Write 1 – 2 sentences on what “Innovation” means to you.
One winner with the best answer will win two (2) summit passes, a $990 value.
One Entry Per Applicant Only! Applicants with multiple entries will be disregarded from the contest.
Be original! We want to hear your personalized answers, not pre-concocted answers from someone else.
Be creative! Feel free to put your flairs and energy into the answers!
All entries must be submitted by April 25th to be considered!
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We can’t wait to see what you come up with!
- eMerge Americas Techweek HQ
Future Sound is a 3-day music festival focused on the intersection of music and technology. As the Techweek Chicago Expo winds down, live electronic and tech-enhanced musical acts on the South Drive of the Merchandise Mart will heat up!
BAND HEADLINER – ANNOUNCED TODAY
ST. LUCIA! This year we bring you a legend in the making! Brooklyn-based St. Lucia makes shimmery, ’80s influenced, synth-driven pop. After two successful EPs, St. Lucia’s debut album “When the Night” has their 2014 tour selling out dates and being shifted to larger venues.
- What: 18 hrs of live music at one of the most unique 3-day music festivals
- When: June 26-28
- Where: Nestled between the Chicago River and the Mart | South Drive Stage
- Who: 4,000 Techweekers… PLUS…
SATURDAY HEADLINER – ANNOUNCED MAY 20
Another headliner to be revealed! Stay tuned for this announcement on May 20! You will not be disappointed. The Saturday headliner is known to have the crowd asking for an encore.
EDM HEADLINER – ANNOUNCED JUNE 20
Last year we surprised Chicago when Calvin Harris
headlined our Techweek Chicago party. Now in 2014, we have another top electronic dance music DJ for you! Look for the EDM headliner announcement on June 20
As we introduce the Future Sound Music Festival to Techweek Chicago we have created special passes that make it easy for you to curate your own experience with the Festival Pass, Festival + Pass, or experience everything that is Techweek by purchasing the Summit Pass. These passes will sell out!
- Festival Pass ($80): Access to Expo Hall, LAUNCH Competition, Campfire Sessions, Gamers Lounge, Bar Techweek, The Knowledge Bar, Singlehop Stage, Food Truck Face Off, South Drive Stage, Future Sound Music Festival, Hiring Fair, Happy Hours, Hackfest, Future Home, TV & Film Festival, Food & Drink Festival
- Festival + Pass ($150): Access to all of Festival Pass options AND all summits, the Summit Stage and Technical stage
- Summit Pass ($199): Access to all of Festival + Pass options AND Partner Events, Parties, FashionTECH Runway Show, and TechweekGT
My name is Ted, I wear many hats at Techweek, and I love each and every one of them. Here are four highlights of how technology has impacted my life in the past decade.
Ten years ago I was 15 going on 16. Besides hormones, SAT prep, and the drive to get my license and hit the open road, there was one constant force in my teenage life. It was music.
Before I was introduced to Archive.org’s Live Music Archive, my only experience with music and the internet had been short lived affairs with Napster and Kazaa and constant frustration with Pandora.
At first I was introduced to the Live Music Archive, but I quickly realized what a goldmine the entire site was. The general audio archive is a collection of 1,924,961 items ranging from the Quran to netlabels available for download or stream. The Live Music Archive has 126,367 items from 6,124 bands, also known as musical Christmas.
This is my favorite Grateful Dead concert to date: Live at Hollywood Palladium on September 9, 1972.
It’s simply amazing what has been compiled by Archive.org’s team and community. Do yourself a favor and check it out.
Twitter. Just kidding, I wish I could say I was an early adopter, but I was a senior in college, and at the time, there was no way to tweet a beer, so my interest in the new social network quickly subsided.
As some college students do, I studied abroad. I scraped and saved and bought myself a DSLR camera for my trip to Ireland. The reason I was able to do this because, while digital cameras had been out for a little bit, they were hideously expensive, and their quality was simply not worth it. Significant advances in memory compression and sensor technology made it possible for me to afford a DSLR camera body that was backwards compatible with my collection of lenses from the 80s. I was awestruck by how many high quality photos I could take, and how I could touch them up on my laptop. The b&w film purist certainly suffered a defeat with my conversion to digital color, but I still retain my aesthetic and keep shooting.
The current state of the internet.
I am sometimes stunned by how information is broadcast: Gifs, memes, Funny or Die, Reddit, Huffpost, Buzzfeed.
By most rights I’m considered a manly man, I don’t think wool is too itchy, and I have not one but two types of beard oil. However, I love internet corgies. They melt my heart, and if someone was reading my thoughts they would hear nothing but d’awws. That said, I rarely take selfies not in jest, but I could not ignore this intimate dissection of the “selfie” and how technology has impacted and arguably transformed how people look at self-beauty. As a male, I cannot fully grasp this video, and I know it’s made by Dove to sell creams but I still thought it very powerful and worthy of sharing – http://unlooker.com/selfie/.
This is my interpretation of a current “article” – it rambles and shifts topics, but is mildly interesting and ends with a call to action and a hyperlink. Call it cynical, but it’s really just how it is.
Last week while riding on the CTA Brown Line, I looked over to see a peer of mine reading, and it was strangely reassuring to see a young person embracing the tactile and visually stimulating wonders of a paperback.
While technology continues to improve and innovate, I firmly believe that there are some facets of life that are better left analog.
Written by Ted Cooke
Techweek is bringing Los Angeles, Chicago, Detroit, Miami, and New York together for one ALL DAY party during SXSWi. That’s right, this year we’re not just bringing the Windy City to Austin, we’re celebrating Techweek’s expansion to five cities and giving our attendees an exciting glimpse of what’s ahead for tech in 2014.
Join top entrepreneurs and leading tech companies from across the country for non-stop music, delicious snacks, and signature drinks. We’re one of the only ALL DAY events on and around 6th St. on 3/9, which is hugely buzzworthy. And with a single tweet last week, our RSVP list has reached 1,000+ and growing. Each party theme coincides with one of our Techweek cities, giving attendees and exhibitors a chance to network and tap glasses in a party environment that celebrates the latest and greatest in tech in a very unique, market-specific way. Previous Techweek Party participants and sponsors include: 1871
Date: Sunday, March 9th
Where: The Nook (309 E 6th St)
Time: 11:00 AM – 2:00 AM
Want to bring your company with us to Austin? Email Brandon at firstname.lastname@example.org, about party sponsorship or exhibiting during our five city celebration.
- 11 am – 2 pm: New York City - “The City That Never Sleeps” (Bagels and Bloody’s)
- 2 pm – 5pm: Detroit - “Detroit Rock City” (Craft Beers and Hot Dogs)
- 5 pm – 8 pm: Los Angeles - “Tech-ila Sunrise” (Tequila and Tacos)
- 8 pm -11 pm: Chicago - “Third Coast Roast” (BBQ and Whiskey)
- 11 pm – 2 am: Miami - “Heat of the Night” (Tapas and Energy Drink Vodkas)
Check out photos from previous parties here
The event is open to all SXSWi badge holders and those on our guest list, age 21 and over, on a first come, first served basis. Photo I.D. is required for entry. **RSVP does not guarantee admission**