Discover Tectoria is a one-day exposition of more than 70 Greater Victoria technology firms and research agencies including a:
(local companies demonstrating products, hiring staff, or co-ops)
- Video Game Lounge
(local companies allow you to test drive their inventions)
- Startup Alley
(get a sneak peek at the future of Tectoria)
- Research District
(see some amazing projects post-secondary students have put together)
- Innovation Theatre
(a line-up of great talks and panel discussions)
- Combustion Chamber
(Science demos for the kids!)
It's an event for everyone* and it's FREE to attend! No need to register.
*Everyone = Students (of all ages!), parents, job seekers, media, investors (The Capital Mission is in town at the same time), government officials and more!
Thank you to our incredible Sponsors!
INNOVATION THEATRE SPONSOR:
Sponsored by BMO & Royal Roads University
Sponsored by Benevity
|11:25AM-11:55AM||WHO'S HIRING? Hear directly from the exhibitors on which positions they’re looking to fill! Each exhibitor has up to 2 minutes of stage time.|
WHAT YOU NEED TO LAND THAT GIG. Get the inside scoop from HR experts on what companies are looking for in future employees and how you can come out on top. Oh, and what NOT to put on your resume.
Moderator: Kim Krenzler (RevenueWire)
|1PM-1:25PM||SCIENCE VENTURE LIVE! Interactive Science fun full of implosions, explosions and everything in between!|
|1:30PM-1:55PM||VIDEO GAMES IRL - DISCOVER VICTORIA'S VIDEO GAME SECTOR. Get educated and inspired by Victoria’s video game sector and learn where to go next.
Moderator: James Hursthouse (DigiBC)
Panelists: Eric Jordan (Codename Entertainment), Magda Rajkowski (Kano), Dan Bourdage (Blastworks) and Josh Nilson (East Side Games).
KEYNOTE: Jesse Brown, CANADALAND
|3PM-3:25PM||SCIENCE VENTURE LIVE! Interactive Science fun full of implosions, explosions and everything in between!|
SO YOU WANT TO BE A DEVELOPER?
Hear how local developers cracked the code to get where they are, and what they think the future holds for today’s youth.
|4PM-4:25PM||SCIENCE VENTURE LIVE! Interactive Science fun full of implosions, explosions and everything in between!|
|4:30PM-4:55PM||RAPID PROTOTYPING AND MAKER CULTURE.
Moderator: Justin Love (Limbic Media)
Panelists: Scott Amos (Monkey C Interactive), Toni Hall (PGNB), Studio Robazzo
|5PM-5:30PM||BREWSKIE SCIENCE. The Science and technology behind that frosty pint of beer.
Moderator: Joe Wiebe (Victoria Beer Week)
Panelists: Euan Thomsen & Ben Schottle (Phillips Brewery), and Michael Kuzyk (Category 12)
EXHIBITORS BY BOOTH #
[Download the Full Program & Map]
Discover Tectoria is FREE to attend! Come by the Crystal Garden on February 24th any time between 11am and 6pm to access the main floor tradeshow, upper floor Video Game Lounge, Startup Alley or Research District. There will also be scheduled talks in the Innovation Theatre and Science demos in the Combustion Chamber.
Discover Tectoria 2016 was a HUGE success! This was the first time VIATEC held the event in February during a tri-city Pro-D Day and it was so well received, VIATEC is repeating the date... every year instead of every two!
Discover Tectoria 2016 Recap Video by Riptide Studios:
(Click below to be redirected to Vimeo)
Discover Tectoria 2016 Image Gallery by Dean Kalyan:
(Click below to be redirected to Flickr)
Discover Tectoria attracts students (of all ages!), parents, job seekers, media, investors, government officials and more. Discover Tectoria 2016 saw over 3500 attendees fill the Crystal Garden!
Seeing as there are so many demographics in one room, it makes it a prime sponsorship opportunity. Click here to view the info pack and floorplan.
WHAT'S IN IT FOR MY COMPANY?
Access to a huge audience for 7 hours at the Island's largest tech expo
(Opportunity to make new connections and sales leads)
Showing your support for Victoria's Technology Sector
One 8' x 10' booth package
Your area being named after your company
Logo placement in all conference materials including a recap video
Support acknowledged in advertising and press releases
Link to your web site from the event page.
Contact Tessa at firstname.lastname@example.org if you are interested in one of the following sponsorships and would like more info:
|Are you a VIATEC Member? You get a discount off the sponsorship prices below! Company Member: 20% off, Sustaining Patron: 30% off, Community Builder: 50% off|
Video Game Lounge Sponsor: $6000+gst - AVAILABLE!
Innovation Theatre Sponsor: $5000+gst - SOLD!
Combustion Chamber Sponsor: $5000+gst - SOLD!
Startup Alley Sponsor**: $4000+gst - SOLD!
Research District Sponsor**: $4000+gst - SOLD!
Exhibitor Lounge Sponsor**: $2000+gst (Does not include a booth) - SOLD!
Tessa Bousfield, Marketing & Events Director