Tech Events

Canterbury Tech related events

We run a series of Tech related events throughout the year ranging from our monthly networking events typically with a technical and business stream to our workshop series and our main event of the year; the Canterbury Tech Summit.

Note:   Scroll down this page for links to past event recordings now available on our YouTube channel. 

Monthly Events

Canterbury Tech organises a series of 9 monthly events throughout the year. These are usually from 5.30pm on the first Tuesday of the month at one of our company member offices. At these events industry experts come along and share their knowledge of particular topics. We have both business and technical presentations. Industry experts present on topics ranging from agile development to capital raising and latest industry updates. At the end of the year we host our AGM followed by a fun quiz evening. Our meetings provide excellent networking opportunities and a great chance for everyone to meet and make contacts in a relaxed environment with craft beer, wine and nibbles provided. These events are typically for around 100 to 150 people and are free to attend for members (casual fee is $30+GST per event). Please note that we do sometimes have a limit on numbers so registering early is recommended to avoid disappointment.

Our event Code of Conduct is here.



Tech Summit

Canterbury Tech’s stand out event each year is the Canterbury Tech Summit. It’s highly regarded as a key event in the tech ecosystem annual calendar, selling out each year with over 700 attendees. Due to changes in the Traffic Light Covid-19 Government Protection Framework, the 2021 Tech Summit, after being postponed for a third time to Wednesday 26th January 2022 at UCSA in Christchurch, sadly had to be cancelled.  We are now delighted to announce a new Summit date…

2022 Canterbury Tech Summit – Save the Date!

Thursday 24 November 2022
8.00am – 6.00pm
Haere-roa, University of Canterbury Students’ Association

Recently passed events

2022 Lunchtime Tech Sessions can be found here and on our YouTube channel:

Lunchtime Tech Session – 16th August 2022 – Enabling change in complex organisations.

August In-Person Event: Financial Technology with Akshay Hari of FIS Global.

Lunchtime Tech Session – 19th July 2022 – Phocas Budgeting and Forecasting – the journey to a million rows.

Lunchtime Tech Session – 24th May 2022- The Journey of Medi-Map: The quiet achiever of the local medtech scene on solving an everyday real problem in health.

Lunchtime Tech Session – 10th May 2022 – Transforming to a new technically agile way of working, and life in a new agile world.

Lunchtime Tech Session – 26th April 2022 – Anticipating software application user needs using data and machine intelligence

Lunchtime Tech Session – 12th April 2022 – Delivering Online Gaming Experience at Massive Scale

Lunchtime Tech Session – 29 March 2022 – Transforming UC’s Digital Experience Using Human Centered Design

Lunchtime Tech Session – 15 March 2022 – The State of Cloud Computing in Aotearoa New Zealand

Lunchtime Tech Session – 2 March 2022 – Diversity and Inclusion Panel Discussion

2021 Live Streamed Event recordings can be found here and on our YouTube channel:

Canterbury Tech November 2021 Monthly Event Online – Robotics and Automation

Canterbury Tech October 2021 Monthly Event Online – Extreme Engineering

Canterbury Tech September 2021 Special Online Event – Hi-Tech Transportation

Canterbury Tech August 2021 with CHI – Innovation in our Health System

Canterbury Tech July 2021 Monthly Event – Tech for Good

Canterbury Tech May 2021 Monthly Event – Data Privacy and Security

Canterbury Tech April 2021 Monthly Event – Accessibility

Hybrid event recordings from July 2020.  YouTube links to the Zoom Webinars available below.

Canterbury Tech May 2021 Event  – Data Privacy and Security

Canterbury Tech Online MONTHLY Event, 7th July 2020 – Smart Cities

During Covid-19 we have moved our monthly events online.  YouTube links to the Zoom meetings available below.

Canterbury Tech Online MONTHLY Event, 7th June 2020 – with Adam Lyness and Samantha Azari

Canterbury Tech Online MONTHLY Event, 5th May 2020 – with Stefan Powell and Hannah Hardy-Jones

Canterbury Tech Online SOCIAL Event, 21st April 2020 – Social Event with Guy Horrocks and Helen Shorthouse

Canterbury Tech Online MONTHLY Event, 7th April 2020 – with Stella Ward, Steve Knutson, George Wills and Dan Fowlie

Workshops and Small Group Sessions

Throughout the year we also run various tech industry workshops and facilitated sessions.