Driving Change - Social Impact through Innovation
This year, we explore how technology and social innovations are making a profound impact on our society and driving change in areas such as sustainability, health, education, gender equality and more.
1-2 PM | Speaker Panel
Social Enterprise: Creating Impact through Innovation
We set the stage for TECHSTOCK 2017 with a discussion that explores the importance of the sustainable development goals that are helping to positively transform our world for future generations, and how social enterprises are working to create change through innovation. Speakers from industry will also share advice and insight on navigating business, funding, brand and storytelling as a social enterprise. Seating for the Speaker Panel is limited, RSVP separately for this portion of the event.
1–6:30 PM | YYC Tech Gives Back to the Calgary Food Bank
Give back in an easy, yet impactful way! We encourage attendees to come together by making a cash or food donation in exchange for a YYCFoodTruck ticket. YYC Tech Gives is a volunteer group of tech companies in Calgary that are working to give back to the local community. All proceeds will benefit the Calgary Food Bank.
2-6:30 PM | Tech Exhibition
Walk through our exhibition halls and visit 35+ local companies as they demonstrate how their technology or social innovation is making an impact on our society and driving change in areas such as sustainability, health, education and more.
As the demand for locally grown and sustainable foods increases, the ways in which we grow our food are evolving. See what environmentally friendly innovations are being developed or used to grow organic and reduce our agricultural impact on the environment.
Live Graphic Recording Art
Need some reflective time? Visit the live painting booth with local artist Laura Wells and watch as the dynamic work-in-progress unfolds, all based on the theme of sustainability, economy and community. Help us put thoughts to canvas and tell us what social innovation and sustainability means to you. Your thoughts will help inspire the painting in this community effort!
Gamifying the classroom helps students learn, succeed and discover their full potential. Mobile Escape’s social enterprise is working to awaken wonder in K-12 students by bringing educational escape rooms to schools across Southern Alberta. Enter the Mobile Escape room and see for yourself the unique way in which students are being immersed in the Alberta curriculum.
STEM Learning Lab
Calgary’s young scientists, engineers and makers have been hard at work this summer! Discover the fun and extraordinary creations STEM Learning Lab’s summer campers have built in this highly engaging, hands-on lab. Sneak-a-peek at what the kids are learning in a combined coding and robotics workshop.
2-6 PM | YYCFoodTrucks
Energize your afternoon of exploration with some of the best street food in town. Calgary has become a mecca for innovative food culture, and that continues to grow in Calgary’s food truck scene through a desire to offer locally made, high quality and sustainable options.
More to come!
Exhibitor Applications Now Closed
Exhibitor space for Techstock 2017 is SOLD OUT. If you are a social enterprise and would like to inquire and being placed on a wait list, contact us below.