The goal of the conference is simple: to spread great ideas and inspire people to become passionate and open-minded about change in their daily lives.
To build on this vision, our theme is “(In)definite Optimism: Promises for the Future”. From this theme, we strive to tap into what drives McMaster students, Hamilton, and the global community, and what it takes to achieve our dreams and goals. While the only certainty of this day and age is that our individual and collective futures remain uncertain, university students are uniquely positioned to seize and lead lives in unforeseen directions. We hope to interrogate our collective outlook on our personal futures, and how we can craft meaning in our lives and the world we inhabit. To this end, we are inviting speakers and holding workshops centred around how in particular, the vigour of our optimism for the future can impact our personal agency to shape it.


March 5th, 2017

08:00 AM - 07:00 PM

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The Zoetic

526 Concession St, Hamilton, ON L8V 1A6

90 years old but renovated vintage, the Zoetic is Hamilton’s Historical Theatre- reborn. The setting is dark, and intimate, an ideal incubator for the thoughts we hope to emerge at our conference. Look out for theatre seating, a full HD Christie Projector, a 24 foot screen, and full stage lighting. Did we mention that it’s also wheelchair accessible?

Driving There - Parking

Limited parking behind the venue will be free the day of the event (right into the parking lot from Concession St). You may also park in the lots for the RBC branch on Summit Ave/Concession St. Metered street parking is also available on Concession St.

Public Transport

Get on the 5 running down MAIN ST. at LELAND and get off at STINSON on WENTWORTH. For other options, check Google Maps using the 'Need Directions' button above or use the Transit App on your smartphone.

Come join us.

Don't miss out on this one of a kind opportunity to meet interesting people and be a part of really interesting discussions that could inspire you in ways you couldn't predict.

If you wish to speak and get your ideas heard, you can also apply to be a delegate!

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