Ann Arbor continues to receive national attention as a growing tech hub, identified by Livability as one of the top U.S. cities for entrepreneurs — and the #1 place to live in the U.S. If you’ve ever been curious about where the future of tech is headed, or perhaps you’re a job seeker looking for ways to get your foot in the door, then plan a visit to the Ann Arbor area for Friday, June 15 to take the trek — A2 Tech Trek, that is.
Coordinated by Ann Arbor SPARK, Tech Trek is just one of a series of free and family-friendly events showcasing the area tech community. Featuring more than 80 companies, from 3 p.m. – 7 p.m., you can tour downtown innovators — from national names like LLamasoft and Duo Security to young startups such as SkySpecs and Mi Padrino.
Other events scheduled for that day include Tech Talk and Live @ Tech Trek. Tech Talk starts the day at 10 a.m. with 13 TED-style presentations at the historic Michigan Theater. Thought leaders from the entrepreneurial and tech community will take the stage, offering key insights on evolving innovations, research, and technology.
Immediately following Tech Talk, Bank of Ann Arbor presents Live @ Tech Trek — a new addition to the day, entertaining attendees live music starting at noon. Check out the Ann Arbor SPARK Facebook page for up-to-the-minute announcements, including our Tech Talk speakers and the international artists performing at the concert.
Concurrently with the concert, Ann Arbor SPARK will premiere Tech Trek’s Mobility Row. Across the country, connected and autonomous vehicle technology is gaining notoriety. During Mobility Row, you’ll have an opportunity to check out the full ecosystem of mobility innovation taking place in the Ann Arbor area.
A2 Tech Trek, Tech Talk, Mobility Row, and Live @ Tech Trek are all part of the Ann Arbor SPARK event series, a2Tech360.
Extend Your Stay
It’s a huge week for downtown Ann Arbor as there are a number of additional events happening that would complement your visit. Restaurant Week is June 10-15, offering great prices at Ann Arbor’s favorite dining destinations, including even some 2-for-1 pricing. Make your reservations and plan for a culinary adventure!
Another free and family friendly event happening that week is the Ann Arbor Summer Festival. Throughout the week starting at 5 p.m., A2SF offers live music and films under the stars. Check out the full festival schedule for more details.
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