The events industry has found so many creative and inspiring ways over the past 12 months to help people gather and share ideas virtually. This season sees no letting up, with innovative conferences and virtual events that cater to all corners of the tech community — from the massive Collision conference to hands-on workshops for people in tech and summit for the latest breakthroughs in logistics.
Here are our top picks for online tech events this spring:
Supply chains have always been essential to good business, and thanks to the current pandemic, have drastically moved to the forefront. The need for reliable supply chains in the face of economic collapse is more vital than ever. That’s why we need A.I. technologies to help make supply chain companies more resilient, efficient and profitable.
To connect innovative companies with customers and investors, MaRS is hosting the inaugural Supply AI, Canada’s leading event for augmenting the supply-chain industry with artificial intelligence and machine learning. The one-day conference will feature insightful discussions, startup demos and curated B2B networking. March 24, online
With more than 40,000 people in attendance, Collision has been referred to as the “Olympics of tech” and “Coachella for geeks.” Despite not being able to gather in Toronto this time around, Collision is still planning a massive digital event for attendees around the world to hear from top-tier speakers and connect with the community. Speakers this year include leaders from Facebook, Twitter and Y Combinator, as well as celebrity investors and founders such as Ryan Reynolds, Jameela Jamil and Ashton Kutcher. April 20-22, online
How can the fintech ecosystem take advantage of the changes in consumer and business behaviour due to the pandemic? At the Canadian Fintech Summit, attendees will hear from speakers at such companies as Wealthsimple, KOHO, RBC and Salesforce. Plus, leading startups tackling solutions in capital markets, lending, accounting, payments, retail and insurance will compete in a pitch battle. Attendees can also participate in hands-on workshops covering challenges and strategies for the sector. March 23–25, online
What is the next big threat? What is a “healthy” brain? Growth and equity — can we have both? CIFAR, a global research organization, is hosting a five-part event series to answer these bold questions, featuring speakers from across disciplines, sectors and the world. Various dates, online
The event calendar for TechTO is packed with events showcasing the best of Toronto tech. Join the community to hear from local founders, discover the latest Toronto tech has to offer, and network with your peers in the industry. Various dates, online
Plus, here are some more online events you might want to check out:
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