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September 15, 2003
City of Toronto supports Information Technology in T.O.
Economic Development - The City of Toronto's Economic Development Division is
proud to support a series of events for Toronto's Information Technology (I.T.)
community that will provide professional development and training opportunities
and create a forum for discussing and exchanging ideas.

"The I.T. sector is large and multi-faceted, playing an important role in
Toronto's economy," said Brenda Librecz, Executive Director, Toronto Economic
Development. "It's important to support events that are organized by the
industry, as they create opportunities to increase business skills and develop
partnerships and synergies, thereby strengthening Toronto's I.T. industry."

DigitalEve presents Women in Technology CHEER up
Tuesday, September 16 at 7:30 p.m.
Monticello Room, First Canadian Place (King and York Streets)

The funny side of technology will be highlighted in a night of comedy with the
hilarious antics of the CHEERS Project. New members are encouraged to attend
this light-hearted networking opportunity to find discover DigitalEve, a forum
for women to discuss technology issues, network, mentor and learn. The event
evening immediately follows DigitalEve's Annual General Meeting. Tickets are
$25 for members and $35 for nonmembers. For information, visit

OnTarget presents e-literacy OnTarget 2003 Conference
Friday, September 19 from 8:30 a.m. to 5 p.m.
Travelodge Toronto Yorkdale Hotel, 2737 Keele Street

This one-day conference will bring together professionals interested in the
most leading-edge issues in the field of technology and education. Networking,
partnership opportunities and renowned international speakers are all key
features. Topics include the e-learning revolution, failure of pure e-learning
and best practices for technology integration in the classroom.
For more information, including registration fees, visit

BITePRO presents I.T. Unites T.O.
Tuesday, September 23 at 7 p.m.
Shmooze, 15 Mercer Street

The focus of I.T. Unites T.O. is to provide networking and dialogue
opportunities for Toronto's I.T. professionals to help them with business and
career development. Presentation topics include: what Toronto's I.T. community
needs to take itself to the next level; how to keep I.T. jobs in Toronto; where
the opportunities are for IT professionals; and attracting and retaining a
highly skilled I.T. workforce.

Guest speakers include Justin LaFayette, Chairman and Co-Founder, DWL and Mark
S. Fox, Chairman and CEO, Novator. Tickets are $15 per person, in advance, and
$20 at the door. Doors open at 6:30 p.m. For information, visit

Toronto Economic Development implements the City's economic development
strategy, attracts new businesses to Toronto, retains existing businesses, and
helps to create a positive and competitive environment for business to prosper
in Toronto. The division partners with key sectors in Toronto's economy to
identify opportunities and develop strategies to support industry growth.

Media contact:
Kyle Benham, Acting Director of Business Development, City of Toronto,



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