What's Next/What Now Conference 2023

Saturday, September 30, 2023 10:00 am - 7:00 pm EDT (GMT -04:00)
WNWN with sponsors

Registrations have now closed for the 2023 conference.

We are excited to announce that we’re hosting our annual What’s Next/ What Now Conference sponsored by Hydro-One! 🎉

🗓 Event Date: September 30th, 2023, from 10:00 am - 7:00 pm

🕚 Event Time: 10:00am-7:00pm

🏫 Event Location: University of Waterloo - Engineering 7 Building

ℹ️ About the Conference
This full day, in-person conference for first and upper year engineering students will showcase a variety of guest speakers and workshops focused on helping participants navigate through both student life and career preparation.

What's Next is for undergraduate students who have, at least, completed their second year of university with a goal of supporting the transition into their first full-time job/career.

What Now is geared toward supporting first year students transition from high school into their new undergraduate experience.

🎓 Participating Universities:
-University of Waterloo
-Western University
-Ontario Tech University
-Toronto Metropolitan University

🚌 Transportation to the Venue will be Provided to:
-Western University
-Ontario Tech University
-Toronto Metropolitan University

👥 Those attending will also get:
-Amazing food 🥗
-Swag 🛍
-The chance to win prizes!

Click Learn More below for information on how to register.



Registration is free and available within the UWaterloo Engineering Outreach system. Please follow the steps below to register for the conference:

1.  Create an account in our registration system under 'New user sign Up' with your name and preferred email for contact. 

2. From the homepage, click the 'Start application' button under What's Next What Now Fall 2023.

3. On 'Step 1/6: Select People for Registration' choose your name, enter the required information and hit continue. 

4. When entering grade, please enter your current University year (ie. 1st, 2nd, 3rd, 4th, 5th).

5. Please select either the What's Next or What Now conference session and click Add to cart. You may only add one session per participant. 

6. Under session options, you will be able to select which workshop options you are interested in participating in throughout the conference. Please note space is limited in each session and are spots are filled on a first come-first serve basis. We will do our best to accommodate your preference.

7.Fill out the required forms marked with a red asterisk.

8. Review your information to make sure it is accurate and confirm your registration.

9. That's it! You will receive a registration confirmation to the email connected to your registration account. Please make sure you have the wie@uwaterloo.ca email whitelisted to make sure you receive our emails. 

We will follow up at a later date with additional conference details and everything you need to know to join us this Fall. We look forward to seeing you soon!