Lightning Talks and Speed Mentoring Session

Lightning Talks and Speed Mentoring Session

Net Zero Atlantic welcomes you to attend our upcoming Lightning Talks and Speed Mentoring Session.

During this event, you’ll hear from our Mitacs-funded students in Lightning Talks featuring three-minute presentations about projects from Net Zero Atlantic’s Emerging Concepts and Technologies (ECT) Program and Pro-Climate Behaviours project. This will be followed by a Speed Mentoring Session, with our approach modeled after speed dating. Each mentee will have approximately five minutes to ask questions before moving onto the next mentor. Mentees should come prepared with questions to ask the mentors.

At the end of this event, there will be further opportunity for mingling and asking follow-up questions while enjoying refreshments.

What: The Lightning Talks and Speed Mentoring Session will connect students and young professionals with experienced industry and government leaders and provide an opportunity to hone presentation skills.

When: Thursday, February 22, 2024 from 2:30 pm – 4:30 pm

Where: The PIER, 1209 Marginal Road, Halifax


  • Share your knowledge and insight about the Canadian energy sector
  • Provide guidance to a student entering the field
  • Help a developing professional advance their career and enrich your professional life
  • Make new contacts and contribute directly to the future of the industry


  • Learn about the energy sector from an experienced professional
  • One-on-one mentoring
  • Make new contacts and learn about the future of the industry

Mentors include:

Karen White, Senior Vice President, NATIONAL

Hunter King, CEO, Integrative Nanotech

Sven Scholtysik, Director of Research, Net Zero Atlantic

Jennifer LaPlante, Chief Growth & Investment Officer, Ocean Supercluster

Leigh-Anne Thurber, Acting Manager, Clean Electricity, Nova Scotia Department of Natural Resources and Renewables

Levi Morrison, Director of Innovation, COVE

Cameron Wade, Sutubra Research

If you are interested in participating in the lightning talks and speed mentoring session please REGISTER HERE.