Chicago | Techweek | Technology Festival in Chicago, Detroit, Los Angeles, Miami and New York City
Don't miss out! Grab your ticket
Purchase A Ticket

THE BREAKDOWN

Techweek is where entrepreneurs and tech tycoons alike meet for a week long celebration of all things tech. Our approach is to bring together an entire tech community under a BIG TENT and then shine a global SPOTLIGHT on the ecosystem. Techweek will be even bigger & better in 2014!

SAVE THE DATE: JUNE 23-29, 2014

SUMMITS

Stay ahead of the curve in rapidly evolving web languages, get your hands on newest tech toys and keep your edge in the hiring arena: the Dev Summit has it all.

SUMMIT PREVIEW

SPEAKERS

Chad Albrecht

For the last 20 years, Chad has been a successful executive, consultant, developer, coach and trainer. Working with dynamic organizations around the world in diverse industries has grown Chad into a strong believer in Agile ALM techniques and the Kaizen corporate culture. Currently, he “practices what he preaches” as the President and CEO of Centare with offices in Milwaukee, Madison and Chicago.

Alex Brown

As CEO of 10th Magnitude, the Chicago-based, Microsoft Azure-specialized cloud software and services firm he founded in 2010, Alex spends his days converting his clients to cloud tech so they can unleash corporate innovation.  Alex currently sits on Microsoft’s exclusive “Born In The Cloud” advisory board, and 10th Magnitude is an Azure Circle Partner recognized as one of the nation’s leading firms for Azure development and migration.

Yael Cosset

At dunnhumby, Yael Cosset provides strategic leadership on all aspects of tech, infrastructure & product offerings. As Global CIO, Cosset provides leadership focused on building innovative, world class products & solutions including an expanded portfolio in the digital personalization area. He also serves as CEO of KSS Retail, a dunnhumby company & a global enterprise software provider of price modeling & optimization solutions for retailers worldwide.

Brandon Cruz

Brandon Cruz is the co-founder and President of GoHealth, the nation’s most comprehensive online portal for health insurance. Brandon has 12 years of experience as a leader in the technology industry, and is the visionary behind the applications that have transformed the technology landscape for health insurance. In 2001, Brandon co-founded GoHealth – initially as Norvax, Inc. – which quickly set the standard for changing the healthcare industry through a variety of innovative applications that are used by over 135 insurance carriers, thousands of insurance agencies, and millions of consumers each month.

Shane Cruz

As the VP of Technology, Shane Cruz oversees the design, implementation and management of all product development and technical infrastructure at Norvax/GoHealth. Shane brings to the team a rare combination of technical proficiency and business acumen that allow him to create valuable solutions for his customers and fellow employees. Shane has been building enterprise web applications for over 10 years. His diverse experiences working at organizations ranging from fewer than 10 employees to over 75,000 have been instrumental in helping define and scale the business.

Tiffany Farriss

Tiffany Farriss is the President of Chicago-based Palantir.net, which she has bootstrapped along with CEO George DeMet into an influential and still growing Web design and development firm. For Palantir, Tiffany specializes in providing project leadership and strategy through consultation, project planning and training. Tiffany has over 16 years of experience working with a wide variety of clients in universities, cultural institutions and corporate organizations. An open source enthusiast, she serves as the Treasurer of the Drupal Association.

Arnab Gupta

A strategy consultant by training and an entrepreneur by nature, Arnab Gupta has developed several successful software and consulting companies. Arnab founded Opera Solutions in 2004 and has guided the company in becoming a premier center of Big Data science and practice. Arnab believes the information explosion has created unprecedented opportunity for value creation. He is a frequent speaker at industry events, including SXSW Interactive, Strata, and Structure:Data.

Steve Gutterman

Steve Gutterman is the President of GeoPoll, a mobile surveying platform revolutionizing the way data is collected. For 15 years, Gutterman has built companies that use technological innovation to propel growth. From 2005 – 2011, Gutterman was president & managing director of MBH Enterprises, a holding company that acquires controlling interest in financial service & B2B companies. Prior to MBH, Gutterman served as EVP and COO of E*TRADE Bank, a $35 billion federally regulated thrift institution.

John Horn

John Horn joined RacoWireless as president in May 2011 after serving as a leader at T-Mobile for more than nine years. Since joining RacoWireless, John has led the company to record growth and achievement of multiple awards for accomplishments in M2M. At T-Mobile, John developed and managed indirect distribution for the California Launch – the largest launch in wireless history – and also launched the M2M Channel. During his last six years at T-Mobile, he focused specifically on developing T-Mobile’s M2M program and go-to market strategy. In 2007 and 2008, he was named an M2M Pioneer.

Adam Justice

Adam Justice is Vice President and General Manager of Grid Connect. He is responsible for developing the vision for the ConnectSense product line, a family of wireless sensors that monitors the things you care about and notifies you when something goes awry. Adam is an expert on the Internet of Things and has spoken on the topic at conferences including SalesForce.com’s Dreamforce, one of the largest technology conferences in the world.

Bill King

William P. King, Ph.D. is Chief Technology Officer at the Digital Lab for Manufacturing in Chicago, IL, and the College of Engineering Bliss Professor at the University of Illinois Urbana-Champaign. The Digital Lab for Manufacturing is the nation’s flagship research institute for digital manufacturing. At the University of Illinois, Dr. King leads a research group whose work crosses boundaries between science, technology, and commercialization.

Brian Kopp

Brian Kopp joined STATS in 2008 and is currently Senior Vice President of Sports Solutions. In this role, Kopp leads all aspects of new business development including the revolutionary SportVU player tracking technology. SportVU is installed in all 29 NBA venues and has changed the face of basketball analytics. Kopp was named a 2013 Idea Innovator by Sports Business Journal and SportVU has won numerous technology and innovation awards. STATS was recently named #1 Most Innovative Company in Sports by Fast Company.

Christopher Krohn

Restaurant.com President and Chief Marketing Officer Christopher Krohn oversees the growth and development of the nation’s largest restaurant deals site. A veteran e-commerce leader, Krohn has extensive experience scaling businesses and cultivating strong consumer-facing brands and teams. Krohn marries his marketing skills with a background in information technology and strategy, and has done consulting work for Bain & Company, Hewitt Associates and Accenture.

Darrell Pratt

Darrell Pratt is the architecture leader for the global buy platform at The Nielsen Company. As the architecture leader, Darrell leads a global team of solutions architects who design and lead development of systems including mobile, web, services, BI and data warehouses. Currently Darrell is working on designing a new OLAP solution using Ext JS, Couchbase and host of other technologies for the Nielsen client platform.

