Experiential Engineering Education

CEEA/ACEG 2015 Conference

Hamilton, Ontario
May 31 - June 3, 2015
McMaster University

OVERVIEW
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SPEAKERS
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Overview

The Canadian Engineering Education Association’s Annual Conference – CEEA2015 will be held at the McMaster University in Hamilton, Ontario from May 31 to June 3, 2015. All areas of engineering education research and practice are invited, but we would like to theme the broader discussion around what experiential education means for our students. This conference offers a unique venue for academics and practitioners to discuss recent trends in engineering education and education research. The conference includes workshops, plenary sessions and technical sessions.

Workshops Only

If you are interested in registering for the workshops only – please email [email protected] with the workshop(s) you are interested in registering for. All workshop attendees will need to create a CEEA account, purchase a membership and then send an email to the administrator to purchase workshops at special workshop only pricing of $ 200.00 for the full day, regardless of the amount you attend, and not the conference attendee workshop pricing that is listed under registration. This is a special rate for non-conference attendees only.

Workshop registration only closes on Wednesday, May 27 at 11:59 pm Central Daylight Time.


Updated August 2015: the conference papers can be found under the Conference Proceedings tab on the website.

Registration

Registration is Closed

Regular Rates

Professional Rate: $625.00
Student Rate: $225.00

Early Bird Rates

Professional Rate: $525.00
Student Rate: $200.00

Sunday Workshops

A full day of Workshops will be held on Sunday, May 31, 2015 at the McMaster Campus. There is a seperate charge for workshops and you can register at the same time as you register for the conference.

Workshop Fees

First Workshop: $ 50.00

All additional Workshops: $ 5.00 per workshop

Additional Options

Banquet – Guest Ticket
Cost: $60.00

Welcome Event – Guest Ticket
Cost: $40.00

Banquet – Attendee Ticket
Cost: $0.00

Ice Breaker – Attendee Ticket
Cost: $0.00

Student Workshop: Meet & Greet and Formalizing a Student Society
Cost: $0.00

If you are not a student – please choose 0 as your response for this item. Thank you.

May 31, 2015 16:00-17:00

The CEEA member network has been steadily growing since its first conference in 2010 and as this network has grown, an increasing number of students have committed to engineering education, both as a research area and a profession. The primary goal of this workshop is to provide students attending the CEEA conference with an opportunity to network with one other. Participants will engage in a meet and greet activity followed by round table discussions of some successes and challenges that they have experienced in their education, or engineering education research. The secondary purpose of the workshop is to connect CEEA members, particularly student members, who may be interested in creating a Canadian Engineering Education Students’ Society. This part of the workshop will include a brainstorming session that will inform the possible goals, vision/mission statement, and future activities of a formalized students’ society, and will serve to gauge interest in the idea. This workshop is designed to build a network of students and other CEEA member supporters, aligning with CEEA’s goals of encouraging and supporting the development and sharing of best practices between Canadian engineering institutions as well as engaging students.

Cancellation and Refund Policy

Notification of conference registration cancellation must be received by phone, mail, or fax by May 9, 2015 in order to receive a refund of a paid registration fee, less an administration fee of $100 CAD.

After May 9, 2015 cancellations will be subject to a processing fee of 50% of the total cost.

Registrations may be transferred without an administration fee upon notification by May 23, 2015.

Memberships will not be refunded.

Venue

Conference Venue

The 2015 CEEA will be hosted by McMaster University!

Event Locations

  • Sunday, May 31, 2015 – Workshops: http://ucmcmaster.com/
  • Sunday, May 31, 2015 – Ice Breaker: http://ucmcmaster.com/
  • Monday, June 1 to Wednesday, June 3, 2015 – Keynote: http://www.mcmaster.ca/uts/maps/mdcl1.html
  • Monday, June 1 to Wednesday, June 3, 2015 – Paper Sessions: http://www.mcmaster.ca/uts/maps/mdcl1.html
  • Tuesday, June 2, 2015 – Banquet: http://www.liunastation.com/

Parking on Site

We have secured 4 day CEEA2015 Conference Parking Passes valid from May 31 to June 3, for $40 with in and out privileges for all gated lots on the main campus (Regular parking on the main campus is $20/day for visitors without in/out). These passes can be purchased with CASH ONLY a the Conference Registration desk on Sunday and Monday (May 31 and June 1) mornings.

