For more than 20 years, Tech Connect has been Minnesota’s premier technology showcase. On May 8, this one-day conference put on by the Minnesota Technology Association brings together executives, thought leaders, and change makers to learn how Minnesota’s tech enabled companies are leveraging the latest advances to push their organizations forward. This year, we have organized dozens of sessions, two keynote presentations, and a CIO panel, all designed to provide insight on the latest news and developments in Minnesota’s tech industry. If you haven’t registered yet, here are five great reasons to join us at Tech Connect in 2024.

1. Access to Some of the Top Companies and Thinkers in the Industry

Over thirty organizations, representing some of the biggest names in our industry, are presenting at Tech Connect. At this conference, you’ll have the opportunity to hear from thought leaders in breakout sessions and keynotes, and connect one-on-one during networking periods.

2. Unparalleled Networking Opportunities

This year, we expect over 500 attendees at Tech Connect! In the last two years, over 40% of attendees were executive or management-level professionals. In addition, 28% of attendees last year were individual contributors working as engineers, developers, or technologists. That means that no matter your role, Tech Connect is an excellent opportunity to broaden your network and connect with potential new mentors, business partners, collaborators, and like-minded individuals.

3. Exposure to New Trends

You might be familiar with new technologies and ways of working, but how are organizations like yours implementing them? Tech Connect puts you in the same room as these companies to hear first-hand how they have successfully leveraged things such as Artificial Intelligence, complex data analysis, DevOps, and more. You will have the opportunity to learn about their processes, the roadblocks they encountered, and how they found success, ultimately giving you insight to share at your organization.

4. Knowledge Sharing

With dozens of breakout sessions at the conference, it can be difficult to determine which sessions you should attend. By attending with colleagues and sharing out during breaks, entire teams can gain the knowledge of every session. And this year, our new conference app makes collaboration even easier: you can sort sessions by content, share your personal agenda, and engage with other attendees to learn more while you attend.

5. Professional Development

Continual learning is an incredibly important piece of career growth. Tech Connect is an excellent opportunity to learn from some of the best and brightest in the technology industry. With so many sessions to choose from, you can walk away with a new skill or tool to leverage, new knowledge in your practice area, or information on an emerging topic that can help set you apart in your organization.

If you’re interested in attending Tech Connect, you can explore the agenda, the speaker lineup, and register at the Tech Connect website.