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Speed Mentoring at DEFSEC Atlantic 2024

Join us for the WiDS/WIA Speed Mentoring Event at the DEFSEC Atlantic show on Tuesday, October 3rd, 2023 in Halifax, Nova Scotia.

NOTE: You do not need to be registered to attend the DEFSEC Atlantic show to attend the WiDS/WIA event but you MUST register for the WiDS/WIA Speed Mentoring event!

Speed Mentoring provides a unique forum for those either just starting out or mid-career to interact with senior-level men and women in industry, military, and the public sector. Mentees will have the opportunity to engage in 15-minute conversations with talented senior leaders who represent a wide array of organizations in the defence and security industries. While these short sessions are designed for participants to seek career advice, they often turn into engaging conversations rather than following a simple question and answer format.

“At WiDS, two of the pillars on which we base our success are Creating Connections and Developing Talent. Our Speed Mentoring event contributes to both. This event is really about putting yourself out there, asking questions, and taking advantage of an opportunity where so many senior-level mentors are in one space. These men and women have compelling stories and come prepared to share valuable career advice,” said Jackie Pothier, former WiDS' Vice President of Professional Development.


Event:         Speed Mentoring - DEFSEC Edition

Date:            Tuesday, October 1st 

Location:      Halifax Convention Centre 1650 Argyle St, Halifax, NS B3J 0E6

Timings:       3:30 - 4:00 p.m. - Registration

                    4:00 - 6:00 p.m. - Speed Mentoring Workshop

                     6:30 - 9:00 p.m. - DEFSEC Atlantic Opening Reception


You won’t want to miss out on this opportunity to connect with leaders in Canada’s defence and security industries.


$50 per regular ticket

$25 per student ticket *proof of current studies may be required


Tuesday, October 1st 2024

15h30 - 21h00


Halifax Convention Centre Room 
1650 Argyle St.

Halifax, NS B3J 0E6