The time for simply finding new tech tools has passed. At this collaborative conference, you’ll learn from and analyze ideas and models that have evidence of success. But that doesn’t mean every model will work for you. At EdSurge Fusion, you will work with educators across the country to ask the hard questions and walk away with next steps.

EdSurge works every day to tell the stories of what works. At EdSurge Fusion, we’ll bring those stories to light. Hear from educators and researchers sharing research-informed and evidence-based models and practices that really work.

EdSurge Fusion will focus on what’s working in these areas:

How are educators changing practice to teach to the whole learner?

How are advances in neuroscience and learning sciences helping us better understand the complex needs of our students?

What tools, resources and practices support the successful implementation of social-emotional learning and whole learner tenets?

How are schools and districts evaluating their technology integration based on evidence and research?


How are schools using technology to “redefine” (using the SAMR model) what learning looks like?

How do schools and districts plan for emerging technology?


What skills or competencies will future careers require?

How are educators preparing students with skills and knowledge to be continuous learners?

How is technology influencing, changing and creating alternatives to traditional postsecondary pathways?


Are innovations in technology enhancing or lessening opportunity gaps for disadvantaged students?

How can technology provide more equitable access to education?

How can technology create educational alternatives to traditional education for students and communities in need?



True North 2019 brings 2,500 of the brightest, boldest, carbon-based badasses to Canada’s hottest tech community. Join us. Roll up your sleeves. Help make Tech for Good the core of digital life, work and play.

For over 150 years, Waterloo Region has been the hub of innovation in Canada.

From tanneries to distilleries, vacuum tube radios to the first smartphone – the world has been shaped by Canadian innovations built in Waterloo Region. We have one of the fastest-growing tech ecosystems in the world with market-defining companies like Vidyard, Shopify and North operating in a distinctly collaborative culture set in unique and transformed industrial spaces. Top-notch universities and research institutes play side-by-side with global enterprises, scaling companies  and a vibrant startup scene.

Ticket prices are tiered, so people from organizations of all kinds and sizes can participate. (It’s a “nice Canadian” thing. Go with it.) Communitech members qualify for our Member Ticket Package – purchase 3 tickets at the Scale-up, Government, Academic, Investor or Corporate rate and receive an additional ticket free. Have a question about ticket pricing or group discounts? We’re here to help – truenorthtickets@communitech.ca

Reality Summit at the Esalen Institute

RE-IMAGINE REALITY: This intensive is focused on the nexus of transformation and innovation.

The emergent technology revolution and the mindfulness movement are powerful change agents that can be utilized to benefit the very evolution of our species.

In 2018, we will convene industry leaders in virtual/Augmented/Mixed Reality AI, Blockchain, Cryptocurrency, Robotics and associated emerging technologies at the birthplace of the human potential movement.