Grand River Chapter
Thursday, 09 June 2016 20:28

PEO Symposium 2016

PEO Symposium 2016

By Jonathan Velasco

The PEO Grand River Chapter held its 3rd Annual Symposium on June 4th, 2016 at the Royal Brock Hotel and Conference Center in Guelph.  Two technical talks covering the topics of Solar Reflection from Structures and Rare Earth Elements were delivered by Ryan Danks from RWDI and Alireza Shirazi from Hitachi Truck, respectively. The keynote speech, presented by professional and multi-awarded speaker Neil Dunsmore, was titled "Lead Right or Die!" and delivered a leadership message to engineers and project managers.  The Symposium was well received by participants.

Symposium 2016 Speakers

Symposium 2016 speakers(L-R): Neil Dunsomore, Ryan Danks, Alireza Shirazi, (R): Symposium lead: Jonathan Velasco


Building on the momentum from the success of Symposium 2016, the Organizing Committee has started planning for Symposium 2017. To all potential speakers: if you have an interesting research study or technical subject that you would like to share with your colleagues, please contact  To all volunteers: If you would like to volunteer in any capacity to help organize Symposium 2017, please contact


Symposium 2017 Organizing Committee

 Next year’s Symposium 2017 organizing team (L-R): Garan Nalla, Amin Mali, Kevin Poirier, Jonathan Velasco and Samir Dhanvantari. Please contact if you want to join the team.

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