For conference registrants attending only Tuesday or Wednesday (June 2 and 3), they can just purchase regular main campus parking for $20/day at the parking lot as it will be the same price or cheaper than the 4 day conference parking pass (however, these do not have in and out privileges).

Student parking lots off the main campus (lots M, P) are also available for the regular rate of $7/day, with a shuttle bus service to main campus.

McMaster’s parking map can be found at the following web link: http://parking.mcmaster.ca/Map.html

Where can visitors park?

  • Lots for CEEA2015 parking pass: B, C, D, E, G, H, I (see parking map for locations).
  • Lots for regular visitor parking: B, C, D, E, G, H, I, M, P (see parking map for locations).

Where do visitors pay for parking?

  • For CEEA2015 parking pass: at Conference Registration Desk in MDCL, CASH ONLY
  • For regular visitor parking: Visitors in gated lots can pay at the paystation located inside the parking lot.

What is the parking lot use procedure?

Visitors receive a ticket at time of entry into a gated lot. The ticket notes the time of entry. Before exiting, the visitor must insert their ticket into the paystation machine and pay for the time spent in the lot. Payment methods include cash, credit card, or departmental rebate vouchers(CEEA2015 parking pass). The visitor can then re-insert their (now paid-for) ticket into the automated machine at the exit gate, which will cause the gate arm to lift and allow the vehicle to exit.

Further information can be found on the McMaster parking website: http://parking.mcmaster.ca/index.html

Accommodations

Hotel: Sheraton Hamilton
Rate: $129.00 CAD / night – double | before April 30, 2015
Distance: 6 km from McMaster Campus
Booking Information:
Discount Code: Can.Engineering Education Assc
* Rate available from May 31-June 4 via online booking – to extend dates please call the hotel directly at 1-905-529-5515 *

Hotel: Visitors Inn
Rate: $104.00 CAD / night – single | add $ 10.00/extra person | before April 30, 2015
Distance: 2 km from McMaster Campus
Booking Information:
Discount Code: CEEA 2015
* Must be booked by phone Toll Free: 1-800-387-4620 Direct: 1-905-529-6979 *
Rate Includes a free continental breakfast, free parking, and free high speed internet.

McMaster Residence:
Les Prince Hall Info: CEEA2015_McMaster Residence
Register here: CEEA2015_McMaster Residence
Rate: $57.00 CAD/night – single | $90.00 CAD/night – double
Distance: Located on Campus
Booking Information: See CEEA2015_McMaster Residence for details.

Getting Here

Flights:

There are many convenient ways to travel to Hamilton. A number of international flights land at Hamilton’s John C. Munroe International Airport (http://flyhamilton.ca/). More flights are offered through Toronto Pearson International (http://www.torontopearson.com/#) (approximately 75 kilometers from McMaster University) or Buffalo Niagara International Airport (http://buffaloairport.com/) (approximately 150 km from McMaster).

Shuttles, train, etc:

Airport shuttle buses can be reserved from Airways Transit – Rate Link (click for info). Major car rental firms are located at both airports. For domestic travel within Canada, visitors can travel to Hamilton via VIA Rail (http://www.viarail.ca/), Greyhound Bus (https://www.greyhound.ca), and GO Transit (http://www.gotransit.com) (intercity).

For more information on getting here, please visit the Tourism Hamilton website (http://www.tourismhamilton.com/visitor-services/getting-here-around).

How to Get to McMaster (http://mcmaster.ca/welcome/findus.cfm) Click on the “Directions To Campus” tab on the following Maps and directions link.

