Presentation Idol 2017

Come vote for your favourite at the final round!

Wednesday, March 29, 2017 in the SE02 Great Hall at 3:00 pm


*presentation order subject to change

What is Presentation Idol?

Current BCIT engineering and technology students, who have taken at least one BCIT Communication Department course, are invited to deliver a six- to eight-minute oral presentation on a technology-related topic. Student are encouraged to showcase and/or comment on innovation in engineering and technology, for instance by presenting their own designs, or exploring and commenting on new frontiers, such as technology for sustainability, cradle to cradle design for a circular economy, frugal engineering, and the like. Up to 32 participants can enter the first round, and eight proceed to the final round.

"[...] more captivating than a movie. The quality of the presentations was outstanding."

- Presentation Idol final audience member comment

Registration is on a first-come basis - register now to avoid disappointment!


Judges' choice awards

First Place - $1000
Second Place - $700
Third Place - $400

Audience choice awards

First Place - $500
Second Place - $400
Third Place - $300

Participants receive gifts valued at over $30. Finalists receive additional gifts valued at over $80.


Eligible students are those whose programs could lead them to membership in Applied Science Technologists & Technicians of BC (ASTTBC), Association of Professional Engineers and Geoscientists of British Columbia (APEGBC), or Canadian Information Processing Society (CIPS) - Canada's Association of Information Technology Professionals. Examples include students in any program with engineering in the name, as well as the Architectural and Building Technology Diploma, Architectural Science, Computing, Geomatics, Mechatronics and Robotics, Mining, or other programs which lead to ASTTBC membership, from the schools of Computing and Academic Studies, School of Energy and School of Construction and the Environment.

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Still not sure?

Words of advice from T.J. Moon, past Presentation Idol winner

“You can improve your value by 50 percent just by learning communication skills”

- Warren Buffett

"Presentation Idol put me center stage and allowed me to showcase my speaking skills in a competitive environment. It is an experience I will carry with me throughout my life and an opportunity I will never have again."

- Sean Garrity, Electrical Engineering Alumni

Presented by the BCIT School of Computing and Academic Studies, School of Energy, and School of Construction and the Environment.

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