Thank you to everyone who came out to our 5th annual Innovire Summit on Saturday, May 27th! It was an amazing success, and our team was incredibly thrilled to have celebrated our 5th year anniversary with you all. We had over 220 attendees from all over the GTA, 3 keynote speakers, 5 youth panelists and an organizing team of 30+ youth. With the incredible workshops, booth displays, keynotes and panel discussion that we had, we were able to dive into Augmented & Virtual Reality, Cellular Biology & Genetics, Space Exploration & Space Mining, AI & Deep Learning, Robotics, Entrepreneurship, Finding Your Way As Youth and more!
A massive shoutout goes to our guest presenters and sponsors including Alan Smithson, Dr. Roopali Chaudhary, Daniel Sax, Arushi Nath, Elijah Steiner, Harini Saravan, Kaila Gregga, Safiya Fakih, Megan Gran, Aditya Dewan, Team 6070 Gryphon Machine, Team 4308 Absolute Robotics, Lotus STEMM, University of Waterloo, IMI @ UTM, LSO, Tech Mahindra, Desi Mandi and more!
Special thanks to all of our mentors - including Mrs. Darroch, Mrs. Jackson, Mr. Jansma, Mrs. Perez, Aazar Zafar, Kamran Shaikh, Prof. Soo Min Toh, Claire Westgate, the UTM staff and so many more!
Thank you to every organization and school that helped to promote our event - including Tomken Road MS, The Woodlands SS, Lisgar MS, John Fraser SS, Volunteering Peel, Opportunify, Seeds of Leadership, MAX and more!
If you were unable to make it the conference and/or just want to see the highlights and recordings then check out the links below:
2023 Innovire Summit Recap Video: https://youtu.be/snPCkwMjR7M
2023 Innovire Summit Recordings Playlist: https://youtube.com/playlist?list=PLMiEHrFv-zJTOrGN55-ivnfOmq91pB7fV
In May, Innovire also celebrated our 5 year anniversary - and we were all incredibly proud to have reached that milestone! 5 years ago when we started, none of us imagined that we would be where we are today and we could not have done it without all the help and support we've gotten.
As Innovire has grown over the years - with various initiatives, campaigns and programs - we have been able to connect with, impact and inspire 1500+ youth. The last 5 years have been full of highs and lows - experiencing mixtures of success, doubt and failures as the world changed rapidly around us and as the team grew older and bigger. Our team is as motivated as ever, as we continue to expand, fulfill new goals and create innovative, cost-effective opportunities for youth to innovate. The last year was rewarding as we were able to finally return in-person regularly for events, while still finding the right instances to connect virtually. We had a blast while meeting people from our community and conducting our events in person!
Celebrating our 5 year anniversary, we want to thank everyone within the community for all your continued support. It's been fulfilling to see the community grow and develop over the years - and to see the incredible passion and talent within it. Our community is the best in the world - made up of youth with a wide range of talent, passions and aspirations and we hope to continue to inspire all of you to innovate solutions to problems faced by our world. We would also be nowhere without our mentors and sponsors, so a major shoutout to them for all their guidance, patience and support - without them we would not be able to bring all the amazing opportunities and experiences to our audience!
Celebrating 5 years also means a time of change. For the first time we will be having members of the team graduating Grade 12 and moving on to university (including us!) - meaning big changes within our team and leadership. As the graduating members take a step back, the younger ones will be stepping up into new roles, and we're excited for all that means! (More information on this is coming soon...)
As Innovire rounds off its 5th year and moves towards its 6th, we reflect on all that we have accomplished already with pride and gratitude and look ahead with determination - inspired to continue working towards fulfilling our vision. Having reached the 5 year milestone, we're excited to look ahead towards our 10th and how much we can grow and improve in the next few years!
Where Innovation Meets Inspiration.
Abdullah Sabole, Khushi Patel & Elle Kerr
Co-Presidents of Innovire
Innovire is thrilled to announce the return of our 5th annual 2023 Innovire Summit!!!
Since 2018, our team has attracted up to 350+ youth (between the ages 12-18/grades 6-12)
from across the GTA to engage in various STEM-related presentations, workshops and competitions.
Join us on SATURDAY, MAY 27TH from 9 AM to 4:40 PM ET at
The University of Toronto - Mississauga Campus (UTM) (Instructional Centre, 1599 Outer Circle Road, Mississauga, ON L5L 1J7)
to be a part of this incredible experience!
This year, we would like to introduce our theme "A World Without STEM: What if STEM disappeared from our daily lives?". The theme will focus on how we can be innovators in our own homes and transform ordinary objects to groundbreaking technology. We will have awesome keynote speakers, workshops about emerging technologies, booths with amazing STEM projects and innovations, fun, hands-on team challenges and a FREE PIZZA LUNCH!
Learn more and register here: https://innovire.ca/current-event.html.
We are thrilled to say that our second episode of The Innovire Podcast - "The Cure To Cancer" is now up! This episode dives into genetics and finding a cure to cancer. Make sure to give our podcast a listen, find it here: https://spotify.link/KXTJX9g9qyb! Thank you to all of our listeners and we hope you enjoy!
Innovire is back with another event, this time centered around Sustainability!!
We are coming to you in-person with keynotes, workshops and hands-on activities!! You'll have the opportunity to listen to exciting keynotes from incredible industry professionals, learn about how electricity is generated from renewable sources, create solar powered cars, create and see a working miniature electricity generator and get a SNEAK PEAK into what the 2023 Innovire Summit will look like!! The event is completely free, in-person at an incredible venue and provides the opportunity to interact with our wonderful presenters and team!
If you want to celebrate Earth Day by learning about, having fun with and diving deep into the incredibly cool aspects of sustainability and the innovative technologies involved, then the Innovire Sustainability Event is for you. Join us on Saturday, April 29th, 2023 from PM to PM ET at the Corporate Event Centre At CHSI (5110 Creekbank Rd, Mississauga, ON L4W 0A1). Register today!!
Register here: https://forms.gle/j3YVK9UpFDRGuvVp7.
Innovire is excited to announce the return of the annual Innovire Summit for 2023!! It is going to be bigger and better than ever, and we can't wait to see all of you there. We are still planning on the amazing conference, but we do have an exciting teaser to get you all pumped about the upcoming summit.
Here's what you can expect:
- A completely free, full day event that lets you dive into the world of STEM, with something for youth of all skill and experience levels
- Amazing opportunity to expand your horizons and learn all about “A World Without STEM" and what would happen if STEM disappeared from our daily lives and the significance of it
- Keynotes from leading and exciting innovators in the STEM industries
- Hands on workshops and team challenges
- Panel discussion from inspiring and successful youth leaders
- Booths showcasing amazing, innovative and cool projects, people and organizations
There will be more information (including registration) being released soon so stay tuned in the coming weeks and months!
Additionally, we are already really happy to announce our podcast "The Innovire Podcast". This podcast has been in development for many months and we hope you all give it a listen. You can find it on Spotify (we're currently working on releasing it on other platforms as well), here's the link: https://spotify.link/KXTJX9g9qyb.
In April, we will be having an event on Sustainability and Renewable Energy, especially as Earth Day is coming up. We will be releasing more details and promotion this week so stay tuned and we hope you sign up!! The event will be in person so make sure to come, we'd love to see you all before the 2023 Innovire Summit.