Gary Robinson

Gary Robinson is a Program Director in IBM’s Big Data organization based in Silicon Valley, California. During his 25 years with IBM in the UK and USA, Gary has worked on many emerging technologies in the Information Management arena, including: Decision Support Systems, Multidimensional Analysis technologies, Data Warehouse, Information Integration, RFID and XML. He specializes in bringing new technologies to market & holds 10 technical patents in relational, multidimensional and RFID related technologies.

Craig Ulliott

Craig Ulliott is a British-born serial technologist and entrepreneur currently serving as VP of Product and CTO at Belly. Craig’s list of services and companies he’s built or founded include Card Creator, Ohaso Limited, Where I’ve Been, SocialKaty Inc, and now Belly. Craig also serves as the CTO of Chicago Ideas Week, is an advisor at several Chicago area startups, and is a mentor at 1871.

COMPANIES IN ATTENDANCE


The links between a well-educated population and a productive workforce have never been greater. Speakers and exhibitors in the Edu & Work Summit empower us in new and exciting ways.

SUMMIT PREVIEW

SPEAKERS

Alan Anderson

Before he began his role as the founding executive director in 2010, he led a new citywide education and advocacy process for CPS. Serving as the acting chief school design officer in the Chief Administrative Office, Alan was determined to improve the quality of education available to students & decided to mobilize parents & community leaders to develop solutions to fix failing schools. At Year Up, he built a foundation to allow students the opportunity to apply the skills learned in the classroom to the workforce.

Rona Borre

Since founding Instant Technology in 2001, Rona has been instrumental in growing the firm to the multi-million-dollar, woman-owned enterprise it is today.  As a thought leader, Rona recognized that the future of IT staffing lied in providing comprehensive talent solutions in order to help her clients build leading-edge IT workforces.  As a result, Instant Technology expanded their offerings to include strategic consultations regarding talent management, training, niche staffing initiatives in DevOps and beyond.

Aneesh Chopra

Aneesh Chopra was the first CTO of the United States government. He is a graduate of Johns Hopkins & the Harvard Kennedy School of Government. Aneesh has recently released his new book INNOVATIVE STATE: How New Technologies Can Transform Government. INNOVATIVE STATE synthesizes his experience as the first CTO and interviews tech leaders and policy experts to create a playbook for how government can tackle our most challenging problems.

Tom Gimbel

Tom Gimbel is president and CEO of LaSalle Network, a Chicago-based staffing firm, specializing in technology. Since inception in 1998, LaSalle has won nearly 30 culture-based and revenue-based awards, including National Best and Brightest Companies to Work For, Inc. 500/5000 (2007-2013), Staffing Industry Analysts’ Best Staffing Firms to Work For (2011-2013) and Fastest-Growing Staffing Firms (2012-2013). In an industry categorized by high turnover, LaSalle has among the highest retention rates with nearly 90%.

Sande Golgart

In the role of Regional Vice President, Sande Golgart oversees all strategic and operational aspects for more than 200 Regus business centers throughout the western United States. Sande has a proven track record of dramatically improving operational and revenue performance. Prior to joining Regus in 1999, Sande was responsible for establishing and overseeing western region operations for two major start-ups

Christopher Klundt

Chris is Founder and President of StudyBlue, a fast-growing learning app used by nearly five million students. While studying computer science and biomedical engineering at UW-Madison, Chris was frustrated with the lack of innovative technology specifically for students and determined to find a solution. He went to work by creating a collaborative, personalized learning app that reaches beyond the limits of pen and paper and revolutionizes the studying experience for students across the globe.

Ashish Rangekar

Ashish Rangnekar is the CEO and Co-Founder of BenchPrep, an educational technology startup based in Chicago.  At BenchPrep, Ashish designed the first testing and assessment engine for iOS in 2008 and led the product development for the first cross-platform exam prep app. He has helped several education publishing companies and advised their executive teams on mobile distribution strategies.

Adam Robinson

Adam co-founded Hireology with the mission to help growing companies make better hiring decisions through data and better technology. Previously, Adamwas the co-founder and CEO of illuma, a leader in high-volume recruitment outsourcing solutions, and the creator of the Ionix Hiring System, a full suite of interview and assessment tools. Adam is passionate about entrepreneurship, donating time to a number of organizations that support the entrepreneurial cause.

Mike Sajor

Mike Sajor joined Apollo Group in April 2012 to create a strong, integrated technology, information technology and innovation organization that can drive world class operational effectiveness and support for Apollo Group’s multiple strategic initiatives and business units. He works to create the platforms and systems for Apollo Group to drive a global transformation in education.

Todd Thibodeaux

Todd Thibodeaux is the president and chief executive officer of CompTIA, the leading trade association representing the business interests of the global information technology (IT) industry. He is responsible for leading strategy, development and growth efforts for the association. Before joining CompTIA in July 2008, Thibodeaux spent more than 17 years with the Consumer Electronics Association (CEA), where he served in a wide range of roles culminating as its senior vice president of industry relations.

Scott Wyatt

Scott Wyatt is Managing Partner of NBBJ — one of the world’s largest architecture firms — where he oversees the talents, accomplishments and business strategies of the firm’s ten offices. As an architect and leader of NBBJ’s corporate office design practice, Scott also oversees the creation of HQ’s for companies like Amazon, Google, Samsung, Boeing, Tencent, Alipay and Microsoft. Scott’s work has been featured in the WSJ, Wired, Businessweek, Fast Company, Inc., Bloomberg TV, Fox Business, CNBC and NPR.

COMPANIES IN ATTENDANCE


From adtech, social media and online publishing, the avenues to extended your reach and power your message are growing at staggering speeds.

SUMMIT PREVIEW

SPEAKERS

James Aitken

James Aitken, is Founder and CEO of The Exchange Lab. In every media endeavour that he undertakes, James anticipates market needs and gathers teams around him to build vibrant, best-of-breed business that have a deep understanding of both marketing and technology at their core. James has been at the forefront of some of the most significant developments in digital advertising that have occurred over the past 15 years, including being an important player in the start-up and 1999 IPO of Seattle-based Avenue A Media.

Andrew Caravella

Andrew Caravella is vice president of marketing at Sprout Social, a leading social media management and engagement platform for business. He leads a rock star team that creates and delivers relevant, engaging content and conversations through multiple forms of media and technology. Andrew believes the heart of social media hinges on exceptional experiences and meaningful connections, and uses those principles to guide dedicated acquisition, brand visibility and customer growth efforts at Sprout.

James DeJulio

James De Julio is the co-founder of Tongal, the leading web-based content development platform that breaks up the creative process into a series of challenges, from idea through execution. Tongal has executed hundreds of campaigns for Fortune brands, including Procter & Gamble, McDonalds, Google, GE, Lego, Lucasfilm and even NASA. James started Tongal with two fellow Boston College graduates as an answer to friction in the labor market for creative work.

