Wednesday, June 19, 2024

NCW Tech Alliance announces Summer of Innovation events

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WENATCHEE — The NCW Tech Alliance has announced a series of Summer Tech Events aimed at fostering innovation and community engagement in North Central Washington. Since 1999, the organization has been connecting people with technology while supporting entrepreneurs, STEM education, and technology adoption in the region.

The summer lineup begins with the Summer Scholarship Fundraiser - Golf Tournament, presented by Sabey Data Centers, on Thursday, August 1, at the Highlander Golf Course. The event combines friendly competition and fundraising to support STEM scholarships for local students and educators, which will be awarded at the Annual Innovator Awards Luncheon in the fall of 2024.

In collaboration with the North Central Educational Service District (NCESD) and the Apple STEM Network, NCW Tech Alliance will host the fourth annual AI Expo on Wednesday, August 21. The expo will feature keynotes and breakout sessions on topics such as AI use policies, economic impacts, prompt engineering, multimedia creation, entrepreneurship, open-source utilization, and data analysis.

From August 22 to 25, the NCW Tech & STEM Showcase, presented by the Apple STEM Network, Microsoft, and Yahoo, will take place at the NCW Fair in Waterville. The showcase will provide hands-on opportunities for students, teachers, and businesses to engage in science, technology, engineering, and math.

Concluding the summer's events is the Tech Trailblazers Unite - Digital Equity & Entrepreneurship, sponsored by Thriving Together NCW and Microsoft, on Thursday, September 10, at Pybus Public Market. The event will recognize organizations across Chelan, Douglas, Grant, and Okanogan counties that have committed to enhancing digital equity in the region and feature an Entrepreneurial Panel highlighting visionary cross-sector entrepreneurs.

For more information and to register for these events, visit NCWTech.org.

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