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For almost two decades, we've brought together students like you from across the country - creators, designers, engineers, entrepreneurs, budding scientists and young visionaries - to change the way you see technology.
With over 4000+ students reached, our impact has been felt across an entire generation. After 16 years of hosting our event in Toronto, we're bringing it back to where it all began.
See the world as never before through the power of Augmented and Virtual Reality. From gaming to medical procedures, change your reality and discover the applications of AR/VR.
For AI, the future is now. From powering today’s biggest online platforms to helping us catch money laundering and fraud, learn how AI is changing our daily lives.
The status quo of a sector once known to be historically conservative is being disrupted and blockchain technologies are right in the center of it.
A well-designed product extends beyond functionality. Learn about the art of making elegant and intuitive tech that users will love.
Ignite inspiration through learning from our awesome lineup of speakers
All work and no play? No way.
Want to know what it takes to found three successful companies in Silicon Valley? How about getting a sneak preview of the ideas inside the mind of top innovators? Don’t miss our keynote sessions and come prepared to have your minds blown!
Hear about the journeys, insights, and advice of leaders at companies such as Shopify, LinkedIn, Thomson Reuters, and Wealthsimple. Come prepared with your most burning questions to ask during our interactive Q&A’s!
Like to hack, prototype, and pitch? Get the chance to practise vital skills, receive mentorship from our sponsors, compete for amazing prizes in our many interactive sessions throughout the conference.
Come interact with sponsor companies, exciting start-ups, and design teams at the Tech Expo! Experience the cutting edge of technology and have a discussion about getting hired to make your mark of the future.
CUTC provides an excellent opportunity for personal development while offering important insights into the dynamic and fast-paced world of new technologies. Each of you is committed to excellence, and I am certain that this conference will assist in preparing you for the challenges of the future.
Jean Chrétien, 20th Prime Minister of Canada
The CUTC conference is the kind of user organized initiative that Canada needs if it is to become more competitive in the world technology marketplace. It was a pleasure to be involved with a conference with so much enthusiasm and support from bright, talented young Canadians. I strongly recommend any undergraduate in any discipline to get involved. Even more importantly, if you are asked to support this conference get involved. It is your, and your company's chance to make a positive contribution to Canada's future, not to mention your future customers and employees.
Bob Young, Co-Founder & Chairman, Red Hat
Here's some answers to our most frequently asked questions!
CUTC Ignite will be held on May 5-6th at the Communitech hub in the heart of downtown Kitchener
High school, undergraduate and graduate students from all across Canada can attend. Once applications have been reviewed, all students will be notified by email regarding the status of their application.
Acceptances will be sent on a rolling basis so apply early! The acceptance email will include a link to our payment service.
At CUTC, it’s not just about hacking. Sure, you can get your hands dirty and create things; however, you also get to learn from the people in the trenches--entrepreneurs, pioneers in technology and the ones who build and maintain the tech we use everyday.
The schedule will be up very soon. We’re currently crafting something that gives you the best experience possible.
We’ve been working hard to cut prices as much as possible to make sure cost doesn’t get in your way. Tickets will only cost you 30$. You get access to keynotes, workshops, challenges, the mini-events, our pub night social, accomodations at University of Waterloo residences & delicious breakfast, lunch and dinner!
Don’t have a place to crash? We gotchu. We've hooked up with UWaterloo Residences to offer FREE housing to most delegates, with preference to those of ya coming from far and wide.
We're also working hard to get you subsidies for transport to/from Waterloo, and hope to be able to cover some of your costs. Stay tuned for updates!
Tickets for admitted delegates will cost $30 (or $25 each if you apply with a friend!).
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