THERE'S A JOB IN TECH FOR YOU!
For the third year in a row, Youth Innovation Day is full! We have over 2000 grade 10 – 12 students joining us on May 16th at the #BCTECH Summit and can’t wait. We know many more would love to hear from our presenters so for those that can’t join us in person on May 16th, you can still participate via live webcast with the link available on the homepage on the day of the event, and later on demand. For information for future years email firstname.lastname@example.org
Event Time: 7:30 AM - 8:30 AM
Event Time: 8:30 AM - 10:30 AM
Masters of Ceremonies | Sophie Lui, Global BC & Tomica Divic, BC Innovation Council
Welcoming Remarks | Honourable John Horgan, Premier of British Columbia
Canada IS an Innovation Economy | John Morris, Canadian Curler, Two-time Olympic Gold Medalist
Cultivating Creativity, Inspiring Invention | Brent Bushnell, Two Bit Circus
There has never been a better time to be a creative. The tools available to the curious creator are powerful and easy to use. As consumers move from passive to active participants there is massive opportunity to re-imagine entertainment, health & wellness, food & beverage, and learning. Like any capability, creativity and invention are skills that can be practiced and optimized. Brent will survey the approaches his company uses to stay creative and systematize the invention process.
The Unlikely Solution to Ocean Plastic | David Katz, Plastic Bank
Preventing ocean plastic could be humanity’s richest opportunity. The Plastic Bank is a worldwide chain of stores where everything from school tuition to cooking fuel and more is available for purchase in exchange for plastic garbage that is sorted, shredded and sold to brands who reuse “social plastic” in their products. Hear how we can solve the problem of ocean plastic pollution and end extreme poverty at the same time!
Event Time: 10:30 AM - 12:00 PM
YOUTH EXPLORE THE SUMMIT
- Search, Learn and Cheer! Ex. Hall Foyer: VEX Robotics Tournament; BCIT; Find Your Fit and Science Fair Foundation regional winning projects.
- Mentor Tables. “How do I get THAT Job?” Hall B: Meet the Mentors at tables in the Plenary Hall. with School’s Cool! Hall B: University Recruitment Tables
- Up, Up & Outside! More activations in the South and West Foyers and the Terrace on Level 1.
Event Time: 12:00 PM - 12:45 PM
Event Time: 12:45 PM - 1:15 PM
YELL Presentation and Pitches
Event Time: 1:15 PM - 1:50 PM
Find Opportunities: Be Bold
Event Time: 1:50 PM - 2:10 PM
Event Time: 2:10 PM - 2:25 PM
Be Brave, Be Resilient
Event Time: 2:25 PM - 2:40 PM
Be Your Best You
Event Time: 3:00 PM - 3:30 PM
Event Time: 3:30 PM - 3:45 PM
Students, Educators, and Youth Groups
Discounts for accommodations, airfare and ferries are available for student groups to attend Youth Innovation Day at the #BCTECH Summit.
· 20% off airfare thanks to Air Canada, the Official Canadian Airline for the #BCTECH Summit
· 50% off student fares through BC Ferries
· $30 per person room rates through UBC Housing
Interested parties should contact email@example.com to inquire.
Companies Seeking Talent
For organizations seeking the next generation of talent, Youth Innovation Day will offer a key opportunity to meet with, inspire and be inspired by youth ready to launch their career in technology. We know talent is on the minds of many organizations today; join us for Youth Innovation Day and let us bring tomorrow’s talent to you. Ask us how you can become more involved by contacting us at firstname.lastname@example.org