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Digital Youth Summit 150

4 October 2017 @ 8:30 am - 4:00 pm

Digital literacy skills are essential for all Canadians to make meaningful contributions as citizens and workers in the digital age. Young Canadians, in particular, need digital literacy skills to support their health and well-being, their understanding of the world around them, their future economic outcomes, and their ability to contribute to society in significant and meaningful ways.

Guided by the concept “Nothing about us, without us” for ensuring more meaningful involvement of students in any discussion involving them, the Information and Communications Technology Council (ICTC) and MediaSmarts. The Digital Youth Summit 150 aims to bring together students, industry leaders, and government representatives to learn from each other to increase dialogue across generations to support digital literacy pathways.

Invited guests will have an opportunity to brainstorm, share experiences, and participate in hands-on learning with industry and government. The day will provide a unique opportunity for students and future employers to participate directly together in activities designed to increase an understanding of their respective needs and challenges in the digital age.

By participating in the event, students will:

  • Network with industry and government leaders
  • Explore innovation/entrepreneurship/diversity
  • Discover, along with other students, companies, industry leaders, and government representatives, the needs of tomorrows workforce

By participating in the event, industry and government will:

  • Learn how you can support and attract students
  • Explore innovation/entrepreneurship/diversity
  • Create robust dialogues between youth, companies, industry, and government.

GET INVOLVED! SPONSOR TODAY! Take advantage of the many benefits of becoming a sponsor! For more information, contact Stephanie Wilson, Director of Strategic Outreach at s.wilson@ictc-ctic.ca

Interested in attending but did not receive an invitation? Please register for our waitlist here!

Event Program

8:30 am – 9:00 am: Arrivals

9:00 am: Morning Session Starts (High School Students)

12:00 pm: Lunch Ft. Keynote Speakers

1:00 pm: Afternoon Session Starts (Post-Secondary Students)

4:00 pm: Event Ends

Master of Ceremonies

Fahd Alhattab

Fahd is an entrepreneur, leadership youth speaker and creative fundraiser whose savvy skills have earned him the title of one of Canada’s Top 20 Under 20. From launching a camp for underprivileged youth and raising a total of more than half a million dollars for Ottawa charities, to speaking at National We Day in front of 16,000 youth, Fahd has already begun leaving an impressive footprint. While helping launch Hatch – an entrepreneurship center at Carleton University for students – Fahd completed his second term as the President of the Carleton University Students’ Association where he had a significantly positive impact on the community.

Speakers:

Victoria Lennox

Victoria is the co-founder and CEO of Startup Canada, a grassroots network of entrepreneurs working together to build an environment for entrepreneurship in Canada. She is recognized by the United Nations Development Programme and the European Union as one of the foremost experts in entrepreneurship education; ecosystem and program architecture, governance, development and implementation; and, in fuelling entrepreneurship movements and awareness campaigns.

She is the first Canadian and one of the youngest recipients of the Queen’s Award for Enterprise Promotion. As a student at the University of Oxford, Victoria won the award for having pioneered a grassroots youth entrepreneurship movement in the UK called NACUE. Today NACUE is central to the UK’s youth entrepreneurship ecosystem, supporting more than 55,000 higher education students and graduates across more than 100 institutions.

On the global stage, Victoria is a strong leader. As the catalyst for Startup Generation and host of Startup Nations, Victoria supports and mentors the development of youth enterprise organizations in more than 20 countries; provides advisory support to international organizations in the areas of entrepreneurship networks, education and policy development; and supports colleges and universities in enhancing their entrepreneurial activities. Countries around the world are also working to emulate Startup Canada’s methodologies and activities, viewing the organization, under Victoria’s leadership, as the best practice in fuelling entrepreneurship culture.

On the global stage, Victoria is a strong leader. As the catalyst for Startup Generation and host of Startup Nations, Victoria supports and mentors the development of youth enterprise organizations in more than 20 countries; provides advisory support to international organizations in the areas of entrepreneurship networks, education and policy development; and supports colleges and universities in enhancing their entrepreneurial activities. Countries around the world are also working to emulate Startup Canada’s methodologies and activities, viewing the organization, under Victoria’s leadership, as the best practice in fuelling entrepreneurship culture.

 

Scott Stirrett

Scott is the Executive Director and Founder of Venture for Canada, a not-for-profit that recruits, trains, and supports youth to work at Canadian startups, with the mission of fostering entrepreneurship. For the most recent cohort of Venture for Canada Fellows, 60 youth were selected from a pool of close to 2,300 applicants.

Previously, Scott worked on a cross-product client experience team at Goldman Sachs & Co. in New York City. He is a graduate of Georgetown University’s Edmund A. Walsh School Of Foreign Service. At Georgetown, he was a weekly columnist for The Hoya, Georgetown’s newspaper of record, and interned at The Council on Foreign Relations.

Scott has contributed to or been featured in The Globe and Mail, The National Post, The Canadian Broadcasting Corporation (CBC), The Washington Post, Forbes, and The Chronicle Herald.

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Details

Date:
4 October 2017
Time:
8:30 am - 4:00 pm
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Organizers

Information and Communication Technology Council (ICTC-CTIC)
MediaSmarts

Venue

Canadian Museum of Nature, Ottawa, ON
240 McLeod St
Ottawa, Ontario K2P 2R1
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Phone:
(613) 566-4700
Website:
http://nature.ca/en/home