5 Top Tech Events in Toronto 2023

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The number of technology jobs in Toronto increased at a faster rate than in any other North American city over the past five years, landing the top spot on a list that included well-known hotspots like San Francisco and Silicon Valley. Northeastern’s Master of Professional Studies in Analytics provides students with the knowledge and skills in statistics/mathematics, analytics systems technology, and other principles to help meet this increasing demand from employers in the tech industry. There are few better cities in Canada for tech, so it’s no surprise that there are dozens of summits, conferences, and other events dedicated to the industry each year. 

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Tech conferences are one of the best ways to network, learn new skills, and connect with talented professionals within your specialty. Take a look at some of these must-attend events if you’re looking for opportunities to connect with industry experts and build your professional network.

Top Tech Events in Toronto in 2023

1. TECHSPO Toronto

Date: May 12–13

TECHSPO Toronto is a two-day event taking place at the Marriott Downtown at CF Toronto Eaton Centre Hotel. TECHSPO Toronto brings together some of the best developers, brands, marketers, technology providers, designers, and innovators looking to set the pace in our advanced world of technology. This conference aims to showcase next-generation technology within the internet, mobile, AdTech, MarTech, and Saas spaces. Attendance is limited, so get your ticket early if you want to be a part of this innovative event.

2. MaRS Cleantech Summit 

Date: May 25–27

Though Canada has become a hotspot for clean technology innovations, there were no major events dedicated to cleantech until this year. The inaugural MaRS Cleantech Summit will gather startups, investors, supporters, and adopters together to discuss the industry’s future and ways to scale innovations for global impact. Keynote topics will cover three main themes: innovation, business, and transformation.

3. Collision

Date: June 20–23

Coined as one of the world’s largest tech conferences, Collision is making a return in 2022. With over 100 speakers already slated to take the stage, this is a can’t miss event for anyone looking for entrepreneurial or technological inspiration. This event offers a variety of learning tracks and discussions to appease all aspects of tech. You can enjoy anything from crypto, development, SaaS, AI, and more.

4. SecTor

Date: October 1–4

Held in downtown Toronto, SecTor features insights and network opportunities with some of the IT industry’s most respected experts. Get the inside scoop on the latest in technical security and IT management techniques, and seize opportunities for hands-on learning in the IT Hack lab, which lets you put everything you’ve learned into practice. In addition to its impressive panel of speakers, SecTor also includes a career fair with companies actively recruiting candidates, career coaching, and more than 100 exhibitors of innovative IT products on the expo floor. 

5. iTech

Date: November 1 

IT professionals can’t miss the iTech Toronto conference, which brings industry experts and the latest IT technology together for a day of exhibitions, seminars, panel discussions, and demos. The conference will focus on the cloud, data centers, infrastructure, security, and mobility this year, bringing together global experts to share their insight on each topic. Browse upcoming and previously recorded webinars on the iTech site to get yourself ready for the big day in November by taking a close look at cyber recovery, artificial intelligence, IoT, and more. 

Take Your Learning Higher 

While tech conferences can be a quick way to expand your skill set and meet fellow tech professionals, a degree or certificate may be the best option for those seeking to deepen their knowledge in a particular area of tech. Northeastern’s portfolio of online and on-ground tech programs are based in Seattle, Silicon Valley, Vancouver, Toronto, and Boston, providing students with access to industry experts and the latest developments in technology. 

The university’s unique approach to education combines instruction from professors with real-world experience in the industry and projects, co-ops, and other opportunities to work with businesses in the tech space. This focus on experiential learning integrates your classroom studies with the work you’ll be doing when you graduate, giving you the skills necessary to build a successful career. 

To learn more about advancing your technology career with Northeastern, explore the related degrees and certificates offered at our regional locations in Seattle, Silicon Valley, Vancouver, and Toronto.