10 must-attend upcoming tech events in Toronto
Toronto tech events are about to fill the city's meeting rooms, hotels and lecture halls for some futuristic planning and mingling. Some of the smartest tech minds on the planet will land in the city for these highly anticipated meet-ups over the next few months.
Here are my picks for upcoming tech events in Toronto.
TechTO (Oct. 17, Nov. 14, Dec. 5)
This monthly event brings together tech enthusiasts around the city looking to stay on top of current developments and networking opportunities. It's for people who not only want to hear about the successes of others, but who also want to meet others in the field - and get a little tipsy while doing so.
FinTechTO (Oct. 19)
A spin-off from Tech Toronto, this bi-monthly meet up features candid conversations, laid back networking and a healthy dose of beer for innovators in the financial technology sector. The October event will feature three speakers. including the CEO and co-founder of Borrowell and lots mingling before, after and in between.
Innovation in Canada - A talk with Twitter (Oct. 20)
Join this conversation with Rory Capern, managing director of Twitter Canada, as he recounts his time at tech giants such as Microsoft and Google. He's also going to chat about testing out the Twitter market in Canada .
Capital One Gift the Code Hackathon (Oct. 21-23)
Coders and designers unite together in one great space for a series of tech-based challenges over two days. The best part? It's for charity. Groups are assigned a charitable group on October 21 and are challenged to create functional, usable tech solutions for organizations who work to help others and make the world better. It's a 40 hour sprint!
Toronto Tech Summit (Oct. 28)
Tickets to this mammoth tech event range from $25 to $125. It focuses on customer experience, innovation, and virtual reality. Lunches, beverages and snacks are included in this day-long meeting of talks, speakers, networking, giveaways and brainstorming.
TAVES Consumer Electronics Show (Oct. 28-30)
One of Canada's largest consumer electronic shows features an innovation pavilion, virtual realities, technology workshops, tech talk, art gallery and an indoor/outdoor electronics playground. It's a place to check out cutting edge technologies, gadgets and advancements in audio. It's happening in Richmond Hill and tickets start at $25.
Designthinkers (Nov. 3-4)
Now in its 17th year, this multi-day speaking event is Canada's only conference for visual communicators. The speakers are top notch, and the sessions fittingly use cutting edge technology.
iTech - IT Infrastructure Conference (Nov. 17)
This one's the country's leading IT conference focusing on infrastructure, cloud, security, data centre and mobility. A place to see new cutting edge products, network with folks in the industry and see the technologies in action. There's also some keynote speakers and learning sessions.
HealthTO (Nov. 19)
$25 gets you into this event which brings together the Toronto healthcare community to talk about topics related to the future of innovation in health and wellness. Lots of mingling and drinks, demos and showcases, a community open mic, panel/keynotes and more mingling and drinks. The presenter list is pretty stacked as well.
Toronto Innovation Exchange (Nov. 22)
This is Canada's longest running and most successful meeting of tech entrepreneurs, founders, investment bankers, technology providers and media. It's an event that encourages connections and collaboration.
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