07 Jul Call for Proposals for the 3rd Annual Tech Triangle U

BTTU logo - transparentDoes your work or research revolve around tech, innovation, or entrepreneurship? Are you a scholar, practitioner, or creative individual/company with a compelling story? If so, the Brooklyn Education Innovation Network (BE.IN) invites you to share your skills and experiences with colleagues, students, and tech companies located in the Brooklyn Tech Triangle.

The 3rd annual Tech Triangle U will take place April 6 through 10, 2016. This week-long series of events connects companies in the Brooklyn Tech Triangle with Downtown Brooklyn’s 10 higher education institutions. It includes faculty and industry-led panels, career sessions, and a hackathon. The 2nd annual Tech Triangle U collectively drew more than 50 companies and 900 participants. To see the 2015 Agenda, click here.

The 2016 Tech Triangle U “Tech for All” will highlight the importance that technology plays in the world. No matter what business, major, or academic discipline one belongs to, technology plays a critical role. Whether developing technologies that allow social entrepreneurs to raise funds to support their projects or using robotics to improve the human condition – Tech Triangle U seeks to showcase innovation, creativity, and entrepreneurship in the new economy – no matter the discipline, people, organizations, and industries.

“Tech for All,” will explore the ways that tech has become a critical part of the new economy and is transforming the way in which individuals, organizations, and industries are creating economic opportunities and making an impact around the world. Some sample ideas include “Women in Tech” (Diversity); “Social media and fundraising” (social entrepreneurship); “Robotics, Art, and Design” (Engineering and Art). We are compiling 60-minute panel sessions across sectors that involve a diverse mix of faculty members from area colleges and practitioners in the field.

If you would like to be considered for one of the panels, send a description of your work and potential panel topic along with your name, contact information, and a brief biography.   If you have additional panelists you would like to suggest, please feel free to include their information as well.  The Tech Triangle U Working Committee will then curate panels to include at least 2 schools and 2 industry experts.

Please send your materials to Eddie Summers at the Brooklyn Education Innovation Network (BE.IN) at esummers@downtownbrooklyn.com by September 30, 2015.