GS4 KEYNOTE: Learning Without Boundaries

11:15 AM - 12:30 PM Friday, October 2

Grand Ballroom

Learning is an opportunity to demand the most of yourself: To commit to a goal and develop intellectual fortitude. Natalie Panek is passionate about lifelong learning through experiences removed from your comfort zones. As learning professionals, we have the challenge of igniting this passion in others. In this inspiring session, Ms. Panek explores how the ongoing pursuit of knowledge should take place throughout life and across an array of experiences. You will leave this session able to encourage yourself and others to be drawn to the rewards of challenge and learning, because the incentive is the fulfilment of our dreams, and our dreams are what will transform the world.

Natalie Panek

Mission Systems Engineer

MDA Robotics and Automation

Natalie Panek, a mission systems engineer with MDA Robotics and Automation, is on a mission to inspire the next generation of female game-changers to dive head-on into challenge and pursue careers in engineering and technology. At age 20, Ms. Panek was the first female driver of the University of Calgary’s solar-powered vehicle, which raced up from Texas to Calgary. She’s a technology contributor for The Next Women Business magazine and was featured on the editorial site Women You Should Know as a STEM Rock Star who is revolutionizing how people think about women in tech.

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