Four years strong

From its humble beginnings at the inaugural Techweek Chicago conference in late July of 2011, Techweek has grown to prominence as the premier national collection of technology conference & festivals in America.  Starting with 2,500 attendees in 2011, we have doubled in size each year and well on our way to over 20,000 in 2014.  Our celebration has gotten national recognition as we welcome names like Travis Kalanick, Calvin Harris, Mayor Rahm Emanuel, Alexis Ohanian, Microsoft, Motorola, and more.  We will continue to grow as we showcase, celebrate and enable emerging innovation ecosystems worldwide.

Techweek through the years


Techweek Chicago 2014

June 23-29, 2014

Our largest event to date! Over 13,800 attendees flocked to the Merchandise Mart in River North. Highlights included speaking sessions from the likes of Kathryn Minshew, CEO of and awesome exhibits from Microsoft, Dropbox, and more. Our inaugural Future Sound Music Festival added entertainment from St. Lucia, Eric Prydz, and a 3D light show from DJ Morgan Page.



Techweek Detroit 2014

May 19-25, 2014

We saw how Detroit hustles harder as the Motor City opened its doors for Techweek with support from presenting sponsor Quicken Loans. Detroit's incredible startup scene was on display during LAUNCH and we celebrated the strength and potential of the city as a tech hub of the future.



Techweek Miami 2014

May 1-7, 2014

In partnership with eMerge Americas, Techweek made a splash in South Beach. With over 6,000 attendees from across the Americas, eMerge Americas Techweek Miami was a resounding success with everything from Pitbull on stage to a Mayoral Innovation Summit and the largest tech hiring fair ever in South Florida.



Techweek 2013 Los Angeles

November 18-24, 2013

Techweek dipped its toes in the Pacific as we welcomed startups, speakers, investors, and more to Santa Monica for the inaugural Techweek Los Angeles. Sun, Surf and Tech make a great combo!



Techweek 2013 New York

October 14-20, 2013

For the first time, Techweek ventured outside of Chicago to the City That Never Sleeps. It seems like Tech doesn't sleep either as the residents of Silicon Alley packed our SoHo venue for the inaugural Techweek New York event!



Techweek 2013 Chicago

June 27-29, 2013

Back at the Merchandise Mart for Year 3, we continued our rapid growth. Chicago's own Motorola flew the flag as the Presenting Sponsor and we hosted public officials like Mayor Rahm Emanuel and public enemies like Kim Dotcom.



Techweek 2012

June 22-26, 2012

Year 2 in Chicago! We grew to host over 5,000 attendees for our celebration as Chicago staked its claims as one of the world's great tech cities.



Techweek 2011

July 22-29, 2011

Our first event. Ever. It all began here. One week of tech and innovation in River North.