Shannon Denton

As the CEO of Razorfish’s North American operations, Shannon oversees client teams and offices in New York, Philadelphia, Atlanta, Chicago, Austin, Portland, Seattle and San Francisco. Previously, Shannon was the leader of the Central region, managing client teams and offices across Chicago, Atlanta and Austin. Shannon’s other roles at Razorfish include executive leadership for several global practice groups including Emerging Experiences and Omnichannel Commerce.

Steve Hannah

Steve Hannah is the Chief Executive Officer at The Onion, an American digital media company and news satire organization. It runs an entertainment website featuring satirical articles reporting on international, national, and local news in addition to a non-satirical entertainment section known as The A.V. Club, and a creative services division called Onion Labs.

Justyn Howard

Justyn Howard is the founder and CEO of Sprout Social, a leading Social Media Management (SMM) platform. Founded in 2010, Sprout Social provides innovative tools that help businesses more effectively manage their social media and social care efforts. A technologist at heart, Justyn is extremely passionate and fully dedicated to helping businesses do more with less and maximize social media engagement opportunities. Prior to founding Sprout Social, Justyn was a sales leader in the enterprise software space for 10 years and has written two books on the subject of leveraging technology to impact sales.

Eric Johnson

Eric Johnson is EVP of multimedia sales for ESPN’s Customer Marketing and Sales group. Johnson leads U.S. and international multimedia ad sales team efforts, responsible for all sales activity across all of ESPN’s businesses. Johnson’s tenure at ESPN began 14 years ago as an account executive for West Coast account television sales. Prior to joining ESPN, Johnson worked at TIME magazine. Mediaweek has named him one of the most indispensable executives shaping the future of media. Currently, Johnson sits on the Board of Directors for IAB and MPA.

Marc Landsberg

Marc is the founder and CEO of socialdeviant, a social media agency dedicated to creating value for brands in a socially connected world. Marc has 20+ years of marketing and M&A experience, serving as CEO of the digital agency MRM (part of IPG) and Arc Worldwide, the digital arm of Leo Burnett. He also served as a director of a private equity firm, Lake Capital. Early in his career, Marc co-founded startup Digital Knowledge Assets, a Web-based knowledge-management platform, with Twitter CEO Dick Costolo and telcoms guru Tim McDonald.

Joe Matthews

Joe Matthews is co-founder of Tagkast, a social advertising platform that turns event photography into branded content. Prior to Tagkast, Joe co-founded Poggled, an events and daily deals for nightlife, while attending Northwestern University Kellogg School of Management. Before Kellogg, Joe worked in investment banking and retail consulting.

Mike McAvoy

Mike McAvoy is the President of The Onion, an American digital media company and news satire organization. On November 8, 2013, Onion Inc. CEO Steve Hannah and President Mike McAvoy announced in Crain’s Chicago Business that The Onion would move to an all-digital format by that December, citing a 30% year-over-year growth in page views to theonion.com. McAvoy received a Bachelor of Arts in Finance, Spanish & Accounting from University of Saint Thomas.

COMPANIES IN ATTENDANCE


There is no shortage of advice on how to start smart, but this summit will teach you how to stay smart and grow towards post-revenue glory.

SUMMIT PREVIEW

SPEAKERS

Austin Allison

As founder and CEO of dotloop, Austin Allison embodies the true nature of leadership – taking his company from startup to market leader. Allison has built a company that fundamentally changed the way real estate is bought and sold every day. Allison was named to Forbes 30 Under 30 list in 2012, Inman News Top 100 Most Influential Real Estate Leaders and was one of ten CEOs featured as “Ohio’s Most Talented Entrepreneuers” by CEO Magazine.

Anthony Broad-Crawford

Anthony Broad-Crawford serves as CTO at Fooda and has previously served as CPO at GiveForward and CTO at Within3. Anthony has an established history as a technology executive who builds great teams that build great products. Anthony also has a proven track-record for growing and leading small and large organizations comprised of world class, highly skilled individuals that consistently exceed expectations on throughput and quality while continuously building a teams core competencies.

Jonathan Bush

Jonathan Bush is CEO and President of athenahealth, Inc. He co-founded the Company in 1997 and took it public in 2007 in the most successful initial public offering that year. Today, athenahealth remains one of the health care information technology industry’s fastest growing companies. Previously, Bush served as an EMT for the City of New Orleans, was trained as a medic in the U.S. Army, and worked as a management consultant in the health care practice of Booz Allen & Hamilton. 

George Deeb

George Deeb is a Managing Partner at Red Rocket Ventures. George is a serial entrepreneur who launched, VC funded and sold his two startups (iExplore and MediaRecall) to billion dollar companies. He is the author of the best-selling book, “101 Startup Lessons—An Entrepreneur’s Handbook”, and the widely read Red Rocket Blog. He is a weekly contributor on entrepreneurship for Forbes, Entrepreneur, WSJ, TNW and others, and has been honored as an E&Y Entrepreneur of the Year and a Crains Tech 50 member. 

Jeff Hoffman

Jeff Hoffman is a serial entrepreneur and internationally recognized innovator who has been a founder and CEO in a number of startups and high growth companies, including Priceline.com, uBid.com, and ColorJar. Jeff writes a regular column on innovation and entrepreneurship for Inc. Magazine, and works with the White House, the US State Department, and entrepreneurial organizations all over the world to support business and economic growth initiatives. 

Bill Pescatello

Bill joined Lightbank as a Principal in May 2011. While at Lightbank, Bill led the firm’s investments in Centzy, Locu (acquired by GoDaddy), Ovuline and Contently (co-lead), while also sitting on the boards of Udemy, Snapsheet, Fooda, Lifecrowd and Whoshere. Bill joined the team from NBCUniversal, where he was a VP and founding member of the Peacock Equity Fund, a $250m venture arm for NBCUniversal. While at Peacock Equity, Bill served as board rep at Greystripe, Ramp and Vivox.

Shawn Riegsecker

Shawn Riegsecker is the CEO and Founder of Centro. He founded the company in 2001 intent on developing software to fix the inefficient operations in the media industry, making it easier to buy, sell and deliver digital media. His leadership, commitment to innovation and modernized approach to culture and employee happiness have led Centro to receive many accolades, including No. 1 on Crain’s Chicago Business’ Best Places to Work for three years in a row – 2011, 2012 and 2013.

