Discover Tectoria 2016

19 Feb 2016
11:00am - 6:00pm PST
Event Details

This is an all day event from 11am to 6pm, with the following scheduled talks and demos!

SCHEDULE:

  • Visual Computing and the Sensing Revolution
    11:30AM-12:00PM

    Speaker: Dr. Andrea Tagliasacchi

    Andrea will first present “The History of 3D Sensing” and then discuss 

    a selection of compelling techniques built upon this technology.
    Location: Innovation Theatre
     

  • Watching the Brain Read: How we use computational techniques to explore how the brain processes meaning    
    12:00PM-12:30PM

    Speaker: Dr. Alona Fyshe
    Location: Innovation Theatre
     

  • Science Venture LIVE! An Interactive Science Show
    12:30PM - 1:00PM
    Location: Combustion Chamber
     

  • YYJ Tech Careers: How to get started and connected    
    1:00PM-1:30PM

    Moderator: Christina Seargeant (Workday)

    Panelists: Linley Faulkner (Emplomacy), Noah Warder (SendWithUs) and Elexa Styan (Metalab).
    Location: Innovation Theatre
     

  • Video Games IRL
    1:30PM-2:00PM

    Moderator: Eric Jordan (Codename) 

    Panelists: Tim Teh (Kano), Dan Bourdage (Blastworks) and Chris Tihor (IGDA).
    Location: Innovation Theatre
     

  • Inventing Iron Man: The Possibility of a Human Machine
    2:00PM-2:30PM

    Speaker: Paul Zehr

    An exploration in the neuroscience, kinesiology and biomedical engineering of Batman and Iron Man.
    Location: Innovation Theatre
     

  • SPECIAL TALK TO BE ANNOUNCED!!
    2:30PM - 3PM
     

  • Operation: Techsploration
    3PM - 3:30PM
    Details: Join Science Venture for a fun half-hour of techsploration as they take a look at some of the latest and greatest tech toys and tools being used in the world of STEM Education today!

    Location: Combustion Chamber
     

  • YYJ Rapid Prototyping and Maker Culture
    3:30PM-4:00PM

    Moderator: Dan Gunn (VIATEC)

    Panelists: Patrick McFadden (Iris Dynamics), Warren Strome (Revolution 3D Printers) and Justin Love (Limbic Media).
     

  • Science Venture LIVE! An Interactive Science Show
    4PM - 4:30PM
    Location: Combustion Chamber
     

  • Operation: Techsploration
    4:45PM - 5:15PM

    Location: Combustion Chamber
     

  • YYJ Tech Rocks: An inside look at some of our top local companies reshaping the music and concert experience
    5:15PM-5:45PM

    Moderator: Dan Gunn (VIATEC)

    Panelists: Chris Noel (Ticket Rocket), David Hilderman (MUSIC Group Innovation) and Gary Garritan (Investor).
    Location: Innovation Theatre

A one-day exposition of more than 70 Greater Victoria technology firms and research agencies:

  • Showcase your company and products to potential future employees and customers
  • Show your Mom and her friends what you do
  • Help us drive home the vibrancy and importance of the local tech sector to policy makers
  • Get discovered by attending media for immediate and/or future coverage
  • Give your team a chance to show their friends and family what they do
  • Help us excite students of all ages about tech careers and entrepreneurship!

The last Discover Tectoria showcase, held in December 2013, was a huge success with over 70 exhibitors, a popular video game lounge, and 4500 attendees!

Please sign in and mark below if you plan on attending! Admission is $10 at the door, but keep a look out for giveaways in late January and early February in Victoria, Saanich and Oak Bay News, plus Douglas Magazine! 

Interested in exhibiting or sponsoring? Click here to download the info package and contact Tessa at tbousfield@viatec.ca to make it happen.

http://discovertectoria.com/

  • Investors looking for new opportunities to engage and invest with local companies on the rise
  • Government officials and policy makers to hear first hand about the challenges and opportunities facing BC tech companies
  • Media looking for fresh stories and the inside track on what’s next for Canada’s Smartest City
  • You! The general public. Whether you are still figuring out how to work a microwave, or know how to write your own code, there will be something for everyone to enjoy at Discover Tectoria
  • Job Seekers! Find out who’s hiring, who they’re looking for and what you need to land your dream job. Bring your resumes and business cards!
  • Middle/High School and post-secondary students looking to engage in the tech community, check out the cool careers that you can do in your own city, and what you need to do to get there.

Please sign in and mark below if you plan on attending! Admission is $10 at the door, but keep a look out for giveaways in late January and early February in Victoria, Saanich and Oak Bay News, plus Douglas Magazine! 

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19 Feb 2016
11:00am - 6:00pm PST

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