JOIN US FOR TECHFEST LOUISVILLE 2024
In Celebration of TALK’s Ten Years!

August 22-23, 2024

Location: Bonnycastle Club
1951 Bonnycastle Ave
Louisville, KY 40205

TechFest is an annual summit with music designed to bring together technology professionals for learning and networking. Attendees will have opportunities to explore economic development avenues for their businesses, connect with regional and national IT leaders, and learn about emerging technology. The event is hosted by the Technology Association of Louisville Kentucky (TALK). TALK is Kentucky’s tech council and a member of the Technology Councils of North America (TECNA).

TechFest educates, connects, and entertains the audience of CIOs, CTOs, CISOs, VIPs, CEOs, entrepreneurs, professionals, programmers, data analysts, designers, IT managers, makers, government officials, and more by bringing national and regional speakers and vendors together to cover topics.

Schedule for Thursday August 22

9:30 AM

Trade show set up


10:00 AM – 5:00 PM

Trade show


10:00 AM

“CRM:  Highlighting the Best of Salesforce” – Josh Neisler, Director of Growth, Pylons Cloud Innovations.


10:30 AM

TBD


11:00 AM

TBD


12:00 PM

Box Lunch Served for Attendees.

“How to Think About Your Cybersecurity in 2024” — A Panel Discussion.

 


1:00 PM

TBD


1:30 PM

“Elevating Analytics: Transitioning to Google & Leveraging Advanced Business Intelligence” – Justin Tindle, Director of Software Development, E-Blu Solutions.


2:00 PM

“Designing A Connected Workforce:  Leveraging Your Career for a Better Life”  — Jonathan Irwin, Founder & CEO of Workrede.


2:30 PM

TBD


3:00 PM

“A Deep Dive:  Discussing Tips & Best Practices for IT Project Management” – Randy Syring, CEO of Level 12.


4:00 PM-8:00 PM

Cash Bar, Networking, and Live Music featuring vocalist Desiree Thayer and her band. All Bonnycastle Club members welcome.


5:00 PM

Tradeshow Ends.

BBQ Dinner Served Plus More Networking & Music.


Schedule for Friday August 23

12:00 PM

Keynote with Luncheon / Networking.
Keynote:  Pat Bodin, Global AI Architect, Cisco.

Trade show continues until 5:30PM.

 


 

1:30 PM – 3:00 PM

Louisville’s AI World Cafe

Breakout groups led by TALK Board Members.

Discussion Tables – All to Participate in Small Group Discussions.

  1. AI & Cybersecurity.
  2. AI at Work.
  3. AI Trust & Privacy Concerns.
  4. Future AI Threats.
  5. Collaboration between AI and Humans.
  6. AI and Education.
  7. AI’s Impact on Small and Medium Enterprises (SMEs).
  8. AI Predictions from Futurists.

 

3:00 PM – 5:30 PM

Music & Networking. Light Snacks. Cash Bar.  Band TBD.

 


TechFest Louisville Sponsors for 2024

Friends of Techfest

Wrap-up Video from Techfest 2023

Our Mission

Our mission:   Workforce and economic development
Goal:  To create opportunities for job growth, job training, STEAM curriculum, plus public policy and advocacy around technology subjects at the state and federal level.

  • One of 65+ tech councils in North America, including Canada.
  • Member of TECNA (Tech Councils of America)
  • Independent, non-profit educational organization
  • Registered 501C3.
  • Established officially April 22, 2014. First official meetup February 2013.
  • In short:  Create and identify jobs. Train people.