Michelle Obama is coming back to Toronto
Former first lady Michelle Obama is coming to Toronto for a tech festival on September 24.
The third annual Elevate conference brings together world leaders to solve big problems. No wonder they invited her.
Thrilled to be a part of the media launch for this year’s #ElevateTechFest. Excited to announce a line-up of world-class speakers coming to Toronto, including headliner @MichelleObama. Toronto is proud to host the best & brightest leaders in tech here. pic.twitter.com/sNjUPDH7ya— John Tory (@JohnTory) July 18, 2019
“We are honoured that Mrs. Obama has chosen Elevate as her first Canadian engagement following her incredibly successful book tour,” Razor Suleman, co-founder and CEO of Elevate, said in a press release.
To say Obama's book tour was successful is an understatement. Her Toronto tickets sold out in seconds and fans were begging her to add another date.
Apart from her book, Obama created Let’s Move!, an initiative that addresses childhood obesity; Reach Higher, an organization that encourages young people to pursue higher education; Let Girls Learn, which helps young girls from around the world attend school; and Joining Forces, a support service for veterans.
‘You know what’s going to put Toronto on the map in 2019? It’s not the NBA championship; it’s Elevate’ — @JohnTory joins our press release today as we launch #Elevate2019 #ElevateTechFest pic.twitter.com/uyuKLOjp31— Elevate (@ElevateTechFest) July 18, 2019
More than 200 speakers are scheduled for the festival and they are expecting more than 20,000 guests.
Other well-known speakers include astronaut Chris Hadfield, Girlboss CEO and founder Sophia Amoruso, Vimeo CEO Anjali Sud, BroadbandTV CEO and founder Shahrzad Rafati and TIFF art director and co-head Cameron Bailey.
The conference will be spread out at 250 venues across downtown Toronto from September 20 to 26.
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