Be a part of the nation’s leading Technology festival. Hear from the leading names in local tech, learn from companies on the cutting edge, see what the hottest startups are up to, and network with other talented professionals in tech.


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  • SUMMIT is a series of forums and speaking sessions with world famous speakers that tackle the latest topics and disruptive trends, through the lens of technology and innovation.
  • New in 2016, we will also be showcasing digital summits, allowing greater breadth and reach of topics, speakers and audience.
  • Past summits have included Fintech, Emerging Technology,Healthcare, Automotive Connectivity, Smart Cities, and many more.
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SPONSOR: Find ways to partner with SUMMIT

Who should partner with SUMMIT?
  • Innovation companies looking to make a strong brand statement of thought leadership in a specific industry
  • Companies expecting or having a great deal of investor scrutiny, looking to make a strong statement of industry or topic leadership
  • Companies needing to tell their company innovation story to attract extraordinary talent
What solutions does SUMMIT offer our partners?
  • Brand exposure with a committed, focused audience
  • Make a bold statement about your company’s thought leadership and tell their innovation story
  • Explain why your company is the best place to work

NEW FOR 2016: We have 6 exciting SUMMIT content streams



The internet of things (IOT) is evolving at a rapid pace.  Everything from drones to our homes, cars, devices and wearables are now connected.  See what the future of connectivity means for our everyday lives where we bring together all the things, smart things that is.



Join prominent VCs, city officials and entrepreneurs as they explore the state of innovation in the urban setting



Financial technology startups are trying their hand at disrupting the incumbents who still dominate traditional financial space. Hear from FinTech founders and investors who are betting big to ease payment processing, reducing fraud, saving consumers money, and changing the landscape as we know it



Semi-autonomous, driverless and the connected car are the ways of the future of driving.  Hear from industry leaders creating new initiatives and building new programs in their own organizations to push the envelop further.



In more ways than one, virtual reality and augmented reality are permeating into our daily lives, whether through gaming, movies, advertising, and much more.  Hear from game changers in the industry and watch their demos live



Hear from some of the most influential investors, entrepreneurs and tech moguls on how they made a difference in their company by creating a more inclusive environment and encouraging diversity from gender parity, equal representation, and socioeconomic backgrounds varying

SPEAK: Suggest a speaker, or nominate yourself for Summit

Techweek is now accepting speaker nominations!

Techweek hosts hundreds of the top minds in technology. Whether it’s cloud computing, autonomous vehicles, social media, IOT, virtual reality, recruiting, finance 2.0, or just about anything else, we’ve got one of the industry leaders on our stages. Techweek’s speakers cover all the topics you want to hear about on multiple stages and in every conceivable format – keynote addresses, fireside chats, and riveting (and sometimes contentious) panel discussions. Speakers don’t just share their ideas with the Techweek crowd, they also have access to Techweek’s insider and the entire Techweek event.

Techweek’s speaker line-up has been packed with talent every year in each city, including: Rahm Emanuel, Chicago’s Mayor, Justyn Howard, Founder and CEO at Sprout Social, Dick Glover, President and CEO at Funny or Die, Stefan Weitz, Director of Search at Bing, Kim Dotcom, Founder at MEGA.

Suggest a speaker you really want to see at Techweek!

ATTEND: 2016 tickets

SUMMIT has a wide selection of ways to become a partner – and a way to tell your story to the right audience
Morning receptionWelcome our attendees and prestigious speakers with a kick-off
Press room Interview our speakers and set up shop with the press
Venue naming rights Brand the venue where we host our summit series
Evening reception Host a meet and greet for attendees, press, and speakers
Stage naming Brand the stage with your logo throughout the sessions
Summit session Brand one of our sessions featuring 1.5 hrs of content covering topics from Fintech to Virtual Reality, and have the opportunity for your
company to speak, moderate, or emcee

Companies looking for a powerful brand amplification and association with the thought leadership and innovation are excellent partners for SUMMIT.  Many of SUMMIT iconic international brands have found SUMMIT to be a powerful story-telling platform over the past 5 years: