Loading Events

« All Events

Register Now! BE-STEMM 2024 | EN-STIMM 2024 S’inscrire maintenant !

May 14 @ 12:00 am - August 1 @ 11:59 pm

July 30 – August 1, 2024,

National Library & Public Archives Canada / Bibliothèque et Archives Canada

Ottawa, Ontario

30 juillet – 1er août 2024

Register here button with black text and gold background colour

At BE-STEMM 2024, we extend our tradition of highlighting the importance of the arts, intertwined with science. Our 2024 theme is Emancipating STEMM: Breaking Barriers and Fueling Innovation. Our theme was created with Ghanaian artist Kafui.

Au EN-STEMM 2024, nous prolongeons notre tradition de souligner l’importance des arts, étroitement liés à la science. Notre thème pour 2024 est Émanciper les STEMM : briser les barrières et alimenter l’innovation. Notre thème a été créé avec l’artiste ghanéen Kafui.

The Canadian Black Scientists Network / Réseau Canadien des Scientifiques Noirs invite tous les participants de l’écosystème canadien de recherche et d’innovation à BESTEMM 2024, la Conférence nationale pour l’excellence des Noirs en sciences, technologies, ingénierie, mathématiques, médecine et santé.

The Canadian Black Scientists Network / Réseau Canadien des Scientifiques Noirs Invites all participants in the Canadian Research & Innovation Ecosystem to BESTEMM 2024, the National Conference for Black Excellence in Science Technology, Engineering, Mathematics, Medicine and Health.

Schedule overview

  July 30 July 31 August 1
Morning Plenary Talk Plenary Talk Concurrent talks
Concurrent Talks / Lightning Talks Concurrent Talks/ Lightning Talks
Lunch Break* Career Fair Networking session: Government Agencies/Centres Workshop: Inclusive Mentorship Career Fair Networking session: Academia Workshop: Transition to Industry & Entrepreneurship Career Fair Networking session: Private Sector/Industry Workshop: Career paths in government
Afternoon Concurrent Talks/ Lightning Talks Concurrent talks/ Lightning Talks Plenary Talk
Plenary Talk Poster Session Award Ceremony & Celebration
Evening Public Panel: Black Health Equity


*Leveraging our unique conference venue, tours of the National Library & Public Archives will be offered during the lunch break (sign-up necessary). Librarians and Archivists will share information on the resources available, how to access them, with a focus on resources relevant to Black communities, including examples of using indirect evidence to trace Genealogies.

Now in its third year, BE-STEMM 2024 will bring together leading minds, talents, and innovators to share their ground-breaking research, and to work with Allies to dismantle barriers to Black success in STEMM.

Held as a successful online event in 2022 and 2023, BE-STEMM 2024 will be hosted in person for the first time this year, at the National Library & Public Archives Canada, with key events shared online, including a closing ceremony on Emancipation Day. BE-STEMM 2024 is a unique opportunity for Community members, policy-makers, and employers to connect with Black professionals in STEMM research & innovation.

The program will include:

  • Keynote talks
  • Contributed (Platform) talks & Lightning Talks, organized by field and theme
  • Poster Session
  • Career Fair
  • Career Networking receptions
  • Public Panel: “Taking Action on Black Health Equity”
  • Science Fair Project Displays
  • Awards and prizes


May 14 @ 12:00 am
August 1 @ 11:59 pm


National Library and Public Archives Canada
395 Wellington Street
Ottawa, ON K1A 0N4 Canada
+ Google Map