Sanjib Sahoo

Sanjib Sahoo was awarded AITP’s “2013 CIO of the Year Award” and other industry awards. Sanjib directs all aspects of IT for tradeMONSTER Group’s online retail brokerage, tradeMONSTER.com, and its financial media site, optionmonster.com. He has been with tradeMONSTER Group since it was founded in 2006 and has masterminded their innovative, award-winning brokerage technology platform, tradeMONSTER, rated as best options trading platform by Barron’s. He is the visionary architect of tradeMONSTER’s patent pending mobile app that was ranked best in the financial industry in just a few weeks of its launch.

Gary Shapiro

Gary Shapiro is the President and CEO of the Consumer Electronics Association. Shapiro is also the author of the best-selling book The Comeback: How Innovation Will Restore the American Dream and numerous opinion pieces published in outlets such as Forbes, The Huffington Post, The Daily Caller, and numerous other publications.

Asha Sharma

Asha is responsible for marketing and communications at Porch, including consumer, b2b, public relations, brand, social media marketing, loyalty, virility, channel, and evangelism. Prior to joining Porch in 2013, Asha worked at Microsoft where she led channel and direct marketing for an incubation cloud business, the commercial marketing launch across the US for Windows 8, and most recently global lifestyle and celebrity public relations for Xbox. Asha was recently recognized by the President and Whitehouse for her efforts around creating a 501(c)3 social entrepreneurship serving at risk teens.

Dr. Charles Sidman

Dr. Sidman was elected Board Member (Investors Seat) & President of the Crowdfunding Professional Association in October 2013. He is Managing Partner of ECS Capital Partners LLC, a Venture Fund investing in early-stage and growth enterprises, & is a retired Professor in the Medical and Business Colleges of the University of Cincinnati. He remains an active member in the Society of Corporate Compliance and Ethics, and also founded and leads the organization Crowdfunding Investment Angels.

Josh Tetrick

Josh Tetrick is the CEO and Founder of Hampton Creek, a food technology company recently backed by Li Ka-shing, the wealthiest man in Asia, and chosen by Bill Gates as one of three companies shaping the future of food. Josh has been interviewed for his work with Hampton Creek by CBS, Travel Channel, Forbes, The New York Times, and The Wall Street Journal, amongst others. Prior to founding Hampton Creek, Josh led a United Nations business initiative in Kenya, worked for both former President Clinton and the President of Liberia, Ellen Johnson-Sirleaf, and taught street children as a Fulbright Scholar in Nigeria and South Africa.

Brad Wilson

Brad Wilson is the Founder & Editor-in-Chief of BradsDeals.com. Brad started BradsDeals in 2001 as a poor college student to show his friends and fellow students how to save money using tips and tricks online. Brad Wilson is a nationally-known savings expert and professional bargain-hunter. He has appeared on The Early Show, FOX & Friends, USA Today, The New York Times, TIME, AOL Daily Finance, and many other national and local news outlets.

Craig Wortmann

Craig Wortmann is a Clinical Professor of Entrepreneurship at the University of Chicago’s Booth School of Business. Craig teaches the award-winning course called Entrepreneurial Selling, recognized by Inc. as one of the “Top Ten” courses in the country. He is the recipient of the 2012 Faculty Excellence Award. Craig is also the author of “What’s Your Story?”, a book that looks at how leaders and sales professionals use stories to connect, engage and inspire.

COMPANIES IN ATTENDANCE

ELEMENTS

Techweek builds a more complete experience by connecting the topics that are explored on stage to what is happening at the expo hall and the gatherings that are hosted throughout the event.

FESTIVALS

  1. Three nights of renowned artists featuring indie & electronic acts. Local bands kick off the fest on the South Drive in front of the majestic Merchandise Mart & along the banks of the famous Chicago River.
  2. Enjoy libations, one-of-a-kind spectacles, & dance the night away at one of the most unique music festivals in the country.

  3. View Lineup

St Lucia will take over the South Drive Friday, June 27 View Lineup

  1. Witness, first-hand, the vanguard of companies and entrepreneurs, re-imagining the home of your dreams.
  2. Technology graces and improves every aspect of our lives. Why would it not follow you home? Interact with products and exhibits that will change the way you heat, light, sleep, and entertain in your home in the years to come

Maker Bot’s 3D Printer in action at Techweek

  1. Technology can’t change the way you eat and drink. Yet, technology can change how you eat and drink.
  2. From finding sustainable solutions to food production to revolutionizing the way we distill spirits, technology has never been more delicious.

Techweek attendees indulge in tasty eats on the South Drive

  1. We’ve got our own red carpet, and it’s only for Techweek attendees – enjoy documentaries, new products, and insightful films diving into the future of how media is consumed.
  2. Gain exclusive access to films before they hit the general public, and partake in Q&A sessions with directors, actors, and writers pioneering brave topics.

Downloaded director, Alex Winter with Techweek attendees

  1. Have what it takes to win the very first Techweek Hackfest? Coding gladiators will battle it out, round by round, until they make APIs sing.
  2. Solve, develop, and innovate while you and your team compete for prizes and are evaluated by an industry leading panel of judges.

Attendees socialize and work in the Motorola Lounge

EXPO HALL

  • 150+ companies pack the floor with innovative products & insights to give Techweek attendees an unrivaled peek into the next wave of technology
  • New business, new clients and new perspectives — all at one of the nation’s most anticipated trade shows.

New Amsterdam shave lounge at Techweek Chicago 2013

  • Meet and talk to the very hiring managers building the teams changing the playing field. Shop around, and find your next dream job in tech.
  • 75+ tech companies will be looking to fill their talented ranks – will you be their next stellar find?

Trading Technologies engages attendees at the Techweek Hiring Fair

  • Meet the 100+ teams of risk-takers showing off their innovative products, services, and ideas while they compete for a grand prize of $100,000 in cash and prizes.
  • Be part of the fray as a panel of judges that includes entrepreneurs, investors, professors, journalists and CEOs analyze the potential success of the leading start-ups.

2013 Launch winner, WeDeliver celebrate with Mayor Emanuel

  • Gain a true understanding of some of tech’s most preeminent visionaries while they speak on topics ranging from developing their niche industries to managing mammoth tech empires.
  • Industry leaders gather on stage to fuel ground-breaking panels, and deliver keynotes These elements fuse on stage for a truly immersive experience.

CTOs Leon Chism, Harper Reed and others speak to a packed room

  • A new element to the Expo – meet experts from fields ranging from public relations, video production, social media marketing, and many other fields.
  • Listen in on, or ask a burning question while you dynamically interact with real-world business experts. Vital content finally meets direct audience engagement at The Knowledge Bar.

Creator Up! Co-Founder Michael Tringe leads a Q&A at the TKB

  • Partake in curated group discussions ranging from topics regarding how to handle a social media crisis to how to capture funding for your burgeoning startup.
  • Learn from industry experts and fellow attendees in this remarkable new, engaging format

Campfire session at the Polsinelli Smart Lounge

  • Daily alumni meet-ups and happy hours keep the vibe going all day in the best bar in town. Imbibe with your new business partners or old friends.
  • Beer pong tournaments, DJs, and all the refreshments all the refreshments one could want are waiting at Bar Techweek.

