Aug 20-21
Louisville, KY

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Tech, talk, food, and music as only Louisville does it.


Get informed from both regional and national speakers.


Learn about and discuss today's crucial technologies.


The Henry Clay, Nucleus Bldg., U of L's Engineering Garage, and the TechJam Slam

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Top speakers

Andrew Swartz
Andrew Swartz
Director, Sutherland Labs

Director of Experience Research at Sutherland Innovation Labs, Andrew is an expert in customer and brand experience for technology and healthcare.

Paul Cummings
Paul Cummings
Co-founder, TechTown USA

Paul is a TN entrepreneur and motivational speaker whose company is building a series of technology and entrepreneurial centers for children (7-17) & tech professionals in key cities.

Rob May
Rob May
CEO, Stealth Startup

Rob is one of Louisville's original tech entrepreneurs and is now responsible for expanding Datto's cloud-to-cloud backup business. He sold his previous company, Backupify, to Datto in Dec 2014.

Stephen E. Arnold
Stephen E. Arnold
President, Arnold IT

Stephen is a known expert nationally & internationally on data mining, search, CyberSecurity, and CyberOSINT. Based in Louisville, he co-founded The Point indexing service, sold to Lycos in 1997.

John H. Barker
Dr. John H. Barker
Co-founder, Neuronetrix

John is a leading expert in hand & face transplant research and regenerative medicine. The FDA has recently approved his company's Cognision, a testing system for Alzheimer's disease. In 2010 he established the Frankfurt Initiative for Regenerative Medicine (FIRM).

Ronna-Renee Jackson
Ronna-Renee Jackson
Executive Director, Chattanooga Technology Council

Ronna-Renee has been at the helm of new generation STEM schooling. The Chattanooga gigabit network allows for projects like the 4K microscope for cross-country learning for STEM students.

Ron Clapman
Ron Clapman
Technical Consultant, ForgeRock

Ron has served in Chief Software & Enterprise Architect roles at global industry leaders such as Bell Labs, AT&T, Sun Micro, and Oracle. He'll discuss security and identity management.

Randy Crabtree
Randy Crabtree
Partner & Founder, Tri-Merit

Randy is a CPA with more than twenty years of public accounting and tax consulting experience. He conducts CPE seminars nationwide and has published numerous articles on the R&D tax credit.

Richard Lindenmuth
Richard Lindenmuth
Founder, Verto Partners

Richard is a longtime consultant to companies looking to maximize their tech, and has counseled all levels of companies and gov'ts on how to look at best practices.

Vipin Gopal
Vipin Gopal
Humana Enterprise VP

As the VP of Clinical Analytics, Vipin's group develops and applies advanced analytics to advance Humana's clinical strategy, programs, quality, & outcomes.

Elle Waters
Elle Waters
Director of Strategy, Simply Accessible

Elle works with business, design, content, dev & testing teams to build the foundation of accessibility into every facet of corporate culture.

Dustin Lyons
Dustin Lyons
Technical Lead, Credit Karma

Dustin serves as Technical Lead over real time product analysis at Credit Karma, a financial management platform with over 35M users.

Drew Curtis
Drew Curtis

Drew created the popular website and is embarking on a campaign to become Kentucky's next governor.

Joseph MacDonald
Joseph MacDonald
CEO & Manager, Blue Sky Case Management

Joseph inspires case managers to create a future for people to live meaningful, inclusive & self-directed lives outside of institutional settings.

Tim Jones
Tim Jones
Business Coach, ActionCOACH

Tim helps people simplify their lives & reach their goals with passion, results, commitment, integrity, teamwork, enthusiasm, fun, & balance.

Joe Steier
Joe Steier
President & CEO, Signature HealthCARE

Joe is a healthcare entrepreneur & business leader who has helped found startups, owned small businesses, and is an author, public speaker & board advisor.

Dianne Timmering
Dianne Timmering
VP, Spirituality & Legislative Affairs, Signature Healthcare

Dianne is an author, entrepreneur, innovator, and spiritual leader who cofounded and built one of the largest for-profit, multi-faith departments of Spirituality in the nation with Signature CEO Joe Steier.

Mary Beth Henry
Mary Beth Henry
Director, Portland Office of Community Technology

Mary Beth is implementing Portland's Broadband Strategic Plan to catalyze FTTH and address digital divide issues. She also focuses on policy and legislative issues related to broadband, local authority and the public interest.

Barbara Gordon
Barbara Gordon
Director of Social Services, KIPDA

Barbara has worked in the field of human services and with older adults and persons with disabilities for more than thirty years and is a member of the Kentucky Association for Area Agencies on Aging.

Dr. Anna Faul
Dr. Anna Faul
Associate Dean of Academic Affairs, U of L

Anna's research agenda focuses on the critical needs in the field of aging and chronic disease management. She is a tenured professor and Associate Dean of Academic Affairs at the Kent School of Social Work.

Andy Swan
Andy Swan
Co-founder, LikeFolio

Andy co-founded LikeFolio, a product which mines Twitter for unique and valuable insights about brands and products, and he is also an investor and board member of several tech startups.

Josh Miller and Theo Edmonds
Josh Miller & Theo Edmonds
Co-founders, IDEAS xLab

IDEAS xLab is a catalytic organization run by artists & art professionals to help connect businesses and NGOs with artists to maximize their creative capacities.

James Seiffert
James Seiffert
Attorney, Stites & Harbison

Jim is a member of the Business & Corporate Services and Tax Service Groups at S&H, focusing on venture capital financing, closely held business, taxation, M&A, and general business law.

Joan Siefert Rose
Joan Siefert Rose
President, Council for Entrepreneurial Development

Joan is president of the oldest and largest entrepreneurial support organization in the nation, prior to which she enjoyed a long career in commercial and public broadcasting.


Note: Discounts offered for students, groups, & early-bird ordering.
For those not attending sessions, tickets are available for Day 2's VIP TechTown Luncheon separately.


Single day


  • Breakfast buffet
  • Day 1 features Keynote
  • Day 2 features VIP Lunch
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VIP Lunch


  • Hosted by TALK with entrepreneur Paul Cummings of TechTown
  • Luncheon included with Day 2 or Full Package tickets
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