Elevate is Canada’s largest tech festival, and from September 20-26, they’ll unite some of the world’s innovators to share big ideas and ignite important conversations about society’s biggest challenges—from climate change and healthcare to food security and homelessness. 

There are hundreds of amazing speakers and leaders from a variety of industries, and you should try to check out as many as possible, but we’re definitely most excited to listen to Michelle Obama. 

Leading a life of purpose and achievement, Michelle Obama has become an icon of our time. The first African-American woman to serve as First Lady of the United States, Mrs. Obama has inspired a generation of women and girls and captured the hearts of nations across the globe. Following her record-breaking, sold-out world book tour for Becoming, Elevate is thrilled to welcomer her back to Toronto.

We want to send you passes to this momentous conversation with Michelle Obama, moderated by Claudette McGowan. You’ve got three ways to enter to win:

FACEBOOK & INSTAGRAM: LIKE + COMMENT on our Elevate: Michelle Obama posts.

TWITTER: Tweet “YES PLEASE @shedoesthecity & @ElevateTechFest! I believe we can work together to solve the world’s biggest problems. Please send me to the special presentation with @MichelleObama on Sept 24! #ElevateTechFest”


This event is happening Tuesday, September 24 (7:00 p.m. – 8:30 p.m.) at Meridian Hall (formerly Sony Centre), 1 Front St E. Check out all the happenings at Elevate Tech Fest here. We know this festival will inspire you and instill a feeling of hope.