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We invite you to join us May 8 to 10, 2019 at the CASC Annual Conference in Halifax, Nova Scotia.

CASC’s 17th Annual Conference is expected to welcome over 150 delegates from across our country. This three-day conference, hosted by the Discovery Centre , features pre-conference activities, engaging learning sessions, keynote speakers, and events that include a welcome reception, a trade-show and our National CASCADE Awards Gala. 

This year's CASC conference theme is Making Waves.

Figuratively, “making waves” is all about creating a lasting impression, having a resounding impact, and instigating change.

It is essential to innovation and without it, Science and Technology would simply not exist. 

Call For Nominations!


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3/10 Spaces Available


Featured Speakers

Thursday May 9, 2019

Panel Presentation


Hear from three local, groundbreaking, science professionals from different disciplines making waves of their own, facing challenges and providing opportunities within the region.

Erin Bertrand, PhD

Assistant Professor, NSERC Tier II CRC in Marine Microbial Proteomics, Department of Biology, Dalhousie University

George Palikaras, PhD 

Founder & CEO, Metamaterial Technologies Inc.

James Robar, PhD, FCCPM

Chief, Department of Medical Physics
Nova Scotia Health Authority

Professor, Department of Radiation Oncology Dalhousie University

Co-founder, Adaptiiv Medical Technologies

Friday May 10, 2019

Closing Keynote


Physician Surgeon & Citizen Scientist-Astronaut Candidate

For Dr. Shawna Pandya , life has just been one adventure after another, and she is just getting started. Armed with backgrounds in neuroscience, space, entrepreneurship and medicine, Shawna has led a life devoted to technology, innovation, social development and, of course, adventure!




Call for Submissions - Science Demo Showcase  

Do you have an awesome new science demonstration or an innovative twist on a classic that you would love to share?  Deadline to Submit: February 15, 2019

Join the Discovery Centre team on the evening of Wednesday, May 8, as they welcome conference delegates and guests to their NEW centre on the Halifax Waterfront.  

6 spots available!

The evening brings colleagues and friends together to kickstart what will be a dynamic two days of sharing, learning and networking. If you have a 4-8 minute demonstration that you would like to present live at the CASC 2019 Welcome Reception, please fill out this form

Pre & Post Conference Activities

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Conference Code of Conduct

CASC is committed to providing a safe, productive and welcoming environment for all conference participants and support staff and volunteers. All participants including, but not limited to, attendees, speakers, volunteers, exhibitors, CASC staff, service providers and others are expected to abide by this CASC Annual Conference Code of Conduct.

Thank you to our sponsors!

We are grateful to all CASC 2019 sponsors and thankful for their ongoing support.



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