TECNA Summer Conference 2017

Waterloo Region, Canada


July 25-27, 2017


Communitech Hub
151 Charles St W, Kitchener, ON

See you in Waterloo this July!

Hosted by Communitech, the TECNA 2017 Summer Conference is the perfect opportunity to experience the unmatched diversity, curiosity and collaboration the globally-ranked Waterloo Region tech community.

The Toronto-Waterloo Corridor is home to world-leading research in artificial intelligence, quantum computing, theoretical physics, medical and life sciences – as well as being home to one of the most skilled and diverse populations in the world. Waterloo is home to technologies that have shaped the world we live in today (from satellite communications, smartphones, search and LED screens) and that will continue to change our lives (quantum, nano, cyber secutrity, IoT, data, etc.). With a long history of successful entrepreneurship and and strong ecosystem support, Waterloo is a place that celebrates different ways of thinking; we listen, challenge each other and do something to make things better.

We’re a tight-knit community that, in true Canadian fashion, welcomes smart, good people with open arms.

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8:00 am - 5:00 pm


Location: Communitech, 151 Charles Street West, Kitchener - Area 151

12:00 pm - 4:00 pm

Waterloo Region Tech Tour (Optional)

Location: University of Waterloo, Google and Vidyard

An option to jump on board a half-day Tech Tour and explore everything that makes the Waterloo Region the epicentre of all-things tech. Possible stops include Google, the University of Waterloo, and Vidyard.

1:00 pm - 2:00 pm

TECNA Foundation Board Meeting

Location: Communitech – Executive Boardroom

2:00 pm - 4:00 pm

TECNA Board Meeting

Location: Communitech – Executive Boardroom

5:00 pm - 7:00 pm

Opening Night Reception

Venue Location: Communitech Data Hub, 14 Erb St W, Waterloo - Area 14
Hop on the shuttle bus leaving @ 4:30 pm from Communitech Hub, 151 Charles St W., Kitchener

7:00 pm

Dinner with peers

Location: King Street Trio, 40 King St S, Waterloo

Location: Bauer Kitchen, 187 King St S, Waterloo

Location: Proof Kitchen, 110 Erb St W, Waterloo

Location: UpTown21, 21 King St N, Waterloo

Cool S#!t happens in Waterloo

I’m getting to know Waterloo very well, and it is clear to me that this place is special. It’s special for many reasons, including its collaborative culture, its research excellence, its philanthropic visionaries and its leadership in post-secondary education.

— Stephen Hawking

Waterloo has a similar energy to Silicon Valley. The thing that works in Silicon Valley is the sense of community, support and mentorship and Waterloo has that same sort of feeling.

— Jack Dorsey, CEO Twitter and Square

Any regular observer of what happens here knows that if you have not visited in three months you are no longer up to date. It just keeps evolving.

— Tom Jenkins, Chair OpenText


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TECNA Member

All prices are in USD. Member pricing increases to $300 after June 1.


TECNA Non-Member

All prices are in USD. Non-member pricing increases to $550 after June 1.



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Location and venue

Conference Location

Communitech Hub

The coolest place on earth.

151 Charles St W, Kitchener, ON, N2G 1H6

Nearby Accomodation

Crowne Plaza Kitchener

105 King St E, Kitchener, ON N2G 2K8

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