2014 Technology Exchange

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Special Events


Winner’s Circle Event: 5:30pm-6:30pm

Our evening entertainment will begin with an on-stage entrepreneur competition in the White River Ballroom E/F to highlight three local companies who will compete for votes and prizes on stage. Voting will be available via our mobile app, and by judge’s selection. Our live Tweetwall will highlight all the action as it happens!

Companies competing in Winner’s Circle:

Judges panel includes Harper Reed.

FIRST Robotics Competition: 7:00pm-8:00pm

Two Teams of 15 high school students, coaches and volunteer mentors are challenged to raise funds, design a team "brand," hone teamwork skills, and, in a six-week timeframe, build and program a robot from a standard kit of parts to perform prescribed tasks against other competitors. It’s as close to "real-world engineering" as a student can get. Come see the competition live Monday night in the Sponsor Salon during the Opening Reception on Monday evening.


Community Showcase

Confirmed speakers in the Community Showcase Monday-Wednesday include Dr. Edward Castranova; speakers from Duo Security and Toopher; presentation by Cisco and Rice University, and many more! Check the Program and Mobile App for the full Community Showcase schedule.

The Community Showcase was created as an opportunity for speakers to present to and connect with a small audience, answer specific questions, show a video or just have a conversation with attendees.


Game Night at the 2014 Technology Exchange!

Indianapolis is known for its active gaming community; in addition to hosting GenCon, one of the largest conventions in North America, it is also home to the Who’s Yer Gamers (WYG) organization, which brings hobby gaming to visiting conventions for an evening of casual fun. Added to that, many of our hosts at IU – especially the team at the Indiana NOC – are avid gamers and happy to share their love of games with attendees.

WYG plans to bring both games and folks to help teach them – most games were selected for their short learning curves – to get the ball rolling. These will include board games, co-operative games, card games, and (possibly) some group-interactive computer games.

From 7:30-10:30 pm on Tuesday, this variety of games (competitive, cooperative, card and computer) will be available in Griffin Hall. A cash bar will be stationed inside the Hall. Non-alcoholic beverages and popcorn will be provided free of charge.

Plan to come by after dinner and join Grover Browning, Chris Robb, Grant McNaught, Hans Addleman and the rest of the GlobalNOC team for a few hours of conversation and games.

If you plan to come, please add your name to this DoodlePoll so we can be sure to have sufficient space and game options for all. 


Wear your school/organization’s colors! Stop by the Community Showcase as a group to get a team photo taken and tweet it to #TechEX14 to show your pride!