Women in AI Summit

Wednesday, February 10, 2021 | 11am–3pm ET

ETS Canada is committed to promoting diversity and inclusion in the workplace. The Women in AI Summit is a FREE virtual summit organized to share and promote the work that the AI teams at ETS do, and to engage and provide mentoring opportunities to women, students, and early professionals working in the field of AI.


Welcome and Opening Remarks
Introduction to ETS AI Research Labs
Introduction to ETS Research Centres
Women in AI Panel: Research Scientists and Engineers from ETS will speak about their journey into AI – their challenges, successes, skills, interviews, what they enjoy about their work
Technical Breakout Sessions:
  • Conversational AI / Speech Technology
  • Machine Learning
  • NLP applications
Poster / Lightning Talk Session: An opportunity to share your work!
Mentoring Session: Participants will be assigned to research mentor(s)
Networking Reception: A chance to network


  • Burcu Arslan
  • Beata Beigman Klebanov
  • Jill Burstein
  • Kadriye Ercikan
  • Lin Gu
  • Carolyn Forsyth
  • Laura Hamilton
  • Kara McWilliams
  • Caitlin Tenison


  • Rutuja Ubale (Chair)
  • Sophia Chan
  • Joan Nimon
  • Liane Patsula
  • Shiyue Sun
  • Mengxuan Zhao