Student Activities

Take Advantage of Networking Opportunities at Digital Earth 2015!

Conferences are one of the best ways to network within your field and establish professional connections. Digital Earth brings together experts from all over the world with a wide variety of fields and backgrounds, and varying levels of experience. By participating in such opportunities, you can take full advantage of the scientists, engineers, technologists, and environmental managers from around the world meeting to share concepts, research findings, technologies and practical applications relating to the Digital Earth vision. Don’t miss out on your chance to learn and connect with these industry professionals!

At the Digital Earth 2015 activities listed below, you will have the opportunity to:

  • Discuss your research and get feedback
  • Explore and discover a diverse range of topics and fields of knowledge
  • Learn about a wide variety of career options
  • Interact with experts one-on-one
  • Get professional advice on any lingering questions you may have
  • Create and discover future collaboration and professional opportunities
  • Discuss pressing issues inherent to careers in science
  • Meet other students, recent graduates, post-docs, and early career professionals

Student/Mentor Lunch

Tuesday, October 6 · 12:10 – 13:30
World Trade & Convention Centre, Room 200C2

Join us for this great opportunity that brings together industry leaders and young students to engage in one on one time with professionals while enjoying complimentary pizza and beverages! Gain valuable information on various career options and industry insights, while making establishing professional connections that may lead to future job opportunities and collaborations. Network and learn from the best, as this “speed-dating” style allows participants to sit down and chat with a number of professionals, researchers, and academics within Digital Earth fields from all over the world.

If you are interested in participating in the Tuesday Mentor Lunch, please email Amy Cameron.


Bring Business Cards. Both mentors and students, bring along your business card to maintain new connections made throughout the lunch. When someone hands you their business card, on the back write down a quick note on who they are and something memorable about them. . . this way you’ll remember them months after the conference when you go through all your business cards.

Student Maritime Social

Monday, October 5 · 18:00 onwards
Durty Nelly’s

Come on out to join fellow students and early career professionals for a fun night out! Grab some drinks, chow down on some appetizers (don’t forget your coupon!), listen to some live music, and get the chance to get to know other students and professionals in your field in a relaxed and casual atmosphere.

This event is open and anyone is welcome to join!


During the student social, at least once throughout the evening, go up to someone you haven’t met yet, introduce yourself and make a new acquaintance. Buy them a beer, stay in touch, collaborate on a research project 20 years from now, or make a new friend for life. You never know what can happen.