CALGARY, Alberta–(BUSINESS WIRE)–#AccelerateAB–AccelerateAB, Alberta’s most sought-after technology conference to
brings together entrepreneurs, investors, and innovators from all over
Canada, is excited to announce the theme “Data: Alberta’s New Energy”
for 2019, and its inaugural call for speakers.
The latter is particularly of note as it is the first time AccelerateAB
is doing a public call for speakers in an attempt to engage the
technology community early in the planning process for 2019. The call
for speakers opens today and will close on January 15, 2019.
“AccelerateAB is proud to be known for presenting high caliber speakers
and local success stories,” said Cynthia van Sundert, Executive Director
of The A100. “With the growth of the community over the years, and the
way that the traditional technology conference has changed, it was time
to shake up AccelerateAB’s format to feature 20-minute high impact
keynotes, enabling us to showcase a wider range of local and
international subject matter speakers related to this year’s theme –
Data: Alberta’s New Energy.”
As technology startup and scale-up companies know, any organization must
be nimble and listen to the market in order to continuously bring value
to its stakeholders. The changes to the format of the main day of the
AccelerateAB conference come on the heels of the success of updating the
long-standing Startup Advising Sessions format the year before. Powered
by The A100, the Startup Advising Sessions are one of the most valuable
experiences for startups from all over Alberta. Company applications for
the Startup Advising Sessions will open on January 15, 2019.
Also of note, new this year is the inclusion of a Women in Tech Track at
the conference. “As women in technology is one of the most important
issues facing the industry today, this track will focus on accelerating,
supporting, and learning from Alberta’s amazing female entrepreneurs,”
says van Sundert.
Tickets for AccelerateAB 2019 will go on sale on January 15, 2019. The
conference takes place April 16th, 2019. For more information about
AccelerateAB please visit www.AccelerateAB.com.
AccelerateAB, the province’s flagship technology conference, celebrates
the best of Alberta’s technology scene. The annual conference brings
together leaders, investors, influencers and supporters of Alberta’s
technology ecosystem, with the goal of leveraging the success of the
next generation of technology entrepreneurs across the province. The
event is backed by high-profile and successful leaders in the industry
and is powered by The A100, a member-driven group of Alberta’s most
noteworthy technology entrepreneurs.
Cynthia van SundertExecutive Director, The A100cynthia at
thea100 dot org+1 403 690 9339
Meghan Somersmeghan at theagencyinc dot ca+1 587 899 0615