Call for Abstracts - Young Generation Programs

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Hello YG/YP Members,

We are collecting abstracts and submissions for the Canada-Korea Conference (CKC) 2021 YGP Research Competition and FameLab Competition, respectively. CKC 2021 will be ongoing from September 1-4, 2021 at the Halifax Convention Centre in Halifax, NS. Despite the prevailing Covid-19 situation, Canada is continuously making advancements with the vaccine roll-out and thus, AKCSE is preparing the conference with an in-person format for participants residing in Canada.

YGP Research Competition

This program consists of an oral research presentation. You will have an option to select whether you wish to present in-person in Halifax or online (refer to attached form for details). This will not have an impact on your ability to place for awards. If you choose to present in-person, you will receive partial zone-based travel support from AKCSE. The presenters will be judged by a panel of judges and prizes will be awarded to the top 3 presenters in each category. All presented abstracts will be published as a part of the CKC 2021 Proceedings Booklet. The deadline to submit an abstract for the CKC 2021 YGP Research Competition is June 30th, 2021. Please submit your form and abstract directly to If you wish to participate but feel the deadline is too early, feel free to contact us for extensions.

YGP FameLab Competition (New!)

FameLab is a science communication competition wherein participants will be asked to submit a 3-minute video recording showcasing their knowledge about a science- or engineering-related concept. Each submission will be judged by a panel of judges and the top three finalists will receive travel support to attend CKC 2021 in Halifax. The winner will be announced during the conference and awarded an iPad (to be sent by mail if the competition is held online due to travel restrictions). Preference will be given to undergraduate students. The deadline to submit a video for the FameLab Competition is July 1, 2021. Please submit your video submission directly to

Please refer to the attached forms for additional details about the events and do not hesitate to email us should you have any questions regarding the submission process. We understand that this is short notice and will do our best to accommodate.

There will be further communication regarding other YGP programs for CKC 2021 for industry/non-academia members, so please stay tuned! Thank you and we look forward to seeing you at CKC 2021.

Kind Regards,