Discover Tectoria to Show Off Local Tech With One-Day Expo

June 1, 2023


VICTORIADiscover Tectoria is an exposition of more than 75 Greater Victoria tech companies, research projects, interactive displays and community partners that showcase Victoria’s largest industry! It’s one of the only events where locals and visitors come together under one roof to discover the innovation that’s stemming from right here in “Tectoria”. Attendees get to interact with the people and their creations to better understand who and what is driving Victoria’s largest industry, leading to potential careers, connections or simply an appreciated knowledge.

VIATEC created this event to open the eyes of potential employees, investors and policy makers to the vibrancy and potential of the local tech scene… not to mention inspiring tomorrow’s inventors. Exhibitors get the opportunity to showcase their brand and demonstrate their leading edge work to thousands of attendees who in turn, get an insider’s view into this fast changing and vibrant industry. It is also an opportunity for local and visiting investors to effortlessly check out up-and-coming businesses.


 Main floor Tradeshow

(local companies demonstrating products and looking for talent)

  • Startup Alley

(get a sneak peek at the future of Tectoria)

  • The Gaming Zone

(a fun area featuring the future of gaming)

(a line-up of great talks and panel discussions throughout the day)

10:15 am – 11:00 am: Victoria Tech Journal presents: Dive into Victoria’s Blue Economy

11:00 am – 11:45 am: Victoria Tech Journal presents: Victoria’s Women in Tech

1:00 pm – 1:30 pm: An Inside Look at Victoria’s Gaming Sector

2:00 pm – 3:00 pm: How AI is Turning Creativity Upside Down

(Presented by Locelle and sponsored by Global Convention Services, pop in for networking and discussions among women in tech)

10:30 am: Panel 1: Women in Leadership – the Good, the Bad and the Needed Change

12:30 pm: Panel 2: How to be an Active Ally to Women and Minorities

  • The Research District – Sponsored by UVIC Engineering (get to know local innovation and breakthroughs)
  • Partner Row

(a group of incredibly useful organizations that serve businesses and the community)

  • Oceantech Avenue

(learn all about advances in ocean technology)

  • First Robotics

(competitive robotics teams)

“VIATEC is committed to helping innovators grow their companies and Discover Tectoria gives our local tech companies a platform where they can be seen and heard by investors, media, job seekers and youth,” explains Dan Gunn, CEO of VIATEC. “This event draws big crowds, many of which will make up the leaders and vital team members of our community in the immediate and near future. There’s no better way to inspire our future tech workers than filling a space with all the opportunities, creative minds and unworldly inventions.”

For the full Program and Exhibitor Map, click here.

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