True North Competition Connects Tech and Individuals – CBC.ca

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Communitech is internet hosting True North 2019, proudly sponsored by CBC KW.  The convention focuses on large conversations about large issues – and expertise’s position in creating and fixing them. True North is one of the best place to listen to what main minds are saying about the way forward for tech and humanity – at a scale that fosters dialog and contemplation.

Affectiva CEO Rana el Kaliouby speaks on the primary stage at Lot42 in the course of the True North Waterloo convention in Might 2018. (Timothy Muza)

The convention runs June 19 and 20 and options audio system like Kara Swisher, Thomas L. Friedman, Tim Berners-Lee, Megan Smith, Cynthia Goh, Komal Singh, Roger Melko. Visitors may hear concerning the Waterloo Area Sensible Metropolis plan that places individuals forward of tech, the combat towards killer robots and the rise of social enterprise. All of it takes place on the unbelievable LOT42 World Flex Campus in Kitchener.

Canadian creator Mark Sakamoto leads a panel about artwork and tech with movie director Spike Jonze, television producer Charlie Brooker and robotic ethicist Kate Darling. (Timothy Muza)

Whereas the True North convention is all about sensible, dynamic individuals asking and answering powerful questions, there’s additionally time to bounce, play, eat, sing and have a good time. The True North Competition is the after-hours complement to the convention and an opportunity for all to rediscover a few of what makes Waterloo Area such a fantastic place to reside and go to.

Toronto’s The Monowhales carry out in the course of the True North Competition on the Metropolis of Kitchener’s Carl Zehr Sq.. (Harminder Phull)

True North competition occasions are open to the general public which incorporates the Campfire in Waterloo City Sq., the DTK Music Competition in Kitchener, or every other occasion within the Area.

True North can also be about exhibiting the world that Waterloo Area is Canada’s innovation hub, with the best density of quantum mathematicians and the second highest density of startups on the planet.

A crowd enjoys reside music in Waterloo City Sq. in the course of the True North Competition. (Harminder Phull)

True North – the place the place tech and other people join. For extra data, together with speaker bios, free group occasions and convention ticket pricing, click on right here.


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