TECHCON '17

DECEMBER 9, 2017
LAUNCH ACADEMY, VANCOUVER

Conference Features

The $20 (Early Bird) All-Access Day Pass will include the following features:
  • 2 Distinguished keynotes and a speaker series
  • Three workshop sessions on coding, VR, and robotics
  • A networking and exhibition session with complimentary lunch
  • Freebies

80

Delegate Capacity

Only 80 tickets available! First-come-first serve, hurry and don't miss out on this opportunitiy.

3

Speakers

Our speakers will discuss their careers - be sure to connect with all of them!

3

Workshops

Learn all about: Coding, Robotics, Virtual Reality

$20

Per Ticket

This includes conference access, lunch, and freebies! ($20 Early Bird, $25 General Admission)

SCHEDULE

SPEAKERS

Ghislaine Chan

Opening Keynote

Ghislaine is a business technology leader from Vancouver with over 17 years of industry experience in Financial Technology (FinTech). Currently the Director of Development, she leads the Wealth Management technology teams at Broadridge. She specializes in business development and technologyintensive projects in either a start-up environment or an established global corporation. She is involved in developing new financial products, on-boarding new clients, and implementing operational excellence. Ghislaine graduated from the University of British Columbia with a Bachelor in Computer Science. She is most passionate about people leadership and talent development.

Ray Hsu

Virtual Reality Speaker

Dr. Ray Hsu is founder and director of the Immersive Technology Lab, a VR creators' program for high school students, and is a professor at the University of British Columbia. Dr. Ray leads a research project on Virtual Reality/Augmented Reality (VR/AR) and Brain Computer Interface (BCI) at UBC's Emerging Media Lab and was recently profiled in Trek Magazine on VR and the future of education. Photo Credit: Joey Armstrong

Angel Tian

Software Engineer Speaker

SheIs: Daughter, [email protected], [email protected], TechnologyEvangelist Angel is a software engineer at Microsoft and a Syster since 2014. She holds a B.A.Sc in Computer Engineering from Simon Fraser University in Vancouver, Canada. Currently, Angel is one of the managers for Google Summer of Code and Code-In with Systers, An Anita Borg Community. During her free time Angel has organized various technical workshops for over 3000 high school and university students. Angel is also an international speaker that you can find her at various conferences. Twitter: @TheAngelTian

Hussein Hallak

Closing Keynote

Hussein Hallack lives to inspire entrepreneurship and unleash breakthrough growth. He is the General Manager and Head Mentor at Launch Academy, Western Canada’s leading tech startup hub with more than 500 startups incubated, $100+ million raised, and 1000+ entrepreneurs mentored and trained. He is passionate about entrepreneurship, education, tech, and on a mission to change the world through connection, communication and community.

WORKSHOPS

Graphic Design

Virtual Reality

Robotics

Angela Martinez

Graphic Design Lead

Angela Martinez is working as a designer at Noise Digital, an advertising and data science agency. She has a background in illustration and video editing production, mostly having worked in entertainment industry, and has been freelance for music labels.She is studying Computer Systems & Tech at BCIT. Before tech and design, she was also in fashion & communications.

Virtuo Entertainment

Virtual Reality Workshop Lead

Virtro Entertainment is a VR company lead by Lee and Jordan Brighton. They are experienced producers and developers excited to provide VR experiences for all. They enjoy combining their tech and storytelling backgrounds to provide an immersive experience for all attendees. Their new VR game, Run Dorothy Run, will be playtested at the Millennium conference! Their website can be found here: https://www.virtro.ca/

BrainSTEM Learning Canada Corp.

Robotics Workshop Lead

BrainSTEM Learning Canada Corp. is an extracurricular education provider focused on Science, Technology, Engineering, and Math (STEM) systems. Unique programs are designed by working engineers for youth learners. Through fun, creative, and innovative science experimentation students explore their creativity. By planning, building, testing, and modifying their design, reengineering the process expands their working knowledge of the world around them. BrainSTEM holds camps (summer, spring, winter, pro-d day), 6 week workshops (daytime, after school, evening, weekends), and events (birthday parties). For more information, please visit brainstemlearning.ca. In this workshop, students will be programming a Lego Mindstorm robot to use the colour sensor to sense when it sees different colours on the arena and move to their specifications.

SPONSORS

Platinum Sponsors