Canada's first LGBTQA+ tech conference is coming to Toronto next week

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DH Toronto Staff Mar 20, 2017 11:41 am 89

Canada’s first LGBTQA+ tech conference wants Toronto job seekers to feel confident in being themselves and know that their different backgrounds, perspectives, and personalities are an asset to employers.

Triumphing diversity in the workforce, Venture Out is a conference happening in Toronto next week where inclusion in tech and entrepreneurship are at the forefront.

The full-day event aims to bring together students, startups, and entrepreneurs to build a network within the LGBTQA+ tech and entrepreneurship community.

On the itinerary; workshops, panels, receptions, and a career fair.

The day opens with breakfast followed by morning sessions highlighting topics in queer media, designing for inclusion, trends in tech, and more. Over lunch, a panel will discuss Diversity & Inclusion panel followed by networking opportunities at an exhibitor fair and afternoon sessions that delve into topics like ‘Startup life’, ‘Finding your fit’, and ‘Honing your pitch’. Socialize in the evening and get to know your Canadian startups with another panel discussion and AMA.

Consider it your chance to network with professionals, find mentors, and secure job opportunities at companies that don’t just hire clones.

Venture Out

When: March 27
Where: MaRS Discovery District, 101 College Street, Toronto
Price: Tickets are $35

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