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Discover. Inspire. Connect.

For almost two decades, we've brought together students like you from across the country - creators, designers, engineers, entrepreneurs, budding scientists and young visionaries - to change the way you see technology.

With over 4000+ students reached, our impact has been felt across an entire generation. After 16 years of hosting our event in Toronto, we're bringing it back to where it all began.


AR & VR – Change your Reality

See the world as never before through the power of Augmented and Virtual Reality. From gaming to medical procedures, change your reality and discover the applications of AR/VR.

Artificial Intelligence – Machines that Learn

For AI, the future is now. From powering today’s biggest online platforms to helping us catch money laundering and fraud, learn how AI is changing our daily lives.

Blockchain and Fintech

The status quo of a sector once known to be historically conservative is being disrupted and blockchain technologies are right in the center of it.

Design/UX – Perfection in Product

A well-designed product extends beyond functionality. Learn about the art of making elegant and intuitive tech that users will love.


Ignite inspiration through learning from our awesome lineup of speakers

  • Joe Lonsdale

    Joe Lonsdale

    Co-Founder at Palantir
    Partner at 8VC

  • Manish Kothari

    Manish Kothari

    President, SRI Ventures of SRI International

  • An Tran

    An Tran

    Director at Wealthsimple Quebec

  • David Lennie

    David Lennie

    SVP of Data & Analytics at Shopify

  • Bhasker Ghosh

    Bhasker Ghosh

    CTO at 8VC, ex-VP of Engineering at LinkedIn

  • Beth Coleman

    Beth Coleman

    Co-director of the Critical Media Lab, UW

  • Alex Moore

    Alex Moore

    Partner at 8VC, ex-Director of Operations at Palantir

  • Sherryl Taraske

    Sherryl Tarnaske

    Director, UX at Sandvine

  • Ellen Li

    Ellen Li

    Senior Designer at Shopify

  • Dave Caputo

    Dave Caputo

    Co-Founder of Sandvine


Experience Silicon Valley North for yourself this year at CUTC through our venue partner The Communitech Hub.

Communitech Hub


151 Charles Street West, Suite 100
Waterloo, Ontario

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All work and no play? No way.

Incredible Keynotes

Want to know what it takes to found three successful companies in Silicon Valley? How about getting a sneak preview of the ideas inside the mind of top innovators? Don’t miss our keynote sessions and come prepared to have your minds blown!

Panels and Fireside Chats

Hear about the journeys, insights, and advice of leaders at companies such as Shopify, LinkedIn, Thomson Reuters, and Wealthsimple. Come prepared with your most burning questions to ask during our interactive Q&A’s!

Interactive Sessions

Like to hack, prototype, and pitch? Get the chance to practise vital skills, receive mentorship from our sponsors, compete for amazing prizes in our many interactive sessions throughout the conference.

Tech Expo

Come interact with sponsor companies, exciting start-ups, and design teams at the Tech Expo! Experience the cutting edge of technology and have a discussion about getting hired to make your mark of the future.


CUTC 2018 is possible thanks to the continuous support of our corporate partners


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