When: Nov 9-11, 2017Where: Delta Hotels Toronto, 655 Dixon Rd

3 Days of Action 

Choose from over 55 sessions per day, including workshops, Sharing Showcase and STAOPlayground. Find out more about this year's Format & Strands.

Visit over 75 Exhibitors, available early each day and in a dedicated timeslot Thursday & Friday. Over 60 Elementary sessions available this year! Join us for the Celebration Banquet Friday evening. 

Special Saturday Programming

  • Discounted registration
  • No OT coverage needed!
  • 71 sessions overall
  • 32 Elementary sessions
  • Exhibits Hall open from 8:00 - 2:30 pm
  • Register for special Certificate workshops on topics including STEAM, Beginning Your Journey as Science Educator, and Coding and Robotics.


Featured Speakers at STAO2017

Featured Speaker Photos

Thursday Nov 9

  • Dr Paul Elliot (Trent U): What is the Point of Mosquitos?
  • Stacey Joyce (VROC): How to use Video Calls Effectively to Enhance your Teaching
  • Derek Phillips (Google Canada): Cultivating STEAM Leadership for the Next 150 Years
  • Professor Shirley Williams, (Trent U): When I was a Child 

Friday Nov 10

  • Dr Imogen Coe (Ryerson U): #Change the Numbers
  • Chris Meyer, A Scientific Model for Learning
  • Dr Wanja Gitari (OISE/UofT): Inclusion in the Science Class: an inside-out view
  • Dr Bonnie Schmidt (LTS): Canada 20167: a bold initiative to shape 21st century learning 
  • Kendra Spira: My Journey as an Educator: what I have learned...so far
    (Winner of Irwin Talesnick Award for Excellence in the Teaching of Science)

Saturday Nov 11

  • Cylita Guy (U of Toronto): Becoming Batgirl: integrating bat science and education
  • Joe Grabowski (UGDSB): Exploring by the Seat of your Pants: the adventure of opening your classroom to the world
  • Suzanne Monir: Winner of Irwin Talesnick Award for Excellence in the Teaching of Science
  • The Water Brothers: Blue is the New Green