We want your input for the 2021 OSPE Engineering Conference!

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OSPE is in the process of planning the first annual Engineering Conference to take place in spring of 2021. This full-day event will bring OSPE’s engineering community together with industry, academia and government to present and discuss the latest opportunities, challenges and innovations in engineering, and what must be done in Ontario and Canada to collaborate and share knowledge to ensure our country’s engineers, businesses and post-secondary institutions remain competitive.  

The conference will also offer OSPE members and non-members an opportunity to enhance their business, communications and personal branding skills through professional development sessions specifically catered to engineers.  

Before setting the agenda, OSPE wants to hear from you – what topics do you want to see covered at the first annual Engineering Conference? Please be as specific as possible (please see a list of potential topics and ideas below as examples).  

  1. What would you like to see in terms of presentations and discussions regarding the future of engineering in Ontario?  
  2. What sessions would be beneficial for you in terms of career services or professional development? 
  3. If YOU could present an idea for discussion or participate on a panel at the Ontario Engineering Conference, what topic would you discuss? Who else should be involved?  

Potential topics  

Sustainability  

Energy – Smart Grids, Nuclear Power, Electricity, Hydrogen TechnologiesInfrastructure – Transit, Transportation, Electric, Connected and Autonomous Vehicles, Housing, Smart CitiesEnvironment – Climate Change, Water & Wastewater, Flooding, Green and Natural Infrastructure, Mining  

Research and Innovation 

Artificial IntelligenceAdvanced ManufacturingCyber SecurityAerospaceTech Start UpsEngineering Entrepreneurship, Product Commercialization, RoboticsWireless Communications and 5G NetworksBiomedicalNanotechnologyQuantum Technologies  

Diversity & Inclusion 

Supporting International Engineering Graduates (IEGs), Working with Indigenous Communities, Women in EngineeringIntersectionalityLGBTQ2+ issues   

Career Services & Professional Development  

Leadership & ManagementBusiness CommunicationsPersonal BrandingSector-Specific  

Advocacy  

Compensation and employment opportunities in engineeringModernizing post-secondary engineering curriculumLicensure  

Leave your suggestions in the comments below OR email info@ospe.on.ca with ‘Conference Ideas’ in the subject. We can’t wait to hear from you!   

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