2019 is so BIG, we added a day

October 16-17 2019

Due to the incredible response to DesTechAZ, we’ve expanded this year’s event to two days to bring more innovators, entrepreneurs, venture capitalists and government officials together to celebrate and promote innovation in technology.

DesTechAZ is built around three main pillars: innovation, collaboration and education. Each year during our dinner program we celebrate Arizona’s accomplishments in these areas, and this year we’re raising the bar. We have added a full day of unique interactive sessions that bring these pillars to life and showcase our state’s leadership position.

Day 1 – Wednesday October 16, 2019

The perfect way to start your day

DesTechAZ will host 9 forty-five minute collaborative morning sessions focused on emerging technology trends and topics. These high-level round table discussions will feature top leaders and will have limited seating to ensure conversations are productive and attendees are able to make meaningful connections. A networking luncheon will take place following the sessions.

Stay and play with the ACA

New this year, DesTechAZ and the Arizona Commerce Authority have partnered to present AIC’s Venture Ready Graduation Showcase! Ten Arizona Innovation Challenge portfolio companies that have graduated in the most recent Venture Ready accelerator program cohort will show off their perfected pitches live before a panel of judges from 1:00 to 4:00 pm. To close out the day, all guests are welcome to join a VIP reception with a special congratulations from Woz, meet the companies, and celebrate their success. One company, selected by the judging panel, will receive the 2019 Most Promising Startup Award, to be announced at the dinner program on October 17.

Day 1
Time
Location
Check In
8:00a – 9:00a
Palomino 1-3 Foyer
Collaborative Hour 1
• Blockchain & Cryptocurrency
• Internet of Things
• 5G Mobile Tech
9:00a – 9:45a
Palomino 1-3
Collaborative Hour 2
• Augmented & Virtual Reality
• Autonomous Vehicles
• Robotics
10:00a – 10:45a
Palomino 1-3
Collaborative Hour 3
• Cybersecurity
• Artificial Intelligence
• Drones
11:00a – 11:45a
Palomino 1-3
Networking Luncheon
12:00p – 1:00p
Palomino 6-7 Foyer
AIC’s Venture Ready Graduation Showcase
1:00p – 4:00p
Palomino 6-7
Tech Innovation Reception with Woz
4:00p – 6:00p
Palomino 6-7

Day 2 – Thursday October 17, 2019

Arizona’s Signature Tech Event

Thursday evening promises to be a night full of stars and big announcements once again. Woz will return to discuss latest advancements in STEM education and his future ventures with a very special guest you won’t want to miss. He’ll also explore the latest companies and technologies working closely with NASA that will have universal impacts for future space exploration and the human race. The dinner celebration is high energy and high profile that is designed to showcase all the great efforts Arizona is making to pave the way to becoming the next technology metropolis.

Day 2
Time
Location
Registration & Cocktails
5:00p – 6:00p
Palomino Foyer
Dinner Celebration
6:00p – 8:30p
Palomino Ballroom

To attend DesTechAZ, become a Table Sponsor.
To find out how, email us by clicking below.

2019 is so BIG, we added a day

October 16-17, 2019

Due to the incredible response to DesTechAZ, we’ve expanded this year’s event to two days to bring more innovators, entrepreneurs, venture capitalists and government officials together to celebrate and promote innovation in technology.

DesTechAZ is built around three main pillars: innovation, collaboration and education. Each year during our dinner program we celebrate Arizona’s accomplishments in these areas, and this year we’re raising the bar. We have added a full day of unique interactive sessions that bring these pillars to life and showcase our state’s leadership position.

Day 1 – Wednesday October 16, 2019

The perfect way to start your day

DesTechAZ will host 9 forty-five minute collaborative morning sessions focused on emerging technology trends and topics. These high-level round table discussions will feature top leaders and will have limited seating to ensure conversations are productive and attendees are able to make meaningful connections. A networking luncheon will take place following the sessions.

Stay and play with the ACA

New this year, DesTechAZ and the Arizona Commerce Authority have partnered to present AIC’s Venture Ready Graduation Showcase! Ten Arizona Innovation Challenge portfolio companies that have graduated in the most recent Venture Ready accelerator program cohort will show off their perfected pitches live before a panel of judges from 1:00 to 4:00 pm. To close out the day, all guests are welcome to join a VIP reception with a special congratulations from Woz, meet the companies, and celebrate their success. One company, selected by the judging panel, will receive the 2019 Most Promising Startup Award, to be announced at the dinner program on October 17.

Day 1
Time
Location
Check In
8:00a – 9:00a
Palomino 1-3 Foyer
Collaborative Hour 1
• Blockchain & Cryptocurrency
• Internet of Things
• 5G Mobile Tech
9:00a – 9:45a
Palomino 1-3
Collaborative Hour 2
• Augmented & Virtual Reality
• Autonomous Vehicles
• Robotics
10:00a – 10:45a
Palomino 1-3
Collaborative Hour 3
• Cybersecurity
• Artificial Intelligence
• Drones
11:00a – 11:45a
Palomino 1-3
Networking Luncheon
12:00p – 1:00p
Palomino 6-7 Foyer
AIC’s Venture Ready Graduation Showcase
1:00p – 4:00p
Palomino 6-7
Tech Innovation Reception with Woz
4:00p – 6:00p
Palomino 6-7

Day 2 – Thursday October 17, 2019

Arizona’s Signature Tech Event

Thursday evening promises to be a night full of stars and big announcements once again. Woz will return to discuss latest advancements in STEM education and his future ventures with a very special guest you won’t want to miss. He’ll also explore the latest companies and technologies working closely with NASA that will have universal impacts for future space exploration and the human race. The dinner celebration is high energy and high profile that is designed to showcase all the great efforts Arizona is making to pave the way to becoming the next technology metropolis.

Day 2
Time
Location
Registration & Cocktails
5:00p – 6:00p
Palomino Foyer
Dinner Celebration
6:00p – 8:30p
Palomino Ballroom

To attend DesTechAZ, become a Table Sponsor.
To find out how, email us by clicking below.