance Rover, taking place at the Cascadia HQ (under construction).
A cross-boarder meeting for " The Emerging Cascadia Innovation Corridor Conference" was launched in Vancouver, British Columbia over the weekend of September 19th-21st. The conference brought together government and business leaders to explore the potential for partnerships in education, transportation, university research in a new example of cross-border collaboration.
In fun news, the prequel to the 2009 massive hit video game Mirror's Edge will take place in the futuristic city of Glass, the third largest city in the future nation of Cascadia with a population of nearly five million. The action adventure parkour style game will be set in three central districts, with players choosing from one of three factions the Conglomerate, the Runners, and the ominously-named Black November.