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About the Event: The conversation around tech is thriving, especially with curiosities and concerns about artificial intelligence. As the public embraces this conversation, the topic is still highly divisive, with tech leaders, community members and legislators all coming to the table to discuss. Artificial Intelligence has proven to be a successful and interesting topic of debate.


Maplemind Events and Entertainment, established as a trusted event management company in the GTA, is excited to foster this conversation with an exclusive debate titled "Artificial Intelligence: Acceleration vs. Safety". The event takes place at an elegant theatre space at Vaughan City Playhouse on April 11th, 2024. Following a typical debate format, our debate will incorporate the Maplemind flare to be expected at any of our events. Audience members will be community members with a passion or curiosity for emerging tech of all ages. They should expect state-of-the-art sound and lighting, a vibrant and entertaining host, and meaningful audience participation.


Event Schedule:

6:00-7:00 PM: Networking reception with local catering and Silver, Gold and Platinum sponsor interactions.

7:00 PM: Debate begins with opening remarks and sponsor acknowledgements.

7:10-8:00 PM: Debate rounds 1 and 2.

8:00-8:20 PM: Intermission for networking and sponsor table access.

8:20-9:30 PM: Debate rounds 3 and 4, followed by prize draws and giveaways.

9:30 PM: Debate concludes.


About the Debaters


Alexandra Petrus, Product Leader and AI Community Founder Alexandra is focused and passionate about advancing and enabling AI in global contexts to solve real world problems and society's most pressing issues. She has been doing this for the past 7 years in diverse setups like public-private partnerships (World Economic Forum), large corporations (Amazon/AWS, Adobe), startups (Reincubate, Eyeware) and tech communities (Bucharest AI).


Mario Gibney, Co-founder & Director of Partnerships of AIGS Canada Mario co-founded AIGS Canada, a cross-partisan non-profit engaged in political advocacy for better AI governance in Canada. He also co-founded and currently manages the Trajectory Office, a coworking space for AI safety practitioners in the Toronto area.


About the Venue


• Located in Vaughan (close to HWY 407)

• Seating capacity: 385

• Free Parking

• Ticket price: $50 (Early Bird $40)


Why Sponsor?


Align your brand with cutting-edge discourse on a globally relevant topic. By sponsoring the Maplemind Debates event, your organization will be prominently featured before an engaged audience of industry professionals, thought leaders, and decision-makers. Your partnership will help improve the quality of the event, from videography to premier catering, and exciting prizes that will encourage audience return for future events.

Benefits of Sponsorship:


• Get in on the ground floor: Your brand can establish itself as one of the first sponsors of an emerging debate series, with potential for a long-term partnership.

• Brand Exposure: Gain exposure to a diverse audience through the prominent placement of your logo on event materials, including promotional flyers, brochures, and digital advertisements.

• Networking Opportunities: Before the debate, there will be a reception and networking opportunity in the main lobby. Engage with industry leaders, experts, and potential clients, fostering valuable connections and partnerships.

• Community Engagement: Demonstrate your corporate social responsibility by supporting intellectual discourse and contributing to the local community's intellectual growth.


Sponsorship Packages:

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