AI is here. Are we ready?

November 17, 2018 | 8:30am – 2:00pm | TechPlace, Burlington

How do we prepare for the advancement of artificial intelligence?

Artificial Intelligence is changing how the world works; self driving cars, cancer detecting robots, hairdresser appointments, movie suggestions. Every year, new breakthroughs in AI continue to keep researchers on edge.

With these breakthroughs in science, there are concerns on how we can enable science and technology to benefit society and our world. Artificial Intelligence is a mystery to many people including important decision makers such as corporate executives, politicians and voters.

At Policy in Technology, our goal is to bring students together to work on case studies and brainstorm ideas, concerns and policy recommendations. Focusing mainly on small businesses, government, and enterprise scenarios, the goal is to determine the most optimal and creative policies concerning the progression of AI.


Keynote Speaker9:00 am
Case Reveal and Rules9:30 am
Work Time9:45 am
Feedback from Mentors10:45 am
Work Time Pt. 211:15 am
Judging + Lunch + Speakers12:30 pm
Closing Ceremonies1:30 pm

Key Steps

1)  Sign up on Eventbrite

2) After signing up, register your team using our team registration form

3) On the day of the event, your team will receive a case study to work with

Details on how event will proceed will be made clear as the date approaches.

Experiences to take away from Policy in Technology

  • Student engagement with technology beyond coding
  • Enabling hands-on experience for students on important social issues
  • Policy recommendations and ideas to be implemented
  • Connecting key decision making with important information in technology
  • Bringing youth and key decision makers together

Prizes That You Can Win

Prizes are awarded to teams based on their creativity and ability to justify their policy.

1st Place Overall: A grand prize of $1500 for the team that comes out on top!

Runner-up prizes will be announced soon!

Keynote Speaker

Neil Cawse – CEO of Geotab

Neil is an accomplished business leader, entrepreneur and engineer who has been founding and running his own businesses since 1992. In 2000, Neil founded Geotab Inc., which is now the largest telematics company in the world, as measured by new vehicle subscriptions being added on a yearly basis. Geotab has been voted one of the 50 fastest growing tech companies in Canada and has been ranked in the top 200 in North America for the last four years. Neil at heart is an engineer and this passion keeps him involved in the day-to-day engineering and design of Geotab’s systems. Neil believes that Geotab’s success stems from the company’s integrity, its forward thinking ideals and foremost the customer receiving the right solution. In 2015, Neil Cawse was named Ernst & Young Entrepreneur of the Year Ontario. Neil is a Contributor for the Forbes Technology Council.


TechPlace, 5500 N Service Rd, Burlington, ON, L7L 6W6

Date and Time

Saturday, November 17, 2018 | 8:30am – 2:00pm


Prices: $25 – $35 (Early-bird discounts available)

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