The Knowledge Society hosting subsidized innovation conference for students

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Toronto-based The Knowledge Society, an organization dedicated to helping youth between 13 to 16 embrace entrepreneurial thinking, is hosting its TKSummit on May 12.

This second edition of the annual TKSummit conference is fully subsidized to remove financial barriers, but students must apply to attend.

“We have seen the power of youth first-hand at TKS and believe that they are vastly underestimated,” said Navid Nathoo, co-founder and executive director at TKS. “The best way to predict the future is to create it, and we need to encourage students to start creating the world they want to live in.”

The inaugural conference took place in Toronto in August 2017, where hundreds of students participated with mentors from companies like Google, Microsoft, Airbnb, Disney, Uber, Facebook, and RBC. Topics explored will touch on industries like cryptocurrency, aritificial intelligence, healthcare, and quantum computing.

“We are treating attendees to a world-class conference that many of us will never experience in our lifetime, opening their minds to uncharted territory,” adds Nadeem Nathoo, co-founder at TKS. “They need to see what’s out there; be exposed to emerging trends and innovations so they can identify their interests and start working on developing tangible skills in those areas.”

The final application deadline is April 7.

Jessica Galang

Jessica Galang

Freelance tech writer. Former BetaKit News Editor.

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