The top tech events in Toronto this January

The top tech events in Toronto this January

This month, while many in the tech community are jetting off to the U.S. for major conferences like CES, the J.P Morgan Healthcare Conference and the Cleantech Forum, there’s still a lot happening in the Toronto tech scene.

Here are our top picks for Toronto tech events this January:

1. A symposium on artificial intelligence and economic innovation

The advancement of AI carries many potential societal risks, including privacy, equity, cybersecurity and labour market disruption. How can public policy support competitive AI strategies while mitigating these dangers? Experts will explore this topic and identify actionable opportunities. The event, hosted by CIFAR in partnership with the US State Department and Innovation, Science & Economic Development Canada, will also look at lessons learned from both sides of the border and as well as opportunities for cross-border collaboration. January 16, MaRS Discovery District.


2. A student career fair

The You’re Next Winter Career Fair will take over the MaRS building this month for its massive student career fair, where corporate and startup employers will meet with students looking for their big break. The two-day event kicks off with a summit that brings together employers and students for keynote speeches and networking, with the career fair exhibits taking place the next day. January 16-17, MaRS Discovery District.


3. A conference for IT pros

Microsoft is taking its Ignite conference on the road with a stop in Toronto this month. With more than 100 deep-dive sessions featuring 350+ experts, there’s something for every IT professional. Topics includes modernizing workloads, migrating to the cloud, managing infrastructure and the latest developments in security, AI and machine learning. January 8-9, Metro Toronto Convention Centre.


4. Network with the tech community

Meet and learn from Toronto’s technology leaders and innovators at the monthly TechTO meetup, where innovators share their expertise through five-minute TED talk-style presentations. This month’s edition features speakers from KOHO, Breather and more. January 13, RBC Waterpark Place.


Plus, here are some more events from our community calendar you might want to check out:

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