What is the #BCTECH Summit?
The #BCTECH Summit is the largest technology conference in British Columbia. The main event showcases B.C.’s vibrant technology industry, builds cross-sector opportunities for businesses and explores the latest ideas and innovations fueling our economy locally and globally. The Summit connects industry, government and research under one roof to make connections and do business.
In 2017, the #BCTECH Summit was a fully sold out event with over 5,500 attendees from more than 1,200 organizations. View all the highlights from last year's conference.
When is the #BCTECH Summit?
The main event takes place Tuesday, May 15 and Wednesday, May 16, 2018.
Pre-event activities will happen May 14th. These events may require a separate registration. Please visit our Agenda to learn more, and check back for updates throughout the spring.
Where is the #BCTECH Summit?
The #BCTECH Summit takes place at the Vancouver Convention Centre – West building. The address is 1055 Canada Place, Vancouver, BC V6C 0C3, Canada.
Who organizes the #BCTECH Summit?
The #BCTECH Summit is brought to you by the Government of British Columbia in partnership with the BC Innovation Council (BCIC), a Crown agency.
Who does the #BCTECH Summit benefit?
Technology impacts the way we live, work and play. The #BCTECH Summit aims to show the impact of technology across all industries and sectors and to help forge new connections between businesses. Our audience includes tech entrepreneurs, industry leaders in traditional sectors, investors, government, academia and students.
How can I get the latest updates about the event?
Once you register for the 2018 event, we’ll send you the latest updates about new speakers and sessions, special perks from our partners/community, opportunities at the Summit, and more. Don’t have a ticket yet? Join our mailing list to get the latest news and reminders.
Where can I find the schedule?
You can find the #BCTECH Summit schedule on our Agenda page. As we continue to develop our full program and confirm speakers, we will update the schedule with exciting new details.
How do I download the app?
The event app will be available in April 2018. Stay tuned!
Is there a hashtag I should follow or use?
Yes! The official event hashtag for all social media platforms is #BCTECHSummit.
Are there any hotels offering preferred rates for the #BCTECH Summit?
Several host hotels are offering #BCTECH Summit delegate preferred rates from May 14 - 16, 2018. Please note that hotel reservations are limited and availability is on a first-come, first-served basis. Book your hotel now!
Registration & Pricing
How can I register for the #BCTECH Summit?
To purchase your ticket to the event, visit our registration page.
What does my ticket include?
Your #BCTECH Summit ticket includes access to two full days of speakers, sessions, exhibits, networking receptions and Techfest, May 15 - 16, 2018. It also includes coffee and lunch on both days, and hors d’oeuvres during the networking reception. Other events that take place on Monday, May 14th may require a separate registration. #BCTECH on the Terrace, happening on the evening of Monday, May 14th, is free and open to the public!
Can I transfer my ticket to another person?
Please contact [email protected] to transfer your ticket to another individual, providing the full name, title, company and email address for the individual to whom you’d like to transfer your ticket. The deadline for transfers and name changes is May 4, 2018.
I can no longer attend the #BCTECH Summit. How can I get a refund?
Cancellations made by April 3, 2018 will receive a 50% refund of the value of the ticket. No refunds will be given for cancellations made after April 4, 2018. Name changes can be requested up to May 4, 2018.
Cancellation requests must identify the registrant's name and email address. Please send cancellation requests to [email protected]
I need an invitation letter to obtain a visa and attend the #BCTECH Summit. Who do I contact?
We’re excited to have international participation at the #BCTECH Summit. If you require an invitation letter, please email [email protected] and include your name and business name, website and full street address.
Are there any special discounts for group ticket purchase?
There are no group discounts available. However, you can connect with our Community Partners to learn more about the available discounted rates.
Who do I contact about acquiring a media pass?
Accredited media can contact [email protected] for more information about acquiring a media pass.
Who do I contact about becoming a sponsor?
Organizations interested in creating a mutually beneficial partnership with the #BCTECH Summit can contact [email protected]
Who do I contact about speaking at the event?
We are always interested to hear from industry leaders willing to share their expertise and experiences with the greater tech community. Interested speakers can contact [email protected]. Please include a link to your bio, suggested topic and video reference if available.
Who do I contact about becoming a Community Partner?
We are always excited to work with new partners in the community! Please contact [email protected] to request more information.
Who do I contact about exhibiting opportunities?
There are a number of different exhibiting opportunities at the #BCTECH Summit. Complete this survey and our team will get back to you to discuss the opportunities that can help maximize your organizational goals.
Are there additional opportunities for my company to participate at the #BCTECH Summit?
If you’re a tech buyer/scout, investor or growing B.C. tech company with an original technology solution to a defined problem, apply to be a part of Business-to-Business (B2B) Meetings. If you are an Accredited Investor, apply to be a part of the Investment Showcase.
Who do I contact about volunteer opportunities?
Thank you for your interest! Unfortunately, the #BCTECH Summit is not currently seeking volunteers.
Who do I contact if my company would like to host a #BCTECH Summit after-party?
If you would like to host a lead-in event or after-party around the #BCTECH Summit please email [email protected]. On-site activities will be available to event sponsors.
Event Day Information
What type of food will be available?
There will be (limited) gluten-free and vegetarian options available for all provided meals.
Your registration includes meals on both days of the event: lunch, snacks, and canapés and one drink ticket for beer or wine during the networking reception.
Are there in-and-out privileges?
Once you pick up your name badge on-site, you will have in-and-out access over the two days.
Does the conference layout accommodate wheelchairs and those with special needs?
The Vancouver Convention Centre is very accessible. We’ve made sure the entire conference space can accommodate a variety of accessibility needs. If you have any concerns, please feel free to email us at [email protected] and we will do our absolute best to make sure you have a fantastic experience.
How can I get in contact with other attendees at the Summit?
Attendees can download the 2018 event app (available in April 2018), where you will be able to create your own profile and connect directly with attendees via in-app messenger.
Where do I pick up my badge? What do I need to bring?
Badge pick up will be located at the venue, the Vancouver Convention Centre West (1055 Canada Place, Vancouver) on Monday May 14th through Wednesday, May 16th. Please bring a form of photo ID with you in order to claim your conference pass.