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IDEA Speaker Series: Dr. Giovana Celli and Veronica Merryfield

Posted by Engineering Communications on March 6, 2020 in Events
The IDEA Speakers Series is presented by the Emera ideaHUB in partnership with the IDEA Sandbox and the Halifax Partnership
The IDEA Speakers Series is presented by the Emera ideaHUB in partnership with the IDEA Sandbox and the Halifax Partnership

Join us for the IDEA Speaker Series (register now) to learn from two inspiring keynotes who are innovative and resilient leaders. Through grit and determination, these pioneering engineers have catapulted their companies to new heights.

We're excited to welcome Dr. Giovana Celli and Veronica Merryfield to share their stories of innovation and success.

These 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. Harnessing the ability to operate in complexity and often challenging fields, these engineers saw barriers as temporary setbacks, and through creativity and positivity, have propelled their careers to success.

Date and Time

Friday, March 6, 2020
4:30 p.m - 5:30 pm (Hosted Networking Hour)
5:30 p.m - 7:30pm (IDEA Speaker Series)  


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


Please register for this event through Eventbrite.


Giovana Celli (PhD'16) is the Vice-President of Innovation & Quality at The Whole Coffee Company in Miami, Florida. Celli has developed "Nudge," an industry-leading brand using a proprietary technology that processes coffee beans into delicious consumer products.

Celli's coffee bars are also available in Dunkin' Donuts in the United States and have recently launched at Tim Hortons in Canada.

Veronica Merryfield is an international electronic and engineering leader with a BEng from the University of Portsmouth. As Chief Technology Officer for multiple companies around the globe, Merryfield's vision has resulted in products protected by issued patents. Passionate about giving back she is a dedicated advocate for marginalized communities.

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