JOIN THE FUN About the Summit

INKspire Summit 2019 is the first social hackathon about digital literacy in Toronto. This year, we’ll bring together the best and brightest youth across Toronto for a full day of interactive activities, networking and learning! 

We’ll provide you with all the resources, mentorship, and food to solve real-world challenges in the digital age. Take a break during the weekend and join us for an amazing learning experience, get cool swags, plus a chance to win awesome prizes!


Hear from Keynote Speaker

Networking and make new friends

Create something awesome

Have Fun and learn something new

LISTEN TO THE Keynote Panelist

Nivedita Lane
Manager, Community & Partnership, Humber College
Simona Ramkisson
Manager of Community Development, Wikimedia Foundation
James D’Souza
Project Manager, International Development and Relief Foundation
Wendy Szeto
Career Counsellor at University of Toronto Scarborough

Judges & Mentors

Joshua Doner
Marketing Manager, General Assembly
Daniel Francavilla
Founder, ACCESS Innovation
Nicole Yu
Senior Product Designer, HonkMobile
Frank Ong
Executive Director, INKspire

SCHEDULE DETAILS FOR NOV. 16 Hackathon Schedule

10:00 -10:30 AM

Registration / Icebreaker

Check-in with our event staff and we’ll assist you in finding a spot. You’ll have some time to chat, introduce yourself and make some new friends.

10:30 - 10:40 AM

Opening Address

Hello from @inkspireorg!

10:45 - 11:30AM

Keynote Panelist

What the Heck is Digital Literacy? (Panel)

Our panelists from @hivetoronto will share their insights on what digital literacy is, its implications today, and why it is increasingly important to be digitally literate.

11:30 - 12:00 PM

Hacking Commences

You’ll be placed into a group and assigned to an INKspire team lead. The case study your team will be working on will be introduced and revealed.

12:00 - 1:00 PM

Working Lunch!

Enjoy refreshments, take a nap or grab a coffee. Attendees that wish to continue working on the case study with their groups are welcome to do so during lunchtime.

1:00 - 3:00 PM

Hacking Continues

Continue to discuss your ideas, wrap it up and prepare a short presentation. The world is your oyster for your group’s presentation (pitch, skit and slides come to mind!)

3:00 - 4:00 PM


Each group will have five minutes to pitch and present their solution to our judges.

4:00 - 4:20 PM


Everyone’s a winner but our judges will choose the groups they liked the most! Prizes will be awarded to the top groups.

4:25 - 4:30 PM

Closing Remarks

Bye and see you soon from @inkspireorg.

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How much does it cost to attend? 

This event is completely free to attend.

Who can participate?

The event is open to any students, recent graduates or young professionals from any field of study who is interested in learning about digital literacy.

Can I sign up with a team?

Participants will need to register as individuals, not teams. During the event, you will have the opportunity to pick your team members. If you prefer that we choose a team for you, that is also something we can help with!

What do you need to bring?

Bring a laptop (optional but useful!), a lot of energy and a desire to learn!

What if I’ve never been to a hackathon before? 

Welcome! Participants of all skill levels will be there. We’ll have talks and mentors to help you with your project. Hackathons can be a great place to learn new skills in a short amount of time.

Photography / Filming Notice: Photographs and footage will be taken throughout the event. Please contact the event organizer if you have any concerns or if you wish to be exempted from this activity.

Have more questions? Contact us at [email protected]