Mayor John Tory has been selected to be a keynote speaker at the internationally acclaimed South by Southwest (SXSW) Conference and Festivals on March 10 in Austin, Texas.

His speech, entitled “Toronto’s Tech Sector: Not Just Bros and IPOs,” will provide context and insight into why Toronto has created more tech jobs over the past few years than Silicon Valley, Washington, D.C. and Seattle combined and why Toronto currently has more tech workers than New York City.

“Toronto’s tremendous growth as a tech city is largely because we do more than focus on growth,” shared Mayor John Tory. “We also focus on impact. People and companies are investing here because we invest in them, and together we’re solving challenges in an environment where everyone can succeed.”

The Mayor will be joined at the conference by a Toronto technology delegation of 50 plus companies and community leaders. Mayor Tory will build trade and connectivity opportunities between Toronto and Austin, engage with industry influencers from the technology and music communities, and further the Austin-Toronto Music Cities Alliance.

The City of Toronto, for the 5th consecutive year, will showcase Toronto artists at SXSW on March 13. This year’s showcase is presented in partnership with the Canadian Independent Music Association (CIMA) in conjunction with the Austin-Toronto Music Cities Alliance. Currently, Toronto artists Tallies and Liza are confirmed.