Whether you’re earning a degree at a post-secondary institution or watching the news, how we share information is rapidly evolving. Discover how learning and skill-building is being reimagined for the next era of news, employment, and education.

Thursday, April 26

Transforming Education | 1:30pm – 2:00pm

The world is changing faster than ever. Advancements in technology are enabling a proliferation of innovation, which has a strong impact on the way we live. New careers are being created, while other careers are being automated. To successfully impact tomorrow’s world, we need to think differently about how we education the next generation of leaders, inventors, and problem solvers.
Navid Nathoo, The Knowledge Society

Friday, April 27

Interactive Experience Economy Panel | 9:15pm – 10:00pm

Consumers are increasingly choosing experiences and decentralizing creativity.  How will this drive learning and skills building in creative economies of the future?

Nina Czegledy
, Artist and Curator
Adriana Ieraci, Get Your Bot On!
Jonathan Moneta, MakeLab
Sujeevan Ratnasingham, LifeScanner
Moderated by Matt Humphreys, Diff

Media & Storytelling Panel | 1:45pm – 2:45pm

This panel will explore the challenges facing media outlets today and how best to adapt to the digital age, real time reporting in a social media age and innovation in the areas of journalism and engaging audiences.
Jason Maghanoy, NOW Magazine
Asmaa Malik, Ryerson School of Journalism
Andrew Lundy, The Canadian Press
Mackay Taggart, Global News
Moderated by Angela Misri, The Walrus Magazine

Saturday, April 28

Explorations in Artificial Intelligence Workshop | 10:00am – 2:00pm

Participants will build their own simple devices using basic electronic parts and craft materials using designs based on the Braitenberg Vehicles. They will observe how these devices interact with each other and watch how their simple behaviours are combined in a complex system. The devices will be taken out to the exhibit floor and creators can observe how the public interacts with it, listening to the language used to describe the device’s behaviour and watching the audience’s body language and gestures. Every participant will have a device to take home after the workshop.
Adriana Ieraci, Get Your Bot On! Robotics Community Presented in collaboration with with Leonardo’s 50th Anniversary.

J/E Bearing and Machine Ltd. Training Application | Fanshawe College

The Computer Numerical Control (CNC) machining operators at J/E Bearing and Machine Ltd. impact sectors like defense, agriculture, and food processing. With the ultimate goal to reduce down time and cost, and increase quality of production, Fanshawe is developing a web-based information framework that allows the operators to access critical training materials at their workstation via a tablet application. Based on test research, it is anticipated that this application will increase productivity by twenty-five percent.


LifeScanner, a conservation technology initiative that provides DNA based species identification tools to citizen scientists, schools, public watchdogs, and conservation agencies. LifeScanner’s seeks to effect change in the way people perceive biodiversity, increase the appreciation of living things in the environment, and amplify the human-environment interaction.
Learn how the science behind LifeScanner works and how the kits can be used in a variety of real-life applications, including education, smart city initiatives, and food fraud.

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