September 27

Elevate Festival 2022, Sept. 20-22

It was 3 days , 350 speakers and 30,000+ Attendees. for the Elevate Festival 2022.

Day 1 of Elevate Festival featured CEO & Co-Founder of Elevate, Lisa Zarzeczny and special guests kicked the night off with the story of Elevate and how great it was to reunite innovators for another in-person festival! On the Main Stage, we heard about the self-driving revolution, how innovation can be found in the most unexpected places, what it takes to be Canada’s next unicorn, the evolution of entertainment in the digital age, and how to support our mental health in the Metaverse. 

It was a full day ahead of us, featuring changemaking conversations with the world’s greatest thinkers, a must-see Block Party lineup, networking in various lounges and spaces, and the startup pitch finals to boot!

On Day 2 Elevate Festival unite the community, as they bring together to build a better future. The likes of Venus Williams, Andre De Grasse, Michele Romanow, Sabrina Dhowre Elba on our Think 2030 Main Stage. And our AI, Metaverse & Me, Scale Up, Radical Retail, and Fintech stages were teeming with deep dives and takeaway-heavy talks. We heard about the ways brands can pivot into the Metaverse, the future of space travel, where the fashion world is headed, food security, the AI revolution in venture capital, and lessons in leadership from star athletes.

On the final session, Day 3 Planet Preserve stage, leaders were heard  fighting against climate change. At the Future of Work stage, we hears leaders speak about the shifts and changes we have been seeing in the workplace. In our Women in Tech lounge, we learned about trailblazing ideas in the blockchain, the value of investing in Canadian tech,  and the future-forward leadership women are bringing to the table. Over at the Game On stage, creating meaningful connections with gamers and the future of eSports were leading conversations. And on our Secure & Protect stage, the power of leadership in cybersecurity was a common thread. Check out the highlights below.