Top 10 Reasons to Attend the TechNow 2013 Conference

Time for TechNow

The leaves have started to change colors and the air has become brisk. That means it’s nearly time for TechNow!

TechNow is the Bayer Center’s annual conference devoted to the new and important technology trends and resources for nonprofits. Since technology affects virtually every area of a nonprofit’s mission, TechNow is beneficial for non-techies as well as techies. We promise you’ll learn a lot, network with like-minded people and…have fun!

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Here are this year’s Top 10 Reasons to attend TechNow:

10)  It’s the 10th annual edition of this conference.  A milestone year!  Woohoo!

9)  We’ve assembled an amazing slate of breakout sessions.  The topics are timely and relevant.

8)  Our breakout presenters hail from nonprofits ranging from social services to arts to education, both large and small, as well as from companies that have been serving the nonprofit world for years. We’re also particularly proud of the fact that 7 out of 16 breakout presenters are women, something you don’t often see at other technology conferences.

7)  You’ll be well-fed.  Think roast beef with portabella mushrooms, vegetable lasagna, smashed garlic red skin potatoes and fresh seasonal vegetable melange.  Nom-nom-nom.

6)  A full third of our sponsors and exhibitors are brand new to TechNow.  All of our vendors, whether new or TechNow vets, will have fresh products, services and ideas to help your nonprofit!

5)  If you aren’t already drooling from #7, add fruit cobbler pies for dessert to your mental picture.  Yummmm.

4)  Most nonprofit techies (full-time or “accidental”) lack peers with whom they can discuss technology issues and interests. You’ll meet all kinds of like-minded people at TechNow whom you can stay in touch with throughout the year!

3)  Jeff has gone into the studio with his pen and pad.  He’s putting his lunchtime band together.  ‘Nuff said.

2)  The conference swag is particularly swagalicious this year.

Gavin Clabaugh1)  Gavin Clabaugh.  He’s been thinking about and working in nonprofit technology for over 25 years and is an established thought leader in this arena.  He’s won the Nonprofit Technology Network’s “Lifetime Achievement Award” and has been named to the NPTimes’ “NPT50” list of most influential nonprofit leaders twice!  Read more about Gavin in our e-news article Mott CIO Comes to Pittsburgh.

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