Feb 22nd, 5pm to 8pm · Kelowna, BC

5:00 PM - 5:10 PM: Opening Introduction

A brief welcome and an overview of the evening's agenda.

5:10 PM - 6:00 PM: Student Team Presentations

The event's highlight where top student teams from UBCO and Okanagan College compete. The presentations are judged 50% by a panel of judges and 50% by audience votes, fostering an interactive and engaging atmosphere.

6:00 PM - 8:00 PM: Networking, Food, and Exhibition

This segment offers ample opportunity for networking over a selection of fine foods. An exhibition featuring all participating teams, including those not presenting, allows attendees to explore a wide range of projects and ideas.

8:00 PM - 8:10 PM: Closing Remarks

A brief closing ceremony, announcing the competition winners and wrapping up the event with acknowledgments and thanks.

Ticket Pricing

The event will be in Feb 22nd, 5pm to 8pm in Kelowna BC


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  • All student presentations
  • Full dinner
  • Networking with 250+ guests
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Audience Breakdown

February 2024 · Kelowna, BC

Overall, there will be 85-90 people from Industry representing 50+ companies from all neighbouring locations in Okanagan Area.

When inviting the companies, we made sure that we have a solid representation form each major engineering industry.

When selecting student teams, we made sure that we have representatives from each engineering major offered at UBCO and OC.


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