Attendees socialize over cocktails at Bar Techweek

  • Play cutting-edge games and see the best of what is on the horizon of gaming. Meet the developers and engineers that are making this new artform possible.
  • Compete, collaborate, and kick some butt with other attendees at the Techweek Gamer’s lounge.

Techweek attendees get their adrenaline pumping at the Gamers Lounge

GATHERINGS

  • This ain’t your average food court. We’ve lined the Merchandise Mart’s South Drive with the finest food trucks in the Windy City.
  • Sample special offerings and prices while industry judges vote to crown the winner of the annual Food Truck Face-Off!

Attendees swarm the Mart to get a their hands on Food Truck treats

  • Ever wondered where the amazing companies of Chicago call home? The Techweek Grand Tour gives you a sneak peak into the most dynamic, exciting office spaces in the city.
  • Journey alongside local executives on their turf, as they give insight to what makes their companies tick.

Katie Spriggs of Centro hard at work during the Grand Tour

  • Take over Bar Techweek inside the expo hall – kick it like only your company knows how to!
  • Gather with your favorite associates to celebrate your collaborative accomplishments or meet up with your new co-founder!

George Bousis and the Raise team enjoying the Groupon Happy Hour

  • Each year that the Techweek conference grows, so do our parties! In our 4th year we have teed up some unforgettable events at the city’s hottest venues to cap off each productive day
  • To give you a tiny hint: past Techweek parties have included the 2013 Stanley Cup champs, the Chicago Blackhawks & Calvin Harris – just saying.

Drinks flow as attendees kick back at Techweek parties

  • Tech has transformed many aspects. Fashion will never be the same. Styles, pieces, & brands gain exposure through new channels and make defining and sharing your style as easy as tapping “share.”
  • The FashionTECH Runway Show is the defining intersection of tech, fashion and e-commerce. Grab a front-row seat to the hottest runway show featuring tech influenced designers.

The fabulous models closing out the FashionTECH Runway Show

  • At one of the most unique music venues in the city, the South Drive stage will feature local and international acts of all genres and will be the nucleus of the Future Sounds Music Festival.
  • Three nights of first-rate groups will grace the stage, while the sounds of their tunes and fan’s cheers resound off the stunning Chicago Skyline and River. You don’t want to miss this beat.

JC Brooks & The Uptown Sound rocking out on the South Drive Stage

CONTENT

  • Categorized speakers, expo booths, and professional workshops
  • Witness the pioneers of new technologies and topics that push the boundaries of modern day innovation

Cars.com meets attendees at their expo booth

  • Educational sessions & specialized workshops
  • Focus ranges from professional development to new technology implementation

Motorola gives a hands on demo at the Technical Stage

  • Home of the future of tech – past speakers include likes of Travis Kalanick (CEO, Uber) and Craig Newmark (Founder, Craigslist)
  • Technology’s leading CEOs, founders, and rule-breakers share their stories

Matt Mullenweg of WordPress & Stefan Wietz of Bing at Techweek

  • The fun doesn’t stop when you leave the Techweek floor – attend a slew of events all over town
  • Choose between workshops, brunches, happy hours, office tours and more

Launch winner WeDeliver celebrate at the CDW Bootleggers Ball

SCHEDULE

Main Stage Single Hop Stage Technical Stage Knowledge Bar Campfires
12:00 pm
June 26
Marketing Innovation: Insights from Audi, Uniqlo, and Samsung

Shannon Denton
Razorfish
12:00 pm
12:30 pm
June 26
Sustainable Agility

Chad Albrecht
Centare
12:00 pm
12:30 pm

June 28
Breaking Down Your Business LIVE! 

Jill Salzman
The Founding Kit
12:00 pm
12:30 pm
12:30 pm
June 26
PeopleWork: Welcome to the People (Not Digital) Revolution

Austin Allison
dotloop
12:30 pm
1:00 pm

June 27
Obtain the Funding to Realize Your Vision: Crowdfunding and Other Avenues

Charlie Sidman
CFPA
12:30 pm
1:00 pm

June 28
Productivity: How To Take Over The World Without Losing Your Mind

Jill Salzman
The Founding Kit
12:30 pm
1:00 pm
1:00 pm
June 28
Digital Manufacturing

Bill King
Digital Lab for Manufacturing
1:00 pm
1:30 pm
June 26
Why the resurgence of user-centered design matters for marketers

Marc Landsberg and Robert Channick
SocialDeviant, Chicago Tribune
1:00 pm
1:30 pm

June 27
The Birth of the Startup
1:00 pm
1:30 pm

June 28
The Future of Work- How Online Communities Enable The Best-Work-Wins Environment

James de Julio
Tongal
1:00 pm
1:30 pm
June 26
IP Law

Kurt Rohde
MBHB Law Firm
1:00 pm
2:00 pm

June 27
The Birth of the Startup Excubator

George Deeb
Ensemble
1:30 pm
2:00 pm
June 26
introducing SinLabel- A New Approach to Electronic Music

David Monahit
SinLabel
1:00 pm
1:30 pm
1:30 pm
June 26
Scaling Up: What I Learned from Rapid Growth at Where I've Been, SocialKaty, and Belly

Craig Ulliott
Belly
1:30 pm
2:00 pm

June 27
Intrapreneurship: How Curiosity.com was built from Within Discovery

Gabe Vehovsky
Curiosity.com
1:30 pm
2:00 pm
June 26
As Generation Y Moves to the City, Tech Companies Redefine Corporate Offices

Scott Wyatt
NBBJ
1:30 pm
2:00 pm

June 27
Entrepreneurial Selling: How to Build a Sales Engine

Craig Wortmann
Sales Engine/Chicago Booth
1:30 pm
2:00 pm

June 28
MVP Product Management: Entrepreneurial Product Management in an Agile World

Christopher Krohn
Restaurant.Com
1:30 pm
2:00 pm
June 28
Growth hacking mobile apps 

Anthony Broad-Crawford
Fooda
1:30 pm
2:00 pm
2:00 pm
June 27
GoHealth and Technical Integration with HealthCare.gov: How to win when it seems that everything is going wrong

Brandon and Shane Cruz
GoHealth
2:00 pm
2:30 pm
June 26
Data Equity: Distilling the Value from Enterprise Data Assets

