The TakeOver Innovation Conference takes place this fall on Monday, October 2, 2017 in Toronto. This event, which will feature more than 30 speakers on topics such as AI, blockchain, VR, and more, will be held at the Arcadian Court and Loft.

The one-day innovation conference will be the first of its kind in Toronto, bringing together the tech community at large and leaders from all industries to showcase how technology and innovation are reshaping our world.

Speakers at the conference include:

  • Joseph Mimran, Founder, Joe Fresh
  • Danielle Royston, CEO, Redknee
  • Iliana Oris Valiente, Founder, Collider-X
  • Chaki Ng, VR + Innovation Executive, Viacom
  • Michelle McBane, Director, MaRS IAF
  • Jorge Monterrosa, Head of Web and Mobile Delivery, Emirates Airlines
  • Kirstine Stewart, Chief Strategy Officer, Diply
  • Raine Maida, CEO, Record Mob, Our Lady Peace
  • Erika Balbuena, Head of Strategic Initiatives, Twilio
  • And many more

TakeOver is one of the first technology conferences in Canada to have a Diversity Mandate and is committed to equal representation and inclusiveness for speakers and attendees.

TakeOver will award five Diversity Scholarships of up to $2,000 each to help cover the costs of attendance. These scholarships will be awarded to conference attendees who apply for them and identify as women, members of the LGBTQ community, individuals with disabilities, and visible minorities.  A Diversity Committee will select the five recipients.

“Having a diversity mandate for TakeOver is important to us because we wanted this event to be representative of our amazing tech community. This mandate ensures everyone has equal opportunity to have a seat at the TakeOver table and shows our commitment to diversity,” Sheetal Jaitly, CEO TribalScale. 

Scholarship applications can be completed on the TakeOver website and will close on Wednesday September 20th, 2017.

TakeOver is the inaugural innovation conference by TribalScale, a digital firm that specializes in web, mobile, and emerging technologies. Leaders in digital from all industries will share their innovation stories at TakeOver.

The event will cover three main program tracks that will run simultaneously through the day, covering how technology has affected Human Innovation, Industry Innovation, and Economic Innovation.

Over 600 people are expected to take part in the TakeOver conference. Tickets are on sale now and can be purchased here