Originally Posted on Communitech News
December 12, 2019 – A new name. A new concept. A new venue – as in, not just one venue, but many.
After rave reviews in the wake of two consecutively successful events, Communitech’s True North Conference is rebranding as the True North Festival, promising to be more expansive, more inclusive and radically redesigned.
True North will now be a week-long festival slated to kick off June 1, running the length of Kitchener and Waterloo and easily accessible along the Ion’s route.
The main venue – Centre Stage, as it will be known, and this piece will be Communitech-run – will be at Kitchener’s event centre, Centre In The Square. Other venues will include the Perimeter Institute for Theoretical Physics and the Kitchener Public Library. Partner events like Fluxible, Canada’s user-experience conference, will take place under the collective True North tent. So, too, will the Open Ears music festival. And Startup Open House.
There will be presentations and the announcement of the $1-million Leaders Prize winner. There will be summits on corporate innovation, the future of work, data and advanced technologies, and the continuation of the banner theme of the previous two years, Tech for Good.