Arnab Gupta
Opera Solutions
2:00 pm
2:30 pm
2:30 pm
June 26
Shutting Down Print

Steve Hannah & Mike McAvoy
The Onion
2:30 pm
3:00 pm

June 27
IBM Watson

Gary Robinson
IBM Big Data
2:30 pm
3:00 pm
3:00 pm
June 27
Current State and Future of Video Media Content

Eric Johnson
ESPN
3:00 pm
3:30 pm
June 26
Role of Technology in Rebuilding and Innovating Chicago's Education System

Alan Anderson, Martin Moran, Steve Gould, Todd Thibodeaux
YearUp Chiago, Google for Teachers, Education and Tech Incubator, Chicago Innovation Mentors, CompTIA
3:00 pm
3:30 pm

June 27
Role of Stats in Innovating Sports

Brian Kopp
Stats LLC
3:00 pm
3:30 pm
June 27
Cloud Point-Counter Point: Microsoft v. Google

Alex Brown
10th Magnitude
3:00 pm
3:30 pm
3:30 pm
June 26
How Innovation Will Restore the American Dream

Gary Shapiro
CES
3:30 pm
4:00 pm

June 27
Boardroom Brawls?

Shawn Riegsecker
Centro
3:30 pm
4:00 pm

June 28
Innovative State- How Technologies Can Transform Government

Aneesh Chopra
Hunch Analytics
3:30 pm
4:00 pm
June 27
Building Human-Centered Tech Company

Tiffany Farris
Palantir.net
3:30 pm
4:00 pm
June 26
Web Project Success: Lessons from History

George Demet
Palantir
3:30 pm
4:00 pm
4:00 pm
June 26
Keys to Startup Success

Jeff Hoffman
ColorJar, Priceline
4:00 pm
4:30 pm

June 27
The Hidden Power of Smiling

Ron Gutman
HealthTap
4:00 pm
4:30 pm
June 28
What do the Queen, Jesus and Technology have in common?

James Aitken
The Exchange Lab
4:00 pm
4:30 pm
June 28
Building an Ad-Hoc Reporting Application with ExtJS and Couchbase

Darrell Pratt
Nielsen
4:00 pm
4:30 pm
4:30 pm
June 26
Making Food Healthier & Affordable for Everyone, Everywhere.

Josh Tetrick
Hampton Creek Foods
4:30 pm
5:00 pm

June 27
Reinventing the Rules by Adding Technology to Sport

Gene Stefanyshyn
Nascar
4:30 pm
5:00 pm
June 26
What's Next for Technology and Education

Ashish Rangnekar, Christopher Klundt, Drew Geant
BenchPrep, StudyBlue, Wyzant
4:30 pm
5:00 pm

June 27
Opportunity Knocks, Disaster Blows: Avoiding Big Data's Big Messes

Yael Cosset
DunnHumby
4:30 pm
5:00 pm
5:00 pm
June 27
The Practicality of the Internet of Things

John Horn
Raco Wireless
5:00 pm
5:30 pm
5:30 pm
June 26
The Internet of Things- Getting to the Jetsons Home of the Future

Adam Justice
ConnectSense
5:30 pm
6:00 pm

Main Stage

  • June 26
    12:00 pm - 12:30 pm
  • June 28
    1:00 pm - 1:30 pm
  • June 26
    1:30 pm - 2:00 pm
  • June 27
    1:30 pm - 2:00 pm
  • June 27
    2:00 pm - 2:30 pm
  • June 26
    2:30 pm - 3:00 pm
  • June 27
    2:30 pm - 3:00 pm
  • June 27
    3:00 pm - 3:30 pm
  • June 26
    3:30 pm - 4:00 pm
  • June 27
    3:30 pm - 4:00 pm
  • June 28
    3:30 pm - 4:00 pm
  • June 26
    4:00 pm - 4:30 pm
  • June 27
    4:00 pm - 4:30 pm
  • June 26
    4:30 pm - 5:00 pm
  • June 27
    4:30 pm - 5:00 pm

Single Hop Stage

  • June 26
    12:00 pm - 12:30 pm
  • June 28
    12:00 pm - 12:30 pm
  • June 26
    12:30 pm - 1:00 pm
  • June 27
    12:30 pm - 1:00 pm
  • June 28
    12:30 pm - 1:00 pm
  • June 26
    1:00 pm - 1:30 pm
  • June 27
    1:00 pm - 1:30 pm
  • June 28
    1:00 pm - 1:30 pm
  • June 26
    1:30 pm - 2:00 pm
  • June 27
    1:30 pm - 2:00 pm
  • June 28
    1:30 pm - 2:00 pm
  • June 26
    2:00 pm - 2:30 pm
  • June 26
    3:00 pm - 3:30 pm
  • June 27
    3:00 pm - 3:30 pm
  • June 27
    3:30 pm - 4:00 pm
  • June 28
    4:00 pm - 4:30 pm
  • June 26
    4:30 pm - 5:00 pm
  • June 27
    4:30 pm - 5:00 pm
  • June 27
    5:00 pm - 5:30 pm
  • June 26
    5:30 pm - 6:00 pm

Technical Stage

  • June 28
    1:30 pm - 2:00 pm
  • June 27
    3:00 pm - 3:30 pm
  • June 26
    3:30 pm - 4:00 pm
  • June 28
    4:00 pm - 4:30 pm

Knowledge Bar

  • June 26
    1:00 pm - 2:00 pm
  • June 27
    1:30 pm - 2:00 pm

Campfires

  • June 26
    1:00 pm - 1:30 pm
Main Stage Single Hop Stage Technical Stage Knowledge Bar Campfires
12:00 pm
June 26
Marketing Innovation: Insights from Audi, Uniqlo, and Samsung

Shannon Denton
Razorfish
12:00 pm
12:30 pm
June 26
Sustainable Agility

Chad Albrecht
Centare
12:00 pm
12:30 pm
12:30 pm
June 26
PeopleWork: Welcome to the People (Not Digital) Revolution

Austin Allison
dotloop
12:30 pm
1:00 pm
1:00 pm
June 26
Why the resurgence of user-centered design matters for marketers

Marc Landsberg and Robert Channick
SocialDeviant, Chicago Tribune
1:00 pm
1:30 pm
June 26
IP Law

Kurt Rohde
MBHB Law Firm
1:00 pm
2:00 pm
June 26
introducing SinLabel- A New Approach to Electronic Music

David Monahit
SinLabel
1:00 pm
1:30 pm
1:30 pm
June 26
Scaling Up: What I Learned from Rapid Growth at Where I've Been, SocialKaty, and Belly

Craig Ulliott
Belly
1:30 pm
2:00 pm
June 26
As Generation Y Moves to the City, Tech Companies Redefine Corporate Offices

Scott Wyatt
NBBJ
1:30 pm
2:00 pm
2:00 pm
June 26
Data Equity: Distilling the Value from Enterprise Data Assets

