An all-inclusive entrepreneur, startup, investor and media retreat.

September 8-10, 2017 - Camp Walden Canada / Bancroft ON

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Our Second Round of Applications are Now Open

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Co-Founder & CEO 

Tokyo Smoke

Spend the weekend with amazing people.

Singer-Songwriter, @songadaymann

Fatima Zaidi

Jodi Kovitz

Founder and Host


Jeff Goldenberg

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Jonathan Mann


Abacus Agency



Georgia Dow

Andrew Warner

Sarah Katyal

Vice President 

Eighty Eight Agency

Startup Acquisition Consultant, Google

Alan Gertner

Senior Editor 


We'll be announcing new 2017 speakers each month.

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Fireside is all-inclusive of all conference sessions, accommodation, food, alcohol and all camp activities.

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Fireside Conference attracts some of the top innovators, investors, and thought-leaders across a variety of industries.

Our first round of tickets are sold out. 

Our second round of applications opened on May 30th, 2017 at 10:00am and will remain open until we reach our second block's capacity.

What They're Saying.

Erin Bury

88 Creative

Fireside Conference has the most dedicated and passionate alumni. Here is what a few of them have to say about the experience.

Fireside Conference lives by its motto. We really did disconnect to connect. I was able to have conversations with so many amazing influencers from our community I probably wouldn't have connected with otherwise. It's an amazing opportunity to bring people together, and spark conversations and relationships that will help grow this amazing tech community we all love so much!

Oz Nazili

The Working Group (TWG)

Fireside is one of a kind; it's the only conference you can really turn complete strangers into friends. If you want to be well integrated into the Toronto tech community, definitely consider Fireside next year!

Fireside was one of those unique experiences that makes you forget the day-to-day and reflect on the bigger picture. There are no phones, no egos, and no inhibitions. It's a place to meet new people, have great conversations, and get reminded about what really matters while staring at the stars...My favourite event of the year!

Emily Dagneau

500 Startups Canada

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Our 2017 Partner List Will be Announced Soon.

Fireside Conference has attracted some of the top innovators & investors across a variety of industries. We are forever grateful to all of our amazing partner organizations.

#Paid, 88 Creative, Camp Walden, Caravel Law (formerly Cognition LLP), Flip Accounting, Hover, Insurance Portfolio Financial Services, Magen Boys Entertainment, Sophomore, Station Cold Brew, Unite Communications.

Canadian Venture Capital & Private Equity Association (CVCA), Capital Angel Network City of Toronto, HackerNest, InCubes, OMERS Ventures, OneEleven, Ontario East Economic Development, PwC Innovation, Ryerson DMZ, StartupGrind, StartupHere Toronto, StartupOttawa, StartupToronto, StartupYork, TechConnex, TechToronto, Upside Foundation, VentureLab, York Angel Investors.

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About Fireside Conference

Fireside Conference is an annual off the grid and all-inclusive retreat for startups, founders, entrepreneurs, investors and thought leaders. It takes place at a summer camp in the middle of nowhere between Toronto and Ottawa on a beautiful 750+ acre green-space with a pristine private lake. 

We host speaker sessions around campfires while roasting marshmallows and discussing ideas that change the world. It’s a transformational experience for all attendees. The entire camp is open to attendees to experience the great outdoors as well – waterskiing, canoe/kayak/sailing, ropes courses and all kinds of land/court sports.

Our focus is person-to-person relationships. As such, unlike most conferences, we turn off our digital devices to detox for the weekend so our delegates can “disconnect to connect.”


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