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Global AI Hackathon - Toronto

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Galbraith Building

35 St George St.

GB 202 and Multiple Rooms

Toronto, Ontario M5S 1A4


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Toronto Host - Synced

  • Synced is a global media content provider founded in China that focuses on reporting and analyzing AI and machine intelligence news and information. Synced is recognized by over 500,000 readers and numerous industry partners worldwide. Synced is the current Global AI Hackathon local host for the Toronto and Beijing stations.

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  • is a global community of hackathon organizers and a subsidiary of BeMyApp, the leading developer relations agency. is the initator of the current Global AI Hackathon.

  • Wednesday - June 21st, Day 0 (Opening Ceremony @ City Hall)

6:30 pm - 9:30 pm
June 21st, 2017

Council Chamber, Toronto City Hall, 100 Queen Street West, Toronto, ON (Please select Opening Ceremony when register to secure your seat for opening ceremony)


6:30 - Registration
7:10 - Ceremony starts, MC introduction
7:25 - Opening Remarks, City of Toronto
7:30 - Remarks, MPP Han Dong
7:35 - Remarks, Local Coorporate Representative
7:45 - Remarks, Local Science and Technology Community Representative
7:55 - Global AI Hackathon Briefing, Synced
8:15 - Hackers' social, mix and mingle
9:00 - Event Concludes

There is an opening ceremony before the Hackathon. Mainstream media have been invited to this event. Our partners and sponsors will all send representives.

We have added a new type of ticket for the opening ceremony. Seating is limited. If you have registed as an attendee and would like to attend the opening ceremomy, please make sure you also register for the opening ceremony.

  • Friday - June 23rd, Day 1

18:00 - 19:00 - Registration

19:00 - Global AI Hackathon Briefing

20:00 - Attendee Idea Pitch

20:30 - Team Formation

21:30 - Coding Begins

22:30 - End Day 1

  • Saturday - June 24th, Day 2

10:30 - On-Site Coding Doors Open

11:00 - Day 2 On-Site Coding Begins (announcing Day 2 Surprise time)

14:00 - 17:00 Mentor on-site

22:30 - End Day 2

  • Sunday - June 25th, Day 3

10:30 - On-Site Coding Doors Open

11:00 - Day 3 On-Site Coding Begins (announcing Day 3 Surprise time)

15:00 - Coding Freeze

15:30 - Project Showcase

17:00 - Mingle

18:00 - Winner Announcement

Attednees register and map instruction

  • Hackathon starts at 7:00 pm June 23th. But participants should arrive before that time. All attendees need to do the Hackathon sign up at GB 202 from 6pm- 7pm.
  • Global AI Hackathon Venue Address: University of Toronto Faculty of Applied Science and Engineering, Room 202, 35 St George St, Toronto, ON M5S 1A4
  • Public transportation: Get off at College subway station, walk west for 300m and turn right on St George Street, walk for 75m, the galbraith building will be on your right.

About Global AI Hackathon

  • The first Global AI Hackathon is kicking off in 15 cities worldwide on June 23-25, 2017, attracting design-thinkers, developers, programmers, marketers and other related experts to come together for 48 hours.

  • Challenges will be announced globally during the kick off of the event, and attendees can pick one of the challenges to work on either by themselves or with a team. After two days of hacking and prototyping, teams have the option to showcase their projects on stage. Your local audience will pick three winners, one for each challenge, prizes TBD.

Why Toronto?

  • The recent pan-Canadian artificial intelligence strategy launched by the federal government has added $125 million into R&D efforts. We know the opportunities are here and we need the right people to get on board.

Global AI Hackthon Co-Sponsor

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Toronto Strategic Partner

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Toronto Venue Sponsor

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Community Parter

U of T DCS

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Toronto Media Partner

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Galbraith Building

35 St George St.

GB 202 and Multiple Rooms

Toronto, Ontario M5S 1A4


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