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2017 Conference (17th)

Conference Details and Highlights

The 2017 ACSE Conference will be held at the York Campus of Seneca College on Saturday February 25, 2017.
  • Lunch will be provided for all attendees


Topic: Internet of Things (IoT)

Gaya MagieSpeaker: Gaya Magie, IBM


 Magie is a Business Development Executive leading the IBM Watson Internet of Things Academic Initiative. Gaya collaborates with educational institutions world wide to help faculty and students build IoT skills leveraging IBM resources and platforms available for academia. Gaya has been with IBM since 2001 and has over 18 years of industry experience across various aspects of the business, including development, support, project management, product management, partner relations and sales. In 1996, Gaya received her Bachelor's degree in Electronics and Communication Engineering from Madurai Kamaraj University in India. Gaya pursued her higher education in the US and in 1998, received a Master's degree in Computer and Electrical Engineering from West Virginia University. As an IBM employee and continuing to pursue her higher education, Gaya received her Master's in Business Administration in Global Management.

Gaya will be doing a keynote and a hands-on workshop at the conference.

This year we will have many different topics/sessions to choose from across the following themes.
  1. CS with Elementary Students (CS K-8)
  2. Internet of Things (IoT)
  3. CyberSecurity and Data
  4. Physical Computing and Engineering
  5. Computer Science Topics
Reasons to attend
  • Participate in your choice of 18 different sessions and learn from teachers, professors, and industry experts
  • Learn more about: 
    • coding (Python, Java, and much more)
    • robotics and hardware (Arduino, Raspberry Pi)
    • mobile app development
    • Cybersecurity / Internet
    • Computational Thinking (CT) in the classroom
  • Network and learn during the un-conference session during lunch - share your ideas on lessons, activities, and pedagogy
  • Plan new activities for this year and next
  • Win one of the door prizes!!
  • Join us for social activities at the end of the day...

Payment and Registration Information

Step 1 - Payment
Make your payment at the following site:

Registration is $90 for general attendees or $45 for students, teacher candidates and retirees. 
The deadline is February 17, 2017, after which the price goes up to $110/$55.

If you are unable to use Paypal, be sure to bring a cheque or the correct amount in cash on the morning of the conference. 

Step 2 - Registration
Fill in the registration form at

If you have further questions or concerns about the conference, please contact our conference organizer Grant Hutchison at

ACSE 2017 Session Grid ( One Page )

ACSE 2017 Sessions ‎‎‎‎(Subject to change - last updated February 20, 2017.)‎‎‎‎


Location and Parking Details

The conference is being held at:

Seneca @ York - Stephen E. Quanlan (SEQ) building

70 The Pond Road
Toronto, Ontario
M3J 3M6

The recommended parking lot is the Student Services Parking Garage, located next door (cost is $7 for the day).

For TTC transit, take the 196 Bus from Downsview Station.

The maps below shows the parking lot and conference building. Click to enlarge.



The twitter hashtag for this year's conference will be #acse17. We encourage you to tweet before, during, and after so can all learn from each other!


If you take any pictures at the conference, please share them via twitter using the hashtag #acse17.