Our mission is to unite Canada’s innovators to solve society’s greatest challenges. We believe technology holds the incredible potential to transform the world for the better. Elevate connects global icons, thought leaders, entrepreneurs, corporate innovators, policymakers and students to help solve complex social problems.
Founded in 2017 as a not-for-profit organization, Elevate produced its inaugural tech and innovation festival in under 90 days. Over 95 partners – community, corporate, investors, founders and government – came together to unite the brightest minds around the world looking to build a better future for society.
The Elevate Technology Festival became the world’s fastest-growing tech and innovation festival. In 2019, the third annual festival saw 30,000 guests; 350 speakers; and 150 partners, and welcomed global icons including former first lady Michelle Obama; Martha Stewart; Commander Chris Hadfield; VP Al Gore; former Google CEO Eric Schmidt.
Elevate Technology Festival partners with the Government of Canada, Province of Ontario and City of Toronto. As part of our mission is to unite the world’s innovators to solve society’s greatest challenges, Elevate welcomes participation by speakers at our events from all levels of government across the political spectrum.