Call for Speakers - HVTechFest 2021
Theme: Tech-Driven Recovery in the Hudson Valley
Emphasis: Building a strong, accessible Hudson Valley Technology Hub
Applications deadline: September 20th, 2021

Mission of HVTechFest:

A celebration of OpenHub community and its programs, and as service, giving back to Hudson Valley community towards the goal of building a regional tech-driven economy recovery.


Hudson Valley Businesses who value technology as key to their well-being and growth opportunities
Technologists from fresh graduates, seasoned professionals, and those in career transition
Public Sector (Local Government, Education) interested in growing a regional tech-driven economy

What we are looking for:

Talks: 45 minutes + 15 minute Q&A
Workshops: 1 to 2 hours
Panel: Suggested theme and named participants

Our focus is on showcasing future trends, best practices, stories of successful collaborations, lessons learned, and solutions to community-wide issues within our various program tracks. Can you speak about:

- Digital Divide within the Hudson Valley Region
- Career and Workforce Development as an experienced practitioner
- Technology education in the areas of Cloud, AI, ML, Open Source, Privacy, and Cybersecurity
- Open Data and Data Analytics
- Technology growth in Healthcare, Agriculture, Financial, and in the Arts
- Maker movement technologies and activities

Of special focus and celebration are stories we want to be heard from businesses/individuals
we call "Pivoteers"

"Pivoteers" - Businesses/individuals when faced with the socio-economic impact of the COVID-19 pandemic, did a pivot that saved and/or grew their business through the use of technology

Why present at HVTechfest?

Presenting at the HVTechfest provides you an opportunity to build your professional network, share knowledge, experiences, and ideas. In addition, you will be recognized as a resource in this rapidly growing community. All speakers will receive a free ticket to the conference and other generous benefits.

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