experience tectoria

  • VIATEC posted an article
    Expose your company to investors, thought-shapers and even potential customers! see more

    Experience Tectoria is coming up on September 17th & 18th and we are looking for more companies to participate in our Demo Camp and Showcase Showdown events.  We've already locked in Nathan FielderRyan Guldemond and Paul Singh for other parts of the ET agenda, and now we've set our sights on our local talent! 


    Reasons to participate in Experience Tectoria's Demo Camp and Showcase Showdown 

    (spaces in both events are limited)

    Demo Camp (Thursday September 17th @2pm) - 17 spots available
    (like a tradeshow, but more fun, and with beer)
    • Every participant receives a VIP pass to Experience Tectoria (includes VIP pass to Rifflandia)
    • Chance to get introduced to / speak 1on1 with international investors, thought-shapers, potential customers and other local companies
    • Be the face of Victoria's tech industry & help us demonstrate what makes Tectoria world class 
    Showcase Showdown (Friday September 18th @2pm) - only 8 spots available
    (Pitch competition where the audience determines the winner and a panel provides colour commentary. Work your way up the ladder with 2min pitches to become champ!)  
    • Winning company gets to name an offering from Fort Tectoria's Ground Control Cafe, and their logo will be featured in the cafe too (both for 1 year)
    • Every participant receives a VIP pass to Experience Tectoria (includes VIP pass to Rifflandia!)
    • Winning company will also receive an additional 4 VIP passes to Experience Tectoria
    • Chance to get your name out there, earn bragging rights, and have a great time!


    If interested, please contact dmccannel@viatec.ca

  • Tessa Bousfield posted an article
    Thinklandia Festival is 7 days of creative speakers, artists, CEOs, physicists and storytellers see more



    Thinklandia Festival Speaker Line Up 2015
    September 11 to 17
    Yates St. Parkade Rooftop • 575 Yates St.
    NIghtly • Doors at 5:00pm • Event at 7:45pm • Free

    Brought to you by Telus, Rifflandia, the City of Victoria, Atomique Productions, VIATEC, InterArts, Fort Properties, and Stream of Consciousness


    Thinklandia Festival is 7 days of creative speakers, artists, CEOs, physicists and storytellers sharing their creative experiences and wisdom in an interactive venue created from converting a parkade rooftop in downtown Victoria. Events are bright, vibrant, open, and entirely free, with dozens of speakers sharing thoughts and conversations with thousands of engaged people.

    Check out a huge new interactive environment by Scott Amos & David Parfitt (Money C), audio visual installations by Toni & Arya of EMP Productions, incredible speakers nightly, the launch of the inaugural Mayor's Medal, unveiling new arts installations and exhibitions, beer by Phillips, food, music, and a new kind of creative festival in Victoria.





    Jill Doucette • Synergy Enterprises
    Rande Cook • Visual Artist
    Lisa Helps • Mayor of Victoria
    hosted by Iain Russell

    Plus we will present the inaugural Mayor's Medal Awards (nominations open now at www.thinklandia.ca/mayorsmedal)



    “Edge of Knowledge”

    Edge of Knowledge is an exploration spanning through of years and billions of miles, from ancient wisdom known and taught for generations, to emerging notions of reality and the nature of existence, to aspects of reality that elude us still.


    Derek Muller • Veritasium, Australia
    Dr. Heather Berlin • Neuroscientist, NYC
    Baba Brinkman • Rapper, NYC
    hosted by Joey MacDonald




    ILLEGAL explores the contingencies, eccentricities, and everyday actions that exist outside of the typical realm of law, as well as the motivations and barriers experienced by those actively operating outside of the system.


    Stephen Reid • Author, bankrobber
    Sarah Smith AKA Ginger Kittens • PEERS, Burlesque dancer
    Hector Espinosa • Street artist, Mexico
    hosted by Ken Gordon



    "Stories We Tell"

    A conversation among luminaries, mediums of history, crafters of culture, and interpreters of truth. This panel focuses on the power of storytelling, its role in history, the joys and dangers of fiction, and

    how the past informs the future through stories.


    Roy Henry Vickers • Visual artist, storyteller
    Susan Musgrave • Author, poet
    hosted by Missie Peters

    Also featuring Story Slam - an open invitation to submit your 4-5 minute story, and tell it to everyone at Stories We Tell. Got a fantastic story? Send us a note at ideas@thinklandia.ca and tell it at Story Slam.



    PERSPECTIVE explores the ability to approach common problems from an independent frame of reference, and the incredible new ideas generated from the simple practice of seeing differently. Perspective aims to reframe emerging discussions around broader opportunities for communication.


    Bif Naked • Musician, activist
    Rae Spoon • Musician, activist
    Jason Verners • Illusionist
    hosted by Sarah Kramer





    Jordan Bower • Digital Storyteller
    Shaun Verreault • Wide Mouth Mason Lead Singer
    TEDxVictoriaSalon • Tiffany Poirier, a Vice Principal in SD61 • Jeff Hopkins, Founder of the Pacific School of Innovation and Inquiry
    hosted by Iain Russell



    Concurrent events:

    “Building A Creative City”
    Thinklandia HQ • 1001 Blanshard St
    Doors at 4:30pm • Event at 5:00pm • Free


    Jessica Hopper • Senior Editor, Pitchfork Magazine
    Kathryn Calder    • Singer/Songwriter
    Leeroy Stagger • Singer/Songwriter



    This event is in partnership with Experience Tectoria

    Yates St. Parkade Rooftop • 575 Yates St.
    Doors at 5:00pm • Event at 7:45pm • Free


    Peter Nowak • Award Winning Technology Journalist, Syndicated Blogger & Columnist
    Lauren Friese • Founder, TalentEgg.ca
    hosted by Ian Hoar


    Contact Details

    Joey MacDonald
    Creative Programming Director, Thinklandia