Join us for Youth Expo 2020!

Our annual Youth Expo aims to connect and amplify the diverse voices of newcomer youth in Toronto. This year’s theme will be centered around STEM (Science, Technology, Engineering and Mathematics). We are hoping to introduce newcomer youths (14 – 29) to the exciting world of STEM through a day of hands-on workshops and inspirational speakers.

We have 3 breakout workshops that will be facilitated by Ryerson University, Ontario Tech, & Cryptochicks.

Agenda with workshops will be finalized shortly!

Register Below

Youth Expo Panelists

Elena Sinelnikova – Founder/CEO, CryptoChicks

Elena Sinelnikova had a stunning career in software development creating cool programs for governments and police force. Until she found out about the blockchain technology that changed her life and gave her the opportunity to start her own business venture. She is now the leader of the international organization CryptoChicks that brings blockchain technology knowledge to women and youth all over the world.

Michael Ye

17-year-old machine learning developer, exponential tech enthusiast, & entrepreneur currently working with a stealth education startup.

I founded my first SaaS business at age 14 where I learned coding, marketing, hiring a team, & PM. From that point on I knew I wanted to build a startup one day & change the world. Now I’m working on a stealth education startup. Learn more about my projects here:

On my free time, I run a YouTube channel where I share productivity hacks & challenge myself to get out of my comfort zone.

Vanessa Ironside – Engineering Outreach Coordinator, Ontario Tech University, Engineering Outreach

My name is Vanessa Ironside and I am one of the Engineering Outreach Coordinators at Ontario Tech University’s Engineering Outreach. I currently hold a Bachelor’s of Science in Human Biology and History and Philosophy of Science and a Masters of Education in Development Psychology at the Ontario Institute of Studies in Education at the University . This is my 6th year working within the realm of STEM Outreach, previously working at the University of Waterloo and the University of Toronto. In my role at the university, I run Teacher Professional Development and outreach programs for youth.I am passionate about making STEM Education accessible, inclusive and engaging to all students and preparing educators with the tools to implement innovative new teaching practices.