Your must-attend events primer

Why these events should be added to your Google cal immediately.

As we bask in the glow (read: look through the photos) of the last #vtjtalks event with Vancouver tech stalwart Boris Wertz, we’re looking forward to the next two — and a host of other opportunities to connect with the community.

New speakers added: The Secret Sauce of Software Sales and Customer Success

Trillion-dollar-tech stories, with The New York Times’ Tripp Mickle

  • When it is: Thursday, September 29

  • Where it is: UBC Robson Square

  • Attend because this special #vtjtalks event will explore how founders can harness the power of storytelling to grow their business.

    • Until September 14, ticket sales are limited to Vancouver Tech Journal members (our paid subscribers).

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How To: Create a Successful NFT Project, featuring Adil Hooda of West Coast NFT

  • When it is: Wednesday, September 14

  • Where it is: The Home Key

  • Attend because you’ll gain insights from a Web3 legend: Adil Hooda, co-founder of West Coast NFT — the studio behind Doodles, one of the top NFT projects of all time.

Intelligent and Connected Cities: The Future of Embedded Vision

  • When it is: Thursday, September 15

  • Where it is: The Home Key

  • Attend because this Vancouver Hardware Meetup event focuses on trends in embedded vision, smart cities, and what the future looks like as technology rapidly shifts how we navigate life in urban environments.Sign up

All that glitters is on Fairmont Gold

Luxury is waiting on Fairmont Gold at Fairmont Empress. Their hotel within a hotel is perfect for those looking for highly personalized, extraordinary experiences. From the exclusive first-floor reception and private concierge service to the secluded terrace boasting stunning views of the inner harbour, Fairmont Gold is the best luxury travel experience.

entrepreneurship@UBC Female Founder Meetup

  • When it is: Monthly — with the next on Thursday, September 15

  • Where it is: UBC Robson Square

  • Attend because you’ll join the entrepreneurship@UBC community in person at a meetup designed for our ecosystem of female and non-binary founders, executives, leaders, and mentors.

entrepreneurship@UBC Immersion Week

  • When it is: September 27 - 29

  • Where it is: UBC Robson Square, UBC Point Grey, and online

  • Attend because entrepreneurship@UBC Immersion Week is driven by thought leaders, entrepreneurs, and innovators from across the innovation ecosystem who will share their perspectives and experiences.


  • When it is: Nov 16 - 17

  • Where it is: Ottawa

  • Attend because the code VTJ20 gets you 20 percent off the already-discounted Early Bird Pricing (ends on October 5th) to Canada’s largest in-person convergence of SaaS leaders.

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