🏙️ Midweek Memo: We've got more AI for you.

Plus, early access to our upcoming #vtjtalks.

Welcome to the Midweek Memo: a weekly digest of the city’s top tech events, personnel moves, job openings, and industry opportunities.

If you enjoyed last month’s Vancouver AI Showcase, then we’ve got something else for you. A new AI event is coming to town – read more about it below.

Still not a member? You’ve been missing out on 50% off our #vtjtalks events, along with a whole lot of other benefits.


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🎟️ Vancouver Tech Events

🤖 Featured event: Multiplatform AI Conference | May 28

  • At the iconic Vancouver Playhouse for the AI Conference, the Multiplatform AI Conference is a fusion of creativity, tech innovation, and thought-provoking insights.

  • This event promises an unparalleled meeting of minds, where AI leaders and renowned concept artists will take you on a journey into the future of artificial intelligence.

  • Embark on exploring AI's pros and cons while learning from real-world case studies and best practices. Engage in intense discussions about the ethical dimensions of AI, its potential threats to humanity, and the laws that govern its use.

☕ Vancouver Tech Morning Coffee at The Coffee Bar

  • As usual, you’re invited to join us every Tuesday between 8:00am-10:00am to connect with the Vancouver tech community in an informal atmosphere.

  • Check out a new office, discover a new career, find your next co-founder, or learn something new.

👋 Tech Industry Social by VTJ x CBRE's HTFG | June 1

  • Join the Vancouver Tech Journal team and our partners at CBRE's High Technology Facilities Group for the monthly Tech Industry Social.

  • As usual, this event will bring together a collection of Vancouver tech industry founders and leaders for networking, deal-making, and just plain old catching up.

Redefining the future of AI at the groundbreaking Vancouver conference

Witness AI's transformation at the upcoming Multiplatform AI Conference, where innovation, creativity, and ethics take center stage with distinguished lineup of speakers:

Max Sills, General Counsel - Midjourney; Diya Wynn, Sr Practice Manager - Responsible AI, Emerging Technologies, and Intelligent Platforms Amazon; Janet Bannister, Founder and Managing Partner - Staircase Ventures, Founder - Kijiji, Board Member - Vector Institute, Communitech, Canvass Analytics, Clutch; Matthew Cunningham, Founder - Cunningham Concept Design; and Melissa Lee, President - Massive Black.

- Hear from the world's leading Generative AI team.

- Roundtable sessions shaping the future of AI.

- Learn from insightful business and venture perspectives.

- Interactive Q&A sessions for your burning questions.

- Networking opportunities

- Legal guidance, you're set to redefine your AI business.

Don't miss this event. Limited offer.

⭐ Tech Talent North | May 31

  • Connect with top HR leaders to share and learn the latest trends and solutions to help your tech organization scale talent, stay competitive, and build a reputable employer brand that will attract, engage, and retain top tech talent.

  • Hear world-class speakers and connect with peers to share best practices, problem solve, and strategize on issues such as recruitment, EDI, retention, leading dispersed teams, layoffs, competitive total rewards, and more.

💥 Vancouver Startup Week | June 2-9

  • We’re looking forward to meeting new and familiar faces all week, but if you’re on the lookout for the VTJ community during VSW, you’ll find us here:

    • Monday, June 5: VTJ fireside chat with Tanis Jorge, co-founder, Trulioo & founder, The Founders Hub

    • Tuesday, June 6: Vancouver Tech Morning Coffee, hosted by Switchboard

    • Wednesday, June 7: VTJ fireside chat with Kyle Campbell, founded & CEO, CTO.ai

    • Thursday, June 8: VTJ x Toast: Breaking Barriers: How Female Founders are Excelling

  • Not enough? Catch our very own Allison Gacad moderating Carbon reduction: The broad spectrum of solutions downtown on Friday, June 2

☕ Women in Tech Coffee with Toast | June 7

  • Join a casual coffee networking event hosted by Toast, a women's tech collective and talent partner dedicated to promoting gender diversity on technical teams.

  • With only 35 attendees, this event provides a unique opportunity to meet and mingle. Whether you're looking for a new job, seeking advice on career development, or simply interested in connecting with other women in tech, this is the perfect morning for you.

💸 #vtjtalks: Fintech | June 20

  • Our #vtjtalks monthly events bring together entrepreneurs, executives, talent, investors, and tech community members to network and learn.

  • Join us in June to answer the question: Is every company morphing into a fintech company?

  • Get super early-bird tickets before more details are announced. Want to recommend a speaker? Email [email protected]

📅 #vtjtalks: The Year in Vancouver Tech – So Far | July 12

  • From investments and acquisitions to layoffs and leadership changes, we’ve had no shortage of big tech news this year.

  • Sign up for our July #vtjtalks to find out how the Vancouver tech ecosystem is doing halfway through 2023.

Meet hydrogen and fuel cell experts and leaders in Vancouver this June! Use WELCOME40 for free 2-day Expo ticket. Get your full ticket here.

More must-attend events from our partners

This week: TAP Network

TAP Network’s Tech Salary Survey provides comprehensive Canadian compensation data on over 30,000 incumbents at 216 local, national, and international technology companies.

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👩🏻‍💼 Vancouver Tech Moves

Major personnel changes, including promotions, hires, and departures:

  • Karolyn Xie joins Convergence Blended Finance as Interim Head of Communications. Details »

💼 Vancouver Tech Jobs

Whether you're looking for a dream role or a dream employee, Vancouver Tech Jobs has you covered with a wide selection of local tech roles.

Check out who else is hiring on our Vancouver Tech Job Board »

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