Tech Week Grand Rapids 2023 with BizStream

Here’s a peek at the events BizStream is proudly supporting at Tech Week Grand Rapids 2023.

Mark your calendars for an exhilarating week of innovation and inspiration at Tech Week Grand Rapids this September 18–23, presented by The Right Place!

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Tech Week Grand Rapids is a multi-day collection of events designed to showcase the region’s vibrant tech community. With events ranging from hands-on tech exhibits and panel discussions to pitch competitions and networking opportunities, there is something for everyone at Tech Week Grand Rapids.

Tech Week Grand Rapids is designed as an “unconference” hosted by multiple organizations across the community. Attendees can create a custom schedule of their choosing by registering for selected events.

Here’s a peek at the events BizStream is proudly supporting.

1. Tech Week Kick-off featuring Malcolm Gladwell

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The Community Kick-off event will bring several hundred of the region’s key business and community leaders together to celebrate the start of Tech Week Grand Rapids. Join us and prepare to be inspired as we welcome our keynote speaker, Malcolm Gladwell, who will also provide a moderated Q&A with the audience.

Monday, September 18 | 3:30-6:30 PM

2. Tech Showcase

The Tech Showcase is an interactive all-day event focused on strengthening our region’s future tech talent pipeline. Local employers will display hands-on exhibits designed to expose students to careers in technology. The Tech Showcase will welcome students from across the region, with a focus on students in underserved communities. BizStream is a proud sponsor of this event. 

3. Tech Trends Reshaping Business

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Technology is evolving today at a rapid pace, necessitating tech professionals to constantly learn and unlearn new tech and skills. To stay on top of the latest emerging tech and trends, join us for our 2023 Tech Trends sessions, where tech leaders will dive into emerging technologies. This event will include sessions focused on three topics: Generative AI, Cyber, and Artificial Intelligence in the future of work.

Among the line-up will be a talk from our Co-owner, Brian McKeiver’s, “The Future of Work”.

“We’ll delve into how artificial intelligence, coupled with Microsoft’s OpenAI solutions and Copilots, is revolutionizing the professional landscape. Learn how these advanced tools can automate daily tasks, increase productivity, and transform mundane everyday tasks. Join us to discover the potential of AI in creating efficient, automated, and future-ready workplaces.”

Wednesday, September 20 | 9:00 AM-12:00 PM

4. Attracting & Retaining Talent in the Work-From-Home Era

Come hear from a panel of local experts, including our own Brian McKeiver, as they delve into the strategies and insights crucial for managers and organizational leaders seeking to acquire and retain top technology talent in the work-from-home era. Explore innovative approaches and hear first-hand about how to navigate the fierce competition posed by remote work options and competition from higher-cost markets.

Thursday, September 21 | 9:00 AM-10:30 AM

For the complete lineup of events and registration details, visit Tech Week Grand Rapids. We’re excited to be part of this incredible tech extravaganza and hope to see you there!

About the Author

Michelle Lentz

Michelle has an eye for design and aesthetics and enjoys applying these principles to business. Merging her love of all things artisan with her business experience, Michelle joined BizStream in 2013 to take on our marketing efforts. Michelle is skilled in web admin, digital marketing, design, content creation, event planning, driving our unique BizStream culture, and more. In her free time, you’ll find her gardening, doing houseplant chores, or exploring nature with her husband and two daughters.

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