Many lives have changed in the past 21 months and the tech community has managed to grow in the midst of it all. We're celebrating that success by coming together in person, paving the way for a great 2022, and giving back to our community through the VIATEC Foundation!
In addition to catching up with the community, we'll also reflect back on some top local tech headlines of the year and reveal the VIATEC Food Bank Challenge results!
This event will take place in the Empress Hotel's Palm Court and Crystal Ballroom and will be a formal cocktail reception.
Included with your by-donation ticket*:
Quality networking with the tech community
An opportunity to congratulate peers
That "feel good" vibe that comes with in-person events
Canapes, cash bar and live music
A great excuse to dress up
Embarrassing yourself in a photo booth with coworkers
An opportunity for your CEO to publicly announce how much they'd like to donate to the VIATEC Foundation :)
3pm: Check-In 3-4pm: Networking 4-5pm: 2021 Highlights and the VIATEC Food Bank Challenge results 5-6pm: More networking!
Supporting your local tech community by bringing them together!
4 VIP* passes to the event (8 for Title Sponsor)
Opportunity to present a Spotlight gift** (Welcome address for Title Sponsor)
Logo recognition on marketing collateral
Social media mentions
Verbal thank you at the event
+Title Sponsor has the opportunity to display their own signage at the event and also provide swag/gifts to each guest and/or a draw prize (all based on approval required by VIATEC, and at the sponsor's cost)
*VIP Pass includes a separate line and a drink ticket **There will be up to 15 local tech news stories that will be spotlighted during the event, with a commemorative gift.
Please contact Tessa Davies at email@example.com if you are interested in sponsoring!
*Although the capacity of the venue is 500 guests, VIATEC will keep the guest count under capacity in order to allow guests to feel more comfortable in the space. Attendance at the event requires that all attendees provide proof of full vaccination via the provincial QR code app.
Empress Hotel (Palm Court & Crystal Ballroom) 721 Government Street Victoria, BC V8W 1W5 Canada 721 Government Street Victoria
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