The Victoria Tech Community Awards will take place on Thursday, December 8th in Carson Hall at the Victoria Conference Centre.
For 20 years, the event has been produced by VIATEC, Victoria's tech industry association, and known as the VIATEC Awards. The Gala has been a great success and considered a favourite event among the tech community and visiting guests alike.
Building on this success, VIATEC has engaged with other local tech-focused organizations to gain insights into how the event can most meaningfully evolve. These organizations include:
iWIST (Island Women in Science and Technology)
The Coast Capital Innovation Centre (UVic's on-campus venture incubator)
CIN (Capital Investment Network)
Women's Equity Lab
The awards were created to bring the tech community together to connect with each other and take a moment to spotlight and celebrate some of the year's most notable companies and individuals within Victoria's $4 billion tech sector. This year the coalition is aiming to increase inclusivity and ensure that the broader tech community knows that they 'belong' even if they are not 'members' of one organization or another. Any Victoria tech company is welcome to nominate.
The coalition worked together to update and refine the award categories and recipients will now be chosen by either a panel of delegates from the coalition or audience polling at the event itself.
Join us for an evening of rocket-fuelled entertainment, celebration, networking and more fun than grown-ups are used to!
Rock your best 80s life this year with our retro throwback theme.
5:00-6:00 pm - Welcome, Networking and table seating
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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