Event Details


[DOWNLOAD: Program & Map]

THIS IS A FREE, PUBLIC EVENT! NO registration is required to attend ;)

*With the exception of the Executive Breakfast

Discover Tectoria is an exposition of more than 75 Greater Victoria tech companies, research projects, interactive displays and community partners... under ONE roof. It's one of the only events where locals and visitors come together 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 just 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.

This expo includes:

  • Main floor Tradeshow 
    (local companies demonstrating products, hiring talent and co-op students)

  • Startup Alley 
    (get a sneak peek at the future of Tectoria)

  • Research District
    (see some amazing projects post-secondary students have put together)

  • Career Corner (NEW)
    (Job seekers get access to great resources to help them find their career in the tech industry!)

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

  • Partner Row
    (a group of incredibly useful organizations that serve businesses and the community)

  • An exclusive Executive Breakfast prior to the show at the Parkside Hotel (click here for more info)

It's an event for everyone* and it's FREE to attend! No need to register. Check out last year's event in this recap video!


[DOWNLOAD: Program & Map]


Want to Exhibit? Here are the steps:

  1. Make sure you are a local Greater Victoria tech company (If you don't classify as tech, you need to become a sponsor to participate)
  2. Read this [INFO PACK
  3. Purchase your table, single or double booth on this event listing
  4. Complete this exhibitor booth form.

Questions? Contact tbousfield@viatec.ca

Exhibitors get to:

  • Showcase their company and products to potential future employees and customers
  • Conduct interviews right at the event
  • Participate in theatre discussions
  • Invite staff to network, learn and work their booth
  • Help drive home the vibrancy and importance of the local tech sector to policy makers
  • Get discovered by media outlets covering the event and prepping for future stories!
  • Give their team a chance to show their friends and family what they do
  • Help excite post-secondary students about tech careers and entrepreneurship!

Exhibitor Options:

  • 8'x10' Single Booth (sold out)
  • 8'x20' Double Booth (sold out)
  • 6' table in Startup Alley* (a few tables left!)
  • 6' table in Research District** (full)
  • Bar height table in Partner Row*** (full)

*Company must be 3 yrs old or less for Startup Alley. 
**By invite only for Research District
***Must be an organization that works with VIATEC for Partner Row. Email tectoria@viatec.ca to book.






While having a booth at the Island's biggest tech expo is great (Over 3,600 attendees last year), what you're really buying is an elevated presence, connection and meaning with the tech sector.

Sponsoring Discover Tectoria will raise your profile with key tech decision makers, VIATEC members and the broader community. This is your way to demonstrate your support and interest in the growth and success of the tech sector... and it's the only way for non-tech companies to have presence, so you will be uniquely positioned to better connect with your key audiences!

Discover Tectoria attracts job seekers, students, faculty, parents, media, investors, government officials and more.  


  • 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 (plus speaking opportunity for Innovation Theatre Sponsors)

  • 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.


  1. Decide on the sponsorship level by reading this [INFO PACK
  2. Fill out this [ONLINE FORM]
  3. Buy your sponsorship on this event listing (an invoice will be sent to you)
  4. Wait for the contract to be emailed to you and sign it.
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


  • Innovation Theatre Sponsors (x2 -one theatre each): $7000+gst (you can split this among two companies as well!)
  • Career Corner Sponsor: $6000+gst
  • Startup Alley Sponsor: $5000+gst - SOLD
  • Research District Sponsor: $5000+gst - SOLD
  • Exhibitor Lounge Sponsor: $3000+gst - SOLD
  • Partner Row Sponsor: $3000+gst - SOLD
  • Media Sponsor: Filled
  • Print Sponsor: Filled

Sponsorship Contact:

Tessa Bousfield, Branding & Events Director

 Schedule: 2nd level theatres

[DOWNLOAD: Program & Map]

Executive Breakfast: Storytelling, The Art of Engagement 
Catherine Kerr, DoubleDigit Sales
*Parkside Hotel's Urban Ballroom* 

Separate registration required. Click here for more info on this exclusive event!

Values-Based Leadership in Tech 
Karen Clark Cole, Blink
*Leadership Theatre*

Karen is the CEO and co-founder of Blink, a user experience (UX) research and design firm that works with Fortune 100 to start-up companies to create meaningful digital products, brands, and experiences. She is passionate about growth, strategic planning, and culture, and is working towards her Ph.D in Values-Based Leadership. Hear about the collision of her passions and what she's learned as a leader in the Seattle tech scene! 

