SET Conference

Unleash your curiosity. Embrace discovery.

The SET (Science, Engineering and Technology) Conference is a chance to learn what an education and career in science, engineering and technology (SET) is all about. This fun and interactive day shows young women and gender minority students in grades 10-12 that there is more to science than medicine and more to engineering than building bridges, and more to technology than sitting behind a computer screen. SET jobs are interesting, collaborative, diverse and support every aspect of our lives. Want to make an impact in the world and have a meaningful career? Consider SET.

Due to restrictions around large group meetings, the 2020 SET conference will be entirely virtual, with an emphasis on meeting role models and mentors.

The SET Conference will give you an opportunity to find out answers to some of your questions by:

  • Talking with role models who are studying science, engineering and technology;
  • Attend virtual lab tours to see what research in a University lab can look like;
  • Participating in collaborative challenges;
  • Meet like-minded peers.

This full-day conference gives you the opportunity to:

  • Explore diverse careers in science, engineering and technology;
  • Learn about work-life balance in SET careers;
  • Discover how SET careers make the world a better place;
  • Meet university students and learn what it is like to be a student in a SET department;
  • Talk with role models in SET based careers about their experiences;
  • Gain insight into different career paths in SET and the U of A programs that you can use to broaden your career options.

Event Details

Saturday, November 21, 2020
9:00 a.m. - 3:00 p.m.

This event will be 100% Virtual

Online registration opens: October 5, 2020

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We are limiting the conference to only 100 student participants. Additionally, there are designated spots for rural and Indigenous students.  Register early as it is first-come, first-serve!
Complete the Online Registration Form

The registration form can be found here.

Once we receive your online application, you will get an email acknowledging your submission with an online payment link.

Pay the Registration Fee

Pay your $15 registration fee. Our preference is for each student to pay for their spot using the Ualberta online payment system (credit card required). You will receive the payment link once you have completed Step One. If your school is collecting your payment for a group submission, please ask your teacher to contact the WISEST Team Lead, Fervone Goings at, with the name of your school and the list of students in the group. While the payment system is our preferred method for payment, cheques will also be accepted. Please make cheques payable to The University of Alberta and mail to WISEST Office. 

Refund Policy: Full refund if cancellation by email is received by Noon on November 7. No refund after that date.

Complete the Informed Consent Information Form and the Permission to Reproduce Likeness Form

Download and complete the the Permission to Reproduce Likeness Form. You can email these signed forms electronically to These will be live once registration opens. 

You can also mail the original form to the WISEST Office; however to finalize your registration, this form must be received by WISEST by November 1, 2020. If we do not receive your payment and completed form by November 1, 2020, your reserved spot will be forfeited to another candidate on our waiting list.

If mailing, make sure to write your first and last name on the outside of the envelope and send form to:

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

You will be emailed a confirmation with more event information once we have received all of your information and your payment. If for any reason you have to cancel your participation in the Conference, please contact the WISEST office immediately at so that we can offer the opportunity to another student participant.
Cancellation Policy
Full refund if cancellation, by email, is received by noon on November 7, 2020. No refund after that date.

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