DesTechAZ 2019

October 16-17, 2019
Fairmont Scottsdale Princess

DesTechAZ 2019 with Steve “Woz” Wozniak was another successful event! Woz hosted special guests from NASA, Orange County Choppers, Atari, Hanson Robotics, Meow Wolf, Arizona Commerce Authority and Arizona Governor Doug Ducey. The conversations focused on K-12 STEM education, Arizona state initiatives and achievements, and new innovations and technologies happening throughout all industries.

Watch the event recap video to the right and all of Thursday night’s dinner discussions below.

DesTechAZ 2019 with Steve “Woz” Wozniak was another successful event! Woz hosted special guests from NASA, Orange County Choppers, Atari, Hanson Robotics, Meow Wolf, Arizona Commerce Authority and Arizona Governor Doug Ducey. The conversations focused on K-12 STEM education, Arizona state initiatives and achievements, and new innovations and technologies happening throughout all industries.

Watch the event recap video and all of Thursday night’s dinner discussions below.

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Couldn’t make it? No problem! Watch what you missed below.

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Arizona Commerce Authority Award Presentation

Sandra Watson, CEO of the Arizona Commerce Authority and Steve Wozniak, co-founder of Apple, present the “Most Promising Startup” award to Trainual at DesTechAZ 2019.

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Steve Wozniak Year in Review, Shelly Murphy and Atari

Steve Wozniak and Shelly Murphy with Woz Innovation Foundation talk with Atari CEO Fred Chesnais about its new gaming console and Efforce, Wozniak’s blockchain energy project.

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Woz ED K12 & Orange County Choppers

Orange County Choppers and Karen Young, CEO of Woz Education, talk about the importance of training young children in STEM and trade careers at DesTechAZ. OCC special guest appearances by Paul Teutul Sr., Jason Pohl, Joan Marie Kay, and Santos Lopez.

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NASA Panel with Steve Wozniak

A top NASA panel and Steve Wozniak discuss space exploration and new initiatives within NASA and how it’s connected to Arizona. Our feature panel includes James L Green – NASA’s Head Chief Scientist, Randy Cruz – NASA’s Senior Advisor to the White House, Jeff DeWit – NASA’s Chief Financial Officer, Lindy T Elkins-Tanton – Managing Director of the Interplanetary Initiative at Arizona State University, and moderator Jim Bell – Professor at the School of Earth and Space Exploration at Arizona State University.

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Founders Fireside Chat Hanson Robotics, Meow Wolf and Woz

Steve Wozniak, co-founder of Apple, Vince Kadlubek, CEO and co-founder of Meow Wolf, and David Hanson, Founder, Chairman and Chief Creative Officer discuss how technology and innovation converge on multiple industries and its impact on youth and society in general. Expertly moderated by Stephanie Hockridge Reis, Emmy award winning journalist and CEO of Juuice.

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