FITC’s Diversity Scholarship Sponsored by RBC

Diversity and FITC

We at FITC believe that having a diverse range of voices at our events makes them stronger, and better. Our current definition of diversity includes people of all gender, gender identity and expression, sexual orientation, disability, physical appearance, body size, race, or religion. Having these voices on stage, volunteering, and attending, allows us all to grow through hearing their experiences, stories, and viewpoints. We encourage you to read our full thoughts on diversity and our goals here.

What is the FITC Scholarship Program?

The scholarship consists of a free ticket to attend FITC Toronto event on April 8-10 2018 to qualified applicants. It does not include transportation, hotel or the workshop day.

FITC Scholarships are open to anyone in any under-represented group in our industry.
(Note: This program replaces our FITC Women’s Initiative )


  • Must be available to attend the event
  • Must be 18 years of age or older
  • Must agree to follow our code of conduct
  • Winners are responsible for arranging their own travel and lodging


  • The deadline to apply is midnight March 16, 2018.
  • Those accepted will be notified by March 23 , 2018.

How to Apply


Once you’ve applied, we will review and let all successful applicants know by March 23, 2018


All information collected from applicants will only be reviewed by the staff of FITC and our diversity sponsor, and will never be shared with anyone or made public. We will treat all application information with the utmost respect and confidentiality.


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Sponsored by

RBC is proud to support FutureMakers – a program that brings together diverse tech professionals to share knowledge and discuss major tech advances. We’re strong supporters of peer-to-peer tech groups in areas like machine learning, cybersecurity, mobile development, design, and enterprise architecture. We also share our insights through FutureMakers Talks and articles on