2020 ACSE Conference

Conference Sponsors

Phidgets Inc.

Phidgets Inc. will be providing their Getting Started kits at no charge for the first 50 registered and paid conference attendees.

Learn more about Phidgets products and how you can use them to enhance your Computer Science learning environment. (link)

There is an afternoon session by Lucas Pacentrilli to obtain hands-on experience with Phidgets products. To be eligible for your free Getting Started kit simply visit the Phidgets table during the morning registration and provide your contact information.


Electro-meters is donating an Oscilloscope to an attendee the Oscilloscope morning sessions. The prize will be raffled at the end of the conference. (link)

To be eligible for the raffle you must attend the morning hands-on session and provide your contact information.

When: Saturday February 22, 2020 – ( 8:30am – 4:30pm )

Seneca College, Newnham Campus,
1750 Finch Avenue East, North York, M2J 2X5

Conference Registration

Registration is closed.


Parking is available onsite at the Seneca Newnham Campus.
Parking details can be found here.

Detailed Parking Guide for the Conference (updated February 21, 2020)

Payment can be made using a mobile app or you can pay at a kiosk within the building.

DO NOT Park in P2 or P10 – these are short term lots and will be super
expensive (over $50).

Any other lot is fine.

The best ones to park at are P3 (if gate is up, its a staff lot on
weekdays but I think gate opens on weekends) and P4.  The best entrances
are B or D (on the upper level).

This year’s conference is being held at the Newnham Campus of Seneca College and NOT the York Campus of Seneca.

The parking system at Newnham uses a license plate
recognition system.  As such you can pay by using any of these options:

* Honk App (available for Android and iOS)
* Honk Website (https://www.honkmobile.com/)
* Tablet kiosk inside Seneca’s building

The zone is 3800

You can even pre-purchase the parking in advance of the conference.
After entering your plate info, you can just drive in and park as there
are no gates.  Make sure you use the Feb 22 conference date if you are
pre-purchasing, the weekend price is $4.75 for the day.

If you enter through B or D on the main floor (floor 2) go straight
until you get to the first hallway where you can turn left.  Turn left
and follow hallway till you get to the dress statue, turn right, cross
the bridge and you are In the K building, keep going to hit the atrium,
the area set up for registration is on the third floor. 

TTC Instructions

You can use https://www.triplinx.ca/ to plan your trip to Seneca College
Newnham Campus.

The buses that run to Newnham generally have a stop on Finch for
Seneca.  After getting off the bus, walk along Finch.  The entrance to
the K (CITE) building is in the middle of the Seneca Complex on Finch. 
Proceed up the stairs to the third floor for registration area.

Conference Details

2020 Keynote Speakers: Don Mallory and Bronwyn Mallory

You Shared What? Seriously?!

This is that conversation which needs to happen between a parent and their teenage child about the challenges of growing up in an increasingly connected world. We will discuss many privacy and security related decisions and experiences, and the differing perspectives on each. The reality is we don’t know all we think we know – and neither do our teens.

About our Keynote Speakers

Don Mallory has over 25 years of experience in enterprise IT, primarily in critical infrastructure, specializing in operations, data storage, disaster recovery and security for critical infrastructure. Professionally, Don is a Senior Security Analyst in the healthcare sector. He is also involved in various volunteer activities including C3X as a builder and mentor, co-organizer of Hak4Kidz Toronto and the Latow Photographer’s Guild at the Art Gallery of Burlington, where he teaches traditional wet darkroom photography.

Bronwyn Mallory has over 15 years of experience with parents, teachers, siblings and peers. She is passionate about privacy, security, and dance. Bronwyn has performed artistically at the Hamilton Art Gallery, Hamilton Place and Dusk Dances, and war-walks her neighbourhood when not advising peers about their risky practices online.

Conference Sessions

We will have something for everyone:

  • Integrating an oscilloscope into your classroom activities
  • Computer Science Pedagogy sessions
  • Cybersecurity – hands-on – picoCTF materials
  • Artificial Intelligence
  • Exploring Java 8 features from an Object Oriented perspective
  • Computing in K-8 – What does it look like?
  • Physical Computing : motors, 3D printing, robotics
  • Raspberry Pi demos from the GTA Raspberry Pi Meetup group

Lunch is included in the conference fee.

Consider joining your peers after the conference for a local social event.

Session Grid

Session Grid