Conference Speakers

Featured Speakers

Our speakers need no introduction. But we’ll give them one anyway.

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The Agenda

Show off your Cool S#!t.

On May 11, we’re showcasing the best Canadian tech in our Cool S#!t Interactive Zone. Applications are now closed and the Cool S#!t selection committee is in fierce deliberation. Stay tuned for a list of awesome companies you can interact with at #TLCWR.

Innovation Basecamps

Innovation Basecamps

Exclusive to Innovation Ticket Holders

These aren’t your typical workshops. Each full-day session is designed to help you think differently and more effectively about innovation through hands-on learning.

About the conference

This is #TLCWR

Communitech’s Tech Leadership Conference brings the best entrepreneurs, innovators and thought leaders to connect, learn and help shift the power and control of technology in the right direction.

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Hotel & travel info

Hotel & travel info

Never been to the Waterloo region before? Well, let us help you plan your trip.

Hotel Info

Guests travelling from out of town can take advantage of a discounted rate from the Crowne Plaza Kitchener-Waterloo. The Ddiscounted rate of $121 / night is available for May 9 and May 10 and comes with a discounted on-site parking rate of $5 per night plus complimentary WIFI through the entire hotel.

Please book by April 14, 2017 by calling their reservations department at 519-744-4141 or their global reservations centre at 1-877-408-6665.

Group code: TLC

Travelling by Car

Are you driving to the Waterloo region? Here are some estimated distances and travel times to help you arrange your trip.

  • Hamilton, ON
    64 km / 39.9 mi
    50 minutes
  • Toronto, ON
    109 km / 67.7 mi
    1 hour, 14 minutes
  • London, ON
    112 km / 69.6 mi
    1 hour, 19 minutes
  • Niagara Falls, ON
    139 km / 86.4 mi
    1 hour, 38 minutes
  • Windsor, ON
    286 km / 178 mi
    3 hours, 18 minutes
  • Buffalo, NY
    171 km / 106 mi
    1 hour, 55 minutes
  • Detroit, MI
    290 km / 180 mi
    3 hours, 30 minutes
  • Chicago, IL
    761 km / 473 mi
    7 hours, 36 minutes
  • New York, NY
    803 km/499 mi
    8 hours, 40 minutes

Travelling by Air

In addition to the Region of Waterloo International Airport (YKF), Kitchener benefits from being less than an hour’s drive from Toronto Pearson International Airport (YYZ) and John C. Munro Hamilton International Airport (YHM). To help you plan your route, here are the estimated distances and travel times from each airport to the Waterloo region.

  • Region of Waterloo International Airport
    16 km / 10 mi
    20 minutes
  • Toronto Pearson International Airport
    91 km / 56 mi
    57 minutes
  • John C. Munro Hamilton International Airport
    72 km / 45 mi
    60 minutes
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Get your ticket

With a few different options to choose from, you can join us for one day or two.

Tech Tour

Ecosystem ticket holders will jump on board a half-day Tech Tour to explore everything that makes the Waterloo Region the epicentre of all-things tech. Confirmed stops include Google, the Communitech Hub, Sedra Student Design Centre at UW, the Accelerator Centre at 44 Gaukel, Shopify and Vidyard.