Michelle Obama to speak at Elevate tech conference in Toronto

Jul 18 2019, 2:54 pm

Former First Lady Michelle Obama is coming back to Toronto.

After just visiting the city in May as part of her book tour, Obama will be in Toronto this September as part of Elevate Tech Fest, Canada’s leading tech and innovation festival.

This year’s major event takes place from September 20 to 26, and will feature world-class speakers, interactive experiences, as well as “can’t miss socials.”

Michelle Obama served as First Lady of the United States from 2009 to 2017.

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“As a transformative First Lady, Mrs. Obama launched and led four key initiatives: Let’s Move!, to address the challenge of childhood obesity; Joining Forces, to support veterans, service members and their families; Reach Higher, to inspire young people to seek higher education; and Let Girls Learn, to help adolescent girls around the world go to school,” reads her event bio on Elevate’s website.

Other notable speakers at this year’s festival will include: Chris Hadfield (astronaut), Guy Kawasaki (author), Anjali Sud (CEO of Vimeo), Jen Rubio (co-founder and chief brand officer of Away Luggage), and Akon (founder of Akoin).

Festival passes start at $200 and are available online.

Elevate Tech Fest

When: September 20 to 26, 2019
Where: Various locations, Toronto