Each university’s session includes a presentation and Q & A and is offered twice to better accommodate attendees varied schedules.

Each university will also have a booth available at all times for the duration of the event to chat with representatives and connect you to various resources.

Eastern time Pacific time Session
12:50 pm 9:50 am Opening Address
1:00 pm 10:00 am McGill University
1:30 pm 10:30 am McMaster University
2:00 pm 11:00 am University of Toronto
2:30 pm 11:30 am Queens University
3:00 pm 12:00 pm University of Waterloo
3:30 pm 12:30 pm University of British Columbia
4:00 pm 1:00 pm Keynote Address
4:30 pm 1:30 pm Student Panel
5:00 pm 2:00 pm McGill University
5:30 pm 2:30 pm McMaster University
6:00 pm 3:00 pm University of Toronto
6:30 pm 3:30 pm Queens University
7:00 pm 4:00 pm University of Waterloo
7:30 pm 4:30 pm University of British Columbia
8:00 pm 5:00 pm Closing Message

Keynote speaker

Joel Atwater, PhD, PEng
Dr Joel Atwater
Dr. Joel Atwater is an Engineer, Program Manager, and entrepreneur. Presently he leads portfolio management at Google Research, aligning the far-reaching set of initiatives that are advancing the state of the art in machine learning, AI, scalable computing infrastructure, and various other fields in computer science. Previous to Google Research, Joel spent five years at X, The Moonshot Factory (fka Google[x]) developing various technologies such as Makani (airborne wind), Tidal (aquaculture), and numerous other projects that are not yet public.

Before Alphabet, Joel founded HydroRun Technologies (underwater robotics) and Crosswind Power (airborne wind ), and was an Industrial Research Scholar at BC Hydro (electric utility). Joel has published scientific papers in the fields of energy policy, fluid mechanics, and environmental science; is an inventor on numerous patents; holds a Bachelor’s in Mechanical Engineering and a Master’s and PhD in Civil Engineering from UBC; and is a Professional Engineer (BC).