Detroit, Chicago, Toronto, Kansas City, New York, Miami, Dallas, Los Angeles
Techweek, the nation’s leading traveling technology festival, announced the 8 cities they will travel to this year with an anticipated attendance level of over 40,000 attendees. The technology festival will be celebrating its 5th anniversary this year and will be expanding to two new cities, Toronto (Week of of July 25th, 2016) and Dallas (Week of November 14th, 2016). Expanding into Dallas was an easy decision as it has quickly turned into a thriving world-metropolis with a bustling business market, along with Toronto being known for their bourgeoning tech scene.
Techweek will remain in its current markets from 2015 including: Detroit (Week of May 2nd 2016), Chicago (Week of June 20th, 2016), Kansas City (Week of September 12, 2016), New York (Week of October 10th, 2016), Miami (Week of November 7th, 2016), and Los Angeles (Week of November 28th, 2016).
“We are absolutely delighted to head back to Detroit, Chicago, Kansas City, New York, Miami, and Los Angeles,” said Techweek CEO, Katy Lynch. “I’m thrilled to be expanding our mission to Dallas and Toronto this year to shine a national and local spotlight on the people, companies, and initiatives that make these cities such an innovative tech scene.”
Techweek features a wide range of events throughout the week that may include LAUNCH Startup Competition, hackathon, an expo floor, community partner events, happy hours and speaking sessions with key influential leaders within the tech community.
Techweek is a technology festival for entrepreneurs, tech visionaries and thought leaders to meet and enable the innovation ecosystem in cities across the globe. Locations currently include: Detroit, Chicago, Toronto, Kansas City, New York, Miami, Dallas, and Los Angeles. Techweek curates compelling programming that casts a global spotlight on each community and its leaders.
Past speakers include Rahm Emanuel (Mayor, Chicago), Travis Kalanick (CEO, Uber), Craig Newmark (Founder, Craigslist), Barney Harford (CEO, Orbitz), Dan Gilbert (Founder, Quicken Loans), Al Roker (CEO, Al Roker Entertainment), Michael Dubin (CEO, Dollar Shave Club) Jonathan Badeen (CoFounder, Tinder) and Jim McKelvey (Co-Founder, Square). For more information on Techweek, please visit: www.techweek.com.