Overview of the Tech Industry in Victoria
*Talent Theatre*

Did you know Greater Victoria has close to 1,000 companies and 16,775 workers in its tech sector? Learn about VIATEC, the tech industry, its sub sectors and more. Come Discover Tectoria! 

The Science of Mental Performance Jamie Wood, Autonomic
*Leadership Theatre*

Changing how we view mental performance, Jamie inspires accountability and lays the roadmap for any individual to recondition the Nervous System and optimize brain function. Through accessible neuroscience, biology, and operational psychology of high-performers in modern work environments, she brings her research and science-based solutions into the spotlight.
PANEL - Finding the Right Fit: Choosing a Tech Company that Will Work for You

*Talent Theatre*

With so many jobs available, how do you know which employer is the right fit? Leaving the security of your current job is a big deal. What if you discover that your new employer is not the place you should be? Panelists in this discussion reflect on their lessons learned and look to help you find the perfect fit for your next big career move.

Panelists: Colin How (How Creative)
Panelists: Ilya Brotzky (VanHack), Shalvenie Singh (Redbrick), Robyn Quinn (Big Bang Communications).

Opportunity in Adversity Peter McCoppin, McCoppin Enterprises Inc
*Leadership Theatre*

Pioneering a new tech venture comes with unique risks and rewards. Explore the benefits of taking the road less traveled, developing unique strengths, and accessing inner resources to transform adversity into opportunity.

Virtual Companies David Rowat, Strategic Catalysts Inc.
3:25PM - 4:10PM
*Talent Theatre*

Come face-to-face with a new global worker: the Digital Nomad. Improved online capability has unlocked the power of the internet to allow people to work from anywhere, in constant communication! Here’s what you need to know about the evolving nature...

PANEL - Making the Shift: Transferring Your Skills to Jobs in Tech
*Leadership Theatre*

Thinking about making a job change? Did you know that there are close to 1,000 tech companies in Greater Victoria that could be looking for candidates just like you? Come speak to industry experts about how to make the leap from where you are and where you want to be, and how to position your skills to get there.

Moderator: Claire Skillen (iWIST)
Panelists: Remy Hall (TeamIT), Shalvenie Singh (Redbrick), Terry Sanderson (DreamCraft Attractions)

PANEL - A Foot in the Door: Students, New Grads and Opportunities in Tech
*Talent Theatre*

Entering the workforce for the first time can be a daunting task. Competition is tough and candidates from across the country could be fighting for the same positions. How can you make yourself stand out?  How can you make a great first impression with employers? Come learn the tips and tricks from employers and recent graduates to position you for your next job in tech. 

Moderator: Jillian Carruthers (Government of BC)
Panelists: John Fagan (University of Victoria), Jason McConnell (RT Prime), Olivia Scholes (Redbrick)

PLEASE NOTE: Schedules are subject to change


Locelle presents: Women in Tech Lounge in Partnership with Used.ca

Locelle is proud to host Discover Tectoria's first "Women in Tech Lounge" - a space for women to connect with like-minded women, learn about each other and hear from some incredible women leaders in Victoria about how they navigate their careers and thrive.

For faster access to the Women in Tech Lounge, please register here.

AGENDA: (main floor lounge)


Panel - Women in Leadership

Networking/Product Showcase for Female founded products

Each product has a female rep or founder present to answer questions: Ask me Anything.
Panel - Female Founders (Sharing stories in a fireside chat)


Note: The lounge is inclusive to all people who identify as women. Schedules are subject to change.



Discover Tectoria 2018 was a HUGE success! 

Discover Tectoria 2018 Recap Video by Riptide:
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Discover Tectoria 2018 Image Gallery by CrackerJackFlash Photography:
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Ticket Name Sale Ends Price Quantity
Single Booth (Tech Co's only! Members: Log in for discount)
14 Feb 2020
Sale Ended
Double Booth (Tech Co's only! Members: Log in for discount)
14 Feb 2020
Sale Ended
SPONSOR: Startup Alley
31 Jan 2020
Sale Ended
SPONSOR: Research District
31 Jan 2020
Sale Ended
SPONSOR: Exhibitor Recharge
31 Jan 2020
Sale Ended
SPONSOR: Partner Row
31 Jan 2020
Sale Ended
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27 Feb 2020
11:00am - 6:00pm PST

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