2020 MCMASTER WORLD CONGRESS TEAM

Amelia Wat

AMELIA WAT

CO-CHAIR

Amelia is a fourth year commerce student specializing in Finance and pursuing a minor in Innovation at McMaster University. She is passionate about entrepreneurship, investing, FinTech, and the role of technology in the financial market. She is thrilled to continue on as Co-Chair and pivot the 42 years old conference into an online series this year due to the unique circumstances brought by COVID-19. Realizing the gender gap within the industry, Amelia is dedicated to empowering and inspiring the next generation female leaders to participate in the field of AI. She is determined to bring this free online program to students around the world and deliver high quality speaker sessions and networking opportunities. After retiring from competitive dancing as a professional Latin dancer, Amelia enjoys travelling and learning new languages.

Aaron Sprague

AARON SPRAGUE

CO-CHAIR

Aaron is a 4th year commerce student at the DeGroote School of business who is pursing a minor in Innovation. He is actively involved around campus and has held multiple executive roles on many McMaster Clubs such as the McMaster Makers. Aaron is excited for another year as Co-Chair after the success of the 41st World Congress which attracted around 3000 students, faculty, and alumni from the McMaster community. This year, with the difficulties arising from the Covid-19 pandemic, Aaron is looking forward to continuing the now 42-year legacy of the McMaster World Congress online. “Our goal has always been to integrate the unique perspectives of students across all facilities here at McMaster; with our online platform this year, we can expand that goal to include students and faculty from other universities.” Aaron also plays Jr. AAA Baseball and won a National Championship as a member of team Ontario. He enjoys traveling and is an avid Toronto Maple Leafs fan. Aaron is determined to continue the growth of the MWC for yet another year.

Ryan Spadafora

RYAN SPADAFORA

DIRECTOR

Ryan is going into his second year of the integrated business and humanities program at the DeGroote school of business. He is pursuing his interest in the area of the financial markets by actively participating in clubs such as the DeGroote Finance and Investment Council. Ryan continues to participate in the global markets as well as seek opportunities to learn more about leadership and business operations. He is excited to participate in his 2nd McMaster World Congress in hopes of creating an insightful experience alongside his amazing team. Ryan is thrilled to bring the limitless world of A.I to McMaster, providing an opportunity for students to connect and engage with industry professionals. His passions include travelling, sports, and developing his knowledge of history, specifically historical politics, lifestyles, and economic development. Ryan is proud to be continuing the success of the McMaster World Congress.