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Top Speakers

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MarySue Barrett

President | Metropolitan Planning Council


Mert Iseri

CEO & Co-Founder | SwipeSense


Brent Payne

CEO | Loud Interactive


Raaja Nemani

Co-Founder & CEO | BucketFeet


Jean Ellen Cowgill

President | Atlantic Media Strategies


Amy Francetic

CEO | Clean Energy Trust


Kristi Ross

Co-CEO & President | dough


Howard Tullman

CEO | 1871

Who comes to Techweek?

CEOs, entrepreneurs, innovators, and dreamers meet at Techweek to see what’s next.  Anyone who helps build, support, or celebrate the tech ecosystem in Chicago is encouraged to learn from top speakers, meet their next co-founder at the Expo or at one of our Gatherings, and demo the newest products making waves in Chicago

Why should you come to Techweek Chicago?

  • Join thousands of other entrepreneurs, developers, VCs, and techies for the greatest celebration of Chicago tech and innovation for the 5th year
  • Indulge in a full week of top-quality tech programming to quench your thirst for innovation
  • Experience all that the Windy City has to offer right in the iconic Merchandise Mart and amongst the most exciting office spaces in the Chicago area


Soak up all the tech know-how across multiple stages, panels and Q&A sessions.

  • Hear from over 200 of the most engaging and important minds in tech for two full days at the Techweek conference at the Merchandise Mart
  • Listen to debates and discussions on riveting panels, see top entrepreneurs interview one another in fireside chats and hear keynote addresses from founders & CEOs


See the new wave of innovation before the rest of the pack gets to. Meet the very innovators changing the game.

  • Get hands-on with new products from over 50 early-stage companies in the LAUNCH startup competition and established tech brands in the expo
  • Find a job in tech at the Hiring Fair – all the best Chicago companies looking for top tech talent are waiting for you


Find the perfect intersection of tech, music, fashion and fun. See the best of what your city has to offer.

  • Enjoy curated nightlife that has historically had everything from open bars and boat cruises to top entertainers like Calvin Harris and St. Lucia
  • Witness the future of fashion and e-commerce on the Techweek Runway to cap off your Friday evening in style


222 W Merchandise Mart Plaza, Chicago, IL 60654

The Merchandise Mart is a transportation hub. “L” trains, buses and taxis stop at the building’s doorstep. The Mart is walking distance from the Metra stations and moments from the Ohio Street ramp of 90/94. A variety of parking facilities are just steps away.


Book your room through Holiday Inn or Virgin Hotels to receive a discounted rate!


Use code TECHWEEK when booking your parking through ParkWhiz to receive 10% off!

Here are 4 ways you can be a part of Techweek Chicago


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Partner with us

Get your company involved in Techweek. From cross-promotional partnerships to fully customized marketing solutions, get in touch with our team to show your commitment to Chicago tech

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Compete in Launch

Techweek LAUNCH hosts the best startups in each city in a winner-takes-all competition for $50K+ in prizes. Submit your company’s application to get in front of the top VCs looking for what’s next.

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Volunteer to help

Every year, in every city, Techweek looks to enthusiastic and talented volunteers to help us produce the definitive technology event. Volunteer now and get insider access throughout all of Techweek.

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