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We are very excited about our 5th annual Edmonton Catholic Schools'  BEST conference being held on April 16th and hosted at St. James School! This year's theme is Star Wars:   Science Awakens! Over 200 science enthusiasts in grades 4-6 will join forces to code, explore robotics, build light sabers and explore the universe… there will even be a light saber dual demonstration during the afternoon keynote.  This is an extra special conference as it is dedicated to a science and Star Wars enthusiast, our beloved, the late Father Mike Mireau.

When:  Saturday, April 16, 2016
Time:  8:30 am – 2:30 pm
Where:  St. James Elementary School:  7814-83 Street

 
MORNING KEYNOTE:
Science Awakens - A Primer! (9:00 am)

Presenter:               Dr. Lucio Gelmini  
Organization:         Grant MacEwan University

AFTERNOON KEYNOTE: 
Science Awakens Trilogy! (12:20 pm)

Episode 1:
Interview with a Robot

Presenter:
Frank Florian (Scientist) and Robbie the Robot along with Joe Estephan (AP, ECSD)  

Organization:  
TELUS World of Science

Episode 2:
Star Wars Appearance – Meet Star Wars Personalities
(Photo opportunity)

Presenter/Organization:
501st Badlands Garrison and guests

 
Episode 3:
Star Wars Light Saber Dual Demonstration
Presenter/Organization: Saber guild: Echo Base Temple

Concurrent Sessions from 9:50 am  – 12:00 pm; 1:10 pm  – 2:10 pm
Closing form 2:10 – 2:30 


BEST Conference


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We are very excited about our 5th annual Edmonton Catholic Schools'  BEST conference being held on April 16th and hosted at St. James School! This year's theme is Star Wars:   Science Awakens! Over 200 science enthusiasts in grades 4-6 will join forces to code, explore robotics, build light sabers and explore the universe… there will even be a light saber dual demonstration during the afternoon keynote.  This is an extra special conference as it is dedicated to a science and Star Wars enthusiast, our beloved, the late Father Mike Mireau.

When:  Saturday, April 16, 2016
Time:  8:30 am – 2:30 pm
Where:  St. James Elementary School:  7814-83 Street

 
MORNING KEYNOTE:
Science Awakens - A Primer! (9:00 am)

Presenter:               Dr. Lucio Gelmini  
Organization:         Grant MacEwan University

AFTERNOON KEYNOTE: 
Science Awakens Trilogy! (12:20 pm)

Episode 1:
Interview with a Robot

Presenter:
Frank Florian (Scientist) and Robbie the Robot along with Joe Estephan (AP, ECSD)  

Organization:  
TELUS World of Science

Episode 2:
Star Wars Appearance – Meet Star Wars Personalities
(Photo opportunity)

Presenter/Organization:
501st Badlands Garrison and guests

 
Episode 3:
Star Wars Light Saber Dual Demonstration
Presenter/Organization: Saber guild: Echo Base Temple

Concurrent Sessions from 9:50 am  – 12:00 pm; 1:10 pm  – 2:10 pm
Closing form 2:10 – 2:30