Arnab Gupta
Opera Solutions
2:00 pm
2:30 pm
2:30 pm
June 26
Shutting Down Print

Steve Hannah & Mike McAvoy
The Onion
2:30 pm
3:00 pm
3:00 pm
June 26
Role of Technology in Rebuilding and Innovating Chicago's Education System

Alan Anderson, Martin Moran, Steve Gould, Todd Thibodeaux
YearUp Chiago, Google for Teachers, Education and Tech Incubator, Chicago Innovation Mentors, CompTIA
3:00 pm
3:30 pm
3:30 pm
June 26
How Innovation Will Restore the American Dream

Gary Shapiro
CES
3:30 pm
4:00 pm
June 26
Web Project Success: Lessons from History

George Demet
Palantir
3:30 pm
4:00 pm
4:00 pm
June 26
Keys to Startup Success

Jeff Hoffman
ColorJar, Priceline
4:00 pm
4:30 pm
4:30 pm
June 26
Making Food Healthier & Affordable for Everyone, Everywhere.

Josh Tetrick
Hampton Creek Foods
4:30 pm
5:00 pm
June 26
What's Next for Technology and Education

Ashish Rangnekar, Christopher Klundt, Drew Geant
BenchPrep, StudyBlue, Wyzant
4:30 pm
5:00 pm
5:00 pm
5:30 pm
June 26
The Internet of Things- Getting to the Jetsons Home of the Future

Adam Justice
ConnectSense
5:30 pm
6:00 pm

Main Stage

  • June 26
    12:00 pm - 12:30 pm
  • June 26
    1:30 pm - 2:00 pm
  • June 26
    2:30 pm - 3:00 pm
  • June 26
    3:30 pm - 4:00 pm
  • June 26
    4:00 pm - 4:30 pm
  • June 26
    4:30 pm - 5:00 pm

Single Hop Stage

  • June 26
    12:00 pm - 12:30 pm
  • June 26
    12:30 pm - 1:00 pm
  • June 26
    1:00 pm - 1:30 pm
  • June 26
    1:30 pm - 2:00 pm
  • June 26
    2:00 pm - 2:30 pm
  • June 26
    3:00 pm - 3:30 pm
  • June 26
    4:30 pm - 5:00 pm
  • June 26
    5:30 pm - 6:00 pm

Technical Stage

  • June 26
    3:30 pm - 4:00 pm

Knowledge Bar

  • June 26
    1:00 pm - 2:00 pm

Campfires

  • June 26
    1:00 pm - 1:30 pm
Main Stage Single Hop Stage Technical Stage Knowledge Bar Campfires
12:30 pm
June 27
Obtain the Funding to Realize Your Vision: Crowdfunding and Other Avenues

Charlie Sidman
CFPA
12:30 pm
1:00 pm
1:00 pm
June 27
The Birth of the Startup
1:00 pm
1:30 pm
1:30 pm
June 27
Intrapreneurship: How Curiosity.com was built from Within Discovery

Gabe Vehovsky
Curiosity.com
1:30 pm
2:00 pm
June 27
Entrepreneurial Selling: How to Build a Sales Engine

Craig Wortmann
Sales Engine/Chicago Booth
1:30 pm
2:00 pm
June 27
The Birth of the Startup Excubator

George Deeb
Ensemble
1:30 pm
2:00 pm
2:00 pm
June 27
GoHealth and Technical Integration with HealthCare.gov: How to win when it seems that everything is going wrong

Brandon and Shane Cruz
GoHealth
2:00 pm
2:30 pm
2:30 pm
June 27
IBM Watson

Gary Robinson
IBM Big Data
2:30 pm
3:00 pm
3:00 pm
June 27
Current State and Future of Video Media Content

Eric Johnson
ESPN
3:00 pm
3:30 pm
June 27
Role of Stats in Innovating Sports

Brian Kopp
Stats LLC
3:00 pm
3:30 pm
June 27
Cloud Point-Counter Point: Microsoft v. Google

Alex Brown
10th Magnitude
3:00 pm
3:30 pm
3:30 pm
June 27
Boardroom Brawls?

Shawn Riegsecker
Centro
3:30 pm
4:00 pm
June 27
Building Human-Centered Tech Company

Tiffany Farris
Palantir.net
3:30 pm
4:00 pm
4:00 pm
June 27
The Hidden Power of Smiling

Ron Gutman
HealthTap
4:00 pm
4:30 pm
4:30 pm
June 27
Reinventing the Rules by Adding Technology to Sport

Gene Stefanyshyn
Nascar
4:30 pm
5:00 pm
June 27
Opportunity Knocks, Disaster Blows: Avoiding Big Data's Big Messes

Yael Cosset
DunnHumby
4:30 pm
5:00 pm
5:00 pm
June 27
The Practicality of the Internet of Things

John Horn
Raco Wireless
5:00 pm
5:30 pm

Main Stage

  • June 27
    1:30 pm - 2:00 pm
  • June 27
    2:00 pm - 2:30 pm
  • June 27
    2:30 pm - 3:00 pm
  • June 27
    3:00 pm - 3:30 pm
  • June 27
    3:30 pm - 4:00 pm
  • June 27
    4:00 pm - 4:30 pm
  • June 27
    4:30 pm - 5:00 pm

Single Hop Stage

  • June 27
    12:30 pm - 1:00 pm
  • June 27
    1:00 pm - 1:30 pm
  • June 27
    1:30 pm - 2:00 pm
  • June 27
    3:00 pm - 3:30 pm
  • June 27
    3:30 pm - 4:00 pm
  • June 27
    4:30 pm - 5:00 pm
  • June 27
    5:00 pm - 5:30 pm

Technical Stage

  • June 27
    3:00 pm - 3:30 pm

Knowledge Bar

  • June 27
    1:30 pm - 2:00 pm
Main Stage Single Hop Stage Technical Stage Knowledge Bar Campfires
12:00 pm
June 28
Breaking Down Your Business LIVE! 

Jill Salzman
The Founding Kit
12:00 pm
12:30 pm
12:30 pm
June 28
Productivity: How To Take Over The World Without Losing Your Mind

Jill Salzman
The Founding Kit
12:30 pm
1:00 pm
1:00 pm
June 28
Digital Manufacturing

Bill King
Digital Lab for Manufacturing
1:00 pm
1:30 pm
June 28
The Future of Work- How Online Communities Enable The Best-Work-Wins Environment

James de Julio
Tongal
1:00 pm
1:30 pm
1:30 pm
June 28
MVP Product Management: Entrepreneurial Product Management in an Agile World

Christopher Krohn
Restaurant.Com
1:30 pm
2:00 pm
June 28
Growth hacking mobile apps 

Anthony Broad-Crawford
Fooda
1:30 pm
2:00 pm
2:00 pm
2:30 pm
3:00 pm
3:30 pm
June 28
Innovative State- How Technologies Can Transform Government

Aneesh Chopra
Hunch Analytics
3:30 pm
4:00 pm
4:00 pm
June 28
What do the Queen, Jesus and Technology have in common?

