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September 12-14, 2023
Edmonton Convention Centre
Alberta, Canada

Conference Speakers

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Wes Jickling

CEO and Vice President, Technology Development

Wes Jickling assumed the role of COSIA Chief Executive in August 2019 and became the Vice President, Technology Development and COSIA under the Pathways Alliance in May 2022.  Prior to joining COSIA, Wes was the Chief Executive Officer of Innovation Saskatchewan and Deputy Minister of Intergovernmental Affairs for Saskatchewan. Wes has held senior roles in corporate, government, and international organizations, including United Nations postings in Brazil, Swaziland, Ukraine and Sudan.


Wes was born and raised in Estevan, Saskatchewan. He and his wife Shelley have three children. He earned his master’s degree in Denmark and his bachelor’s degree from the University of Calgary.