From global thought leaders to unique activations, Elevate has endless opportunities to learn about the tech industry. Check out below our list of must-see events at Elevate.


When: Friday, September 21 to Sunday, September 23

Where: MaRS Discovery District

What: Using Toronto as a case study, over 500 developers will design solutions around this year’s theme of Smart Cities.

Why go?: This is a chance for developers to be a part of creating the innovative solutions that will shape the future of Toronto. For the public, it’s an opportunity to see the next generation of talent paving the way for a smarter City of Toronto. Don’t miss out, the application for developers will launch on August 13.

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Main Stage

When: Tuesday, September 25th from 9:30am – 5:30pm

Where: Sony Centre for Performing Arts

Why go? Over 3,200 people will have the chance to engage and learn from thought-provoking talks from the world’s top leaders in tech. Don’t miss Al Gore, Eric Schmidt, Wyclef Jean, and Whitney Wolfe Herd. See the full line-up here.

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ElevateR Pitch

When: Tuesday, September 25th

Where:  Elevate Main Stage at the Sony Centre

What: A March Madness-style pitch contest to find Canada’s next best AI companies.

Why go?: It will be a fierce competition between the top AI startups across Canada competing for up to $1,000,000 in investment. This is a chance to see the hottest AI startups go head-to-head and take feedback from our leading panel of judges.


Think you have what it takes? It’s not too late. Apply here.



Elevate Educate

When: Wednesday, September 26

Where: Multiple locations across Toronto

What: Elevate Educate consists of 10+ content tracks each dedicated to specific topic in tech and innovation. Pioneers, researchers, not-for-profits, and thought-leaders will deliver talks on the latest ideas and discoveries shaping our future.

Why go?: Get a deep dive on the topics that you love and want to learn more about. Visit our website daily to stay informed our new track launches. We just announced Elevate ScaleUp! Click here to learn more.

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Elevate King West

When: Wednesday, September 26 from 9:00pm to 12:00am

Where: King Street West

What: When the sun sets, Elevate will light up one of Toronto’s busiest streets to eat, sip drinks, and celebrate.

Why go? This was our highest rated event last year. You can stroll along one of Toronto’s busiest streets and stop in at over eight marquee events to experience the interactive installations. Food trucks, secret musical performances, signature drinks, and more. Let loose after a full day of programming. Don’t miss the best networking event of the year.



Elevate Talent

When: Thursday, September 27th from 9:30am to 8:00pm

Where: Over 200 venues across Toronto’s downtown core open their doors

Why go?: Elevate Talent is an opportunity for tech talent and participating companies to find one another. Guests explore Toronto’s thriving tech ecosystem through a mix of programming, behind the scenes tours and open houses. For participating companies, this is an incredible opportunity to open their doors and welcome new, curious innovators into their network. For festival goers, it presents a unique chance to meet and mingle with employers within the tech and innovation ecosystem.


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