Chris Hadfield, Summit & Smartsettle

On April 4, 2014, in partnership with the University of the Fraser Valley,  iCan Systems Inc. participated in a successful launch of Summit Negotiations Society. Canadian Astronaut and former commander of the International Space Station, Chris Hadfield inspired an audience in North Vancouver at the Centennial Theatre, which was packed out with more than 600 people. Hadfield said that huge conflicts existed that needed to be “smartly settled”, making reference to iCan’s gift to Summit of a world-wide license for non-profit use of the Smartsettle eNegotiation system. Summit will provide mediation and facilitation services using the Smartsettle online negotiation system. The University of the Fraser Valley was celebrating their own successful launch in 1974 with several 40th Anniversary events.

The common thread with all the parties was peacemaking and the desire to make the world a better place. Hadfield was presented with the World Peace Tartan by Founder Victor Spence and congratulated by Dr Ernest Thiessen (Smartsettle Inventor). This was the first formal presentation of the World Peace Tartan in Canada.  This is a prestigious award that has previously been given to the Dalai Lama and 7 other Nobel Peace Laureates.


Record of the Launch Event


Photos: Jason Brown, Revival Arts (www.rastudio.ca)


Recent Posts

See All

TEST DRIVE SMARTSETTLE ONE

UPDATE (Sept 19/17): This event is virtually identical to what we did for Cyberweek 2016 except that you will now be playing against a robot instead of a “Mechanical Turk”**, and there are now more ca

Test Drive Smartsettle ONE

Potato processing effluent discharging into Crystal River ———————— see story below UPDATE (Sept 19/17): This event is virtually identical to what we did for Cyberweek 2016 except that you will now be

Facilitative vs. Evaluative Mediation

Smartsettle Delivers the Best of both Worlds This article was inspired by a similarly titled article published on Feb 16, 2017 by Philip McMullan. Much of the content below is similar to what McMullan

HOW TO BUY

SUPPORT

COMPANY

© 2020 iCan Systems Inc. All rights reserved

Toll-free: 800-595-9840

200 – 8661 – 201 St - Langley, BC V2Y 0G9, Canada