Academic Day of Connection

Last Revised May 15, 2023

DEFSEC Atlantic strives to address the concerns and challenges of our attendees, especially those of our core constituents, the Small and Medium Enterprises (SMEs) of Atlantic Canada. To create awareness and connection between our exhibitors and the talent being developed in the region, we started the Academic Day of Connection in 2017.

The Day introduces graduating students from relevant disciplines in our post-secondary institutions to our attendees in the trade show setting. Exposing faculty and staff to the opportunities within our industry and region helps retain youth and talent, addressing a universal challenge in today's workplace.

The Atlantic Canada Aerospace & Defence Association (ACADA) has, as one it its key mandates, a keen interest and responsibility to support workforce development. The content, delivery and promotion of the Day of Connection will be their focus as we welcome Human Resources Personnel from Exhibiting Companies to attend DEFSEC Atlantic free of charge on Thursday, October 5. Students and faculty will be on the floor that afternoon to ensure busy and productive closing hours for this year's event.

Details on the activities of the day and on how to participate will be posted here and also shared with Exhibitors as the dates of the Show get closer.

In the meantime, we encourage exhibiting companies to include their Human Resources personnel when planning to attend this year's event.

If you have any questions about the Academic Day of Connection, please contact