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What is TechFest?

TechFest is an annual event during NZ Tech Week in May powered by Canterbury Tech, the most active technology community in Aotearoa.

Where : Tūranga, Christchurch Library
When : Monday 20 - Friday 24 May 2024

Canterbury Tech brings together technology interest groups, businesses, researchers and city partners doing the hard work in our community, under one roof, to celebrate technology that's good for the world!

If you are a technologist or tech curious come along to our welcoming and friendly atmosphere to hear talks, panels, participate in workshops or join the community for a drink, nibbles and connections.

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Free members tickets | Non-member $35/day
Tickets are strictly limited and do sell out, so please reserve a ticket now to avoid disappointment.

If you are a full-time student with ID you can sign up for a free student membership and use your same email to reserve a ticket.
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5 days of TechFest 2024

A five-day festival for those who are curious about tech that's good for the world.

The Spark Health Future of Health and Wellness Day

Monday, 20th May 2024

Thanks to Spark Health for their sponsorship of the day.

This day is all about the future of health and wellbeing supported by technology. Come hear about the development of medical devices, digital opportunities to improve our health and wellness, and how digital services connect us with solutions. Starting with an opening address by local MP, Hamish Campbell we hope this day is a chance for technologists, clinicians and entrepreneurs to connect and learn.

Canterbury Tech Members Free |  Non-members: $35 for a day pass (or become a member today to get free passes).

Students need to sign up for a free student membership to access their members ticket.

See Tomorrow First – The Future of Big Ideas Day

Tuesday, 21 May 2024

Thanks to See Tomorrow First for their sponsorship of the day.

This day is all about bringing together our Canterbury start-up community or those with ideas that could be a business.  Do you have a big ideas you that could grow into a tech-enabled start-up or are you looking to take your tech start-up to the next level?

Canterbury Tech Members Free |  Non-members: $35 for a day pass (or become a member today to get free passes).

Students need to sign up for a free student membership to access their members ticket.

Woven Cultures in Digitech – A Day for Tamariki

Wednesday, 22nd May 2024

A community collaboration between Te Ao Matahiko, Tagata Moana Trust, Learning City, ChristchurchNZ and Canterbury Tech.

A fun, inspiring day at Tūranga for 180 kids of ages 8-11 to experience digital and technology career inspiration from awesome people intertwining their culture with technology. Talks, hands on workshops, kai and community.

To book a primary school group please contact Nina on talanoa@tagatamoana.com

Assistance with buses, parking and kai may be available so please reach out.

The Invest Hong Kong Future of Environment & Sustainability Day

Thursday, 23 May 2024

Thanks to Invest Hong Kong for their sponsorship of the day.

This day is all about the future of the environment and technology that helps us create a sustainable future and reduce impact on the environment. Come and hear from local and international speakers about tech that’s good for the world!

Canterbury Tech Members Free |  Non-members: $35 for a day pass (or become a member today to get free passes).

Students need to sign up for a free student membership to access their members ticket.

The Information Leadership Using Tech in your Business Day

Friday, 24th May 2024

Thanks to Information Leadership for their sponsorship of the day.

This day is for businesses interested in adopting more technology, and to find out from experts useful knowledge about how to make the right decisions in choosing, purchasing and adopting technology that will save your team time and build a more scalable business. With sessions relevant to all sorts of businesses – you’ll be able to pick up a variety of tips and make connections to get on your digital journey.

Canterbury Tech Members Free |  Non-members: $35 for a day pass (or become a member today to get free passes).

Students need to sign up for a free student membership to access their members ticket.

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