Other Events

Spectrum 2019: Explore Science and Engineering

January 10th-13th, 2019

Spectrum 2019 will take place January 10th-13th, 2019 and will feature displays, interactive exhibits, workshops, competitions, and speakers that explain and showcase scientific, engineering and technological innovations.

Spectrum is a show for the entire family; our exhibits and displays at the exhibition are targeted for a general audience, giving the public an opportunity to learn about engineering and scientific developments in a more casual environment.  There will be many interactive exhibits that will enable visitors of all ages and knowledge bases to have fun and learn science and engineering in a whole new way.

For more information: https://spectrum.usask.ca/



Saskatoon Teachers of Applied Technology Convention 2018

https://sites.usask.ca/make/wp-content/uploads/sites/21/2018/09/STAT_convention_2018.png“Get your hands dirty!’

Location: Blackstrap

Date: 11-13 October, 2018

Over 25 worshops and demonstrations: http://www.saskstat.ca/convention.html









Ignite! Festival 2018: Find Your Spark

About Ignite!

October 3 to 6, 2018

At the crossroads of Science and Art, Technology and Creativity, Engineering and Imagination, the Saskatchewan Science Centre lights the spark to start a blaze of innovation with the Ignite! Festival.

Everyone is welcome at Ignite!, which celebrates inventiveness from all angles! We’ll explore science, technology, engineering, art, math, and more through hands-on activities, engaging workshops, and endless opportunities to explore the world around you with your hands, your head, and your heart.

Ignite! is where you’re invited to try something new. Everyone is a maker, and Ignite! is a chance to prove to yourself that you’re smarter, more capable, and more creative than you ever imagined. We’ll be here to guide you along the way and provide you with a supportive community to take risks and build your skills, while also bringing in exhibitors and artists from across the province to show off their BIG IDEAS to help inspire you to reach for more.

Wednesday, October 3rd: Ignite! Career Day

Thursday, October 4th: Ignite! 19+ Only Workshop Night

Friday, October 5th: Ignite! Family Maker Day

Saturday, October 6th: Ignite! Expo

About Ignite!





Calgary, AB

September 19-23, 2018


Don’t worry, the giant electric bolt you’ll see arcing across the night sky is perfectly safe. It’s Beakernight! Add fire, lasers, light and music and you’ve got the making of science’s biggest garden party with installations, hands-on experiences and stage performances spread out across Fort Calgary and the RiverWalk. Check out the drones and linger for a while with an inspirational cocktail in hand. Please, just watch your step – rumour has it that a UFO is on a collision course for Calgary.

By the way, there is no dress code. Really. This is a time to show the true you – as wild and wacky or as simple and true as you feel in your inner core. Show up! Want some ideas? Check out the new Beakerhead digs at 1405 4 St SW, and get inspired.

Beakernight has an official afterparty! Head to The Palace Theatre at 219 8 Ave SW at 11pm. Take in the British electronic music production duo Delta Heavy from London. They found fame with their 2012 single “Get By”. Their latest album features a single called “Oscillator” – sciencey enough for ya?


OpenLab Hamburg, the Helmut Schmidt University and the Arab-German Young Academy

Dear ETC Makerspace,

The OpenLab Hamburg, the Helmut Schmidt University and the Arab-German Young Academy would like to inform the community of the ETC Makerspace that we extended the deadline of the idea challenge ‘Make A Difference’.

New deadline for submissions: 30th of June, 2017.

Become one out of nine finalists and win a trip to Hamburg in Germany and other prizes including a 3D-Printer.

No idea? Then simply comment others, become the best collaborator and also win a trip to Hamburg

More information can be found on our website www.make-a-difference.info
You can also follow us on Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/IdeaCompetition2017/?MAKE%20A%20DIFFERENCE

We would kindly like to ask you to communicate and disseminate the extended deadline. Many thanks in advance!



Open house for teachers at Saskatoon Makerspace

May 5, 2017

Hello my name is Devon Plett and I am the owner of Saskatoon Makerspace located in Riversdale. We will be hosting a private tour for teachers of Saskatoon and surrounding area on May 5, 2017 from 3:00-8:00 at 140 ave C South, Saskatoon.

This invitation is extended to all industrial and visual arts teachers, as well as any teacher interested in the arts. The evening is a come and go event, with light refreshments and snacks. We will also demonstrate some of the equipment we have.

