May 28, 2020: Online with colleagues, friends and family!
On Thursday, May 28, 2020, at 7 PM ET, join us for our first-ever Virtual CASCADE Awards ceremony. Together, we’ll celebrate the outstanding people, programs and exhibits from across the CASC network. We’ll have the opportunity for live discussions with friends and colleagues and we'll end the night with an upbeat musical performance.
We look forward to seeing representation from across our sector!
Best Program: Small Institution
Best Program: Large Institution
Best Exhibit or Show: Small Institution
Best Exhibit or Show: Large Institution
Making A Difference
Following the CASCADE Awards ceremony we'll break out into six (6) rooms, each one will feature a different topic with content experts. Upon registration, you'll have a chance to select which sessions you'd like to join.
Here are the topics for the evening:
Ethics of AI
Can you trust AI? Is AI fair? Who benefits? How young is too young to teach AI? Delve into all your questions about Artificial Intelligence with Andy Forest, Co-founder and Executive Director steamlabs & Tanya Woods, Founder, Project K(IN)D.
Answers in English and French
Future of Medicine
What does the next 100 years hold? Pushing human limits - how far is too far? Disrupting medical technologies - what to expect?. Dive deep into the future with Dr. Shawna Pandya, Physician, Citizen-Astronaut & Aquanaut, Martial Artist.
Answers in English, French or Gujarati.
Meet an Animal Ambassador
Come face to face (on-screen) with a Big brown bat. What threats do Big brown bats face? Why are they important? Join their care-givers Meghan Mitchell, Staff Scientist at Science North and her Bluecoat colleague to learn all about these flying mammals. (Note: This AMA is kid and pet-friendly, bring your kids and fur-babies.)
Answers in English or French.
Science of Going Viral (Online)
What is the future of science communication? How do we tackle misinformation? How can we be inclusive and compassionate? Explore the nature of the internet with Dr. Samantha Yammine (aka Science Sam), Neuroscientist, Science Communicator, and Digital Media Producer.
Answers in English only.
What's Next for Space Exploration?
Can we live on Mars? What are the limits of Earth Observation? What’s next for Canada in space? What’s the future of human spaceflight? Do we even need humans in space? Join Dr. Tanya Harrison Manager of Science Programs, Planet & Dr. Tim Haltigin, Senior Mission Scientist, Planetary Exploration, Canadian Space Agency to explore all your burning space questions. In this case, the sky is not the limit!
Answers in English or French.
Freestyle Socials: A silly debate for serious problems.
Should we edit human DNA? Would you erase a bad memory? Would you eat lab grown human meat? Science is what happens after you ask a really good question. Explore these ideas and more with Anthony Morgan, TV/Radio Host, moderator and Science Everywhere founder. Science tells us what’s possible – but society decides what is right. Session in English.
Session in English.
These options are all amazing and I can’t decide. Choose one for me.