About OMMIC


The Ontario Makers and Mentors Innovation Conference is a student initiative supported by the University of Ottawa Faculty of Engineering and CEED, The Centre for Entrepreneurship and Engineering Design. The objective of the conference is to offer an opportunity for makers, entrepreneurs, hobbyists and students to meet, learn about the maker movement and its societal impact and to compete on innovative design.

The ones made for tinkering, experimenting, creating crazy things that move blink and buzz. Also known as the inventor with a million ideas or the DIY guy/gal.

The ones who give advice, provide guidance, educate, teach, and inspire. Also known as the advisor, teacher, or educator.

The 2018 Conference

The 2018 Ontario Makers and Mentors Innovation Conference is themed “Making Globally”. This year, we are going international! We will be exploring the global scene of makers, how they are contributing to innovation and what it means for them and their communities. There will be three main streams: makers, mentors, and skill building, which will allow you to explore different aspects of the given theme. Makers will explore Making Globally through tinkering and building, while mentors will explain how this topic applies to those who educate or mentor. The skill building workshops will offer different ways to improve your knowledge.

Friday, October 26th 17:00 - 21:00

Location: Events room, STEM, 1st floor, 141 Louis-Pasteur, Ottawa

17:00 Registration
17:30 Dinner
18:15 Opening Remarks

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Opening Remarks

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Opening Remarks
18:45

The panelists will discuss a topic *TBD

Moderator:
Hanan Anis
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Saturday, October 27th

Maker

Room 1:
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Mentor

Room 2: TBD

Skill
Building

Room 3:
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9:00

The panelists will discuss Accessibility

Moderator:
Bocar Ndiaye
Panelist:
Steve Crane
Adrian Chan
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Panel
Accessibility

The panelists will discuss a topic in Entrepreneurship

Moderator:
Midia Shikh Hassan
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Entrepreneurship

A First Nation Company called The Beading Drum Jewelry Originals.

Kelly Nahwegahbow Marsolais

First Nation Traditional Bead work
10:15

Accessibility

Mouhamadou Ngom

Fablab Sénégal

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Entrepreneurship

The workshop aims to showcase the uses of a motion tracking lab in designing prosthesis and exoskeletons through a hands-on activity.

Andrew Zavorotny

Motion Tracking in Human-Centered Design
11:30

Come see as students from high schools and universities all across the region come and compete for the Student Innovative Design Awards.
New this year: the competition is open to the community! So while you are grabbing a bite to eat, make sure that you come check out the booths and learn all about the projects.

Lunch
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Competition Showcase

Location: STEM
13:00

Medical

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Medical

Education

Michael E. Johnson

Shining A Light In the Dark: Building Iron-based Batteries for 1.3 Billion People Living in Light Poverty

Artists David McDougall and Sasha Phipps’ collaborative workshop will focus on digital processes surrounding their artistic practice and will be held in the new Atelier CoFab Arts Makerspace.

David McDougall & Sasha Phipps

Digital Processes and the Visual Arts
14:15

Medical

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Medical

Education

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Workshops and Demos

Alex/David

Brunsfield/MTC

Sunday, October 28th

Maker

Room 3:
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Mentor

Room 4:
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Skill
Building

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9:00

arts

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The Keynote will be about the recent struggle in building a makers community in Nigeria and the possibility of collaborating with the other makers across the world.

Uche Ajuonuma

The State of Makers Community in Nigeria: How International Collaboration Can Help

Learn the basics of designing and creating a 3D model. Master the basic steps of exporting a model and printing it on the 3D printer.

Richard L'Abbé Makerspace

Intro to 3D printing
10:15

arts

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arts

International development

Moctar Diallo

HelloWorld Sénégal

IEEE Workshop.

Erin Kennedy

Helping the Planet with Robots
11:30

The Makershow will be a grand assembly of makers, tinkerers, experimenters, tech fanatics, as well as industry exhibitors. All coming together to showcase their work and talent.
Don’t miss out on this!

Lunch
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Makershow

Location: STEM
13:00

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Indigenous

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Hackathon
14:15

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Indigenous

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Art Nights

Thank you to our sponsors





Contact Us


Mailing Address

Sponsorship Inquiries

Speaker Inquiries

Faculty of Engineering Deans Office
Attn: OMMIC Organizing Committee
161 Louis Pasture Private
Ottawa, Ontario, K1N 6N5
Justine Boudreau
Director of Finance
finance@ommic.ca
Zaineb Al-Faesly
Director of Operations
speakers@ommic.ca

Marketing Inquiries

General Inquiries

Mihir Mistry
Director of Marketing
marketing@ommic.ca
Mohamed Elsageyer
Organizer
info@ommic.ca