Speakers

Speaker Series Presents: Halley Trusler

Since a young age, Halley has always been heavily influenced by the creativity and tenaciousness of the makers and doers (including her parents) that have surrounded her, and encouraged to be bold when following her own entrepreneurial pursuits. Which is why it comes as no surprise to anyone that knows her well, that while she […]

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Speaker Series Presents: The Nath Family – A Maker Family Journey

HOW TO BUILD UP MAKER SPACES AND UNDERTAKE MAKING-ACTIVITIES WITH CHILDREN AT HOME Vikas, Artash (Grade 6) and Arushi (Grade 3) are a maker family and co-founders of HotPopRobot.com. Vikas worked with the United Nations in New York, Geneva and Delhi on environment and development issues for 12 years. He left the United Nations to start […]

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Speaker Series Presents: The Nath Kids – Every Child is a Creator!

Artash and Arushi love space, robotics and music. In their maker journey, they have combined their interests to make over 20 projects which have been displayed in various maker festivals, conferences, schools and libraries. Whether it is the Mars rover, the CanadaArm or the Galactic Bot, all their projects actually start with paper and pencil. […]

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Speaker Series Presents: Bernie Rohde

MAKING STRANGER PROJECTS/ TECHART HACKING THE ARDUINO UNO Programming with Arduino is a bit like paint-by-numbers:  you get very nice pictures, pretty much the same as everybody else’s.  For students in a place like Waterloo Region, not to mention artists and designers trying to do original work, there might be, without hacking, not much future […]

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Speaker Series 2018 Schedule

As we announced a few weeks ago, we have a great new addition to Maker Expo this year: The Speaker Series! Today we have the full schedule available for you to start planning your visit. Showcasing makers and creatives who wish to share their passion and craft with you, these 10 different individuals will present […]

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Speaker Series Presents: Martha Lenio – MacGuyvering on Mars

When living on Mars, if anything breaks down you can’t run out to the hardware store to pick up a new part. On Saturday, June 2nd at 3:30pm in the Speaker Series Lounge, Martha Lenio will share some of the trials, challenges, and creative victories from her time in the HI-SEAS Mars mission simulation in Hawaii. […]

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Speaker Series Presents: Josh Bean

Designing Nature Inspired Art Using Lasers! Josh will explore his process from start to finish. Including: finding inspiration for his pieces, how he designs each piece in Adobe Illustrator, cuts them on a laser cutter, redesigns them after the first design didn’t work, recuts them, and finally, assembly. His talk is at 11:30am on Sunday, […]

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Speaker Series Presents: Anya Forestell

Women and non-binary people are underrepresented in STEM fields. It’s time for this to change. As a passionate feminist astrophysicist, Anya Forestell will be sharing her own experiences and reflections as a woman in a STEM field in the hopes that these can inspire others to help move the world forward. After taking the audience […]

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