Techweek Comes to Los Angeles
November 7, 2014
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If you're interested in technology and live in California, consider attending Techweek, a conference and expo that is making its way to Los Angeles from Nov. 17 to Nov. 21. California is home to many of the most successful technology companies in the United States, so there is no better place to join your like-minded peers and professionals and learn about the latest in the technology industry. It is expected that over 2,500 people will attend the main events.
What You'll Do
Techweek is packed with technology-related events, bringing together numerous technological entrepreneurs and visionaries from all areas of the technology sector. Familiar giants such as Google, Microsoft and Facebook will be there rubbing shoulders with new startups. It's a great place for you to make new contacts and learn something about new technologies.
At the core of Techweek is a two-day technology conference and expo. At the conference, you'll hear from 75 leading tech figures, while more than a thousand companies will showcase their latest products at the expo. This expo will be held on Nov. 20 and Nov. 21 in a custom-built tent on the Santa Monica Pier.
During the rest of the week, you can network with others at various organized gatherings. These events range from breakfasts to late-night parties, so there's something for everyone. There will also be a hiring fair, so be sure to go if you're looking for a job or just want to see what's out there. Other interesting events include a 24-hour "hackathon," a "Food Truck Face-Off," a festival highlighting the impact of technology on areas such as music and film, a fashion and technology event and a grand tour of the offices of some leading tech companies.
The event is not expensive to attend, although if you want an all-access black pass, you should be ready to spend $2,500. Depending on the events you want to attend, prices start at $75 for an expo pass; students and nonprofit employees can apply for a discount on the standard price, as well.
Can't Make It to Los Angeles?
If Los Angeles is too far of a trek for you, Techweek will also be held in several other major cities. The latest one was in New York in September, but there are already another three confirmed events for next year. One will be held in Miami sometime in 2015, while Detroit will play host from April 13 to April 19, and Chicago will host another from June 22 to June 28. New locations are added based on demand, so be sure to check the website regularly for updates.
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