• Summer Conference 2021

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    Name: Summer Conference 2021
    Date: July 21, 2021 - July 23, 2021
    Event Description:
    The Technology Councils of North America 2021 Summer Conference will offer three days of online sessions sharing thought leadership, best practices and strategies to help you grow your tech council and increase your value to your members, sponsors and stakeholders in your communities.

    This online gathering of North American technology councils and associations will renew your TECNA connections with peers across other states, provinces and regions.

    Conference content will be focused on serving you including addressing change as we continue to pivot and move forward in response to the COVID pandemic. Additionally the 3rd annual Innovation Awards will be presented as part of the Summer Conference.

    Contact Jennifer Young, TECNA CEO, about sponsorship opportunities.

    Virtual Summer Conference Schedule*

    All program items listed in Eastern Time, upon registration and logging into Socio Platform, program times will be shown in your local time.


    Wednesday, July 21, 2021

    2:45pm ET - Welcome & Opening Keynote: Andrea Krueger, Pittsburgh Technology Council's EDGE Program

    3:30pm ET - Opening Reception

    4:15pm ET - 3rd Annual TECNA Innovation Awards

    Hosted by Doug Robertson, President & CEO, Venn Innovation, and Cara Turano,

    Chief Operating Officer, Technology Association of Oregon


    Thursday, July 22, 2021

    1:00pm ET - TECNA Business Session (TECNA Members Only)

    2:00pm ET - Keynote Speaker: U.S. Congresswoman Zoe Lofgren (D-CA)

    3:00pm ET - Public Policy: Scott Hodge, President, Tax Foundation

    4:00pm ET - CEOs/EDs: Marty Rosendale, CEO, Maryland Tech Council (TECNA Member CEOs and Executive Directors Only)


    Friday, July 23, 2021 (some concurrent)

    1:00pm ET - Events: Tom Still, President, Wisconsin Technology Council

    1:00pm ET - Membership: Jeff Tollefson, President & CEO, Minnesota Technology Association

    1:00pm ET - Communication: Yvonne Pilon, President & CEO, WEtech Alliance

    2:00pm ET - DEI & Workforce: Jona Van Deun, President, Nebraska Tech Collaborative

    2:45pm ET - DEI & Workforce: Michael Schutzler, President & CEO, Washington Technology Industry Association


    *Schedule subject to change

    Online Conference with several sessions offered each day 
    Date/Time Information:
    Wednesday, July 21 - Friday, July 23, 2021
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