BlackBerry Mobile sponsoring #TrueNorth18 conference and festival powered by Communitech

Not all tech conferences are created equal, and if you're looking to attend one that's informative, thought-provoking, and positive, you'll want to consider attending the TrueNorth18 conference and festival which is being sponsored in part by BlackBerry Mobile and powered by Communitech.

Chart the future of tech

Technology is inevitable. But what does it mean to be human in a tech-driven world? As we speed towards an unknown future, there are fundamental, difficult and sometimes scary issues that will divide and unite us.

True North is a three-day conversation about the intersection of humans and technology. It's an opportunity to imagine and re-imagine the impact of technology — the good and the bad. To examine the values that guide technology innovation. And to redefine tech as a force for good. Join us for provocative and positive viewpoints, transformative workshops and vibrant social mash-ups.

Join the conversation about AI, fake news, diversity and other issues that make us afraid and/or hopeful.

In addition to the list of 20+ speakers, which includes Kumail Nanjiani, Oscar-nominated writer and critically acclaimed actor and comedian, Rana el Kaliouby, CEO, Affectiva, Loren Padelford, VP and GM, Shopify Plus as well as Sarah Lacy, Journalist and Serial Entrepreneur, True North 18 will be host to the We Built This Canadian Tech Showcase which allows Canadian companies to show off their work.

If the lineup of keynotes doesn't entice you, there's also the True North Downtown Kitchener festival where you can take in the Why Waterloo Region Tour to learn more about the community, people, and technology that call the Waterloo area home. Stops on the tour include Vidyard, Catalyst 137, Canadian Clay and Glass Museum, Kitchener Public Library, Perimeter Institute, Shopify and more!

Learn more about the True North 18 Conference and Festival