Traction 2016

Last year, over 40 founders and growth experts from tech giants such as Hootsuite, LinkedIn, Dropbox, and Pinterest gathered in Vancouver for the debut of Traction Conference to share their insights on strategies and tactics to attract, keep, and grow customers at scale. The growth conference drew a crowd of more than 500 attendees to learn from both the successes and failures of industry leaders.

Following up on the resounding success of last year's event, the 2016 edition of Traction is ready to kick off in just a couple more days. With another stellar line-up of growth experts from the fastest growing companies in the past decade including Reddit, Microsoft, and HubSpot, Traction 2016 is an event that you won’t want to miss.

This year’s conference will be held at the Vancouver Playhouse and the Sheraton Wall Centre on June 22 and 23, 2016. Day 1 will consist of mostly workshops, and day 2 will be filled with informative keynotes and fireside chats. Some of the topics that will be covered include sales acceleration, building a billion dollar marketplace, and business model disruption.

Named the "best in class for single-day event" by Huffington Post, here are BC Tech's (formerly BCTIA) top five reasons why you should attend this year's Traction Conference.

  1. Hear from world-class speakers and growth experts
  2. Get your MBA in growth in 2 days for just $599
  3. Connect with 600+ like-minded growth professionals
  4. Be part of bridging the knowledge gap between Silicon Valley and British Columbia
  5. Your ticket proceeds go towards cultivating the next generation of entrepreneurs

The return of events like Traction to Vancouver is a testament to the strength of the city’s growing and vibrant tech startup community. Vancouver is already home to numerous tech companies of all sizes and stages, making it a natural fit for this conference series.

Tech.Co listed Traction 2015 as one of the top 15 events that entrepreneurs shouldn’t miss, and the Huffington Post rated it six out of five stars for best-in-class for a single day event. Tickets are already sold out, so if you haven’t bought your tickets and are looking for some inspirational talks on growth hacking your startup, watch all of the videos from Traction 2015 here.

For those of you who will be attending this year’s Traction, Trulioo will be there, so be sure to say hi! We’ve even created a few fun filters on SnapChat for you to use and share with your friends. And for those of you who can’t attend, join the conversation online and follow #TractionConf.

To get an overview of what Traction is all about, watch the brief video below.