I have noticed a few event going on in Toronto and Ottawa over the new few months. Events are always a good opportunity to get out and meet new contacts and network with your peers. Most of these events have a fee associated with them. If you are looking for lower cost events, check out what your local user group has going on. I’ll post a list of user groups tomorrow. Got an IT event going on in Ottawa, Toronto or points in between? Let me know.
Canada’s Premier IT Security Conference!
Illuminating the Black Art of Security. SecTor brings the world’s brightest (and darkest) minds together to identify, discuss, dissect and debate the latest digital threats facing corporations today. Unique to central Canada, SecTor provides an unmatched opportunity for IT Professionals to collaborate with their peers and learn from their mentors. Held at the Metro Toronto Convention Centre in downtown Toronto, SecTor runs two full days, October 7th and 8th. The event features Keynotes from North America’s most respected and trusted experts. Speakers are true security professionals with depth of understanding on topics that matter. SecTor is a must attend event for every IT Professional.
Location: Toronto, Ontario
Date: October 7 and 8, 2008. Early registration on October 6.
Microsoft Align IT Tour
More and more, today’s competitive business organizations rely on technology leaders like you to maintain a flexible, agile IT infrastructure to best align systems with their changing business objectives.
That’s why you should plan to attend the Microsoft Align IT Tour, a complimentary morning event featuring real-world strategies for IT Optimization. Along with a step-by-step guide to optimizing your infrastructure for the technological challenges of tomorrow and beyond, you’ll be prepared to communicate the business value of a fully optimized IT environment for your organization.
Plus, you’ll get a copy of Directions on Microsoft Roadmap-a $995US value—in appreciation of your attendance.
Location: Across Canada
Dates: Toronto – Oct 22, 2008 | Ottawa – Nov 13, 2008
Because there’s always more to learn
Tech•Days: the technology training conference for Canadian IT Professionals and Developers
Learn the Technology
With up to forty 200+ level sessions, Tech•Days is the learning conference on current and emerging technologies such as Virtualization, Group Policy in Windows Server 2008, SQL Server 2008 Resource Governor… and much more.
Connect with experts and peers
Debuting in seven cities across Canada, Tech•Days brings you the rich learning experience of Tech•Ed without the travel. And with lots of sessions, and the Birds-of-a-Feather lunch, you can connect with peers and Microsoft experts alike.
Apply what you Learn
Continue your skills development after the event by taking home a Tech•Days Learning Kit with an approximate value of $1,000 plus Bonus Offers—including an NFR full version copy of Microsoft® Visual Studio 2008 Professional Edition, discounts on certification courses, a 6 month TechNet Plus membership, and a lot more.
Location: Across Canada
Dates: Toronto – Oct 29, Oct 30, 2008 | Ottawa – Nov 27, 2008
INTRANETS for CORPORATE COMMUNICATIONS
Take-away solutions for content management and portal development
• Integrate the intranet into your communications plan
• Present the business case of a organization-wide intranet to senior management
• Help motivate employees to realize the organization’s goals and affect positive behavioural changes
• Tame an often unwieldy corporate intranet into a coherent and value-creating knowledge sharing tool
• Promote wider changes within the organization as a whole
• Gain the best tools to meet internal communication goals
• Adapt your intranet to include social networking and other Web 2.0 advancements
• Develop an intranet that can maximize communication and foster knowledge sharing in a global context
Dates: Dec 1, Dec 2, 2008