2017 STEM Events

Science & You
Thursday May 4 to Saturday May 6, 2017

Meet with international science culture professionals and public decision-makers.

Science Odyssey

Friday, May 12 to Sunday, May 21, 2017

Celebrate science, technology, engineering, and mathematics!

STEAM Horizon Awards

May 18, 2017

Submit your application by January 9, 2017.

Canadian Association of Science Centres
Centres Annual Conference

Thursday, May 4 to Saturday, May 6, 2017

Celebrate 150 years of Canadian science and innovation and five decades of science centres engaging Canadians.

STAO2017 Conference

November 9 - 11, 2017

Learn. Build. Share.  Explore new perspectives


On May 4, 5 and 6, 2017, McGill University will host the "Journées internationales de la culture scientifique - Science and You" in Montreal. This international event, which is organized by ACFAS, is the opportunity for stakeholders in the scientific, cultural, and business community to meet with public decision-makers and people who are passionate about science.

Throughout the activities held during these 3 days, different leading figures will invite the participants to exchange, discuss, learn, acquire new skills, and to think about the various uses of digital technologies for the dissemination of scientific knowledge, the creation of scientific communities and access to knowledge for people living in remote regions.

Science Odyssey

Ten Days of Discovery and Innovation
May 12 to May 21, 2017

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As a proud supporter of STEAM, the Canada Science and Technology Museums Corporation Foundation is pleased to partner with CBC/Radio-Canada, Facebook, Indspire, NSERC, Shopify, Vintage Wings, Invest Ottawa, Instagram and VLN Advanced Technologies to make these awards possible. These partners are committed to supporting Canada’s next generation of STEAM innovators as they create a better world for generations to come.

The objective of the awards is to promote the fields of science, technology, engineering, art, and math (STEAM) to the next generation of scientists and engineers. Up to seven Canadian students will be awarded $25,000 each to pursue studies in a STEAM field. Two of these awards will be given to Indigenous students.

The winners will be flown to Ottawa and recognized at the Foundations first annual National Science and Innovation Gala on May 18, 2017.

For more information or to apply, please visit STEAM Horizon Awards.


CASC 2017 Annual Conference

Every year The Canadian Association of Science Centres and its Board of Directors organizes a three-day conference offering pre-conference activities, keynote speakers, a variety of sessions, and opportunities to network with colleagues at events including a welcome reception, tradeshow, and the CASCADES national awards gala.

The CASC 2017 Annual Conference will be in Toronto from May 4-6, 2017 and will be hosted by the Ontario Science Centre.

Celebrate 150 years of Canadian science and innovation and five decades of science centres engaging Canadians. Drive the conversation that will define our future. What are the enduring lessons? What do we leave behind to move forward? What’s next?

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