SET Conference

What is the SET Conference?

The SET (Science, Engineering and Technology) Conference is a fun day that will show grades 10-12 high school girls that there is more to science than medicine and more to engineering than bridge building.

This full-day conference (with lunch included) gives students the opportunity to...

  • See what University is really like
  • Explore diverse careers in science, engineering and technology
  • Learn about work-life balance in SET careers
  • Discover how SET careers can make the world a better place
  • Experience a real lab environment through hands-on lab activities
  • Meet university students and learn what it is like to be a student in a SET department
  • Talk with women in SET based careers about their experiences
  • Gain insight into different career paths in SET and the U of A programs that you can use to broaden your career options

SET Conference Date: Saturday November 25, 2017.
Registration opens: October 2, 2017 

View details about SET Conference activities Here.

Already registered?  See SET Delegate Information Here.

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SET Information

Registration opens: October 2, 2017
SET Conference date: Saturday November 25, 2017

Contact the WISEST office with any questions at 780-492-7774 or

2015 SET Sponsors

The SET Conference was made possible with the financial support of NSERC, APEGA and Girls Action Foundation ( and its National Career Day Funders: Canadian Heritage, Desjardins and the Leacross Foundation.

 Interested in sponsoring our 2015 SET Conference?  Learn more Here or view our Corporate Sponsorship Package.