Papers

The Call for Abstracts and Workshop Submissions has been EXTENDED to Monday, February 2, 2015 at 11:59 pm (EST). No further extensions are possible!

Printable PDF English: CEEA2015 Call for Papers
Printable PDF French: ACEG2015 Appel de communications

Important Information:
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Authors Guide

CEEA 2015 Call for Papers

The Canadian Engineering Education Association’s Annual Conference – CEEA2015 will be held at the McMaster University in Hamilton, Ontario from May 31 to June 3, 2015. All areas of engineering education research and practice are invited, but we would like to theme the broader discussion around what experimental education means for our students. This conference offers a unique venue for academics and practitioners to discuss recent trends in engineering education and education research. The conference includes workshops, plenary sessions and technical sessions.

Papers may be submitted on evidence-based, research-based and practice-based topics. To help guide the classification we are adopting Boyer’s framework whereby the scholarship of teaching may be defined by the union of:

  1. Scholarship of discovery
  2. Scholarship of application
  3. Scholarship of integration

Workshop and panel proposals on the following topics are welcome:

  1. Experiential Education for Engineers
  2. Education Research Methods
  3. Education Research Instrument Design
  4. I’m new, where do I begin? (New Member Mentoring)
  5. Technology in the classroom
  6. CEAB Accreditation

Please forward this call to your colleagues and beyond. We welcome submissions from authors in all education research fields.

The steering committee would like to invite topics including, but not limited to:

  • Experiential Education
  • Science, Technology, and Mathematics Education
  • Assessment of Student Learning
  • Learning and Research using Social Media
  • Accreditation and Quality Assurance
  • Emergine Education Technologies
  • Entrepreneurship
  • Education Research Methods
  • Co-curricular Engagement
  • Distance Education
  • Integrating Research and Education
  • Simulation-based Learning
  • Community Engagement
  • Multidisciplinary Learning
  • Large classrooms, first-year, and new educators

Important Dates

Abstract & Proposal Submissions Open
December 1, 2014

Abstracts & Proposals Due EXTENDED
January 26, 2015 February 2, 2015

Notification of Acceptance EXTENDED
February 21, 2015 February 28, 2015

Registration Opens
March 1, 2015 March 4, 2015 CST

Submission of Camera Ready Paper
April 21, 2015

The CEEA2015 steering committee looks forward to seeing you in Hamilton!

Mohamed Bakr, Thomas E. Doyle, Robert Fleisig, Kelton Friedrich, Minha Ha, Kim Jones and Timber Yuen
McMaster University

Schedule

May 31, 2015

08:00 - 19:00

Registration

The University Club of McMaster - Building 8 of the University Campus (see link in details for Map below)

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09:00 - 10:30

Workshop 1a: Active Learning Spaces (part 1)

McMaster Faculty Club: University Club Dining Room

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09:00 - 10:30

Workshop 1b: Teaching engineering students to design solutions to wicked problems

McMaster Faculty Club: University Club Great Hall

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09:00 - 10:30

Workshop 1c: A time for self-reflection: How can engineering educators bring lifelong learning to life?

McMaster Faculty Club: University Club West Room

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10:30 - 12:00

Workshop 2a: Accreditation - Using a Murder Mystery to Cultivate Graduate Attributes

McMaster Faculty Club: University Club Dining Room

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10:30 - 12:00

Workshop 2b: Active Learning Spaces (part 2)

McMaster Faculty Club: University Club Dining Room

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10:30 - 12:00

Workshop 2c: Professional Career Planning Curriculum in Engineering Programs

McMaster Faculty Club: University Club West Room

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12:00 - 13:00

Lunch - Workshop Attendees

McMaster Faculty Club: University Club Dining Room

13:00 - 14:00

Workshop 3a: Accreditation - Introduction to graduate attribute processes

McMaster Faculty Club: University Club Dining Room

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13:00 - 14:00

Workshop 3b: Panel - The importance of a sustainability thrust in an undergraduate engineering program

