It is with great pleasure that I am announcing the newest city to host a TechFest event – Rogers, Arkansas! The North West Arkansas area has a thriving Developer and IT Pro community. Not to mention it is home to the *Fortune 1* company in the world.
Facilities to hold this first event were very difficult to come by economically, but we’ve found a great win-win location: the Center for Nonprofits @ St. Marys. It is owned and operated by The Jones Center. The list of community programs they have is very long and includes things such as a Women’s Shelter.
The agenda is now up and as complete as any agenda can be for an event of this size. (After running the TulsaTechFest event for now going on it’s fifth year, I know the schedule will change – due to cancelations, etc.)
With eight tracks, twenty seven+ speakers and forty sessions, the event will definitely have something for everyone!
We are still working on Prizes for the event, but we are already over $17,000 in books and software!
As with all the Tulsa TechFest events this one is Free! Although, we do ask you to support the community and bring two canned foods or two bucks to be donated to the www.NWAFoodBank.com and www.TheJonesCenter.org.
We hope to see you there! Register now at: www.NWATechFest.com
Be sure to watch www.TechFests.com as I am publicizing any other TechFest events that are now occurring all over. It’s powered by www.CommunityMegaphone.com, so be sure to add your events there.
Another new city to host a TechFest – Washington DC!! www.DCTechFest.com
If you are interested in hosting a TechFest event in your area and want assistance, just email me. After moving to Windows SharePoint Services 3.0 just before TulsaTechFest 2008, I’ve honed the process and can spin up a new city / year very easily. Just in case you If you don’t want to have to worry about building a website on top of all the other things involved with organizing an event.
Source: ASPAdvice Blog