Presenters Past (and Present)

Focus on: Vikas Nath
Toronto, ON

Vikas has worked with the United Nations in New York, Geneva and Delhi on environment and development issues. His previous position was Special Advisor to the South Centre (a Geneva based Intergovernmental organisation), and has provided advice and technical assistance to over 55 developing countries.

He left the United Nations to start his maker-family enterprise “HotPopRobot.com” with his kids to bring discussions on Space, Science and Technology in our everyday conversation. It encourages families and kids to make and create things, including robots, rovers and space projects, so that we can advance our knowledge about the universe and get excited about space exploration. It does several outreach events each year through maker festivals, libraries, hackathons, school fairs and community events.

HotPopRobot.com was started in 2014 after winning the NASA Space Apps Toronto and being among the top 5 in the NASA SpaceApp Global People Choice Award. Since then their family projects have won several awards.

Most recently, its project "Yes I Can" that uses data from the Canadian Satellite RadarSat-2 won the Canadian Space Agency Award in 2017 while its "Drop the Drought" project which uses satellite data to predict droughts and migration patterns won the NASA Space Apps Toronto 2017.

Vikas holds a Masters degree in Environment and Development from the London School of Economics, UK.

www.vikasnath.org
HotPopRobot.com


Vikas Nath has presented:
  • Maker Families: Building together on space, science and technology (2017)

We don't mean to brag, but....

...ok, yes we do mean to brag. Here are some of the amazing folks who have presented at Mindcamp in the past. Click on any of their names to view their bio.

Susan Abbott
Massimo Agostinelli
Mario Allende
Anik April
Jay Aquilanti
Mahmoud Arafa
Kate Ashby
Michelle Auerbach
Guy Aznar
Laura Barbero Switalski
Chris Barlow
Stephanie Barnes
Kristen Barney
Veta Bates
Bruce Baum
Lisa Baxter
Tom Beakbane
Nathalie Bergeron-Duval
René Bernèche
Toto Berriel
Kathleen Berryman Thomas
Dan Bigonesse
Tara Bissett
Robert Alan Black
Peter Bouffard
Vareia Boxill
Ann Bracken
Philippe Brasseur
Branko Broekman
Bill Brooks
Susan Brooks
Cyndi Burnett
Kevin Byron
Janet Carmody
Missy Carvin
Ana Castelan
Matteo Catullo
Karen BK Chan
Jeanne Chatigny
Susannah Childers
Tamara Christensen
Kim Cochrane
Francois Coetzee
Alison Cohen
Allan Cole
Sylvie Courcelle
Andrew Crighton
Natalie Currie
Thérèse Daigneault
Jeffrey Davis
Sharon de Korte
Michel Delage
Dawn DePasquale
Rich DiGirolamo
Erin Dixon
Nicole Dobinson
Co Doesburg
Nathalie Doré
Eileen Doyle
Manon Duclos
Maggie Dugan
Lee Dunne
Timothy Dunne
Clare Dus
Newell Eaton
Alexandre Eisenchteter
Katrin Elster
Daniel Epstein
Deron Essex
Tony Esteves
Jerome Faytre
Joette Field
Janet Finley
Victoria Finn
Steven Fischer
Sharon Fisher
Paul Fleming
Gregg Fraley
Janice Francisco
Simoon Fransen
John Frederick
Whitney Freya

Gert Garman
Tanya Gerber
Laila Ghattas
Guillemette Goglio
Melissa Gordon
Hamlin Grange
Paul Groncki
Daniel Guinan
Amy Haines
Latise Hairston
Janeen Halliwell
Sophie Harvey
Kate Hayward
Katherine Heusner
Jens Hoffmann
Robert Hookey
Annie Hopson
Diane Houle-Rutherford
Cam Howey
Steven Hughes
Max Hurson
Tim Hurson
Marc Hurwitz
Samantha Hurwitz
Marjolein Hutting
Anthony Hyatt
Paul Hyman
Alina Isaac
Toby Israel
Deborah Jann
Emad Jelouali
Michael Jones
Courtney Kazembe
Jennifer Keilty-Friesen
Henrietta Key
Lee Kitchen
Clara Kluk
Yoel Kluk
Maxx Kochar
Ann-Marie Kong
Cyriel Kortleven
Giselle Kovary
Crystal Lahan
Edouard Le Marechal
Franca Leeson
Grace Loney
Jessi Luna
Karen Lynch
Elisha MacMillan
Ismet Mamnoon
Tessa Manuello
Sid Marquez
Hassan Masum
Ana Matic
Goran Matic
Sylvain Matte
James McAnanama
Leslie McAnanama
Lindsay McDonald
Jerrold McGrath
Ken McLeod
Tom McMillian
Dimis Michaelides
Kareth Middlemass
Allie Middleton
Joe Miguez
Megan Mitchell
Dale Monroe-Cook
Liz Monroe-Cook
Jill Morris
Wayne Morris
Leonardo Muñoz
Petra Mutch
Vikas Nath
Kobus Neethling
Barbara Neray
Michel Neray
Emily Nichols
Jim Nicholson
Dorte Nielsen
Ilse Nuytemans
Kaz Ogino

Bill Olsen
Marguerite Orane
Gina Paigen
Karla Palmero
Renee Paser-Paull
Jon Pearson
Kristen Peterson
Heidi Philip
Denise Pinto
Ian Poinsenet
Tjitze Postma
Gerard J. Puccio
Colin Read
RL Read
Doug Reid
Rebecca Reilly
Cynthia Reyes
Valérie Reynaud
Jim Ridge
Susan Robertson
Cora Robinson
Ian Rosenfeldt
Bruce Rosove
Sylvain Rouillard
Janet Rouss
Karen Rudolf
Carole Rudzinski
Meg Salter
Rodrigo Sánchez Picazo
Jan Sanders
Ginny Santos
Guilherme Sarkis
Paolo Sbuttoni
Russ Schoen
Joshua Schrager
Nathan Schwagler
Peter Scott
John Sedgwick
Terri Segal
Steven Shama
Tzabia Siegel
Beth Slazak
Frank Smith
Manuel Soto
Ate Stam
Stephanie Staples
William Sturner
Jason Sugar
Vikram Swaminadhan
Tammy Sweeney
Tim Switalski
Katie Tagye
Jocelyn Tejeda
Heather Thomas
Russell Thomas
Michelle Tokarczyk
Zachary Towne-Smith
Mark Vandael
Harry Vardis
Mary Ellyn Vicksta
Christopher von Baeyer
Alexander von Reumont
Robert Wakulat
Ken Wall
Susan Wenger
Win Wenger
Emily White
Stephen Whiteley
Jason Williams
J. Winslow
Olwen Wolfe
Brad Wong
Eryn Wuori
Cecilia Yau
Charlotte Young
Stanley Young
Peter Zapf
Julia Zarina
Greg Zlevor
Koen Zonneveld
Makheni Zonneveld