June 12-13, 2019
Metro Toronto Convention Centre
Raya Bidshahri is the founder and CEO of Awecademy, a platform that allows high school students to learn, connect and solve humanity’s grand challenges. She is dedicated to preparing our youth for a future of accelerating change due to exponential technologies. Raya is also the co-founder of various national and international initiatives including The Dubai Science Festival, Intelligent Optimism, and Cafe Scientifique Dubai, all organizations that serve to increase scientific and technology literacy amongst the general public and have received up to 40,000+ annual visitors. She is technology journalist for the Singularity Hub – where she explores the societal, ethical and existential implication of technology.