Upcoming Events

Upcoming Events

Personal Branding Seminar
Date: Wednesday, February 10, 2016
Time: 2:00-5:00pm
Location: Cairns 207, Brock University
Cost: FREE

Why personal branding? If you don’t brand yourself, you can rest assured others are branding you…and that is a risky scenario. In this highly practical and interactive session, learn how to influence and control your reputation, your image and the intangible perceptions and unconscious feelings you create in others. In this seminar, you will explore how to differentiate yourself from your competition, position yourself clearly in the mind in others so they reach out to YOU, focus your message and your mission, understand your underlying values, create emotional connection and loyalty, and maximize the use of social media. 

This informative seminar will be led by Janice Locke is a Senior Executive, Entrepreneur and Educator who has held the positions of CEO, COO and CFO for a variety of companies ranging from $40 million - $225 million in North America and Europe. She is the recipient of both the Women of Influence and Women of Distinction Awards for Business Leadership and Community Involvement. As a CEO of an international retail branding and image company, Janice became fascinated by the importance and often unconscious role branding plays in influencing both business and personal success. In addition to teaching at McMaster University, and the Rotman School of Business, Janice partners with private and not-for profit organizations in all aspects of business leadership and success.

This seminar is open for all Niagara youth ages 18-29 to attend. Registration link: https://www.eventbrite.ca/e/personal-branding-seminar-tickets-19931228842


Date: February 18, 2016

Time: 12:00pm – 2:30pm

Location: Cairns 207, Brock University

Cost: $25 for IO member, $35 for Standard Admission


iLunch is a monthly lunch-and-learn series that provides skills development and networking to interactive digital media producers and those in other sectors wishing to learn more or collaborate with IDM creators. The theme of iLunch 14 is IDM Advancements - find out the latest trends in the world of IDM.

Each session includes lunch, a panel discussion, Q&A and networking time. Please note that the doors open for this iLunch at 12:00pm.


iLunch Niagara Session Details

When we think if IDM products, we typically think of games, apps, websites for entertainment purposes. However, Ontario is home to many innovative companies using IDM applications in new ways, from interactive experiences designed for children with physical and cognitive disabilities, to innovative methods of supporting health care providers through apps and UX design, to media management applications for brands, animation studios, and visual design studios.

Join us for series of case studies from Ontario companies using IDM in new ways.


·      Sasha Boersma - Partner, Sticky Brain Studios


·      Ian Chalmers – Founder, Pivot Design

·      Mario Salerno – Southpaw Technology

·      Sherry Lawr, Production Executive, Art From Kaos


12:00 - 12:30pm: Arrivals + Lunch

12:30 - 1:30pm: Panelist discussion

1:30 - 2:00pm: Q & A



The event will take place in the Cairns Family Health and Bioscience Research Complex room 207. The room is located on the ground floor of the Cairns Complex. Parking is available in Lot D for a flat fee of $7/day and Lot E  is an hourly pay and display lot.

Legal Seminar
Date: Tuesday, February 23, 2016
Time: 5:00-7:00pm
Location: Cairns 207, Brock University
Cost: FREE

Learn all about what it takes to incorporate your business and learn about corporate finance, business law and intellectual property in a seminar presented by Fogler, Rubinoff LLP.

This interactive seminar will consist of 3 topics; business law, corporate finance and intellectual property). Small break-out sessions during the seminar will allow attendees to consider and apply what they learned from the presentation to their businesses.

This seminar is part of BioLinc's Kick-Starting Entrepreneurship program and is open for Niagara youth aged 18-29 to attend. Registration link: https://www.eventbrite.ca/e/legal-seminar-tickets-19931255923