“Makerspaces are places that provide creative people with access to tools & equipment and the education that is necessary to safely operate them. Saskatoon Makerspace focuses on accessibility, education and collaboration. We want to challenge the way we view consumerism by educating makers on the process of creation, while inspiring each other to transform our artistic concepts into entrepreneurial ventures.
Memberships will provide makers with flexible and convenient access to technical tools, as well as opportunities to connect and collaborate with other makers.”

For more information, contact: devon@saskatoonmakerspace.com




Spacer Hackathon & Robotics Competition

We organize a competition which will be held from 5 to 9 September in National culture palace Sofia (hall 8),Bulgaria. It includes hakatons (web and APP) robotics competition, lectures and workshop.We invite you to participate. Invite other people who would be interested. For more information about the disciplines and regulations of the competition can be found at [Spacer Technology].

If you are interested: postmaster@spacer.technology
For better communication: dimitar.rangelov9@gmail.com

From the team of Spacer
Phone: +359884289821 – Dimitar Rangelov



Calgary Mini Maker Faire

Aug 20 @ 10:00 amAug 21 @ 5:00 pm

Other Maker Faires


Meetings Every Tuesday @ Saskatoon Techworks

“Every Tuesday is Hack Night!”

Here are the various ways you can get in touch with this makerspace group in order from best to worst (i.e. quickest response to slowest response):

In Person – 509 Gray Ave
IRC – We are on irc.freenode.net in the #SKTechWorks channel, check it out at http://webchat.freenode.net or with your favorite IRC client.
Email – thespace@sktechworks.ca
Forums – http://www.sktechworks.ca/forum/
Twitter – @SKTechWorks
Facebook – http://www.facebook.com/groups/techworks
Forums – http://www.sktechworks.ca/forum/

Or, drop by in person. We are located at 509 Gray Ave in Sutherland. We have a regular hack night on Tuesday evenings around 7PM or so and everyone is welcome to drop by for a visit.



ETAD Summer Institute 2016

“It’s more than a place – it’s a community.”

The ETAD SI Gang! (2015)
The ETAD SI Gang! (2015)


  • Live Studio Session – June 30, July 1 & 2, 2016



Featured speakers:

  • Michelle Davis
  • Brandy Burdeniuk
  • Jeremy Lang
  • Brian Simmons
  • Marc Gobeil

Check out our presenters page to learn more about our featured special guests.



Saskatchewan IT Summit (2 days)

Website: https://www.stf.sk.ca/professional-resources/professional-growth/events-calendar/saskatchewan-it-summit-2-days

The Summit will provide keynote and concurrent sessions that respond to the stated goals and have applicability across the educational sector.

Sessions will be specifically directed to intended audiences including:

  • Classroom teachers
  • Teacher-librarians
  • Consultants
  • Technical support personnel
  • School-based administrators
  • Monday, May 2, 2016 –8:00 am to 4:00 pm
  • Tuesday, May 3, 2016 –8:00 am to 4:00 pm
Radisson Hotel
405 20th Street East
Saskatoon, Saskatchewan

 For other k-12 tech events: See the Saskatchewan Teacher’s Federation.


Vancouver to host world’s first consumer Virtual Reality conference and expo – May 14

Organizer Robyn Gummer says Consumer Virtual Reality will be the first conference and expo of its kind in the world – bringing the public together with industry leaders.

Tickets for the May 14th event range in price from $50-$150 depending on whether you’re a student and how much access you want, and Gummer says she expects them to sell out.

For more information: http://www.cknw.com/2016/04/13/vancouver-to-host-worlds-first-consumer-virtual-reality-conference-and-expo/?sc_ref=direct


My Robot Rumble – Saskatoon  – April 14

A “sumo bot” competition! It is in the gym at Saskatchewan Polytechnic Saskatoon’s Main Campus on Idylwyld Dr. on April 14th.


myRobot Rumble 2016

myRobot Rumble will be held on Thursday, April 14, 2016 in Saskatoon.

Are you in high school and ready for a robotic challenge? Join high school students from around the province to compete in the annual myRobotRumble SUMObot Challenge at Saskatchewan Polytechnic.

Saskatchewan Polytechnic provides the SUMObot kits and with your teachers, you’ll build, program and test your robot. At the competition, you’ll compete in the ring against another student-built SUMObot. The robot that stays in the ring the longest wins.

You could win prizes and Sask Polytech tuition credit. Learn more about how you can face-off in the ring and win! Here’s how to register.

For more information: http://myrobotrumble.gosiast.com/


University of Alberta – Maker Day


U of A Maker Day - March 22