Learn more about becoming an event leader

Are you passionate about engineering and want to inspire others within the industry? We’re looking for engineering students and professionals (like you) to lead a NEM Ontario event. This is a great opportunity to showcase your school or company’s engineering initiatives,  generate brand awareness and connect with thousands of engineers across the province.

By leading an event you can:

Hone your Presentation skills

Showcase your School or Company's Engineering Leadership

Network with the Brightest Minds in Engineering

Inspire the Next Generation of Engineers

Questions about leading an Event?

Curious to learn more about becoming a NEM Ontario event leader? Check out these frequently asked questions.

Applications for events are now closed. 


After you fill in your event application, you will get an email notification from NEM Ontario saying that we have received your event application. Our team will then review and approve your event. Once approved, you will get another email from us with a link to submit your event details. We will then review your event one more time before it is published to the calendar.

You will receive an email from the NEM Ontario team.

To guarantee that our emails reach your inbox and aren’t mistakenly flagged as spam, we kindly request you to add NEM Ontario to your safe sender list. This simple step will help us maintain effective communication and keep you informed about upcoming events, news, and other relevant information.

Here’s a quick guide on how to add NEM Ontario to your safe sender list:

    1. Gmail:
      • Open an email from NEM Ontario.
      • Click on the three dots in the upper right corner of the email.
      • Select “Add letstalk@nemontario.ca to Contacts list” from the drop-down menu.
    2. Outlook:
      • Open an email from NEM Ontario.
      • Right-click on the email.
      • Choose “Junk” from the drop-down menu.
      • Select “Never Block Sender” or “Add letstalk@nemontario.ca to Safe Senders List.”
    3. Yahoo Mail:
      • Open an email from NEM Ontario.
      • Click on the “More” button.
      • Select “Add to Contacts.”
    4. Other Email Providers:
      • Locate the “Settings” or “Options” menu in your email account.
      • Look for “Safe Senders” or “Whitelist” options.
      • Add the NEM Ontario email address letstalk@nemontario.ca to the list.

Once the NEM Ontario team has reviewed your event application, you will get an email notification. You will then be able to log in to the NEM Ontario Event Hub and add the finishing touches to your event.

Here’s how to log in:

  1. Visit this link 
  2. Insert your email address
  3. Insert your password from your first login

If you’ve forgotten your password, no worries! You can reset it by visiting this link.

Even if your event has been added to the Calendar you can still make edits. Simply log into the Event Leader Hub and edit your event as needed! Changes may take up to 24 hours to be reflected on the Calendar. If your change is not appearing on the Calendar clear your browser cache.

Once you’ve added your event details, our team will give it a final look before publishing to our calendar. You will get an email notification when your event has been added. 

Applications for #NEM2024 are now closed.

Event leaders can be post-secondary students, an engineering or engineering technology professional, or anyone that wants to join the engineering & technology community and explore lifelong learning. 

All event leaders may apply for up to $500 in funding to cover expenses such as honoraria for experts, marketing, and development costs. Not-for-profit organizations may ask for up to 50% of their funding to cover the time associated with running the event. Follow us on social media and keep a lookout for application deadlines.

Event leaders can host any type of professional development event. The goal is to have all attendees come away with new or deepened knowledge, skills, or values that bring them together, benefit their communities or contribute to employability. 

Each week of NEM is curated thematically. While your event is not obliged to fall into one of the categories below, Engineers Canada is suggesting the following themes:

Week 1 (March 1 – 3): The P.Eng. Designation

Week 2 (March 4 – 10): Lifelong Learning

Week 3 (March 11 – 17): Spotlight on the Engineering Student Challenge

Week 4 (March 18 – 24): Equity, Diversity & Inclusion

Week 5 (March 25 – 31): Engineers & Politics

All NEM Ontario events will continue to focus on lifelong learning. In these times of great adaptation, nothing is as powerful as practicing how to learn and expanding our perspectives as a community. 

The European Commission defines lifelong learning as: “All purposeful learning activity that is undertaken throughout life with the aim of improving knowledge, skills, and competencies within a personal, civic, social and/or employment-related perspective.”

NEM Ontario events are geared toward interdisciplinary students & professionals as well as seasoned professionals in the engineering and technology communities.  

Last year’s events were approximately sixty-to-ninety minutes long.

NEM Ontario events typically happen Monday – Friday throughout March. There are multiple event start times each day. These are typically 8:00 am, 12:00 pm & 6:00 pm. If your event falls outside of these times, please let us know and we will do our best to accommodate you.

The Student Engineering Challenge is an annual competition where post-secondary students enrolled in engineering degree programs compete for a chance to win cash prizes. Students in groups of up to 5 host a NEM event with the opportunity to win up to $3,000 cash. Groups work in collaboration with their local Engineering Society and volunteers.

Prize amounts are as follows:

  • First place= $3,000
  • Second place= $1,500
  • Third place= $500

When each event has a firm timeslot, event leaders will be notified and 50% of the requested funding will be shared. In April, you’ll receive the remaining 50% of your funding in exchange for answering the post-event survey.

We have a dedicated team of event and marketing specialists that are there to support you. You can also access free tools, templates and guides on the resources section of our website.

In February and March, our marketing team will share events on the NEM Ontario website and social media channels. You can follow us on Facebook, Twitter, Instagram and LinkedIn or search our content using the #NEM2024 hashtag.