IEEE Illumination Conference

  • IEEE Illumination 2017


    February 2nd and 3rd, 2018


    Louis' Loft
    93 Campus Dr, Saskatoon
    SK, Canada

    Keynote Speaker

    To Be Announced

    Ticket Prices

    To Be Announced

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Illumination 2017

Tuesday, October 18th, 2016

IEEE Illumination 2017 will be held on February 3rd & 4th.
The event will be hosted at Louis’ Loft on the University of Saskatchewan Campus.

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Speaker: Nathan Ziegler

Tuesday, February 2nd, 2016

Nathan Ziegler

Illumination 2016 is excited to announce that Nathan Ziegler will be speaking at the conference this weekend!

Mr. Ziegler earned a Bachelor’s degree in Electrical Engineering from the University of Saskatchewan in 2005, and has focused his career on sustainable energy production for the past 10 years. His role at Saskatoon Light & Power is to promote and explore new ideas for power generation utilizing renewable and/or low impact energy sources. Mr. Ziegler was project manager for the construction of the Saskatoon Landfill Gas Collection System, and oversees the operation and maintenance of the power generation facility. Previously he worked as a consulting engineer specializing in industrial automation, and worked on projects like the award winning Whistler Athletes’ Village District Energy System for the 2010 Vancouver Winter Olympic Games.

Conference Schedule Announced!

Sunday, January 31st, 2016

The 2016 Illumination conference schedule is finally here!

Friday, February 5th: A Night of Wine and Cheese

Time Slot Speaker Topic Region
7:00 PM 8:00 PM Cocktail Hour
8:00 PM 8:15 PM Jon Poulin NSS Local
8:15 PM 8:45 PM Lindsay Sweet The Value of an Engineering Degree Local
8:45 PM End Networking/Mixer

Saturday, February 6th: Illumination Conference

Time Slot Speaker Topic Region
9:00 AM 9:30 AM Breakfast
9:40 AM 10:10 AM Jason Lau and Brennan Martin Working with Undergrad Networks at Potash Local
10:10 AM 10:40 AM Angelika Ortlepp Residential Commercial Solar Energy Use in SK Local
10:40 AM 11:10 AM Nathan Ziegler Saskatoon Green Energy Initiatives Local
11:10 AM 11:30 AM Snack
11:30 AM 12:00 PM Sean Maw Technology Doping in Sports Local
12:00 PM 12:30 PM Alexander Moewes Findings on Graphene and Silicene Local
12:30 PM 1:00 PM James Glennie Growth on Non-Renewables: Wind Energy Local
1:00 PM 1:40 PM Lunch
1:40 PM 2:40 PM Michael Wesolowski Small Modular Reactors Local
2:40 PM 3:10 PM Aaron Genest How Soldio Invents Things Local
3:10 PM 3:40 PM Kent Rathwell Electric Vehicles Local
3:40 PM 4:00 PM Snack
4:00 PM 4:30 PM Tony Mountjoy Challenges of Self-Guided Work Local
4:30 PM 5:00 PM Cinnati Loi Adjusting to Life After School Local
5:00 PM 6:30 PM Break
6:30 PM 8:00 PM Banquet
8:00 PM End Networking

IEEE Illumination 2016 – Announced

Saturday, October 17th, 2015

IEEE Illumination 2016 will be held on February 5th & 6th.
The event will be hosted at Louis’ Loft on the University of Saskatchewan Campus.

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Conference Schedule

Wednesday, January 21st, 2015

The 2015 Illumination conference schedule is finally here! Click here for PDF format.

Friday, January 23rd: A Night of Wine and Cheese

Time Slot Speaker Topic Region
7:00 PM 8:00 PM Cocktail Hour
8:00 PM 8:30 PM Nancy Winder Transitioning From Student to Graduate Local
8:30 PM End Networking/Mixer

Saturday, January 24th: Illumination Conference

Time Slot Speaker Topic Region
8:30 AM 9:15 AM Breakfast
9:15 AM 10:00 AM Will Topping Science Show Local
10:00 AM 10:30 AM Julian Demkiw Communicating with Engineers Local
10:30 AM 10:50 AM Snack
10:50 AM 11:20 AM James Glennie Growth on Non-Renewables; Wind Energy Local
11:20 AM 11:50 AM Ian Stavness Bioengineering/CME Local
11:50 AM 12:30 PM Lunch
12:30 PM 1:30 PM Vishnu Pandey From Engineer to Iron Man National
1:30 PM 2:00 PM Buck the Scholarship Life After University/Scholarship Local
2:00 PM 2:30 PM Jonathan Palmer Spacial Electric Load Forecasting Local
2:30 PM 2:50 PM Snack
2:50 PM 3:20 PM Lindsay Bedard Women in Engineering Local
3:20 PM 3:50 PM Will Topping Design Flow Lessons from MagnoPlug Local
3:50 PM 4:20 PM Resume Review/Networking
4:20 PM 5:30 PM Break
5:30 PM 7:30 PM Banquet
7:30 PM End Networking

Wine and Cheese Theme: Masquerade

Thursday, January 8th, 2015


This year’s Wine and Cheese Night theme is a Masquerade! The masquerade is optional, however IEEE Illumination highly encourages attendees to wear appropriate clothing such as a black tie for men and cocktail dresses and/or masks for women.

Speaker Revealed!

Wednesday, November 27th, 2013

We would like to present one of our speakers for the 2014 Illumination conference:

Dr. Ivar Mendez!

Check out this link for his biography regarding his life at the University of Saskatchewan: Ivar Mendez’ Biography

He has also spoken at TedX:

Donations Towards 2014

Friday, November 8th, 2013

In the past several weeks, we’ve had several companies come forward and donate towards our 2014 Illuminations conference. We’d like to take a moment to thank them for their generous contributions.

We would like to thank:

The IEEE Illuminations 2014 team is getting excited as this year’s conference is coming together. We look forward to seeing you all in January!

Illumination 2014

Thursday, October 10th, 2013

The 2014 conference is starting to shape up this year with the date and location finalized:

This year’s conference is set for January the 24th & 25th, 2014, and planning has already begun, so mark your calendars.

We look forward to seeing you at the Sheraton Cavalier this January!

Conference Agenda

Tuesday, January 22nd, 2013

The conference agenda can be seen here!

Final Illumination 2013 Conference Agenda