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tech(LAB) Engineering: Egg Drop!

Have you ever heard of disaster relief supply package drops? Disaster relief groups drop delicate supplies of food and equipment to people in areas very difficult to reach, often where no nearby roads, trains or airports are located. Our challenge is to use what we know about energy (potential, kinetic, conservation of energy), and come up with creative ways to save the eggs! There will be prizes for the most creative, and most secure! This workshop will be held in person at IGNITE, located at 352 East River Road, New Glasgow, NS! What is tech{LAB}? tech{LAB} is a FREE workshop that allows participants to get hands-on with new technology! These workshops are for anyone ages 8 and up who has an interest in technology, prototyping, or electronics. What Happens at tech{LAB}? Spend the first half-hour of each workshop going over the technical information on the topic and have a snack while learning the basics. Take what you’ve just learned and apply it! Whether it’s designing a 3D print, taking photos, working in groups to develop circuits for a Micro-Bit, or creating digital graphics! REGISTER

Closing the Gap & Building Resilience: Technology-Driven Rural Development

On July 22th, 1 pm-2 pm EDT, ICTC in partnership with Open North invites you to join Alexandra Cutean, Chief Research Officer at ICTC, and Maria Tomovic, Deputy Executive Director at Open North for a virtual panel discussion with experts and community leaders to learn how rural Canadian communities are leveraging technology and data to support inclusive growth and address local needs. The digital economy is rapidly evolving, bringing with it previously unthinkable opportunities for innovation and growth. This past year in particular has brought to the forefront the opportunity of technology to break down geographical barriers; it has also demonstrated how timely and accurate data can be leveraged to drive community-centred outcomes that address real-life needs. Although notable challenges exist—including connectivity and infrastructure—resilient and responsive rural communities are cornerstones to a strong and competitive digital economy for Canada. Join us to explore important questions, engage with experts, and learn more about how rural communities across Canada are leveraging technology and data to enhance the quality of life of their residents and support sustainability and growth. This virtual panel will provide: An overview of the increasingly digital economy and its impacts across urban and rural communities An understanding of how […]

Ocean Connector: The future of offshore wind

Since among Canadian renewable energy sources, wind energy contributes low-cost power and flexibility to a modernized electricity grid, this, in turn, is expected to provide a better opportunity to the Canadian wind energy market in the coming future. As a result, upcoming projects and investments in wind energy are likely to drive Canada's wind energy market. On July 22nd, four global leaders discuss the future of offshore wind. From government policies to supply chain opportunities and the need for innovation, join us in welcoming Elisa Obermann, Erin Donahue, Robin Lohnes, and James Ives to this month's Ocean Connector. REGISTER

Creating a ‘Future of Work’ for All

The pandemic has transformed the way organizations operate. In today’s dynamic environment, organizations need diverse perspectives and innovative thinking at the decision-making table to successfully adapt. The key to embracing change and building a globally competitive future of work across Canada requires a diverse workforce, inclusive leadership, companies that create cultures of belonging and take every measure to create equal opportunity. Over the last many years study after study has demonstrated that building diverse teams contributes unique insights, improves problem-solving, and enhances employee engagement. As Canada invests in rebuilding the labour market with job readiness, skill-development, and re-training, and as industries rebuild and shift, the importance of making sure that there is equal opportunity to participate in the “future world of work” is a responsibility we all share. There is already mounting information proving that we have work to do to reduce employment and training barriers faced by marginalized groups, youth, front-line workers, among others that have been further exacerbated by COVID-19. Taking a holistic approach to understanding and supporting potential employees’ and employees’ needs on all organization levels, is critical to building a “future of work for all”. Join leaders in Nova Scotia as they share their organizational and […]

Summer Social (Socially-Distanced Edition)

Come join us for our Summer Social (Socially-Distanced Edition) We miss your faces and decided to put together a social-distance picnic! Feel free to chat about whatever you want, WordPress-related or not. There is no set agenda. Come at any point during the 2 hours. WHERE WE'LL MEET Near North Park/Cunard Side baseball diamond (south of Cunard Roundabout). See photo. RULES: Now, as always, our meetup is a place to be respectful and welcoming to EVERYONE. We are abiding by the regulations set out by the Province (https://novascotia.ca/coronavirus/what-it-means-for-nova-scotians/#gatherings). This ensures a safe and anxiety-free meetup: - Bring your own blanket, picnic-style food, and non-alcoholic bevvy. - Pets are welcomed, ask the owners their comfort level of contact before interacting. - While the province states that "Informal social gathering limit outdoors is up to 25 people without social distancing and masks" we understand not everyone is comfortable with close contact, may wish to still wear a mask, etc. We ask that everyone that attends practices social distancing unless the person you are talking to confirms they are fine with close contact. We know these rules are a bit more demanding than usual, but please understand we are aiming to provide a […]

