Like a charity fun run (minus the running part), TechAid is a chance to make a difference while doing something you love. Tech!
We’re raising money and putting our AI brains to work for charity at TechTalks and TechSupport, plus inspiring the next generation of tech talent at DevCon.
Find your fit at TechAid by clicking the [+] signs on the event listings below 👇
TechAid is made possible through the generous support of our event sponsors.
Interested in becoming a sponsor?
There are two ways you can make a difference at TechAid:
Founded in 2002, Amii is a non-profit institute that supports world-leading research in artificial intelligence (AI) and machine learning (ML); and translates scientific advancement into industry adoption.
Amii is one of Canada’s three National AI Institutes and home to some of the top ML researchers in the world, including Chief Scientific Advisor Richard S. Sutton, one of the pioneers of reinforcement learning. Amii's network of researchers includes 40+ researchers and 150+ graduate students based at University of Alberta, and at post-secondary schools across Western Canada, who study a diversity of subfields of AI and ML.
Amii grows AI capabilities through advancing leading-edge research, delivering exceptional educational offerings and providing business advice – all to build in-house AI capabilities and foster the next generation of AI talent. For more information, visit amii.ca
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TechAid is our opportunity to give back! Our version of a charity run it’s an opportunity for you to join in the Amii mission of AI for Good and For All. Rather than racking up the kilometres, we’re putting our love of technology front and centre to raise funds for our charity partners.
Participation in the Reverse Expo and TechTalks is free with a suggested donation to our Canada Helps fundraising campaign. We work on the honour system and hope you will too!
Visit our Canada Helps page to learn more about the causes we’re supporting, donation receipts and how you can support their efforts year-round.
Did you know more than 1 in 3 young people who menstruate didn’t feel prepared for their first period; 1 in 7 have struggled to access the period products they need; 1 in 7 are worried about their ongoing ability to afford them; and 83% of young people have tried to hide the fact they have their period from those around them. This can lead to poor health decisions, including using products for too long, using unclean alternatives, or ignoring symptoms that could be signs of larger problems.
As we collectively work towards welcoming more women and gender-diverse people into the AI field, access to period products is just one more step we can take to ensure we remove any roadblocks to their success.
You’ll find Menstruation Stations in all washrooms at TechAid 2022, and Amii is proud to be the first signatory of the Period Promise Policy Agreement in Alberta.
TechAid 2022 stands with Boyle Street Community Services' mission to end chronic homelessness in our community.
BSCS empowers individuals by listening and caring, discovering their source of inspiration and hope and walking alongside them to find solutions to the challenges they face.
Their 500+ staff work throughout Edmonton to provide:
Boyle Street Community Services (BSCS) is on a mission to end chronic homelessness in our community.
BSCS empowers individuals by listening and caring, discovering their source of inspiration and hope and walking alongside them to find solutions to the challenges they face
The Stollery Children’s Hospital makes a life-changing difference for sick kids living in Alberta and across Western Canada.
By providing world-class, specialized care, The Stollery gives kids the best chance to live a long and healthy life.