SEPTEMBER 10 – 24, 2016



Geek Week is an opportunity to come together at every level to showcase our culture of collaboration and innovation: grassroots, academic and institutional. Geek Week aims to raise the profile of Waterloo Region as a premier destination for visitors.

From hackers and makers to movers and shakers, Geek Week invites the world to Waterloo Region to find out what’s new and what’s next. Visitors can sample the ingredients of Waterloo’s world-class innovation community through a diverse array of events


Thanks to our geek-tacular community, we have a lineup of super-cool events to help channel your inner geekery. Please be advised that each individual event has its own registration - just click through for all the deets.

10 SEPT 2016
10 AM - 6 PM

Maker Expo is a diverse, family-friendly showcase of makers, artists & organizations who create amazing things in celebration of the do-it-yourself spirit.

12 SEPT 2016
8 PM - 11 PM
HackerNest Kitchener-Waterloo

HackerNest Tech Socials are a fun, relaxed way to connect with your local tech brethren. Atmosphere: chill, friendly, unpretentious, agenda-free (no sales pitch, yo), and brimming with UltraSmart(TM) people.

13 SEPT 2016
8 AM - 9 PM
AutoTech Symposium

Aims to connect new and existing Ontario automotive technology companies with automotive decision-makers in the areas of autonomous vehicle technology, software, occupant and vehicle safety, and "greening."

15 - 16 SEPT 2016
Waterloo Innovation Summit

An unpredictable economy is an environment for the agile, not the fragile. Join some of the world's top influencers to explore what governments, universities and business can do to turn ideas into enterprises.

15 SEPT 2016
Waterloo Region Small Business: Social Media Clinic

Coming soon!

17 SEPT 2016
10 AM - 5 PM
Doors Open Waterloo Region

On the third Saturday of every September you're invited to tour noteworthy buildings, interesting places and heritage sites in Waterloo Region, many of which are not regularly open to the public.

16 - 18 SEPT 2016
Hack the North

Hack the North is Canada’s biggest hackathon. 1,000 students from around the world come together at the University of Waterloo to experiment, connect and create in 36 hours.

20 SEPT 2016
5 PM - 8 PM
Tech Jam

Come to Tech Jam and expect the unexpected. There’s no stuffy suits or awkward clipboard-lead conversations, just matchmaking between kickass companies and rockstar talent.

22 SEPT 2016
5 PM - 9 PM
Startups and Beer

Great things happen when you combine the fastest growing startups in Canada with some amazing local craft breweries.

24 SEPT 2016
9 PM - 11 PM
Summer Lights: Movie Under The Stars: ghostbusters

Coming soon!