James Aitken
The Exchange Lab
4:00 pm
4:30 pm
June 28
Building an Ad-Hoc Reporting Application with ExtJS and Couchbase

Darrell Pratt
Nielsen
4:00 pm
4:30 pm

Main Stage

  • June 28
    1:00 pm - 1:30 pm
  • June 28
    3:30 pm - 4:00 pm

Single Hop Stage

  • June 28
    12:00 pm - 12:30 pm
  • June 28
    12:30 pm - 1:00 pm
  • June 28
    1:00 pm - 1:30 pm
  • June 28
    1:30 pm - 2:00 pm
  • June 28
    4:00 pm - 4:30 pm

Technical Stage

  • June 28
    1:30 pm - 2:00 pm
  • June 28
    4:00 pm - 4:30 pm

GETTING HERE

MERCHANDISE MART

222 WEST MERCHANDISE MART PLAZA,
CHICAGO, IL

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.

    The building is easily accessible by the following travel options:
  • CTA bus stops & elevated “L” stop on the second floor
  • Taxi stand on the South Drive
  • Walking distance to Ogilvy and Union Stations
  • Quick, easy driving access to major expressways

PLAN YOUR TRIP

OUR PARTNERS:

You’re savvy, you’ve got your badge, and now you’re on the road to one amazing experience at Techweek.

We’ve reserved discounted blocks at two River North hotels for our amazing attendees.


Holiday Inn

Three minutes from Techweek | (312) 836-5000

Book Here

The Godfrey

Ten minutes from Techweek | (312) 649-2000

Book Here


These blocks will guarantee you discounted rates from Wednesday June 25th to Sunday June 29th.

If booking by phone at the Holiday Inn, please call (312) 836-5000 & mention code CT7 for a discounted rate.

REGISTER

WHO COMES TO TECHWEEK?

CEOs, entrepreneurs, innovators and dreamers meet at Techweek to see what’s next. Whether you are receiving legal advice at the Techweek Knowledge Bar, meeting your next co-founder in the expo or dancing on the South Drive, your cup will never be empty.

LEARN

Soak up all the tech know-how across our many stages, panels, curated conversations, and Q&A sessions.

  • Six stages. 100+ sessions. Cutting edge topics discussed in front of the Techweek audience.
  • 150+ speakers. Technical experts, eminent founders and CEOs.
  • Unparalleled audience engagement throughout the conference

EXPERIENCE

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

  • 150+ companies show their newest technologies & 75+ companies looking to hire you
  • 100+ startups compete for $100k in cash and prizes
  • A plethora of bars and lounges to get to know your fellow Techweekers

GATHER

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

  • After-parties featuring the likes of JC Brooks and the Uptown Sound, Calvin Harris and Tiesto
  • Tunes, foodtrucks, & dancing, along the Chicago river & skyline
  • Fly from partner events to movie premieres to much, much more

150 Companies

  • Innovative products & insights from +150 companies
  • New business, new clients, and new perspectives – all at one of the nation’s most anticipated trade-shows

100 Startups

  • Meet the teams building the future of tech
  • Watch startups compete for a grand prize of up to $100,000 in cash and prizes

25+ Sessions

  • Visions ranging from niche industries to mammoth tech empires
  • Panels and keynotes fuse onstage for a truly immersive experience

3 Days of Music

  • Experience the South Drive Stage with amazing face-melting artists from all genres
  • Techweekers dance the night away at one of the most unique music festivals in the country

8 All Encompassing Topics

  • Categorized speakers, expo booths, and professional workshops
  • Witness the vanguard of new technologies
  • Topics that push the boundaries of what is considered the norm

8+ World Class Workspaces

  • Interactive tour of the most dynamic office spaces in your city
  • Journey alongside local executives on their turf

15 Curated Conversations

  • Partake in in-depth curated conversations
  • Learn from industry experts and fellow attendees

5+ Discussions

  • Q&A sessions with industry experts
  • Dynamic content meets direct audience engagement

10+ Food Trucks

  • Sample special offerings from your city’s best food trucks on the Merch Mart South Drive
  • Watch the judges vote to crown a favorite!

Futuristic Lifestyles

  • Reimagine the way you envision the abode of your dreams
  • Products and exhibitions that will change the way you live

40+ Riveting Sessions

  • Past speakers include likes of Travis Kalanick (Uber) and Mayor Rahm Emanuel
  • The industry’s most visionary CEOs, founders, and rule-breakers

15 Top Online Brands

  • The defining intersection of tech, ecommerce and fashion
  • Featuring tech enabled local and international designers

10+ Cutting Edge Games

  • Play cutting-edge games and see the best of what is coming up next
  • Compete, collaborate, and kick some butt with other attendees

5 Kegs

  • Take a break from the thrill while you imbibe with your new business partners or old friends
  • Daily Alumni meet-ups and happy hours

3 Days of Music

  • Take in the skyline on the South Drive with music, food trucks and much, much more
  • Take in the Future of Sound fest along with the Food & Drink fest!

4+ Private Screenings

  • Exclusive access to films before they hit the general public
  • Pioneering brave topics with Q&A sessions available to Techweek attendees only

25+ Informative Sessions

  • Educational sessions & specialized workshops
  • Focus ranges from professional development to new technology implementation

8+ Killer Parties

  • Chicago’s most choice venues – open only to Techweek attendees
  • Break it down to the likes of Calvin Harris, JC Brooks and the Uptown Sound & Tiesto

80+ Employers

  • 75+ tech companies looking for top talent
  • Meet hiring managers and find your next job in tech

3 Killer Happy Hours

  • Take over Bar Techweek – kick it like only your company knows how!
  • Gather with your favorite associates to celebrate your amazing collaborative accomplishments

Hours of Hacking Fun

  • Multiple rounds of challenges and prizes
  • Meet fellow coding enthusiasts
  • Build the best product

3 Days of Gastro-Goodness

  • Technology has never been more delicious
  • Techn enabled vendors serve you up the future of food & drink

10+ Offsite Events

  • The fun doesn’t stop – attend a slew of outside events all over town
  • Choose between workshops, brunches, happy hours, office tours and more

The end all, be all of passes

  • Meet the industries most visionary CEOs and tech leaders
  • Engage in Chatham House Rule convos
  • Gather at one of the most exclusive events of the year


Get Your Ticket ×