Inaugural PIVOT Tech Conference, November 18, 2021 at Hamilton’s Historic Cotton Factory

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HAMILTON August 25, 2021: We are pleased to announce the launch of the inaugural PIVOT Tech Conference, a destination event designed to unleash possibilities at the crossroads of technology, arts, and culture.

The day-long conference will take place on Thursday, November 18, 2021, at the Cotton Factory, a historic textile mill located in central Hamilton that has been repurposed as a thriving centre for the arts, entertainment, and entrepreneurship.

The event will highlight new and emerging technologies, innovations, and solutions applied to building a better world. Relevant content —combined with locally-sourced art installations, food, drink, and entertainment — will combine to create a unique conference experience, in-person and online.

“We’ve put together a program that will appeal to anyone who is driving sustainability through technology,” said Robert Zeidler, Conference Director, and Managing Partner at the Cotton Factory. “Exceptional speakers, panelists, and educators from around the world will provide leading-edge learning on timely topics.”

The program will feature three major topics:

  1. Cybersecurity: Overcoming threats to build a safer and more secure world
  2. Building ecosystems to grow tech success stories
  3. Creativity as a catalyst for change and problem-solving

“Our goal is to host a great tech conference for a regional audience in a cool space that speaks to the myriad benefits from merging technology, arts, and culture,” said Zeidler.

Tickets go on sale on September 1.

A special thanks to our founding sponsors: City of Hamilton, Hamilton Chamber of Commerce, McMaster Innovation Park, and McMaster University.

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The PIVOT Tech Conference is a not-for-profit, community-based initiative of the Cotton Factory ~ Industrial Strength, Creative Community.