What is Fusion?
The Fusion Conference is a 100% student-organized conference held at the University of Waterloo. Our aim is to bring together the minds of the future in an effort to foster growth and innovation in the fields of Science, Business and Technology.
On March 11th and 12th, over 100 students will interact directly with fresh startups, powerhouse corporations, and everything in between. Be prepared for interactive breakout sessions, career workshops, real-life case studies, creative solution pitches, and employer expositions.
Fusion 2016 will take place on Friday and Saturday, March 11th and 12th, 2016 on the University of Waterloo campus.
Friday night, delegates will get to hear from our keynote speaker, as well as have a networking social. Last year we had a chocolate fountain, as well as a bar! The bulk of the conference will take place Saturday, where students will attend speaker sessions of their choice, partake in case competitions, and hand out business cards at our Employer Expo. Our closing ceremony should end around 6 PM on Saturday.
Stay tuned for a more detailed schedule to come!
Frequently Asked Questions
Learn more about Fusion Conference 2016!
Anyone who is a current undergraduate student in Ontario are able to attend! However, at this moment we are not providing transportation for delegates.
+ What should I wear or bring?
All you have to do is bring your A-game and get ready to network and learn a whole lot from a variety of professionals. Food and snacks will be provided throughout the conference, as well as pens and notebooks as swag. We recommend you bring some business cards to hand out! As for apparel, go with business casual.
+ I've never been in a case comp...
Fusion is incredibly welcoming to beginners. Our goal is to provide you with the necessary knowledge, materials and people to complete the case study. More details to come, but not to worry!
If you want to network with industry professionals, pitch a creative solution in a case competition, attend interactive speaker sessions, brainstorm ideas with likeminded students, and get recruited at our Employer Expo... then you should attend. Great food is also a bonus!
+ What kind of speakers should I expect?
Last year we had speakers from fields and backgrounds ranging from government officials, mobile gaming entrepreneurs, aerospace professionals, robotics startups, international cellular corporations, and gas conglomerates. Who knows who we'll see this year?!
+ How can my company participate?
Whether it's offering a hotel booking discount, or helping us supply food, or being a speaker at the conference, there's many ways to help out. Send us an email at email@example.com and we'll get right back to you!
All you need is a ticket! Ticket sales will begin mid-September. Watch out for specials, promotions, and contests to win free tickets and prizes!
+ This sounds awesome, how can I help as a student?
We've already filled all our Exec positions, however we'll be looking for volunteers to help carry out the conference effectively! Stay tuned for that!
+ My question isn't on here!
Send us an email at firstname.lastname@example.org and we'll respond back promptly with an answer.
-- Vikas Gupta, Big Blue Bubble
"Having the chance to network with the students during the open employer exposition was eye opening.
-- Mike Lelievre, Hewlett Packard Co