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IDEA Speaker Series

Posted by Engineering Communications on November 25, 2019 in Events

Join us for the Iaunch of the IDEA Speaker Series, showcasing inspiring leaders in Nova Scotia.

We’re kicking off the inaugural event with three incredible keynote speakers: Chris Huskilson, Pat Ryan, and Dale Robertson. 

Our leaders are thinkers and problems solvers, with the power to innovate in times of rapid change. Their courage to take risks helped launch their inspiring careers, and paved the way for future leaders in Atlantic Canada. 

Date and Time

Monday, November 25, 2019
5:00pm-7:30pm AST


Richard Murray Design Building
Irving Oil Auditorium
5257 Morris Street
Halifax, NS


Please register for this event through our EventBrite page. Link:


Chris Huskilson, past CEO and president, Emera Inc., is a recognized trailblazer in the energy sector. During his close to 40-year career with Nova Scotia Power and Emera he helped position the company as an industry leader and innovator.

Pat Ryan (BEng'83), founder and president of Neocon International, was the strategic architect behind the automotive OEM design and manufacturing leader that services “Grade A” customers such as Honda, General Motors and Mercedes.

Dale Robertson (BEng'78), founder of Enerscan Engineering and Enerscan Consultants Ltd., is a pioneer in the use of plastics for hardware in the electricity distribution industry, and is internationally recognized as a leader in energy management.

About the IDEA Speaker Series

The IDEA Speaker Series showcases innovation leaders in the Nova Scotia community, exposing students, alumni, startups, and ecosystem partners to opportunities for growth in their careers, and the tools and inspiration to drive a culture of innovation in Atlantic Canada.

About the Emera ideaHUB

The Emera ideaHUB at Dalhousie University is an advanced incubator and maker-space that empowers the next generation of innovators, entrepreneurs, and start-ups. It is strengthening Atlantic Canada's innovation culture by building networks between universities, companies, governments, entrepreneurs and investors.

Event Partners

Emera ideaHUB, Dalhousie University Faculty of Engineering, Halifax Partnership, DALINNOVATES