People are always looking for more and more ways to stay connected, whether it’s in person or through our devices. We crave these connections – going for coffee, chatting with someone over Skype, bantering with coworkers – it’s all essential to sharing ideas in a personal way. That’s why we’re bringing people together, in person, for two days in January.
Disrupted: The Human Side of Tech is Tech Manitoba’s annual conference, a place to gather, share ideas, and get the creative juices flowing.
You’ll hear incredible talks from industry leaders, innovators and insiders. You’ll experience the latest advancements in tech, hands on, in our Interactive Playground. You’ll listen in and contribute to the conversation during Coffee with Strangers, a series focusing on various topics and ideas. Educators and students will have the opportunity to mingle with business leaders, tech entrepreneurs and employees, government leaders, human resource professionals, and more.
Last year, over 700 industry leaders, educators and youth participated in the Disruped conference. Exit surveys showed that over 90% of attendees would return to this informative and influential event.
January 30-31, 2020. Registration and doors open at 8am, and we should be wrapping up each day by 3:00pm. When you arrive, please line up at the registration desk corresponding to the first letter in your last name, and have your ticket ready to present. Note for speakers: you have a separate registration table and should not line up by name.
RBC Convention Centre. Winnipeg, Manitoba (York Ballroom), 375 York Ave, Winnipeg, MB R3C 3J3
What is the cost?
You get two awesome action packed days of learning and networking!
Industry/Government: Two Day Pass $450
Member: Two Day Pass $400
Educator: Two Day Pass $350
Educator: Professional Development Day (Jan 31) $185
Student: Two Day Pass $125
* Full refunds will be issued for cancellations received prior to January 20th. A substitution from the same organization is possible at any time prior to the conference at no charge. All cancellations and substitutions must be sent to firstname.lastname@example.org
You must bring your email confirmation (printed or mobile) for event access. Please present your ticket at registration to retrieve your nametag which will be your key to the event. If you don’t have your ticket, please re-check your email — including your spam folder! If you bring ID we can find you on our list, but your ticket will help speed things up and avoid errors.
There are two lots at the Convention Centre, both accessible off Carlton. This nearby parking costs approximately $20 for the day, but there are other lots downtown that are close too — we’ve got a map for additional downtown parking to help you out. Please note that parking at a meter on the street is $4/hour and has time limits that will impede your ability to enjoy the day when you have to move your vehicle and re-feed the meter.
We’re also on or close to almost all of the major bus routes that hit downtown Winnipeg. You can use Winnipeg Transit’s route planner to confirm your routes and times.
Most people tend toward business casual. You should wear whatever makes you comfortable and best represents who you are, whether that be jeans, a suit or a dress. A sweater is recommended as the room may be cool from time to time.
Breakfast and lunch will be provided as well as coffee, tea and water throughout the day. If you have any dietary restrictions, please bring some snacks. We will do our best to ensure we’ve covered options for common allergies/restrictions but it’s better to be safe than sorry!
What to Bring
- An open mind: Talk to the person next to you, in front of you, or behind you. Play that game. Ask a speaker a question. You never know where a conversation will lead!
- A pen. We have not- taking space in the program, or you can bring your favorite notebook.
- Your mobile device of choice. Free WiFi is available, and we will encourage you spread what you see and hear online, in real-time.
*Remember a coat room will be available, however, there are no lockers on site. Please store your belongings carefully and at your own risk.
Charging stations will be available.
If you have questions please visit the registration table to speak with one of our staff members. Volunteers will also have nametags indicating that they are a volunteer who can help point you in the right direction or answer questions.
Send an email to email@example.com with questions or to request additional information.