Event Picks for Philly Tech Week 2018

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Event Picks for Philly Tech Week 2018

Tim Reardon | Social Strategy

Digital techies rejoice – Philly Tech Week 2018 is almost here! Starting April 27th and running through May 5th, Philly Tech Week celebrates technology and innovation happening throughout the city of Philadelphia.

With over 100 events going on this week, it’s impossible to attend them all, so we rounded up our top 10 must see events for Philly Tech Week. No matter what your interest or current field, there is something for you. The week is broken down in seven different tracks and they include: Dev, Creative, Media, Access, Business, Civic and Sciences.


Our Philly Tech Week 2018 Picks

PTW 18 Kickoff Festival
Date: Friday, April 27th
Time: 5:00 pm – 10 pm
Location: The Schmidt’s Commons (1001 N 2nd Street)
Ticket Price: Free
Philly Tech Week starts off the 7-day festivities with their annual outdoor party. Throughout the event, attendees can visit demo booths, participate in a giant outdoor app arcade, and grab a drink at one of the many vendors and restaurants at Schmidt’s Commons.

Date: Friday, April 27th
Time: 10:00 pm – 1:00 am
Location: SPiN Philadelphia (211 South 15th Street)
Ticket Price: Free
Visit SPiN Philadelphia for Philly Tech Week’s official after party! You can play interactive games, mingle with Philadelphia’s digital community and flex those ping pong muscles all in one night. Also, if your skills can beat SPiN’s pong-pros, then you may just leave with some really amazing prizes! Let them know you can make it by registering here.

Rad Awards
Date: Monday, April 30th
Time: 7:00 pm – 11:30 pm
Location: The Hotel Palomar (117 S 17th Street)
Ticket Price: $30.00
Come to The Hotel Palomar to get inspired by local women leaders in tech! Philadelphia-based group Rad Girls will award women from all different career levels, ages and ethnic backgrounds. In case the award name didn’t give it away, this ceremony is meant to honor women for their inspiring accomplishments, their creative brains, and mostly – their overall radness! Get tickets here to attend!

Philadelphia Futurism
Date: Tuesday, May 1st
Time: 10:00 am – 12:00 pm
Location: Public Health Management Corporation (1500 Market Street)
Ticket Price: Free
If you’ve ever wondered how tech will influence our future, this is the event for you! Several local experts dive into how technology will change the world in the next 20 years with growing advancement of artificial intelligence, robotics, the blockchain, self-driving cars and more. Save your spot and register here.

Hot Topics in Tech: Blockchain, IoT, AI, and AR/VR
Date: Tuesday, May 1st
Time: 4:30 pm – 7:00 pm
Location: One Logan Square (1 Logan Square)
Ticket Price: Free
Learn more about these trending tech topics from a panel of local experts! Hosted by Royer Cooper Cohen Braunfeld LLC (RCCB) and Drexel Ventures, this event will help you to further understand emerging tech, while also giving you the opportunity to network with the digital community!
Save your spot here.

Design Slam
Date: Tuesday, May 1st
Time: 6:00 pm – 9:00 pm
Location: Drexel University (3401 Filbert Street)
Ticket Price: Free
Calling all user experience designers – PhillyCHI’s 12th Annual Design Slam is back! Come and show off your skills while competing to find the best solution to a local organization’s challenge. The designer that comes up with the most compelling solution, wins! Snacks and beverages will be provided. Register here!

Internet of Things: From Concept to Market
Date: Thursday, May 3rd
Time: 6:00 pm – 8:00 pm
Location: Bresslergroup (1216 Arch Street)
Ticket Price: Free
This year for Philly Tech Week, Bresslergroup is hosting an event highlighting the design and development process of three very different IoT projects. There will be complimentary snacks and beer, so sit back and cheers to the amazing processes of IoT. This event will also be followed by demonstrations by major IoT providers such as Marvell, Microchip, ST, Cypress and NXP showcasing their latest releases. Seats are limited, so make sure to save your spot. Click here to register.

PTW Quizzo
Date: Thursday, May 3rd
Time: 6:00 pm – 9:00 pm
Location: The Trestle Inn (339 N 11th Street)
Ticket Price: Free
Flex your nerdy tech muscles with a round of quizzo! Hosted by I-SITE and PhillyCHI, guests can participate in an evening of technology trivia at the Trestle Inn. While you’re there, sip down some whiskey sours and score your way to victory! Register here.

Innovation Day 2018
Date: Friday, May 4th
Time: 8:30 am – 1:00 pm
Location: O3 World (1339 Frankford Avenue)
Ticket Price: $10
For its second year in a row, O3 World invites you to put your thinking caps on as they host Innovation Day. Folks that attend will be able to hear enlightening talks by local bright-minded industry leaders from Vanguard, Chariot Solutions, Neo Pangea, O3 World and Bresslergroup. In addition, live demos and hands on interactions of new technologies will be on location for people to partake in. Get tickets here.

PTW18 Signature Event
Date: Friday, May 4th
Time: 7:30 pm – 10:30 pm
Location: Reading Terminal Market (51 N 12th Street)
Ticket Price: $40
To say goodbye to Philly Tech Week, the annual signature cocktail reception returns and will take place at Reading Terminal Market. Help bid farewell to this innovative week with an open bar, over 20 tasty vendors and official PTW18 sponsor booths. Let them know you’re coming by registering here!