General FAQ

What is Elevate?

Elevate is Canada’s largest technology festival. We’re a community driven not-for-profit that brings together emerging and scaling startups, forward-thinking corporates, academics, ambitious talent and generous partners to raise the profile of the Canadian innovation ecosystem.

Where is Elevate Located?

Elevate is spread out over more than 300 venues throughout the downtown Toronto area. Additionally, over 250 participating companies will be opening their doors to festival goers on September 26th as part of Open House by Elevate.

When do passes go on sale?

Passes are already on sale! You can purchase your pass here.

Can I purchase a pass for one day only?

Unfortunately we do not offer single-day passes.

What Does my Pass Entitle Me To?

We have many different pass types. For more information about what they offer, click here.

Is Elevate an all-ages event?

Yes, Elevate is an all ages event. However, youth below the ages of 16 are required to have a chaperone present at all times. Some activations will serve alcohol and will be strictly 19+. We’ll mark it up in the app.

How Can My Company Get Involved?

There are several ways for your company to get involved in Elevate 2019:

    1. If you are interested in speaking at Elevate, please fill out our Speaker Submission Form here.
    1. If you are interested in becoming an Elevate Partner, please apply here.
    1. If you are interested in becoming a Media Partner, contact our PR and Media Partnerships Manager, Tiffany Gooch (tiffany@elevatetechfest.com).

How can I volunteer?

Elevate needs your help! If you are interested in volunteering, please apply here.

Do I need to register or RSVP to any events within the festival?

Once you have purchased and registered your pass, you will not need to register to attend any Elevate events. The only part of the festival that requires you to RSVP is the Open House by Elevate component of Elevate Talent. RSVP confirmation for Open House by Elevate will begin in September.

Can I refund my pass?

Once you have purchased your Elevate Festival Pass, you are not eligible for a refund. If you wish to change the name on your Elevate Festival Pass, you will be able to do so until September 4th at 5PM. If you need to change the name on your pass after this date, you will be charged a transfer fee of $150.00 CAD + HST. For any additional ticket-related inquiries, please contact tickets@elevate.ca.

Do I need to register to any events within the festival?

The only part of the festival that requires registration is the Open House by Elevate portion of Elevate Talent.