ACCESSE24 Special Events

Make New Connections at Our Special Events

Our Special Events at ACCESSE24 offer you opportunities to network with fellow STEM society professionals and immerse yourself in unique learning opportunities. Stay tuned for more details on speakers and venues. Off-site programs will  be just minutes away from the conference venue, with transportation provided.

Early registration is highly encouraged for our two experiential learning opportunities as space is limited for each event.


Register for Experiential Learning Opportunities

Save your spot for an experiential learning opportunity when you complete your registration for ACCESSE24. If you have any questions regarding these additional experiences, please contact us at [email protected].

CN TowerCN Tower Tour

Opened in 1976, the CN Tower defines the Toronto skyline and remains a celebrated architectural marvel, wonder of the modern world, and a Toronto must‐see.

Join the Tower’s Director of Facilities and Engineering, Babar Mirza, P.Eng., for a behind the scenes tour as he shares the history of the CN Tower, fascinating stories about this engineering marvel, and insights into how the Tower works today. Following the tour, enjoy access to our Main Observation Level and our Lower Observation Level – home to the world-famous Glass Floor and “Atmosphere”; our new immersive, interactive art showcase. Guests will also enjoy additional access to SkyPod – the highest observation level in the Western Hemisphere.

This is not recommended for individuals with mobility challenges. Please visit CN Tower's Guide on Accessibility at for more information regarding the tour.

  • Price: $29 per attendee
  • Capacity: 15 attendees

The Creative SchoRed Bull Gaming Hub

The Red Bull Gaming Hub at The Creative School, Toronto Metropolitan University offers a cutting-edge environment in the heart of a city already embracing massive growth in the video game and esports industries.

The unique setup allows for research and instructional content and integrates interactive student engagement with a focus on supporting video game design, esports broadcasting, and virtual production. In partnership with Red Bull Canada, the gaming hub focuses on innovation and new applications of video game design, virtual production, and esports broadcasting, while building educational, curricular, and extracurricular activities.  Attendees will have a hands-on opportunity to experience the Gaming Hub and learn how video games are designed.

  • Price: $29 per attendee
  • Capacity: 36 attendees


ACCESSE24 Ignite Call for Proposals

IGNITE the Stage at ACCESSE24

IGNITE! is back and bolder than ever! This fast-paced, high-energy presentation format challenges speakers to enlighten the audience in just 5 electric minutes. 

The Rules of IGNITE! 

  1. Presenters get 20 slides 

  1. Slides auto-advance every 15 seconds 

  1. You have 5 minutes to share your story 

That's it! No other rules, no limits on the topic. Just 5 minutes to expound on whatever issue, idea, or passion you want to ignite in others. 

Be an IGNITE! Storyteller 

We're looking for intrepid speakers ready to take the IGNITE! challenge at ACCESSE24. Whether you want to share insights, lessons learned, or simply a topic you're fired up about - this is your chance! 

Submit Your IGNITE! Proposal

IGNITE! is all about: 

  • Quick bursts of inspiration  
  • Diverse perspectives  
  • Passion and spontaneity 

If you have a story to share and the courage to keep pace with auto-advancing slides, we want you on the IGNITE! stage! 

With speakers changing every 5 minutes, IGNITE! creates an atmosphere buzzing with energy and new ideas. You'll be enlightened, entertained, and inspired - that's a guarantee! 

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