Events

Sep
30

EduHacks 2017 — Hackathon

Vancouver Convention Centre West Building, 1055 Canada Pl, Vancouver, BC

EduHacks is a 24-hour hackathon, where students will be invited to form teams based on mutual interest, with the goal of integrating technology into the design of exceptional learning experiences. Over 24 hours, participants will have a once in a lifetime opportunity to interact with designers, engineers, and entrepreneurs who have passion for using technology to redefine education, bringing together practical, hands-on experience with the chance to connect with other talented individuals. The winning team will receive a $10,000 cash prize.  The first 30 registrants under promo code SFUINNOVATESVIP will receive free admission. 

Saturday September 30, 2017, 10:00am to Sunday October 1, 2017, 6:00pm PDT

 

Oct
17

AGE-WELL’s 3rd Annual Conference | Benefiting Canada; Older Adults, Industry, Policy

Fairmont Winnipeg, Manitoba
Canada
CA

Join AGE-WELL in Winnipeg, MB for their third Annual Conference! AGE-WELL2017 will be held as a pre-conference event to the Canadian Association on Gerontology Annual Scientific and Educational Meeting.

AGE-WELL2017 will showcase a multi-disciplinary program of research and innovation from across the AGE-WELL network and provide a forum for networking and collaboration among AGE-WELL stakeholders. Presentations, discussions, networking and demonstration sessions are designed to maximize knowledge exchange. AGE-WELL2017 is open to the public and aims to provide something for everyone interested in technology and aging.

Registration starts in summer 2017.

Nov
23

President's Dream Colloquium on Women in Technology: Attracting, Retaining and Promoting Diverse Talent

A lecture series that starts on Sept. 14 and runs until Nov. 23, 2017.

“Diversity and unity are the two magical words that can make any project succeed.”
–Martine Rothblatt, Founder, chairperson, and CEO, Sirius Satellite Radio

The value of diverse teams is understood but solutions are still needed to ensure the participation of women and other under-represented groups.

However, increasing the participation of these groups in technology fields is a challenging societal problem — it is about changing our culture and how we see gender roles.

This lecture series aims to educate participants on the challenges and solutions that have been identified to improve diversity in hiring, retention, and promotion to leadership roles.

We invite you to join us in “Women in Technology: Attracting, Retaining and Promoting Diverse Talent” to explore strategies for advancing diversity in the technology sector, critically analyze the culture that has supported a foundation of inequality therein, and engage in multidisciplinary dialogue about the value of creating more space for women and other under-represented groups in technology.

Learn more and see the list of confirmed speakers, dates, times and locations.