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Youth, parents and teachers are invited to learn more about this year’s programming lineup and innovation competition

October | 2020




VANCOUVER, BC - The Youth Innovation Showcase kicks off its third year with a virtual town hall event Oct. 14 at 7pm where youth and their teachers and parents as well as interested speakers and sponsors are invited to learn more about this year’s programming lineup and innovation competition. 


This town hall will be hosted by Michael Unger, Program Coordinator at HR MacMillan Space Centre. Unger will interview a panel of 2020 finalists: Keanu Chan, Aislinn Dressler and Norbert Banyi and get their advice for this year’s innovators. Some of the industry speakers from last year will also provide information about the value of taking part in the showcase and what they look for in youth pitches.  


“The Youth Innovation Showcase participants blew me away not only with their ideas, but their poise and confidence in their presentations. Good innovations won't have any effect on society if we can't communicate those ideas, and the Youth Innovation Showcase is a great place for youth to not just practice these skills, but to actually start making a difference in the world,” said Unger.


"We have such exciting programming and content lined up for this year’s youth and the town hall is an opportunity to get a full overview of the programming before we dive straight into content,” said Madeleine Guenette, Executive Director of the Science Fair Foundation of BC. “I would encourage anyone who is interested in participating to attend.

The virtual event takes place Wednesday, Oct. 14 at 7pm and is free to attend. Registration link: https://www.eventbrite.com/e/2021-youth-innovation-showcase-townhall-tickets-121796636017


About the Youth Innovation Showcase:


The Youth Innovation Showcase exists to help youth refine their innovative ideas and showcase their solutions to industry, academia and investors. Youth between the ages of 12-24 from all areas of BC and the Yukon are invited to take part in monthly virtual mentorship workshops, founder talks and site tours. The Showcase brings together experts from different innovative industries. Over the course of the year, youth can refine their ideas, products and pitches and submit them as a part of the 2021 Youth Innovation Showcase for a chance to win one of three $5,000 awards! 


Media availability: 


Executive Director of the Science Fair Foundation of BC, Madeleine Guenette, is available for interviews.


To arrange, please contact Ada Slivinski ada@jampr.co 604.202.1167 


Follow Youth Innovation Showcase on social media: 

Instagram: @youthinnovationshowcase

Facebook: youthinnovationshowcase



Website: https://www.sciencefairs.ca/youth-innovation-showcase/