Revelstoke Science & Tech Summit returns in May

The summit will feature workshops, a keynote speech and other events to highlight careers in technology and encourage digital literacy for youth and the general public.

Next month, the Revelstoke school district will host the return of the Revelstoke Science & Tech Summit, a weeklong event showcasing the diversity of careers in technology while exploring themes of digital literacy, ethics, culture and online safety.

UBC Geering Up, a non-profit organization with the mandate of promoting science, engineering, and technology to youth across the province, will lead the summit’s program delivery and run a series of workshops for elementary and secondary students.

The week’s events will include the launch of Revelstoke Library’s multimedia makerspace, MakerLab, with open house events and STEAM programs taking place there throughout the summit.

The summit will also feature an engineering workshop for secondary students at the Revelstoke Idea Factory and a keynote address by Jannifer Casa-Todd, a teacher, librarian and author who will talk about empowering youth to make a positive difference in the world as consumers and creators. 

A career trade show open to the public will be hosted at Revelstoke Secondary school on May 4 and will feature the region’s leading technologists working in software development, digital fabrication, design, music, ecology and more. 

The full schedule of events is available on the Revelstoke Secondary School website.

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