About Lean conference

Conference host: University of Waterloo

In the heart of Waterloo Region, at the forefront of innovation, the University of Waterloo is home to world-changing research and inspired teaching. At the hub of a growing network of global partnerships, Waterloo will shape the future by building bridges with industry and between disciplines, institutions and communities.

From quantum computing and nanotechnology to clinical psychology, engineering and health sciences research, ideas that will change the world are at the heart of who we are


The Lean in HE Hub conference took place at Federation Hall (Fed Hall), named after the university's Federation of Students. Fed Hall includes a beautiful outdoor area, a reception area with floor to ceiling windows and a balcony overlooking the main hall. Fed Hall is one of the premier event spaces in Waterloo Region and the University of Waterloo. 

Lean HE Hub
steering group

  • Stephen Yorkstone, Chairperson
  • Jan Brillman
  • John Hogg
  • Mark Robinson
  • Mick Gash
  • Pat Browne
  • Susanne Clarke
  • Tammi Sinha
  • Valerie Runyan
  • Vincent Wiegel
  • Marilyn Thompson
  • Rachel McAssey

Conference hosts (previous)

  • Julie Ryland BA (hons), Conference Host 2013
  • Christine Stewart, Conference Host 2014 


2015 conference organizers for the
University of Waterloo

On campus partners

Conference Location

  • Parking - Parking Lot M. 
  • Federation Hall, the location of the conference, is across the ring road from the parking lot.