June 16, 2021 1:00 PM 4:00 pm Virtual
EVO 1.0 is a FREE virtual event and will bring thought leaders directly to career-minded professionals, recent grads and college students, giving them insights into the tech trends and pathways that lead to challenging and fulfilling careers.
EVO’s three featured sessions will connect you with trailblazers in their field and focus on Technology Trends, Career Guidance and Future Perspectives. Even better, we’ll do it all again with new speakers later this year at EVO 2.0 – so be sure to sign up to attend both events.
|1-2 PM||Keynote: Natalie Panek, Rocket Scientist & Advocate for Women in Tech
Natalie is a rocket scientist, adventurer, and advocate for women in technology. As a Member of Technical Staff at MDA’s Robotics and Automation division, Natalie works on the next generation of Canadian space robotics and space exploration programs, including work on the Rosalind Franklin/ExoMars rover.
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A "Fireside Chat" and question/answer session will immediately follow the Keynote address. Host Paige Kassalen will talk with Natalie about her career in engineering, the highlights and challenges, along with what lies ahead.
|2-3 PM||Panel - Exploring Future Trends & Tech:
This panel will explore where technology is today, where things are headed and what that means for your future. While peering into the world of tomorrow and what it will look like, we'll also forecast the possible new opportunities and career paths moving forward.
Amy Peck, Founder & CEO EndeavorVR
John Collins, Director of Engineering at Vinted | Inventor | Author | Ex-Microsoft, Apple, Snapchat
Nikki Gordon-Bloomfield, Founder, Lead Presenter at Transport Evolved
Host: John Yaglenski, Director Communications & IT, IEEE-USA
|3-4 PM||Keynote: Nate Ball, Mechanical Engineer & TV Host
Nate Ball is an inventor, entrepreneur, athlete, author, TV host, and musician. His inventive spirit led him to MIT, where he earned two degrees in mechanical engineering and helped develop and hosted WGBH's Emmy® and Peabody Award-winning PBS Kids TV series Design Squad
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More sessions and presenters will be announced soon — stay tuned!
Featured speakers at past EVO events have included: Bran Ferrin (Applied Minds, Disney Imagineering); Vint Cerf (Google); Corey Doctorow (BoingBoing); Larry Hornbeck (DLP Inventor, Oscar Winner, Texas Instruments); Myles Kovacs (DUB Magazine); Monique Morrow (Cisco); Alton D. Romig, Jr (Lockheed Martin Skunkworks); Patty Hatter (Intel); Steve Sasson (Digital Camera Inventor, Kodak); Sonita Lontoh (HP); Samantha Snabes (re:3D); Maxim Jago (Filmmaker/Futurist); James Finlay (Adobe); Nancy Martin (GE) — and many more.
Now more than ever — changing times demand an Evolution of You™ and IEEE-USA’s EVO Conferences will help you navigate today’s complex career landscape.
EVO 1.0 took place on 16 June 2021.
PDH Credits Available
Members in the United States who attend this event may earn three (3) professional development hours (PDHs) from IEEE’s Educational Activities Department by completing the evaluation form at the conclusion of the event.*
*Please allow 7-10 days to receive a certificate.