January 31 - February 1
“At DisruptED19, work and education are brought together in a technology conference, unlike any other. As we race towards an unknown future and the world becomes increasingly tech driven, what changes are in store for industry, educators and students? What skills will be valued? How will we work together to adapt?
This conference engages a diverse group of disruptive thinkers including movers, shakers and policy makers. Together, we’ll explore the future of work. This ground breaking two-day conference will spark meaningful conversations about how to create a stronger, more successful future for youth, employees and employers, one that embraces technology as a tool for improvement.
Last year, over 700 industry leaders, educators and youth participated in the DisruptED conference. Exit surveys showed that over 90% of attendees would return to this informative and influential event.”
DisruptED Cyber Day will provide grade 7, 8 and 9 students with hands-on, fun-filled learning workshops led by education and industry experts to guide participants though the day’s activities to encourage STEM and cyber learning. It’s designed for students with limited technology experience and starts with a cyber security workshop where students will learn how to beat the bad guys and become Cyber Titans followed by a mini tech camp where students will use tools to build web pages, databases and networks that can be shared with classmates.
ICTC (Information and Communications Technology Council) will provide students with a hands-on interactive learning workshop in the form of a cyber defence competition where students will learn about the cyber security threats we are facing and the skills needed to safeguard our privacy and protect the integrity of Canadian companies and governments directly by learning in real-time the skills necessary to secure a network in a fun and interactive way.