Every year, Science Expo, a national student-run STEM non-profit, holds a conference that allows some of Canada's best and brightest youth to network with each other as well as prominent leaders in the fields of STEM and beyond.
Past Science Expo Conferences have included a diverse speakers, ranging from Dr. Brad Bass, co-recipient of the 2007 Nobel Peace Prize, and Dr. Steve Mann, the father of wearable computing and AR, Nicholas Schiefer, the winner of the Intel Foundation Young Scientist Award at the 2012 Intel ISEF, Joshua Liu, a member of The 2013 Next36 and the visionary of a med-tech start-up and many others, enriching workshops and engaging STEM exhibitions featuring STEM opporunities, organizations, competitions and more.
We are delighted to announce that our Science Expo Conference 2014: Blueprint is finally here and will be the most enriching and exciting conference to date. This year marks the fifth anniversary of our highly-anticipated conference, which will host 150 delegates from high schools all across the province for a day of education and inspiration. Students will be exposed to incredible STEM opportunities, participate in engaging workshops, and connect with both like-minded peers and accomplished speakers.
This year's theme is the evolution of science. Our goal is to bring youth back to the basics and show how technology has, essentially, become the "blueprint" in the various realms of the scientific world.
Here's a quick overview of the schedule:
|10:30||Keynote #1: Axel Guenther|
|11:30||Workshop Set #1|
|12:20||Workshop Set #2|
|1:00||Lunch Break + Exhibition|
|2:30||Keynote #2: Joshua Liu|
|3:20||National Geographic Delegate Challenge|
|4:10||Surprise Keynote #3|
This year, we will have several keynotes which will be announced each week! The first is Dr. Axel Guenther, a professor at the University of Toronto, and brilliant researcher!
We will also be featuring a series of workshops by UoIT, Maplesoft, Andy Thibodeau, and many more. Stay tuned for more updates! In the past, we've had these great organizations join us:
- Australian Science
- Canadian Young Scientist Journal
- Canadian Undergraduate Tech Conference
- DaVinci Engineering Enrichment Program (DEEP)
- Deep River Academy
- Engineers Without Borders
- Enrichment Studies Unit (Queen's University)
- Firefly: Toronto Brain Bee
- FIRST Robotics
- National Engineering Month
- National Geographic
- Perimeter Institute
- Shad Valley International
- Students On Ice
- TEDxYouth Toronto
- University of Ontario Institute of Technology (UOIT)
- University of Waterloo
- Waterloo Unlimited
- Waterloo-Wellington Science and Engineering Fair
- World Wildlife Fund Schools for a Living Planet
- Youth Science Canada
- Youth Summer Programs (YSP)
From the entire Science Expo team, we cannot wait to share Science Expo Conference 2014: Blueprint with you all.
When & Where
Science Expo is the largest student-run non-profit that connects high school students to the STEM community in Canada. We hail from Vancouver to Toronto, with a network of 100 active leaders reaching 120 high schools, representing a student body of over 60,000. Our three key programs: Conference, School Outreach, and Peer Mentorship, add value through transformational processes aimed to inspire, showcase opportunities, and to equip students with beyond-the-classroom learning.