Remember, these lists will continue to grow and evolve! Click on the links below to be taken directly to the organization’s event page.
BC Technology Industry Association (BCTIA) – Industry-funded organization supporting the growth of British Columbia’s strong knowledge economy. Our membership of 2700+ member companies, employs over 60,000 workers and represents companies of all sizes and sectors.
Bootup Entrepreneurial Society – Founded and managed by entrepreneurs, the Bootup Entrepreneurial Society (BES) is a community and mentor driven non-profit organization that was formed to inspire entrepreneurship in Canada and help Internet startups take their idea from conception to commercialization.
British Columbia Innovation Council (BCIC) – Develops entrepreneurial talent and commercializes technology. BCIC focuses on competitively positioning British Columbia in today’s global knowledge economy in order to provide significant employment opportunities and a high standard of living for British Columbians. Check out their mentor program.
Canadian Women in Technology (CanWIT) – We seek to boost our collaborative networks and partnerships to provide greater support to Women in Tech. Through our national and regional initiatives, we hope to enhance the professional community and encourage mentorship.
Centre for Growth – Centre4Growth is a one-stop resource of complimentary services and programs to help BC tech entrepreneurs grow their companies.
Digital Media + Wireless Association of BC (Digi BC) – Members include world-class companies such as EA (Electronic Arts), Disney Interactive, Rainmaker Entertainment, Nokia Vancouver, Sierra Wireless and others. There are over 1,300 companies in our sector, creating innovative products in wireless and mobile, video gaming, animation and VFX, web 2.0 and social media, interactive marketing and e-learning.
High Tech Communicators Exchange (HTCE) – To provide a forum for communicators and marketers to learn, grow, meet people and stay current so we can bring the best solutions to our companies and clients, grow our careers and remain relevant.
International Internet Marketing Association (IIMA) – Started in 1998 to bring marketers, agencies and professionals together to discuss the capabilities and potential of Internet marketing.
Launch Party Vancouver – Lively mixer for the city’s brightest entrepreneurs, tech junkies, and bloggers, who are doing it, have done it or want to make their ideas happen here. The goal of the event is to connect BC’s growing community of Internet and new media leaders with investors and other trailblazers across Canada and abroad.
Check out Techvibes Vancouver for a stellar list of Vancouver Tech Events.
Vancouver Enterprise Forum (VEF) – Premier networking forum for technology entrepreneurs. The VEF holds eight events each year – usually on the fourth Tuesday of the month. These events provide attendees with an opportunity to network and learn.
Vancouver Tweetup – To read on what a tweetup is and how to get involved, check out Vancouver’s largest tweetup group. They host a number of networking events focused on social media, causes and events.
Women in Games Vancouver – a group that is passionate about the games industry. We champion professional development, career growth opportunities, networking, mentoring and education opportunities within the games community in Canada.
Conferences & Gala’s
June 9, 2011 – Technology Impact Awards Annual event held to recognize the achievements of the technology industry. Approximately 800 of your peers and colleagues from the technology community are expected to attend the province’s largest and most prestigious awards night.
August 17-19, 2011 – GROW 2011 – Turning Today’s Entrepreneurs into Tomorrow’s Leaders.
Oct 20, 2011 – Connect Conference – BCIC’s Annual Conference for Tech Entrepreneurs and Startups.
May 6, 2011 – IIMA Fusion Conference 2011 Thought leaders from the Digital Marketing industry to exchange ideas and reveal trends that highlight how Search, Social Media and Mobile marketing are fusing to redefine how consumers are engaging brands; and communicates the understanding of the shifting online landscape.