Join us at SparkED’s annual conference – Saturday 24 July!
The student-led initiative SparkED is holding its annual conference on Saturday 24 July and we’re taking part.
At 10:30 am CDT, we’ll be talking about what we do and how we support students and educators with free education and careers resources.
SparkED’s virtual conference will host experts in business, STEM and entrepreneurship, and offers advice on tech-literacy, back-to-school kits, and scholarships.
SparkED is an organisation that equips youth with resources to educate, empowers and enable them to make informed decisions about their careers and lives.
Futurum will be joined by some very inspirational speakers. Here’s an itinerary.
The first generation experience: 9:30 am CDT
The conference kicks off with a session discussing the first generation experience. Speakers include:
Dr Eve Hudson, founder and chief strategist at Evingerlean Worldwide
Avo Guedekelian, medical student, dancer and photographer
Kevin Zhen, co-founder of HomeCooked, a social dining app
Nataly Morales Sandoval, author on Platform
Futurum Careers: 10:30 am CDT
Co-founder Karen Lindsay will be talking about the resources we offer and how we are helping researchers to inspire, teachers to motivate and students to aspire.
Computational biology and bioinformatics: 11 am CDT
Kyle Alford, computational biology intern at the Memorial Sloan Kettering Cancer Center
Zubair Lakhia, bioinformatics intern at SciLifeLab
Dr Sayane Shome, graduate student and researcher in computational models, high throughput data analysis and computational biophysics
Stephen Hwang, biomolecular engineering and bioinformatics intern at Tenaya Therapeutics
Careers in business: 12 pm CDT
Amy Shah, psychiatrist and founder of Problem Solving Consulting
Irena Todd, co-founder of Fresh Monster
To join the conference, visit https://tinyurl.com/sparkedsummer2021. Attendees could win a $25 Amazon gift card!