About OMMIC


This Ontario Makers and Mentors Innovation Conference is a student initiative supported by the University of Ottawa Faculty of Engineering and Centre Engineering Entrepreneurial Design. In collaboration with the Richard L’abbe uOttawa Makerspace and our sponsors we create a conference where makers, entrepreneurs, hobbyists and students can come out to compete in innovative design, meet companies from the industry and see the latest and greatest in project technology. While our mentors will be able to also enjoy everything listed above, there will be special workshops and speakers designed to educate teachers on the project resources, how they can be incorporated in project based learning and how teachers can form their own makerspaces. This Ontario Makers and Mentors Innovation Conference is a student initiative supported by the University of Ottawa Faculty of Engineering and Centre Engineering Entrepreneurial Design. In collaboration with the Richard L’abbe uOttawa Makerspace and our sponsors we create a conference where makers, entrepreneurs, hobbyists and students can come out to compete in innovative design, meet companies from the industry and see the latest and greatest in project technology. While our mentors will be able to also enjoy everything listed above, there will be special workshops and speakers designed to educate teachers on the project resources, how they can be incorporated in project based learning and how teachers can form their own makerspaces.

The Makers:

The ones made for tinkering, experimenting, creating crazy things that move blink and buzz. Also known as the Inventor with 1000 ideas or the DIY guy/gal.

The Mentors:

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

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The 2017 Conference

The 2017 Ontario Makers and Mentors Conference is themed “Diversity and Innovation”. This year we explore the diversity of our makers and mentors and they are affecting innovation. There will be three streams, makers, mentors, and skill building so that you can explore different aspects of the theme. Makers will explore diversity and innovation through tinkering and building. While Mentors will explain how this topic applies to those who educated or mentor. The skill building workshops will offer different ways to improve your knowledge.

Application for this year's speakers are now open!

Thank you to our sponsors


Contact Us

Mailing Address

Sponsorship Inquiries

General 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
info@ommic.ca