Discover Tectoria to show off local tech with one-day expo



VIATEC hosts their FREE biennial tech expo at the Crystal Garden Feb 27, 2020 from 11am to 6pm

Victoria, BC (February 25, 2020) - Discover Tectoria is an exposition of more than 75 Greater Victoria tech companies, research projects, interactive displays and community partners that showcase Victoria's largest industry! It's one of the only events where locals and visitors come together under one roof to discover the innovation that's stemming from right here in "Tectoria". Attendees get to interact with the people and their creations to better understand who and what is driving Victoria's largest industry, leading to potential careers, connections or simply an appreciated knowledge. 

VIATEC created this event to open the eyes of potential employees, investors and policy makers to the vibrancy and potential of the local tech scene... not to mention inspiring tomorrow's inventors. Exhibitors get the opportunity to demonstrate their leading edge work to thousands of attendees who in turn, get an insider’s view into this fast changing and vibrant industry. It is also an opportunity for local and visiting investors to effortlessly check out up-and-coming businesses. 


  • Main floor Tradeshow
    (local companies demonstrating products and looking for talent)

  • Startup Alley, sponsored by Work BC
    (get a sneak peek at the future of Tectoria)

  • The University of Victoria Research District
    (see some amazing projects post-secondary students have put together, including the UVic Formula Hybrid car outside in the courtyard)

  • The Leadership & Talent Theatres
    (a line-up of great talks and panel discussions throughout the day)

  • Career Corner (NEW)
    (Job seekers get access to additional resources that will help them navigate a career in the tech industry)

  • The Women in Tech Lounge (NEW)
    (Presented by Locelle Digital and sponsored by, pop in for networking and discussions among women in tech)

  • Partner Row, sponsored by Royal Roads University
    (a group of incredibly useful organizations that serve businesses and the community)

  • An exclusive Executive Breakfast prior to the show at the Parkside Hotel

“VIATEC is committed to helping innovators grow their companies and Discover Tectoria gives our local tech companies a platform where they can be seen and heard by investors, media, job seekers and youth,” explains Dan Gunn, CEO of VIATEC. “This event draws big crowds, many of which will make up the leaders and vital team members of our community in the immediate and near future. There’s no better way to inspire our future tech workers than filling a space with all the opportunities, creative minds and unworldly inventions.”

Media are encouraged to attend Discover Tectoria and also get in on numerous tech story ideas for the future. The event is the ideal place for media outlets to capture the vibrancy and diversity of the local tech scene all in one room. Please contact VIATEC below if you would like to attend and if you need help arranging interviews or photo-ops.


  1. For the full Program and Exhibitor Map, click here
  2. [Exhibitor Directory 2020]
  3. [2018 Video Recap]
  4. [2017 Photo Gallery]



Paula Parker
Community Manager
Cell: 604-440-2686


A BIG thank you to our sponsors!


VIATEC (Victoria Innovation, Advanced Technology and Entrepreneurship Council), started in 1989. VIATEC's mission is to cultivate the most cohesive tech community in the world by providing resources to tackle shared opportunities and challenges while boosting a sense of belonging and shaping our region. (Victoria's biggest industry is tech!).

We work closely with our members to offer a variety of events, programs and services. In addition, VIATEC serves as the front door of the local tech sector and as its spokesperson. To better support local innovators, we acquired our own building (Fort Tectoria) where we offer flexible and affordable office space to emerging local companies along with a gathering/event space for local entrepreneurs.