This year, I will be travelling to Seoul, South Korea with 9 Canadian finalists as part of the Imagine Cup challenge. I feel very privileged to have been picked to accompany these really talented students to cheer them on! For those of you who are unfamiliar with the Imagine Cup, it is one way we are encouraging young people to apply their imagination, their passion and their creativity to create technology innovations to help change the world and make it better.
The Imagine Cup is in it's fifth year, and it's the world's largest student technology competition, with over 100,000 students entering from over 100 countries. These finalists represent a sample of the top minds of their generation and span schools across Canada, including the University of British Columbia, the University of Toronto, Ryerson University and the University of Western Ontario. During the course of the next couple of weeks, you'll get to know each one of them and I'll be providing you with blow-by-blow updates on their progress through the competition.
To really get a sense of what the competition is all about, I've included a short video about the competition narrated by Joe Wilson (who I had the pleasure of meeting in person recently - he's really passionate about the potential of students as you'll see in the video).