MAY 1-3, 2015
hack.  play.  create.

Launch Zone, 341 Yonge Street, Toronto, Ontario, Canada M5B 1S1

Calling all makers, developers, designers
engineers, creators, innovators and minions!
Hack‘N’Talk is a three-day weekend featuring an open hack session that harnesses
innovative creativity from various communities and Canada’s most brilliant minds to
empower the future of wearable technology.


Who can participate?

Hack ‘n’ Talk is open to everyone! There will be mentors on-site to help guide you through every step of the way. This event is more of a place to learn, have fun, and collaborate with curious and like-minded folks, such as yourself. So anyone can join!

Do you need a team to sign up?

Nope! Team formation will take place on the first day (refer to schedule). Each team will have 4-5 members! If you already have a team - that’s great!

What if I don't have an idea?

That's not a problem. In fact, we encourage participants to come up with ideas on the spot within your newly formed teams.

What do I need to bring to the hack?

During registration, each hacker will get a survival kit, and there is going to be tool kiosk filled with basic hacking tools which you can borrow. Participants are allowed to bring in their own materials and tools if needed. We also provide mannequins, access to sewing machines, 3D printers, and fabrics, so you have everything to build your prototype.

How long can I stay at the venue?

The Launch Zone will be open until 10pm every night, however, if you need to keep hacking, the Student Learning Centre itself where Launch Zone is, is going to be open until 1am. Hack away!

Is there going to be food?

Yes! Plenty to keep you hacking for 24 hours. And remember, you're going to be downtown Toronto - there're a lot of places to go to if you're craving something special!

When are the submission due?

Hacking ends on Sunday May 3th at 12:00 PM. By then, all teams must have their presentation materials (i.e. Powerpoint slides, pdf, etc.) saved on a USB drive ready for the live demo and pitch.

What happens after you pitch your creation?

A panel of experts will have just 2 minutes to ask questions and share their thoughts on your demo.

How can I join Hack’N’Talk 2015?

IT’S SIMPLE! Tickets are just $15 for each participants. Just apply online :)

Do you accept volunteers?

Absolutely! If you are interested in being involved with Hack’N’Talk, please contact

This event was made possible thanks to the awesome people at: