LOUISVILLE, Ky. — Techfest Louisville 2019, is the 3rd biennial event of TALK, the Technology Association of Louisville Kentucky and will be held on Aug. 22 and Aug. 23 for business professionals, with additional special youth STEAM events.
The conference’s key focus areas are: blockchain, cybersecurity, internet of things, healthcare IT, and artificial intelligence. The event’s premiere sponsors are V-Soft Consulting and its V-Soft Labs.
Other key sponsors (to date) include: Avertium (formerly Sword & Shield Security); Frost, Brown & Todd; Dean, Dorton, Allen & Ford; Tek Systems; Cybereason; Fletcher Data Consulting; Ice Miller Legal Counsel; Bytespeed, CloudNexus, and Aspectx.
Keynotes will include: Konrad Konarski, senior practice head – artificial intelligence & IoT, V-Soft Labs, “Roadmapping Artificial Intelligence for the Enterprise;” Mark Long, UF Innovate, director of incubation services; “How to Build a Large-Scale Incubator/Accelerator Ecosystem: Lessons From UF Innovate;” and Gene Price, Rear Admiral, U.S. Navy, Fleet Cyber Command – “CyberSecurity: Tales from the Front.”
All tech and business professionals are welcome to attend any or all of the event. Day passes are sold online at www.techfestlou.com. Type TECH2019 for a 35% discount. Deeper discounts are available for corporate purchases over 5 employees.
The main conference, which opens with a breakfast networking event at 8 a.m., will be held on the third floor at the 900 East Main Street Entrepreneurial Center, with the trade show being held behind the building at nearby Akasha Brewery (909 East Market Street). The trade show at Akasha will begin officially each day at 10 a.m. with setup prior to that and conclude by 4 p.m. each day.
A special offsite Healthcare IT Techfest event will be in partnership with the University of Louisville at the new offices of the Trager Institute on Aug. 22 at 2 p.m. with a cocktail hour at 4 p.m. discussing “Aging Care and Related Innovations” via a panel of regional experts.
Key youth events include the TALK-Marwood Rad Science Skateboard Build to be held at the University of Louisville’s Engineering Garage for students at least 13 years of age and college-age students as well as interested faculty. This fee-based course teaches the basic principles of engineering and all will complete their own skateboard to take home. Registration is via Marwood Veneer, a TALK partner, via their phone at (812) 288-8344 or [email protected]. Basic fee: $185 for 2 days of instruction and materials; optional Day 3 costs $40.
One of the new TechFest Louisville 2019 events this year will be youth tech-specific debates on the subject of privacy run by The League Pro of Kentucky.
All business and tech professionals are welcome to come and listen to these debates which will be held after-school hours at the Lincoln Elementary School building, directly adjacent to the main Techfest venue, with participation from middle and high schoolers. The title for this event is: “Technological Privacy? That’s Debatable!” This will be 4 to 7 PM each day of Techfest. There is no fee to watch the debates; students have been preparing and were enrolled for the summer in debate teams via The League Pro of Kentucky. The debate teams will be the finalists of the season.