McMaster Faculty Club: University Club Great Hall

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13:00 - 16:00

Workshop 3c: Designing a successful capstone project course (3 Hours)

McMaster Faculty Club: University Club West Room

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14:00 - 15:00

Workshop 4a: Accreditation - Data-informed improvement

McMaster Faculty Club: University Club Dining Room

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14:00 - 15:00

Workshop 4b: Defining the Ideas Clinic™ for Canadian Engineering Educators

McMaster Faculty Club: University Club Great Hall

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15:00 - 16:00

Workshop 5a: Accreditation - Alignment of Assessments, Course Learning Outcomes and Program Learning Outcomes

McMaster Faculty Club: University Club Dining Room

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15:00 - 16:00

Workshop 5b:Active Learning in the Engineering Classroom

McMaster Faculty Club: University Club Great Hall

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16:00 - 17:30

Workshop 6a: Support Technical learning using short Audio/Video Tutorials

McMaster Faculty Club: University Club Dining Room

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16:00 - 17:00

Workshop 6b: Collaborative testing: how it works, why it works, working to make it better, and how to apply it in your class.

McMaster Faculty Club: University Club Great Hall

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16:00 - 17:00

Workshop 6c: Student Workshop: Meet & Greet and Formalizing a Student Society DO NOT REGISTER HERE SEE BELOW!

McMaster Faculty Club: University Club West Room

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16:00 - 17:00

Student Workshop

McMaster Faculty Club: University Club West Room

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17:30 - 19:00

Welcome - Ice Breaker

McMaster Faculty Club: University Club Dining Room

June 1, 2015

08:00 - 15:00

Registration

Michael DeGroote Centre for Learning and Discovery (MDCL -­ Building 52)

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08:30 - 09:00

Registration and Coffee

Michael DeGroote Centre for Learning and Discovery (MDCL)

09:00 - 09:30

Opening Remarks

Michael DeGroote Centre for Learning and Discovery (MDCL -­ Building 52)

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09:00 - 09:30

Introductory Remarks

Michael DeGroote Centre for Learning and Discovery (MDCL -­ Building 52)

09:30 - 10:30

Keynote Speaker: William (Bill) Oakes

Michael DeGroote Centre for Learning and Discovery (MDCL -­ Building 52)

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10:30 - 12:10

Paper Sessions

Michael DeGroote Centre for Learning and Discovery (MDCL -­ Building 52)

12:10 - 13:40

Lunch

Celebration Hall within Kenneth Taylor Hall (Building 38)

13:40 - 15:20

Paper Sessions

Michael DeGroote Centre for Learning and Discovery (MDCL -­ Building 52)

15:20 - 15:35

Coffee Break

Michael DeGroote Centre for Learning and Discovery (MDCL -­ Building 52)

15:35 - 17:45

Paper Sessions

Michael DeGroote Centre for Learning and Discovery (MDCL -­ Building 52)

17:45 - 18:45

Sponsors Receptions and Presentations

June 2, 2015

08:00 - 15:00

Registration

Michael DeGroote Centre for Learning and Discovery (MDCL -­ Building 52): Closed during lunch

09:00 - 10:00

Keynote Speaker: Dr Joe Kim

Michael DeGroote Centre for Learning and Discovery (MDCL -­ Building 52)

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10:00 - 10:30

Coffee Break

Michael DeGroote Centre for Learning and Discovery (MDCL -­ Building 52)

10:30 - 12:10

Paper Sessions

Michael DeGroote Centre for Learning and Discovery (MDCL -­ Building 52)

12:10 - 13:40

Lunch

Celebration Hall within Kenneth Taylor Hall (Building 38)

13:40 - 15:35

Paper Sessions

Michael DeGroote Centre for Learning and Discovery (MDCL -­ Building 52)

15:20 - 15:35

Coffee Break

Michael DeGroote Centre for Learning and Discovery (MDCL -­ Building 52)

