Tech Week in PG
Prince George, B.C. – Creative juices will be flowing downtown at the HUBSPACE starting today.
The Innovation Central Society (ICS)is hosting Tech Week in Prince George the next four days.
“Our goals are really to shine a bit of a spotlight on some of the cool technological and innovative things that are happening in the city and in the region,” says ICS executive director Matt Hutcheon.
“And celebrate some of the success stories and really start to raise awareness and make people more understanding of some of the things that are going on, maybe show some of the opportunities that exist for people in the community to pursue careers and opportunities within technology and innovation.”
He says some of that innovation includes people who are developing software programs and apps, people who are making medical discoveries, agricultural innovations along with new discoveries in more traditional sectors like forestry.
“A lot of the clients I’m working with are innovating within forestry and applying new technologies like some geo mapping technologies and finding ways to apply new technologies and new methodologies to those mature industries and sectors.”
Each day has its own theme which wraps up with a launch party Saturday night.
Hutcheon says when it comes to innovation, Prince George hasn’t seen a week quite like this.
“It’s the first time we’ve done something of this scale for sure. There have been some other events; speaker events and other celebrations around technology and innovation,” he says.
“But this is the first time that there’s been a suite of events that cover four days like this.”
Some of the events are free while others aren’t. You can purchase tickets and learn more at TECHWEEKPG.eventbrite.ca.