3 days. 3 unique experiences.


Day 1 - Experience

AM - Cluster immersion experiences across the Toronto Region

Location: varies, around the Toronto Region

PM - TCI Network AGM, followed by Welcome Reception 

Location: Rotman School of Management

Day 2 - Engage

AM - Keynotes and plenary sessions

Location: Rotman School of Management

PM - Conference Dinner 

Location: Wychwood Barns

Day 3 - Exchange

  • Interactive breakout sessions
  • Cluster matchmaking (C2C meetings)

Location: Chelsea Hotel Toronto


Deep dive into each day... 

Day 1 - Experience (Oct 16) 

Join 25-50 of your fellow delegates on a cluster immersion experience, visiting 1-3 sites that showcase the cluster's story. After lunch, participate in a mini-charrette that uses design thinking principles to explore ideas, share best practices, and solve challenges. 

The cluster immersion experiences available range from health care to emerging tech in Toronto and beyond. Click here for to see a full list. 

In the evening, learn more about the TCI Network at its Annual General Meeting (optional) and then head to the welcome reception to share about your day with others over hors d'oeurves and drinks. 

Day 2 - Engage (Oct 17)

Spend the day hearing from globally-renowned experts in cluster development, economic growth, trade, and innovation. This is your standard plenary conference day, complete with keynotes and panel discussions. 

Expect lots of time for breaks and networking throughout the day and then board our shuttle to Wychwood Barns for our conference dinner.

Day 3 - Exchange (Oct 18)

Choose your own adventure! Attend one-hour, interactive breakout sessions throughout the day, divided into tracks for of the four sub-themes. There's also opportunity for cluster matchmaking (think: C2C meetings) and learning and development. 

This is a great time for you to participate in small group discussions and presentations that take the learnings from the past two days to explore practical methods of implementation.