17:30 - 18:30

Buses to Banquet: Liuna Station Banquet Hall

Liuna Station, Hamilton, Ontario

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19:00 - 22:00

Banquet

Liuna Station, Hamilton, Ontario

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June 3, 2015

08:00 - 15:00

Registration

Michael DeGroote Centre for Learning and Discovery (MDCL -­ Building 52): Closed during lunch

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09:00 - 10:00

CEEA Annual General Meeting

Michael DeGroote Centre for Learning and Discovery (MDCL -­ Building 52)

10:00 - 10:30

Coffee Break

Michael DeGroote Centre for Learning and Discovery (MDCL -­ Building 52)

10:30 - 12:10

Paper Sessions

Michael DeGroote Centre for Learning and Discovery (MDCL -­ Building 52)

12:10 - 13:40

Lunch

Michael DeGroote Centre for Learning and Discovery (MDCL -­ Building 52)

13:40 - 15:20

Paper Sessions

Michael DeGroote Centre for Learning and Discovery (MDCL -­ Building 52)

15:20 - 15:35

Coffee Break

Michael DeGroote Centre for Learning and Discovery (MDCL -­ Building 52)

Speakers

William (Bill) Oakes

William (Bill) Oakes

Preparing Professionals and Leaders Using Community Engagement
June 1, 2015 - 09:30 - 10:30

Success and leadership in today’s global economy requires a sound foundation of disciplinary knowledge as well as a broader set of professional skills.  As educators we seek to create learning environments where students can develop the needed knowledge and skills.   Increasingly, research is pointing to experiences as a key to both deepen and broaden learning within our curricula.  Community engagement offers many exciting opportunities for creating such learning experiences while students apply engineering knowledge and skills to develop solutions to meet compelling needs of the underserved.  It can also help address other issues such as diversity and retention.  These kinds of experiences have been shown to prepare students for leadership in industry and develop innovation and entrepreneurial skills.  They also offer a way to leverage the resources within our universities and colleges to address needs of the underserved within our communities locally and globally.  One of the successful programs in engineering community engagement is the EPICS Program founded at Purdue University.  Lessons learned from the program will be highlighted along with how the program is used to meet programmatic outcomes across many disciplines.  Researching findings from program will also be shared.

Biography

William (Bill) Oakes is the Director of the EPICS Program and a Professor and a founding faculty member of the School of Engineering Education at Purdue University. He is a registered professional engineer. He has been active in the dissemination of service-learning and community engagement for university pre-university students. He has received numerous awards for his efforts at Purdue including being elected as a fellow of the Teaching Academy and listed in the Book of Great Teachers. He was the first engineer to receive the U.S. Campus Compact Thomas Ehrlich Civically Engaged Faculty Award. He was a co-recipient of the U.S. National Academy of Engineering’s Bernard Gordon Prize for Innovation in Engineering and Technology Education, recipient of the U.S. National Society of Professional Engineers’ (NSPE) Educational Excellence Award and the American Society for Engineering Education’s (ASEE) Chester Carlson Award for Innovation in Engineering Education. He is a fellow of the ASEE and the NSPE.

dr joe kim

Dr. Joe Kim

Cognition and Learning
June 2, 2015 - 09:00 - 10:00

Instructors and students both face daunting challenges. Instructors are under pressure to sufficiently cover course materials and teach important skills. Students are expected to learn a great deal of information and primarily guide their own learning outside of class. Thus, both instructors and students could benefit from easy-to-use strategies that support durable and efficient learning. Cognitive scientists have been systemically studying processes such as attention, memory and learning for more than 150 years. This rich resource of knowledge has been only recently applied to developing evidence-based interventions in education. In this talk, I’ll explore how cognitive principles can inform instructional design and critical issues in education to bridge the gap between the lab and classroom.

Biography

Dr Joe Kim is an Associate Professor in Psychology, Neuroscience and Behaviour at McMaster University. Dr. Kim is actively involved in all aspects of the scholarship of teaching and learning. He co-ordinates the innovative McMaster Introductory Psychology program which combines traditional lectures with interactive online resources and small group tutorials. The program has been prominently featured in Maclean’s, Globe and Mail, Toronto Star and several education media outlets.

