The Next Generation of Tech Talent at the #BCTECH Summit
March 7th 2017 at 01:45 PM
The Next Generation of Tech Talent at the #BCTECH Summit 

An exploding #BCTECH industry needs passionate and engaged up-and-coming tech talent, which is why we’ve developed a program specifically for youth at the #BCTECH Summit! Youth Innovation Day will give students the opportunity to hear from fascinating speakers about opportunities in tech, explore exhibits from local and global companies and meet with post-secondary institutions offering practical information about tech education.

Here’s a peek at what 1,500 students from across BC will experience on March 15th at the #BCTECH Summit:

Amazing keynote speakers

Hosting Youth Innovation Day will be Karina LeBlanc, two-time Olympian of the Canadian Women’s National Team and UNICEF Ambassador. Our first keynote speaker is a 13-year old Honourary IBM Cloud Advisor who started coding at five years old and had created an iPhone app by nine – Tanmay Bakshi is an inspiration to young and old techies alike! Plus, students will hear from Lane Merrifield  co-founder of Club Penguin and FreshGrade, whose work has focused on merging creativity, technology and education.