An invite-only, all-inclusive technology, business and investor summer camp.

Applications Open on January 30, 2017.

"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!

Erin Bury

Managing Director, 88 Creative

When: September 8-10, 2017

Where: Palmer Rapids, Ontario

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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 annually at a summer camp in the middle of nowhere between Toronto and Ottawa on a beautiful 750+ acre green-space on 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 tech conferences, we turn off our digital devices for the weekend so our delegates can “disconnect to connect.” 

September 8-10, 2017


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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What They're Saying.

Oz Nazili

The Working Group (TWG)

Fireside Conference lives by its motto. We really did disconnect to reconnect. 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!

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!

Emily Dagneau

500 Startups Canada

With over 75 participants in 2015 and 275+ in 2016, Fireside Conference has built a network of dedicated and passionate alumni. Here is what a few of them have to say about the experience.

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