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The Venue: LOT42

41 Ardelt Place, Kitchener, ON

LOT42 is a 17-acre flex campus dedicated to arts, technology, manufacturing, athletics and global events. Built in 1955 by Rudolph Ardelt, the facility originally served as a factory producing heavy steel equipment and structures.

After undergoing some big changes, the facility looks pretty different … and pretty awesome. With a mandate to “make things happen,” LOT42 is creating a game-changing legacy. Its mission? To bring people together. True North Waterloo will be the first global conference held in the rejuvenated facility.

Taking the Shuttle

Regular shuttles will be available between each of our featured hotels and LOT42. A detailed shuttle schedule will be available to you on the True North Waterloo mobile app once you check in to your hotel.

Parking Information

If you are planning to drive to LOT42, information on parking lots and their location will be available on the True North Waterloo mobile app closer to the event date.




Why Waterloo Region?

Waterloo Region innovators have built technologies that have shaped the world we live in: from satellite communications, to smartphones, to search technology. The Toronto-Waterloo Corridor is home to one of the most diverse and skilled populations on the planet, driving world-leading research in artificial intelligence, quantum computing, theoretical physics, medical and life sciences.

Just an hour’s drive from Toronto, Waterloo Region has an ecosystem that’s like no other. With top-notch universities and research institutes and a highly collaborative culture, our startup scene is one of the fastest-growing ecosystems in the world. The Toronto-Waterloo Corridor is home to 15,000 tech companies, 200,000 tech workers and 5,200 startups. Communitech supports the ecosystem by helping startups hire talent, get in front of customers, raise capital and build relationships.

True North Waterloo is your chance to experience the unmatched diversity, curiosity and hustle of this globally-ranked tech community. Whether you’re heads-down building tech, or curious to see where the world is heading, we look forward to seeing you in May.

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Land acknowledgement

True North Waterloo and Communitech acknowledge that we are on the traditional territory of‎ the Neutral, Anishnawbe and Haudenosaunee peoples. Our venues are situated on the Haldimand Tract, the land promised to the Six Nations that includes six miles on each side of the Grand River. Learn more about what a land acknowledgment is and why we include it.