CWB: Coffee Talk

Join the Centre for Women in Business online! Coffee Talk is designed to connect women in business across Nova Scotia with each other, encourage collaborations and improve business skills through sharing. Each session will include a welcome, introductions, and a facilitated discussion on recent news or trends in business. When: Thursdays from 9-10am Where: Online – A computer with reliable, high-speed internet connection and a headset with a microphone are required. Cost: Complimentary! Thanks to the generous support of our sponsor, TD Bank Group, this program continues to be available to all women business owners in Nova Scotia at no cost. Registration is required. REGISTER

Making it Rain with Events: Event Sales Tips with Scott Ingram

There is an aura of excitement in the air. Travelling for business is a reality again. In-person conferences are popping up on calendars across the country. And though remote selling has evolved leaps and bounds in the past year, many people are excited by the prospect of shaking hands. For event promoters and sales professionals alike, that means one thing: planning a hybrid event sales model is priority number one. And seasoned sales professional, podcast host, author, and event promoter, Scott Ingram is here to share his expert sales tips for making it rain with events in the second half of 2021 and into 2022 and beyond. What you’ll learn: How to approach in-person selling in 2021 How to leverage the novelty of being in-person at an event Creative tips on selling events Up-selling techniques in your proposals and quotes REGISTER

21 Day Flawsome TikTok Challenge

The clock is TikToking and it's time for you to jump on board. If you've been looking at the fun, dancy, sassy videos coming out of the app and thinking "I could never do that", this TikTok challenge is for you! TikTok is the fastest growing social network, surpassing both Facebook and Instagram in downloads and time spent on the app. Honestly, just a few years ago I swore I would never make content like this. I thought it was stupid, useless and weird. I was way too awkward to dance and I just couldn't see a business case for it at all so I let it slide. But TikTok continued to grow and diversify. And now it’s the THE BEST WAY to show your personality and build your brand in a whole new way. Now I want to show YOU how you can make TikTok content for your small business in just a few minutes a day. YES, it really is that easy. REGISTER

NPower Canada – Start Your Digital Career

Our no-cost skills training and job placement program equips you for roles like Help Desk Agent, Data Analyst, QA/Tester and other in-demand jobs requiring digital skills. Program participants also earn marketable certifications like Google IT Support Professional and Microsoft Azure at no cost. More than 80% of our graduates have secured full-time employment. You don't need to have a background in tech to start your career with us. If you need to find work quickly and are eager to learn new skills, we are the program for you! Learn more about launching your digital career with NPower Canada's no-cost tech training and job placement program. Apply early for programs starting in September! REGISTER

Industry Session – Game Monetization

Interactive Nova Scotia is pleased to host this industry session in partnership with Ohad Broide. Ohad is a serial entrepreneur with more than 15 years of experience in building successful tech and gaming companies in the "Start-up Nation". He was the Chief Product Officer and Chief Technology Officer at Playtrex, a gaming company he co-founded in 2015, acquired by Tangelo Games in 2020, and has mentored and advised many startups and gaming companies in his career. REGISTER

Tech Wednesday with NPower Canada

Our no-cost skills training and job placement program equips you for roles like Help Desk Agent, Data Analyst, QA/Tester and other in-demand jobs requiring digital skills. Program participants also earn marketable certifications like Google IT Support Professional and Microsoft Azure at no cost. More than 80% of our graduates have secured full-time employment. You don't need to have a background in tech to start your career with us. If you need to find work quickly and are eager to learn new skills, we are the program for you! Learn more about launching your digital career with NPower Canada's no-cost tech training and job placement program. Apply early for programs starting in September! REGISTER

Online Monthly Networking Event: Immigrant Women Entrepreneur Network (IWEN)

The Immigrant Women Entrepreneur Network (IWEN) welcomes all immigrant women who are also entrepreneurs, from beginners to experienced business owners. This network aims to give immigrant women who are also entrepreneurs the opportunity to promote and grow their businesses, as well as strengthen their networks. IWEN will help you: - Build and strengthen your network and business connections by connecting with like-minded women - Practice your business pitch and increase your confidence - Share your experience starting and growing your business - Learn about opportunities to exchange services Every IWEN event will: - Feature one member who will share her story and highlight her business and/or - Have a guest speaker - Allow for small breakout rooms for effective networking IWEN events take place: Every last Wednesday of the month from 2:30 to 4:00 pm, from February to November REGISTER