Dr. Kim directs the Applied Cognition in Education Lab (www.science.mcmaster.ca/acelab) and is a core member of the new Large Interactive Virtual Environment Lab facility (www.livelab.mcmaster.ca). Dr. Kim’s research program aims to understand how cognitive principles such as attention, memory and learning can be applied to develop evidence-based interventions in education and training. The research program uses a variety of tools including cognitive and behavioural testing, eyetracking and EEG.

In 2010, Dr. Kim received the Innovator of the Year Award (McMaster VPR) and also led his development team to receive the 2010 President’s Award for Excellence in Course and Resource Design. With an active interest in curriculum and education, Dr. Kim has consulted on several policy groups including the Council of Ontario Universities Online workgroup and the Innovation and Productivity Roundtable for the Ontario Ministry of Training, Colleges and Universities.

Sponsors

Opportunities for Sponsorships are still available.

If you have any questions regarding sponsor opportunities for the CEEA 2015 Conference in Hamilton, ON – please contact [email protected]

Exhibitors

Exhibitor opportunities are connected to sponsorships for this year and information/registration is available in sponsors.

If you are interested in exhibitor opportunities for the CEEA 2015 Conference in Hamilton, ON – for any questions please contact CEEA20[email protected].

Registration

With the purchase of a booth space, each exhibitor receives one (1) complimentary full conference pass. ALL other individuals from your organization who wish to attend the conference must register as conference attendees.

Cost: $0.00

Additional Meal Plans

We provide a meal plan option for exhibitors at the conference. A meal plan is included the complimentary attendee registration, however if you require additional meal plans, we charge a nominal fee. Meal plans include Meal plans include lunch and coffee breaks only. Guest tickets will need to be purchased for all evening events.

Single Day: $0.00
Conference: $0.00

Cancellation Policy

Cancellation of registration/booth should be sent in writing, by email or fax. Cancellations will be accepted up until May 16, 2014, and registration fees refunded less a $100.00 administration fee. Any cancellations received after May 16, 2014, will not be entitled to a refund and the exhibitor agrees that CEEA has the right to resell the space at no benefit to the exhibitor who has cancelled. Any space not paid for in full by May 16, 2014, will be released back to the available pool.

It is understood that this agreement and the rental charge are for the rental of the exhibit space. The exhibitor agrees that McMaster University and Conference Center and its employees, contractors and sub-contractors accept no responsibility for damage, theft or any loss to displays, materials or personal property. The exhibitor, signed below, agrees to pay the rental fee.

Setup and Logistics Notes

  • For questions while setting up your booth or during the event, please contact the staff at the CEEA Registration Desk.
  • Exhibitors MUST set-up on Sunday, May 31, 2015, between 12 noon and 5:00 PM OR Monday, June 1, 2015, by 8:00 AM.
  • Exhibitors must remove their booths and materials from the facility by 4:30 PM Wednesday, June 3, 2015.
  • We recommend that you remove computers and other valuables from your booth if you leave the exhibit area. For your own protection, we recommend you insure any items of value. We will not be responsible for lost or stolen articles.
  • Exhibitor booths space to be confirmed. Please indicate if you require any additional space, tables, chairs.

Please note: No extension cords are provided.

Committee

The CEEA2015 steering committee looks forward to seeing you in Hamilton!

General Chair

Dr. Thomas Doyle (McMaster)

Co-Technical Chairs

Dr. Robert Fleisig (McMaster)
Mr. Kevin Dunn (McMaster)
Dr. Lisa Romkey (UofT)

Treasurer

Dr. Mohamed Bakr (McMaster)

Industry Chair

Dr. Timber Yuen (McMaster)

Workshop Chair

Dr. Kim Jones (McMaster)

Communications Chair

Mr. Kelton Friedrich (McMaster)

Social Chair

Ms. Minha Ha (McMaster)

QUESTIONS?

For all conference related questions - please contact the organizing committee.