iWIST Events

Thursday October 12 10:00 am – 4:00 pm Victoria

Creative Tech Crawl

Discover hidden artistry, digital design and quirky careers here in Victoria

With your crawl hosts: Robyn Quinn (iWIST) and Corina Ludwig (FunctionFox)
Spots: 35 tickets (full creative tech crawl) 50 tickets (morning & lunch) 50 tickets (mixer)
Crawl will start and end at FunctionFox (#2-415 Dunedin Street) Parking available nearby.

Stations: FunctionFox, Codename Entertainment, Latitude Geographics Group, ESIT Advanced Solutions Inc (a DXC Company), JASCO Technologies,  Starfish Medical, Suburbia Studios

The Crawl in Detail

10:10 am: FunctionFox – #2-415 Dunedin Street (parking nearby)
Gather for coffee & light morning snacks. Robyn and Corina welcome and intro for the day. Company talk with the women on the FunctionFox team. Nametags, Quiz Rules|Prizes.

10:40am: Board executive coach and head to Codename Entertainment

10:45am: Codename Entertainment – Unit 9, 625 Alpha Street  Talk &Tour with Eric Jordan  plus Amaris Fisher  (Kano Apps) talks about women in gaming

11:15am: Head to Latitude Geographics Group

11:30am: Latitude Geographics Group1117 Wharf Street  Talk & Tour with founder Steven Myhill-Jones and Hayley Fong

12:00pm: Lunch is served – chance to connect

12:40pm: Board bus and head to Starfish Medical

1:00pm: Starfish Medical – 455 Boleskine Road
Talk & Tour with  Vesna Janic, QA/RA Director  & Laura Meyer, Supply Chain Manager

1:30pm: Off to Vancouver Island Technology Park

1:50pm: Vancouver Island Technology Park – 2201, 4464 Markham Street

Talk & Tour  with DXC – ESIT Advanced Solutions Inc. JASCO Research Ltd

3:00pm: Short ride to Suburbia Studios

3:10pm: Suburbia Studios – 590 Beaver Lake Road   Talk & Tour Suburbia, with light refreshments, fun prize draws, quick quiz game about the tour stops.                            Official end of the crawl!
4:00pm: Board bus for FunctionFox
4:30pm: Return to FunctionFox for drop-off /cars

REGISTER TODAY!  LIMITED SPOTS FOR FULL CRAWL / LUNCH / MIXER

Monday September 18  5:30 pm – 8:30 pm (Nanaimo)

Science Literacy Week at Vancouver Island University Library

Building 356/Room 109, Nanaimo Campus

Code: Debugging the Gender Gap tells the history of how women originally dominated careers in computing science and profiles inspirational pioneers.  It then examines their consequent decline in the 1980s, questions the science’s lack of ethnic and gender diversity, and explores strategies for future change. Since coding has become ubiquitous in most 21st century disciplines, proponents recommend the acquisition of coding skills in all fields of study.

This film & talk event is hosted by Robyn Quinn, the Chair of Island Women in Science and Technology (iWIST), a passionate advocate about building diversity in the STEM sector. In this capacity, she’s launched many events, including a conference for women in STEM, Leading the Way, aimed at creating leadership opportunities for women who wish to build their networks and their own skills.

Talk :What are the benefits and challenges of diversity in STEM? Learn how a toxic culture can stifle growth, where the dangerous path of group think can take you and ways you can make a difference in your own organizations.

Wednesday September 13  6:30 pm – 8:30 pm (Victoria)

She Started It – Documentary screening at Fort Tectoria

The film follows five young women over two years as they pitch VCs, build teams, bring products to market, fail and start again.

She Started It takes the audience on a global roller coaster ride from San Francisco to Mississippi, France and Vietnam. Along the way, it weaves in big-picture perspectives from women like investor Joanne Wilson; White House CTO Megan Smith; GoldieBlox CEO Debbie Sterling; and Ruchi Sanghvi, the first female engineer at Facebook. Help us inspire the next generation to dream bigger, and urge today’s generation to support women entrepreneurs. Sponsors: The Discovery Foundation, Purpose Five with thanks to VIATEC

SOLD OUT – more than 80 attendees enjoyed the film (special thanks to Used.ca for the popcorn)

Wednesday September 6  6:30 pm – 8:30 pm (Nanaimo)

She Started It – Documentary screening at VIU Campus

The film follows five young women over two years as they pitch VCs, build teams, bring products to market, fail and start again.

She Started It takes the audience on a global roller coaster ride from San Francisco to Mississippi, France and Vietnam. Along the way, it weaves in big-picture perspectives from women like investor Joanne Wilson; White House CTO Megan Smith; GoldieBlox CEO Debbie Sterling; and Ruchi Sanghvi, the first female engineer at Facebook. Help us inspire the next generation to dream bigger, and urge today’s generation to support women entrepreneurs. The screening and discussion to follow are brought to you by iWIST, Innovation Island, Herold Engineering, Futurpreneur, The Nanaimo Chamber and VIU Women’s Studies & Student Union

Over 40 people attended! Thanks to our great sponsors and STEM supporters.

Tuesday, August 15, 4:30 pm – 7:30 pm

2017 Geeky Girls Patio Party

For five years – this has been the social event to attend for women in STEM and champions of gender diversity. Oh, and the sangria is pretty tasty.

Gather on the beautiful patio at Glo for an evening of catching up, meeting your new best friends and seeing the brilliant work iWIST members have been up to this year. Celebrate our own VIATeC award winners and get to know our sponsors Chemistry Consulting, itgroove and AbeBooks. Prizes? Yeah. Appies? Check. One free drink? Sure.
Price? Only $25.00      New iWIST members can choose this event as their comp event

Almost 100 women in STEM had a blast on the patio. Until next year 🙂

Wednesday May 24, 5:15 – 8:15 pm

Networking Event at the Hawk & Hen

Connecting and getting to know more women in STEM.

Sue Maitland will give a short chat about networking success and the main event is ….you!
Cash bar and complimentary appetizers.
Price? Only $7.00!

Great event – fun networking games for 40 attendees

Thursday May 4  10:40 am – 5:00 pm

Better than beer — the 2017 iWIST Science and Tech Crawl

Visit eight amazing STEM organizations with our pub crawl style event. Last year was a big hit – You’ll meet the movers and shakers on the tech scene plus a few surprises, Salt & Pepper Fox lunch and a wrap up with drinks, appies and prizes on the Shoal Point patio. Only 35 spots so don’t delay!

Check out the itinerary here!

 


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