VIATEC's premiere leadership retreat, Culminate, is focused on building connections, collaboration and confidence among Victoria's tech executives and emerging leaders. We brought Culminate to Victoria in 2018, and now we're taking it across the waters to Pender Island for a high impact, 1.5-day immersive leadership event!
Victoria's tech industry has scaled to $4.06 billion in revenues and recently showed the biggest year-over-year gains to top the list as Canada's #1 small city for tech. Our leaders are skilled at growing ideas, ventures and results. In fact, they are often so focused on success that their own style and strengths as a leader are developed through their experiences, including failure and triumph. Imagine what we could achieve as a community by intentionally honing in on these skills.
If our $4.06 billion tech sector and its 16,775 employees were one entity, they would be a Fortune 500 company (or at least close). The majority of companies that size have programs designed to nurture their highest potential leaders with professional and personal development and training.
The 2020 Culminate Leadership Retreat is the launch of VIATEC's community-wide leadership training initiative. From handling difficult conversations with team members, to honing your mindset to achieve the growth goals of your company, Culminate offers support to emerging and executive leaders alike.
What's in it for me?
Step away from the daily grind to reflect and recharge
Choose from a menu of carefully curated learning sessions, tailored to the most pressing needs of our community
Learn new leadership skills while practicing with your peers
Gain a better insight as to what your guiding principles are
Be inspired by a community of peers who can relate to your challenges and offer support
Meet new faces and have meaningful conversations
Walk away with a practical skill sets you can put to work right away
All passes include registration, accommodation and meals!
COMPANY/ INDIVIDUAL MEMBER
Now - Feb 28: Member Early Bird ($200 off), Non-Member Early Bird ($100 off) + first access to best rooms
Feb 29 - onwards: Regular Sales
Access to Culminate leadership content, connections and experiences
All meals and a few complimentary drink tickets
A "camp kit" to assist you
Practical, hands on sessions in leadership, values, mindset and motivation
Networking and connections
Time away from the daily grind to reflect!
QUESTIONS? Contact email@example.com
12:00 PM SHUTTLE
A complimentary shuttle is available (while seats last) from Fort Tectoria, departing at 12pm sharp for the 2:20pm ferry. To Book: firstname.lastname@example.org. Alternatively, if you are catching another ferry and need a pick up on the other side, we can arrange this too!
Ferry Schedule departing Swartz Bay: 2:20pm (arrive 3:02pm), 6:40pm (arrive 7:22pm), 7:55pm* (arrive 8:35pm) *You will miss the Keynote on Thursday evening if you catch this ferry
3:30 PM POET'S COVE CHECK IN STARTS
Please provide a credit card upon check in for any incidentals. Your room will already be paid for! For those of you sharing a room, villa or cottage, only one credit card is needed per room.
3:30PM - 7:30 PM FREE TIME
Get to know the resort! Take a dip, visit the Susurrus Spa*, check out the gift shop, connect with other guests, grab a drink with peers, or take a drive around the Island and explore!
*Spa reservations recommended, Culminate attendees receive 15% off, click here for info. A resort shuttle is available for hire if needed.
8:00 PM - 9:00 PM WELCOME PRESENTATION Seaglass Ballroom Gather in the Seaglass Ballroom to learn more about what you can expect over the next few days and hear from our Keynote Speaker to kick things off!
9:00 AM - 5:00 PM LEARNING SESSIONS
Your choice of hands-on learning sessions to build confidence and competence, free time to connect with peers. Schedule to be announced!
8:00 PM FIRESIDE CHAT
Fireside chat about a leader's inner game, resilience and wellness.
6:30 AM - 7:30 AM SUNRISE ACTIVITY
Sunrise activity for the early birds!
8:00 - 9:30 AM THE CULMINATION
Join us for the wrap up and breakfast!
9:30 AM CHECKOUT
For those of you that were on the downtown to Poet's Cove shuttle on Thursday, please be ready by 9:30am to depart.
If you are not on the shuttle, feel free to take a bit more time - maybe even pay for an extra night's stay!
Ferry Schedule departing Otter Bay to Swartz Bay: 6:30am, 8:30am, 11:15am*, 12:30pm, 5:45pm
Please note: The Agenda is subject to change as we work hard to curate the best experience possible!
Please note, VIATEC Members receive Sponsorship Discounts: Company Member = 20% / Sustaining Patron = 30% / Community Builder = 50%
Price: Contact email@example.com for details
Price: Contact firstname.lastname@example.org for details
Who you are: You strongly believe in the outcomes of this event and want to support it in the best way possible with the biggest splash.
Who you are: You are eager to participate in every aspect of this event, while also taking the opportunity to promote your company and make connections.
Who you are: You would like to test the waters by sending a representative, but also supporting the event and receiving recognition for your contribution.
Who you are: You would like to contribute to the event by sharing your products with attendees that suit a camp kit.
What you receive: "Culminate 2020, sponsored by ____" in materials, Logo inclusion in all available areas including camp kits, opportunity to include branded product or collateral in kit, company description and link on event listing, 2 all inclusive passes, 2 min welcome address at the event, signage opportunities.
What you receive: Logo inclusion on website/poster, link on event listing, 2 all inclusive pass, verbal thank you at the event, the opportunity to attend all events and mingle with guests, signage opportunities.
What you receive: Logo inclusion and link on event listing, 1 all inclusive pass, verbal thank you at the event, opportunity to attend all events. and mingle with guests.
What you receive: Opportunity to include item in Camp Kits with recognition in a welcome letter. This can lead to potential future sales and great word of mouth among Victoria's top tech leaders!
9801 Spalding Rd, Pender Island, BC V0N 2M3, Canada
Victoria, Vancouver Island, Industry Association, High Tech, Technology
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The Victoria Advanced Technology Council (VIATeC) is the conduit that connects people, knowledge and resources to grow a successful technology sector in Greater Victoria.
Since VIATeC's inception way back in 1989, the Greater Victoria tech sector has grown to over 800 known technology companies, employing more than 13,000 people and generating in excess of $1.95 billion in annual revenues with an economic impact of $2.65 billion. That's bigger than the revenues generated by the entire NHL and explains why the advanced technology is Greater Victoria's #1 private industry.
VIATeC is intended to be the first place that people contact for information or assistance related to advanced technology in Greater Victoria. VIATeC's membership, which currently stands at over 350 annually elects VIATeC's Board of Directors, which in turn provides guidance to the Executive Director.
Sector Information and Promotion
Serve as the definitive source of information on the local technology sector and the companies within it and be the driving force to promote the accomplishments of the Greater Victoria technology sector and the opportunities within it.
Raise awareness of the career opportunities available within local technology companies by targeting experienced workers and recent graduates while also promoting technology careers and innovation students.
Networking and Connections
Offer top quality networking and community building opportunities by connecting members through events and introductions along with topic specific information as requested.
Education and Mentoring
Provide timely, valuable information through seminars and connect interested members with experienced, volunteer mentors and advisors.
Members of VIATeC enjoy access to a diverse set of resources, services and events. To learn more about these services, click on the links. The list includes (but is not limited to):
Major Technology Related Events; awards, conferences expos