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)
(get a sneak peek at the future of Tectoria)
(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!)
(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!
Want to Exhibit? Here are the steps:
- 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)
- Read this [INFO PACK]
- Purchase your table, single or double booth on this event listing
- Complete this exhibitor booth form.
Questions? Contact email@example.com
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!
- 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 firstname.lastname@example.org to book.
INTERESTED IN SPONSORSHIP?
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.
THE NITTY GRITTY:
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.
GREAT! WHAT DO I DO NEXT?
- Decide on the sponsorship level by reading this [INFO PACK]
- Fill out this [ONLINE FORM]
- Buy your sponsorship on this event listing (an invoice will be sent to you)
- 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
Tessa Bousfield, Branding & Events Director
Schedule: 2nd level theatres
Executive Breakfast: Storytelling, The Art of Engagement
Separate registration required. Click here for more info on this exclusive event!
Values-Based Leadership in Tech
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
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
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
Panelists: Colin How (How Creative)
|Opportunity in Adversity Peter McCoppin, McCoppin Enterprises Inc
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.
|PANEL - Making the Shift: Transferring Your Skills to Jobs in Tech
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)
PANEL - A Foot in the Door: Students, New Grads and Opportunities in Tech
Moderator: Jillian Carruthers (Government of BC)
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.