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Montreal’s FREE Conference

For Students, Industry, and Educators

Featuring Student Talks & Weekend AI Challenge 

DAWSCON at Dawson College | March 24-26

Dawson College will be hosting a free conference and weekend AI challenge in Montreal aimed at students and educators of any background.

Attendees will be exposed to a wide range of AI topics from ethics and bias to data manipulation and machine learning. Presentations will be given by Dawson students and faculty from the AI Teaching and Research Communities of Practice as well as partner organizations, external researchers and industry professionals.

Talks will take place on Friday, March 24 and the day will end with networking and the AI Challenge kick off. The rest of the weekend will be devoted to workshops and the AI Challenge open to teams of college students.

The tentative schedule will be updated as presenters confirm their participation. A description of the AI Challenge will be announced in the month of February when registration opens.


Conference Schedule (tentative) – Friday, March 24

8:00-8:45 Registration & Networking
8:45-9:00 Welcome
9:00-10:00 DawsonAI: AI and College Education
10:15-11:00 Session A1: Session A2:
11:15-12:00 Session B1: Session B2:
12:00-13:00 LUNCH
13:00-14:15 Keynote:
14:15-15:00 Session D1: Session D2:
15:15-16:00 Session E1: Session E2:
16:15-16:45 Session F1: Session F2:
17:00-18:00 Networking and AI Challenge Kickoff


Exhibition – Friday, March 24

8:00-17:30 Demos and partner exhibits.

AI Challenge – Friday, March 24 to Sunday, March 26

All day Hours and workshop information to be announced.



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For more information, contact us at dawscon@dawsoncollege.qc.ca.

Last Modified: February 6, 2023