[MathSoc Council] Fwd: Conference Subsidy for UW Math Students

Josh Shabtai speaker at mathsoc.uwaterloo.ca
Thu Feb 9 22:15:58 EST 2012

Hi Council,

I have received the following, asking for funding. Take a look before
the next meeting.

---------- Forwarded message ----------
From: Nimra Alam <nimra.alam at gmail.com>
Date: Wed, Feb 8, 2012 at 4:53 PM
Subject: Conference Subsidy for UW Math Students
To: speaker at mathsoc.uwaterloo.ca


My name is Nimra Alam, and I am Campus Ambassador for Nspire Innovation Network.

I am contacting you to explore subsidies for students to attend
Nspire's flagship conference, held March 23-24, 2012 at the Metro
Toronto Convention Centre. The University of Waterloo Dean of
Engineering has provided funds in the form of rebates for the
potential delegates from the engineering faculty. Math students would
benefit all the same - I personally gained a lot in terms of my career
and my network when I attended last year!

Nspire is "A registered non-profit organization run by and for young
professionals and students from across Canada." Our vision is "To
foster the next generation of innovative CEOs, founders and leaders in
the business and technology space."

Every year, Nspire runs the National Business and Technology
Conference, attended by over 300 student leaders from across Canada
and the US. Our conference is poised to be an experience revolving
around bridging the gap between business and technology. It provides
students concrete networking, learning and growth opportunities, and
aims to inspire as well as empower youth with tools to take on
challenges and innovate. The two-day event also hosts an
Entrepreneurship competition, as well as Business Case competitions
and workshops.

Our past sponsors include RIM, IBM, TD, AMD, Microsoft, and the MaRS Centre.

Some past speakers include

- Harry Rosen, Founder of Harry Rosen Inc.

- Isadore Sharp, Founder and Chairman of Four Seasons Hotels

- Bruce Ross, President of IBM Canada

and several others.

One of the key roadblocks for potentially interested UW delegates is
the cost of traveling to Toronto as well as the ticket price. Although
we believe that there is a lot of inherent value in the $155 dollar
ticket, some students still have difficulties in subsidizing the
entire amount themselves. Included in the $155 dollar ticket are 3
meals per day for both days of the conference, conference take-aways,
seminar/workshop prizes, exposure to our sponsors, networking with our
Keynote Speakers (below), as well as free application to our
consulting case and entrepreneurship competition.

We would like to request subsidies from you to provide an equal
participation platform, so that UW Math students who would like to
attend are able to afford the conference. Feel free to explore us and
our conference at nbtc.nspire.org. Please don't hesitate to call me
with any questions

Thanks in advance, looking forward to hearing from you.


Nimra Alam
University of Waterloo
Communications and Business
Joint Honors Mathematics in Computer Science
226.979.0881 | n2alam at uwaterloo.ca | LinkedIn Profile

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