2018 AquaHacking - Lake Ontario & Beyond

Each year, over several months, the AquaHacking Challenge engages with rising gen hackers, engineers and marketers from various universities to create multi-disciplinary teams and develop clean-tech engineering, web and mobile solutions to water issues affecting the Great Lakes and St. Lawrence Basin.

After the inspiring success of the three previous editions of the AquaHacking Challenge, this year’s challenge – 2018 AquaHacking: Lake Ontario & Beyond – will be held on Thursday, October 25, 2018 as part of Ontario’s Water Innovation Week in collaboration with WaterTAP, at the Design Exchange in Toronto

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Regular ticket: $100

NGOs ($50) and Students ($25) contact us to apply for discount code.

1:45 PM 2:15 PM

Registration and refreshment

2:15 PM 2:20 PM

Opening of 2018 AquaHacking: Lake Ontario & Beyond

Word of welcome from Kat Kavanagh, Event MC

2:20 PM 2:30 PM

First Nations Welcome

2:30 PM 2:35 PM

Welcoming remarks

by Aqua Forum's co-chairs, Nan-b de Gaspé Beaubien and David Ullrich

2:35 PM 3:05 PM

Plenary Speaker - Ken Cook

President and co-founder, Environmental Working Group

3:05 PM 3:35 PM

Plenary Speaker - Jill Heinerth

3:35 PM 3:40 PM

AquaHacking Challenge - the unexpected journey

Recap video of the 2018 AquaHacking Challenge and the participants

3:40 PM 4:00 PM

BREAK & refreshment

4:00 PM 4:10 PM

Start of 2018 AquaHacking Challenge Final

4:10 PM 4:20 PM

AquaHacking Alumni: Blue Lion Labs & PolyGone

Jason Deglint and Lauren Smith

Where are they now? Reflection on making the most of the Challenge

4:20 PM 5:10 PM

2018 AquaHacking Challenge Finalist Pitches

The 2018 finalists put their work in the spotlight!

5:10 PM 5:30 PM

Break, refreshment & Finalists Tradeshow

5:30 PM 5:50 PM

2018 AquaHacking Award Ceremony

Announcement of the 2018 AquaHacking Challenge Winners

5:50 PM 6:00 PM

Closing Remarks

by Philippe III de Gaspé Beaubien

6:00 PM 7:30 PM

COCKTAIL & CELEBRATION