On March 23rd & 24th, the 8th edition of the Legacy Conference took place at the Delta Hotels Ottawa City Center. From Vancouver to Halifax, and everywhere in-between, Legacy 2018 brought together over 700 like-minded hackers, doers, and builders.
This year’s conference flew in speakers from San Francisco, New York and Nebraska, with the common goal of inspiring the next generation of hustlers. On the Legacy stage, these world-renown founders of America's fastest growing media company to Canadian godfather of weed shared their stories and inspired Legacy attendees to get the courage to start, seek new skills & tools, and find cofounders.
Throughout the duration of the conference, the entrepreneurial icons provided 15-minute mentorship sessions in which attendees could ask them about anything, and everything. Attendees had the rare opportunity to interact with talent acquisition leads in an organic setting - without the pressure and without the formality.
One of the most attractive features at this year's conference were the interactive workshops headed by top Canadian companies such as Microsoft and Shopify. “Why Should We Care about AI?” the workshop ran by Microsoft outlined the groundbreaking innovations in the field of artificial intelligence, and how it will shaped our society for years to come. Attendees were also able to join instructors from Soshal and the Telfer Digital Marketing Certificate to learn about personas, user journey mapping, digital marketing strategy, customer relationship management, design for marketers, writing for websites and apps, search engine optimization, and landing page design.
The Legacy Conference will be hosting "The Legacy Bootcamp: Coding 101" in June 2018, where attendees learn basic HTML and CSS skills in the span of 12-hours. Stay tuned for more details at facebook.com/legacycon/.