When is the 2022 Girls and STEAM Summit?
The 2022 Girls and STEAM Summit will be held at Science World on Saturday, November 5, 2022.
How long is the Summit?
The Summit will run from 8am–3:30pm and the Public Showcase (where women in STEAM roles will engage girls in exciting hands-on activities from different fields in STEAM) runs from 9:30am–5pm.
When are drop-off and pick-up times?
Drop-off is between 7:45am and 8:30am and staggered pick-up begins at 3:15pm. There will be three pick-up locations and these will be shared with parents and/or legal guardians during drop-off.
Please note: Science World will be open during the Summit. We open to Members at 9:30am and to the public at 10am.
Is parking free?
No, there won't be any free parking. Parking may be easier during drop-off as Science World won't be open to the public yet. However, finding a spot might be challenging during pick-up. If possible, please park elsewhere or use public transit.
Will a map of Science World be provided?
Yes, a printed map will be provided on the day of the event. You can also view the map online.
Will food be provided?
Yes, breakfast and lunch will be provided. Assorted snacks and beverages will also be available.
What if attendees have dietary restrictions?
A nut-free lunch with gluten-free and vegetarian options will be available. Please indicate any dietary restrictions and food allergies when registering for the event.
Can attendees bring lunch?
Yes. Please ensure that it is a nut-free lunch.
What will the day of the event look like?
The day will start off with a light breakfast and icebreaker activities, followed by three activity sessions (with a lunch provided in between). The day will end with a presentation and Q&A session with our keynote speaker.
What are the activities?
Attendees will experience three different activities throughout the day. The order of these activities is determined by the group they are assigned to.
Each attendee will get the opportunity to tour Science World, view the Public Showcase, interact with mentors, and participate in a facilitated workshop. Designing for the Future, Building Virtual Spaces, Examining the Physical World, and Exploring Machine Learning are this year's workshop themes.
They can choose their preferred workshops on the event registration form, and we will try to match them up with their interests.
What kind of clothing should attendees wear?
We recommend comfortable and weather-appropriate clothing and shoes.
What should attendees bring?
We encourage attendees to bring their own water bottles. But please leave your valuables at home. For bags and jackets, there will be a coat room, but this room will not be monitored. There are also a limited number of lockers available for $1.
Who should I contact in case of an emergency?
Please call 604-443-7440 if there is an emergency and you need to reach an attendee urgently.
How can I register?
This year, registration will be done using a lottery system to ensure that that the process is fair and equitable for all attendees. Registration will open at the beginning of October.
In a lottery system, when you click register, you will be prompted to join the waitlist; you will be added to a list of potential attendees from which we will randomly select 300 girls. Joining the waitlist does not guarantee a spot at the event.
If you’re entering multiple children, please add one entry for each child. (Please use your name and email address–the child’s information will be collected later).
If selected, you will receive an email from Eventbrite inviting you to claim your spot and complete registration. This must be completed for each child who is selected to register.
If you have any further questions or concerns, please contact us at [email protected].