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
View more details about SET Conference activities in the online Google Form (see link below).

When is the SET Conference?

Conference Date: Saturday November 25, 2017
Time: 8:30 am - 4:30 pm
Where: University of Alberta, north campus

How do I register for the SET Conference?

We are limiting the conference to 200 delegates (students). This year, we offer you the ability to choose which sessions you would like to attend, so avoid disappointment and register early! All sessions are available on a first come first served basis and are subject to change. In the event that your session changes, you will be placed in the next available one. Delegates will receive their activity schedule on the day of the Conference.

Step One:
Fill out the online SET Conference Google Form (link has been removed). *UPDATE* - THE SET CONFERENCE IS CURRENTLY FULL. Please click HERE to add your name to the waitlist. If spots open up before the Conference, waitlisted individuals will be contacted on a first come first served basis. Activity session choices for waitlisted individuals will be limited to what becomes available. Please do not complete Step 2 or Step 3 unless you have been offered a space in the Conference.

Step Two: 
Pay your $50 registration fee. Our preference is for each student to pay for their spot using the Online OpenCart Payment System (credit card required). You will receive the OpenCart link once you have completed Step One. If your school is collecting your payment for a group submission, please ask your teacher to contact the WISEST Coordinator, Fervone Goings (, with the name of your school and the list of students in the group. Your teacher will then receive the OpenCart payment link. While OpenCart is our preferred method for payment, cheques will also be accepted.

Step Three:
Fill out the Informed Consent Information Form and the Permission to Reproduce Likeness Form that are part of the STUDENT APPLICATION PACKAGE. Mail these original filled forms to the WISEST Office. WISEST must receive these forms by November 1st for your registration to be finalized. No faxed or emailed forms will be accepted.

Please send original forms to:

WISEST/SET Conference, 
295 CAB, 
University of Alberta, 
Edmonton, Alberta,
T6G 2G1

Please make sure to write your first and last name on the outside of the envelope.


You will be emailed a Delegate Information Package to confirm your registration once we have received all of your information and your payment.

Already registered?  See SET Delegate Information Here (link coming soon).

Want to see what SET is all about?  Check out this video:

SET Conference Logo

Event Details

The SET Conference is CURRENTLY FULL! See instructions on how to add your name to the waitlist in the main column of this webpage.

Date: Saturday November 25, 2017

Time: 8:30-4:30PM

Cost: $50

Who: grades 10, 11 and 12 girls

Why come to SET?

The SET conference will give you an opportunity to find out answers to some of your questions by:

  • talking with women who are studying science, engineering and technology 
  • participating in some hands-on laboratory experiments
  • having the chance to spend a day on the University of Alberta campus and learn about being a student here

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

Important Links

Interested in sponsoring our 2017 SET Conference?  Learn more Here or view our Corporate Sponsorship Package.

Thank you to our generous 2017 sponsors:

Girls Action Foundation
         APEGA Foundation