Category Archives: Events & Opportunities

Event: Accessibility and AODA – Implications and Opportunities for Software, Website and Mobile Application Design.

Accessibility and AODA – Implications and Opportunities for Software, Website and Mobile Application Design.

Organisations in Ontario need to become fully compliant with the new AODA legislation, if not they will be vulnerable to large fines. Experts tell us that there are even greater rewards for inclusive design and AODA compliance in the form of better products and services, and improved marketing opportunities.

Conestoga College has organised a talk to give their students a strong introduction to these issues, and have brought together talented speakers to discuss design and accessibility.

For organisations and employees, this is an excellent opportunity to be introduced and gain greater insights into software design for AODA legislation and accessibility.

Speaker line-up:

Speaker #1 – Wayne Pau, Development Architect, Emerging Technologies – Customer Engagements & Special Projects SAP

Speaker #2 – Janna Cameron, Sr. Usability Specialist, Team Lead, Desire2Learn Incorporated

Speaker #3 – Andreas Kyriacou, Systems Integration and Innovation Coordinator, IMS Conestoga College Institute of Technology and Advanced Learning

In addition:

Speaker #4 – Manny Elawar, BlackBerry Developer Evangelist

Manny will speak on the promotion of the BlackBerry Jam space at the Communitech Hub as a resource for all mobile developers to gain expertise and insight into development.

Date: Thursday, March 27, 2014


1:00pm – 3:00pm Presentations

3:00pm – 4:00pm Networking 

Location: Room 1E05, E-Wing, IT school, Doon campus

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Mobile Enterprise Strategies Summit – 2nd Annual


The 2nd Annual Mobile Enterprise Strategies Summit will delve deeper into key mobility issues that are on the radar for decision-makers. This foremost conference in Canada features international experts, best-in-class strategies, proven case studies and an opportunity for rewarding interaction with industry leaders, which will enable you to:

Maximize productivity
Efficiently manage devices and applications
Implement progressive IT policies and infrastructure
Manage employee and enterprise risks… And much more!

Dates: 23 ~ 24 October 2013
Venue: Old Mill Inn & Spa | Toronto, Canada

Register now:
Toll Free: 1-866-298-9343 x 200

MEIC members are entitled to a 15% VIP discount at this event.
Simply mention your VIP Code MEIC15 to receive your discount instantaneously as you register


Get timely updates and insights into actual case studies from mobility strategists representing a diverse range of sectors, such as:
BMO Financial Group | The Hospital for Sick Children | TELUS | AstraZeneca | City of London (ON) | US Department of Homeland Security | Milrad Law | Altus Group | The Global Enterprise Mobility Alliance (UK) | Barcelona City Council (Spain) | GE Capital

Also, don’t miss this unique opportunity to discuss your enterprise mobility needs and solutions with experts from:
AirWatch | HP | IBM | KidoZen | Good Technology | Microsoft | Catavolt | Novell



By: Helen Kontozopoulos @helenissocial | Communications manager for MEIC.

AndroidTO (Discount event code in blog)





With Canada’s largest gathering of Android developers, enthusiasts, entrepreneurs, and mobile professionals, all coming to Toronto October 17th, 2013 at the Scotiabank Theater. The question is where do you start?

Well the highlighted speakers are:

  • Satish Kanwar, Director of Operations, Shopify | @skanwar 
  • Collin Wikman, Senior Designer, Square Inc | @Square 
  • Adam Shutsa, Senior Designer, 500px | @alexkarasyov 
  • Chris Haseman, Mobile Engineering Manager, Tumblr | @haseman 
  • Dave Robinson, EVP of Emerging Business, Rogers Communications Inc | @RogersBuzz 

But you don’t want to miss:

Jedi Mind Hacks with Matthew Patience & Greg Carron from BNOTIONS | @bnotions @matthewpatience @pixeladdikt

Double Dragon, A co-hosted talk on game development workflow optimization with Dan Stopnicki & Kyle Halladay Conference

Info:  AndroidTO exists because Toronto’s Android community deserves a place to gather under one roof to chat about the latest technologies in the Android space, share new development ideas and, ultimately, make business connections that actually matter. | @androidTO

Date: October 17, 2013

Location: Scotiabank Theatre in Toronto

MEIC clients can use the discount code: androidtomeic and receive 15% off your ticket.

By: Helen Kontozopoulos @helenissocial | Communications manager for MEIC.

FITC: Spotlight: Hardware




Next up in the Spotlight event series, we bring you a day dedicated to hardware! We’ve lined up 10 creative technologists to cover the hottest platforms impacting the tech world: Google Glass, Arduino, Raspberry Pi, Leap Motion, 3D printing, drones, depth cameras and more!


Join us for a full day of presentations and demos with an hour long, hands-on portion where you can interact with ALL of the presenters and their hardware, where you’ll be able to ask questions, one-on-one.


We are very excited to welcome Adafruit as a sponsor! We’ll have TEN FLORAs to giveaway to attendees at the event. In addition, everyone will receive a discount code for anyAdafruit product.


This event is for developers and emerging technologists across all platforms in all stages of their career. If you are interested in getting started with hardware, this event will get you going, covering basic to intermediate topics in available hardware.


A part of the Spotlight event series, this event focuses on a relevant tech topic for one day and gives interactive professionals and students the opportunity to build up their development skill set at a low price point, with a minimal time commitment.

RECEIVE 10% OFF DISCOUNT with this link:

Mobile Biz BootCamp 2013

Part of Mobile Innovations @ Discovery in Toronto May 25-28, 2013

logo The mobile landscape is exploding with new business opportunities for mobile developers and innovators. But it remains relatively unconquered, despite the well-known successes of the global mobile app economy.

There’s a whole world of opportunities for mobile developers. How can you profit from these opportunities?  What do you need to know to create a successful business in mobile or make mobile a profitable part of your large organization?

At MobileBiz BootCamp, you will learn from experienced mobile industry leaders, vendors and supporting organizations how to accelerate profitable growth in the global mobile landscape.

Mobile Biz BootCamp features:

  • An intensive one-day event focused on helping mobile developers go global
  • Targeted at innovators, entrepreneurs and corporate enterpreneurs in the mobile space
  • Global mobile industry experts sharing their insights into how to win in the mobile marketplace
  • Mobile developer technology workshops and speed mentoring
  • Priceless business, technology, industry, institution & academia networking

Register now as seating is limited.

For Mobile Innovations @ Discovery sponsoship details, please contact Murray McKercher at

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