Women in Scholarship, Engineering, Science, and Technology

Choices Conference

Science, Engineering & Technology are open doorways to the wonders of our world. The CHOICES Conference invites you to step through those doorways and experience this first-hand.

Each year, 600 Grade Six girls and their teachers come to this event. Since launching CHOICES in 1991, WISEST has impacted 16,219 girls and 4,005 teachers. Teams of up to four girls from each school plus their teacher or principal spend the day at the University of Alberta.

Event Details

February 18 or 19, 2020
8:30 a.m. - 2:30 p.m.
University of Alberta

Up to four grade 6 girls per school and their teacher/principal from eligible school districts are able to attend.

Important Dates

Registration opens: November 1

Payment and forms deadline: December 1

Due to the high demand for spots, after December 1, any schools with incomplete registrations will forfeit their spots which will be offered to schools on our lengthy waitlist.

  • Eligible School Districts

    Each fall, invitations (email) are sent to all elementary schools in Northern Alberta that fall within of one of the following participating school districts:

    Edmonton Public School District

    Edmonton Catholic Separate School District

    Elk Island Public Schools Regional Division

    Elk Island Catholic Separate Regional Division

    St. Albert Public School District

    Greater St. Albert Catholic Regional Division

    Greater North Central Francophone

    Parkland School Division

    Evergreen Catholic Separate Regional Division

    Blackgold School Division

    Sturgeon School Division

    St. Thomas Acquinas Roman Catholic School Division

    Private Charter and Reserve Schools

    Please note that there are a limited number of positions available to each school district, so register early!

Registration

Registration for the CHOICES Conference is done by schools (teachers or administrators) and not by individuals (parents or students). If you are a parent, the school administrators throughout the Greater Edmonton Area will be be emailed to inform them when registration for the CHOICES Conference will open, but feel free to encourage them or your child’s grade 6 teacher to apply to come.

There are a limited number of spots available to each school district so register early as registration is based on “first come-first served”. Registration is not considered complete until all forms and payment have been received by the WISEST office.

Registration Process

  • 1. Request to Attend

    Reserve your students' seats by completing our online CHOICES Conference School Registration.

    Please remember which date you select as your preference. Once we receive this portion of your registration, WISEST will strive to be in contact within 5 business days to confirm if you have received "reserved spots" (which is based on the availability of spaces) or if you have been placed on the "waitlist". We will also confirm your selected date and provide a payment link. If you receive the "reserved spots" email confirmation, you will need to complete STEP 2.

  • 2. Complete Student and School Forms

    To participate in CHOICES, download and complete the School Administration Form (including the attached Informed Consent Agreement Form, and Authorization to Reproduce Physical Likeness/Voice and Name Form). For each student attending, a parent/guardian must sign the Informed Consent Agreement, and the Authorization to Reproduce Physical Likeness/Voice and Name forms.

    Return all original forms to WISEST by the deadline, along with an online payment or checque made out to the University of Alberta. Please note that at time time we are unable to process faxed of emailed forms.

    Please mail completed forms to:

    WISEST/CHOICES
    295 CAB
    University of Alberta
    Edmonton, AB T6G 2G1

  • 3. Payment

    With your "reserved spots" email confirmation, you will receive a link to the online payment system (which is our preferred method of payment). Follow the email link to make the payment for the students before December 1.

    For those schools who would still prefer to pay by cheque, payment can be sent to the WISEST office by the December 1st deadline and please ensure cheques are made out to: University of Alberta