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WHO COMES TO TECHWEEK & FUTURE SOUND?

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.

* TECHWEEK CHICAGO’S CONFERENCE AND EXPO WILL BE HELD THURSDAY, JUNE 26 – SATURDAY, JUNE 28

TECHWEEK CHICAGO PASS BREAKDOWN

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EXPO
Time: Thu June 26 – Sat Jun 28 | 12pm – 5pm
Place: Merchandise Mart | 7th Floor

  • Hundreds of top tech companies from titans to startups, all under one roof.
  • Get a blowout from the City of Santa Monica
  • Learn to DJ and check out the Silent Disco
  • Sample company products and offerings from tasty treats to newly released technologies
  • And… a few more surprises like last year’s shave chair
EXPO STAGES
Time: Thu June 26 – Sat Jun 28 | 12pm – 5pm
Place: Merchandise Mart | 7th Floor

  • The Knowledge Bar – Relax for a casual conversation with industry experts on topics that matter like IP law and more
  • The Skype Campfire Stage – Hear from ContextMedia Chief Strategy Officer and Co-founder Shradha Agarwal and see IBM’s Watson up close and in personal
  • The SingleHop Stage – See the trends and technologies of the future in Social Media, Education, and the Internet of Things
  • The Argyle Technical Stage – Learn what you need to know from experts on topics ranging from Cloud technology to HIPAA compliance, sports statistics to developer recruiting
LAUNCH COMPETITION
Time: Thu June 26 | 12pm – 6pm
Place: Merchandise Mart | 7th Floor

  • Watch 100 startups battle for the 4th annual Chicago Launch title in the Midwest’s biggest startup competition.
  • Meet all 100 companies exhibiting on Thursday and see the 5 finalists present their pitch onstage in front of top VCs and entrepreneurs that have previously included JB Pritzker, Managing Partner of the Pritzker Group and Andres Moreno, CEO of Open English
HIRING FAIR
Time: Fri June 27 | 12pm – 5pm
Place: Merchandise Mart | 7th Floor

  • Get a job in one of the fastest- growing industries
  • 50+ of the top companies like Capital One, GE, Centro, and Uber are at the Hiring Fair looking for top talent
  • Companies will be looking to hire designers, developers, salespeople, and much much more
BAR TECHWEEK & FOOD TRUCKS
Time: Thu June 26 – Sat June 28 | 12pm – 5pm
Place: Merchandise Mart | 7th Floor

  • Meet your co-founder while sipping a cocktail at one of our daily Happy Hours
  • Grab a bite to eat at the Food Truck Face Off on the South Drive
FUTURE SOUND MUSIC FESTIVAL
Time: Thu June 26 – Sat June 28 | Afternoon – 10pm
Place: Merchandise Mart | South Drive

  • See music and tech come together before your eyes (and ears) at the first-ever music festival in River North
  • See Morgan Page’s 3D show take over the South Drive Stage
  • Watch Brooklyn-based Alternative sensation St. Lucia rock your Friday night
 
OTHER FESTIVALS
Time: TBD
Place: Merchandise Mart | 7th Floor

  • Check out the premiere of “Transformers: Age of Extinction” at Techweek’s Film & TV Festival
  • See the future of the household at the Future Home Festival
  • Experience how social media is transforming dining at our Food and Drink Festival
 
SUMMIT STAGE
Time: Thu June 26 – Sat June 28 | 12pm – 5pm
Place: Merchandise Mart | 7th Floor

  • The Summit Stage – where the featured Keynotes including Jeff Hoffman, founder of Priceline and Kathryn Minshew, CEO of The Muse
   
GRAND TOURS
Time: Tue June 24 – Wed June 25
Place: Multiple Locations

  • Join CBRE for a happy hour following the Techweek Grand Tour. Relax on Epic’s rooftop after touring the creative spaces at Sprout Social, ContextMedia and Vibes.
  • After touring the modern office spaces of InContext Solutions, Enova and Uber during day two of the Techweek Grand Tour, take a complimentary Uber to Little Goat and join CBRE and Chicago Ventures for a rooftop happy hour.
     
OFFSITE PARTNER EVENTS
Time: TBD
Place: Offsite Partner Locations

  • Join sensor analytics company TempoIQ at their Chicago office for a happy hour focused on connected sensors and devices and the Internet of Things.
     
FASHION TECH RUNWAY SHOW
Time: Tue June 24 | 7pm – 9pm
Place: W Hotel City Center

  • Fashion and Technology intersect on the FashionTECH Runway at the W Hotel
  • See the latest trends covering wearable technology, e-commerce, and tech-laden materials and design
  • Be excited for a few tricks we’ve got up our sleeve
     
PRIVATE SUMMIT
Time: TBD
Place: River North

  • The ultimate experience for tech executives. Our invitation-only Private Summit hosts C-suite tech execs for off-the-record discussions and exclusive entertainment.