STEMfest 2018

Between November 5 and 9, 2018, 600 grade 7 and 8 students from across the province will participate in hands-on, inquiry-based, career-related STEAM workshops in Halifax.

All workshops will be developed in conjunction with Nova Scotia Department of Education and Early Childhood Development consultants and will be facilitated by industry leaders, academics in related fields, and educators. STEMFest 2018 will increase awareness of and spark curiosity in STEAM-related careers, particularly those that are unique to the Nova Scotia context.

Teachers accompanying their grade 7 and 8 students, will participate in relevant professional learning.


Community Interest




Various, including Dalhousie

Additional Information

Science Slam

Get ready for science slam, Halifax’s most epic science showdown. Watch as scientists share their science topic and battle it out for the ultimate prize of Science Slam Champion. Join us on November 6 at the Halifax Convention Centre. Register online today through:

Science Communications Workshop

Jay Ingram and Mary Anne Moser, widely known as pioneers of science communication workshops, will present this one day workshop on November 3 and 4 at the Halifax Convention Centre. Beakerhead science communications programs help you bust through real or perceived barriers that may be keeping your science stories secret! Whether you are interested in science or communications, this day-long experience will open your eyes to ways to engage new audiences. Register online today through:

Industry Conference

Join us on November 7 at the Halifax Convention Centre for the STEMFest Industry Conference, designed to drive your digital advantage! This STEM-filled day will feature various presentations, networking opportunities, and keynotes from Dr. Corinna Lathan and Steven Woods. Register online today through:

Can We Live 200 Years? A Public Talk with Jay Ingram

Can we live 200 years? That question would have made no sense 25 years ago, but today is different. It is a crucial time for understand aging, and perhaps overcoming it. Join us on November 3 at the Halifax Convention Centre for a public talk on aging with Jay Ingram, former co-host of Daily Planet. Register online today through: