October 2017

Tour of D-Wave Quantum Computers

Organized by the Burnaby/New Westminster Branch

Status: Advanced registration is now closed or the event is sold out. For space availability, please contact [email protected] Thank you.
Date: Friday, October 27, 2017
Time: 4:00 PM–6:00 PM
Location: 3033 Beta Avenue, Burnaby, BC
Presenter: Zane Pfrimmer, P.Eng., Senior Mechanical Engineer
D-Wave Systems Inc.
Credit: 2 Informal Professional Development Hours (PDH)
Cost: $20.00 including GST
Contact: If you have questions, please contact [email protected]
Note: Attendees must sign a Non-Disclosure Agreement according to D-Wave Systems Inc. Please provide your full name and address when you register for this event. NDA Forms will be distributed to registered attendees upon their arrival for the tour.

Also, due to the extremely limited amount of spots available for this tour, guest registration in not availalbe. Thank you.
Please join the Burnaby/New Westminster Branch for a site tour of D-Wave Quantum Computers. D-Wave was founded in 1999 with the goal of making practical quantum computing a reality. For five years the company worked to gather intellectual property and ideas on how quantum computing might be accomplished. Unlike academic research projects, the focus was on how quantum computers could be designed, manufactured, and scaled.

Key insights about how such a system could be built led to the decision to utilize and advance superconducting technology as the basis of the quantum computer.

Today D-Wave is the recognized leader in the development, fabrication, and integration of superconducting quantum computers. The D-Wave systems are being used by world-class organizations and institutions including Lockheed-Martin, Google, NASA, and USC. D-Wave has been granted over 100 US patents and has published over 60 peer-reviewed papers in leading scientific journals.


  • 3:45 PM–4:00 PM: Registration
  • 4:00 PM–5:30 PM: D-WAVE Tour
  • 5:30 PM–6:00 PM: Closing


This tour is intended for members of Engineers and Geoscientists BC. Since this tour is limited to 16 people only, guest registrations are not available.

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