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4th International

3 –10 November, 2018

STEMFest is a collection of conferences and events exploring social, industry and economic development throughout the world of STEM education and innovation.

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Science, Technology, Engineering and Mathematics Festival

STEMfest is driven by a myriad of organizations from industry, post-secondary, not-for-profit associations, and government, working together to promote the role STEM plays in the evolving worlds of education, innovation, trade, industry, and community. Join us at STEMfest 2018. This is an opportunity you don’t want to miss.

Youth Engagement

Between November 5 and 9, 2018, 600 grade 7 and 8 students from across the province will participate in hands-on, inquiry-based, career-related STEAM workshops in Halifax.

All workshops will be developed in conjunction with Nova Scotia Department of Education and Early Childhood Development consultants and will be facilitated by industry leaders, academics in related fields, and educators. We are thrilled to announce one of the workshops will build towards the creation of a collective art installation piece to be housed at the Halifax Convention Centre as a legacy feature.

STEMfest 2018 will increase awareness of and spark curiosity in STEAM-related careers, particularly those that are unique to the Nova Scotia context.

Teachers accompanying their grade 7 and 8 students, will participate in relevant professional learning.

Supported by:

Province of Nova Scotia

Post-Secondary

November 3 – 4, 2018

Science Communication Workshop

A science communication workshop open to all post-secondary students in Nova Scotia

The workshop will be presented by Jay Ingram and Mary Anne Mosher widely known as pioneers of science communication workshops.

Jay Ingram was co-host of Daily Planet, the hour-long prime-time science program on Discovery Channel, for 16 years and helped launch and design the show. Prior to that he hosted CBC’s Quirks and Quarks for 12 years, freelanced for CBC’s Morningside, and hosted two CBC radio documentary series. He was contributing editor to Owl magazine for five years, he wrote a weekly science column in The Toronto Star for 12 years, and currently writes a column for Canadian Wildlife.

Mary Anne Mosher has built a career where art, culture and science intersect. She has worked as a journalist, an award-winning designer and was the founding editor of the Banff Centre Press. She started the Banff Science Communications Program in 2005, Canada’s Iron Science Teacher competition in 2007 and was member of the start-up steering committee for the Science Media Centre of Canada in 2010. She is the editor of two books on science in society: Immersed in Technology (MIT Press 1995) and Science, She Loves Me (Banff Centre Press 2011).

Registration will open in September.

Supported by:
Province of Nova Scotia
Tuesday, November 5, 2018

Science Slam

Scheduled for the evening of Tuesday, November 5 at the Halifax Convention Centre, science slam is a scientific speaker session where presenters discuss their own scientific research work in a five minute period - in front of a non-expert audience. The focus lies on knowledge translation that teaches current science to a diverse audience in an entertaining way. Presentations will be judged by the audience.

This event will showcase scientists, researchers, and students as they battle to communicate science. Presenters will be selected from all walks of science. Judges will be a mashup of scientists from Nova Scotia’s top science institutions and volunteers from the general public.

Contestants can present on any science topic, but cannot use a projector or slides. They are judged not on their data and methods, but on their ability to communicate science in an engaging, entertaining, and concise way. This event will combine science communication and audience participation in an effective and engaging way.

Registration for this event opens in September.

Post-Secondary events were last updated:
June 28, 2018.

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Conference

The STEMfest conference will be held Wednesday November 7 at the Halifax Convention Centre.

This one day conference will feature keynote speakers and panelists who will share their vision of the importance and diversity of STEM. Presentations will focus on such topics as: Big Data and AI, design thinking and disruption, cyber-security and blockchain, smart cities and diversified workplaces.

This conference will showcase how STEM-related activities are economically relevant to business, government, and consumers, and integral to competition and growth for companies of all sectors.

This conference will focus on the business of STEM and all it can inspire. Approximately 200 senior decision-makers will come together for an opportunity to learn, collaborate, connect, and do business.

Conference presented by:

Partners:

Keynote Speakers

Steven

Steven Woods

Senior Engineering Director and site lead for Google’s primary Canadian engineering site in Kitchener-Waterloo, Google Canada

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Cori

Dr. Cori Lathan

Brain Scientist; Technology Pioneer;
Founder & CEO, AnthroTronix

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Schedule at a Glance

Coming soon.

Program

Coming soon.

Registration

Registration opens in September.

Public Events

Always being updated. Check back soon.

Tuesday, November 5, 2018

Science Slam

Scheduled for the evening of Tuesday, November 5 at the Halifax Convention Centre, science slam is a scientific speaker session where presenters discuss their own scientific research work in a five minute period - in front of a non-expert audience. The focus lies on knowledge translation that teaches current science to a diverse audience in an entertaining way. Presentations will be judged by the audience.

This event will showcase scientists, researchers, and students as they battle to communicate science. Presenters will be selected from all walks of science. Judges will be a mashup of scientists from Nova Scotia’s top science institutions and volunteers from the general public.

Contestants can present on any science topic, but cannot use a projector or slides. They are judged not on their data and methods, but on their ability to communicate science in an engaging, entertaining, and concise way. This event will combine science communication and audience participation in an effective and engaging way.

Registration for this event opens in September.

Friday, November 9, 2018

Dan MacLennan Memorial Lecture in Astronomy

The 2018 Dan MacLennan Memorial Lecture in Astronomy will be the fourth in the annual series of lectures that has featured Nobel prize winners. This lecture is endowed by the family of the late Dan MacLennan, a life-long learner and one-time Saint Mary's student.

STEM Fair

Call for exhibits coming soon.

Public events were last updated:
June 27, 2018.

Partner Events

Always being updated. Check back soon.

November 2-3, 2018

CAN-CWiC

November 7-8, 2018

BioPort Conference

November

Skills Canada Nova Scotia

Partner events were last updated:
June 27, 2018.

Partnership Opportunities

Our model for partnership is as unique as the program, and our goal is to connect with organizations and custom design an approach to sponsorship that puts your organization in front of the most relevant of our audiences. We would welcome a chance to talk about the program and a possible fit for your organization.

Partners

Call for Volunteers

The Call for Volunteers will be launched in September.

STEMfest 2018

Supported/represented by:

Dalhousie University Discovery Centre Digital Nova Scotia Engineers Nova Scotia Events East/Halifax Convention Centre Institute for Ocean Research Enterprise IOTA

Mount Saint Vincent University Nova Scotia Community College Nova Scotia Department of Education & Early Childhood Development Saint Mary's University Science Atlantic WISE Atlantic

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