March 5, 2018

2018 Venture Out Conference, empowering tomorrow’s LGBTQA+ Canadian technology leaders on March 16

Join Together on March 16 at Venture Out to inspire the next generation of digital leaders.

Venture Out 2017 panelists.

The mandate of the 2018 Venture Out Conference is to highlight diversity, inclusion, and belonging best practices from leading organizations and professionals across the digital community.

Venture Out specifically welcomes students and young professionals in an effort to empower tomorrow’s LGBTQA+ Canadian technology leaders with actionable career skills and mentorship.

Venture Out has graciously offered access to the conference to Together and a selection of students who will make up our youth delegation. Please get in touch with us if you'd like your child to attend or if you are a secondary school student who would like to attend the conference on Friday, March 16.

Held at MaRS Discovery District, Venture Out is the first conference of its kind, bringing together and amplifying the voices of the LGBTQA+ community in Toronto. Venture Out explores trends in technology while showcasing a diverse group of leaders from across the community. Large, mid-size, and startup organizations from across Canada come together to facilitate workshops, panels, and networking opportunities.

Conference schedule

10:30 AM – Exhibitor & Job Fair opens!12:00 PM – Friday kickoff1

2:20 PM – Keynote: Andrea Ross, Shopify

1:00 PM – Breakout Sessions (12 sessions in total, 4 streams)

4:15 PM – Feature Panel: presented by TransFocus & Hubba4:50 PM – Keynote: Dax Dasilva, Lightspeed

5:30 PM – Lightning Round talks6:00 PM – Keynote: Natasha Negovanlis & Chris Studer

7:00 PM – Closing remarks

Get in touch at by Monday, March 12, 2018 to express interest in participating in our youth delegation.

Attend the 2018 Venture Out Conference

If you're a professional, come out to learn from industry leaders and support this great event. Attend for just $35 with our $15 discount code: SAYYEAH.Attending Venture Out is your chance to network and connect with a diverse group of top Canadian talent and leaders. We hope you’ll take advantage of this great opportunity, and we hope to see you there!

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