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Attend STAO2020: Looking to the Future MORE INFO


MARCH 26 & 27, 2020











Why attend?

What You Can Expect

At the STAO Conference you can expect the following experiences and resources

STAO Sharing Showcase

Teachers will share in a less formal and more interactive format, allowing for one-on-one interactions.


STAO Playground

The STAOPlayground lets you play, explore and connect with hands-on, authentic activities for your students!


Experienced Speakers

We have English and French speakers who are leaders in their fields of influence ready to share their experience with you!


Experienced Experts

Our 2020 Featured Speakers

We’re excited to introduce this year’s engaging and experienced speakers

Dr. Janette Hughes

Canada Research Chair in Technology and Pedagogy, Professor and leader in Digital Literacies at the University of Ontario Institute of Technology

Paula Reynolds-Hall

Indigenous Science, Technology, Engineering and Math (InSTEM) connects Indigenous traditional knowledge and ways of knowing with westernized understanding of STEM.

Dr. Samantha Yammine

Samantha Yammine is a Neuroscientist, Digital Media Producer, and Science Communicator who earned her PhD from the University of Toronto researching how stem cells build the mammalian brain before birth and maintain it throughout adulthood. In addition to her doctoral research, Samantha co-authored a crowd-funded research study exploring the effects that #ScientistsWhoSelfie on Instagram can have on public perceptions of scientists.

Keeley Aird

Keeley Aird is the co-founder of STEM Kids Rock, a kid powered organization whose mission is to inspire, engage & empower the next generation of STEM leaders through early & often exposure to science. The STEM Kids Rock Free Mobile Science Centre empowers kids of all ages and abilities to teach their peers about STEM.

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Delta Dixon Hotel, Toronto


March 26 & 27, 2020


Reserve your room at the Delta Dixon Hotel for the STAO group rate of $165 per night.


The STAOPlayground lets you play, explore and connect hands-on, authentic activities for your students! The STAOPlayground is a great opportunity for you to share your successes, challenges and student impact by facilitating hands-on learning with STAO participants. We would love to hear from educators who might spark ideas on how to elevate student voice in science classrooms across the province.

At STAO2020, the Elementary and Secondary Curriculum Committees are so excited to welcome all of our attendees to the amazing STAOPlayground. We are going to be organizing a fantastic array of hands-on activities and thought-provoking inquiry-based experiences that you can use right away in your own classrooms. Teachers from both committees will be there to answer questions, to participate in the activities with you, and to engage you to think “outside-of-the-box”. Stop by for a visit or stay for awhile. As well, some of our committee members have been busy throughout the year working on a variety of projects and resources which will be showcased both at the STAOPlayground and in workshops.

STAO Sharing Showcase

At the Showcase, teachers will share in a marketplace-style setting.  The format is less formal and more interactive, allowing for one-on-one interactions.  What will be shared will provide participants a quick glimpse into an idea they might implement in their own class. “Ideas” will include displays, samples of student work, hands-on samples and interactive technology. 

Exhibitor Resources

Click below to access documents, tools and services for your use as an exhibitor. Please review these items as they will help you coordinate all booth details for the Exhibits Hall. Should you have any questions, please do not hesitate to contact the STAO Exhibits Committee Chair, Janice Williams.

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