TECNA Conference coming to Des Moines

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Des Moines has been selected to host the TECNA 2018 Summer Conference next week from July 24 – July 26.

The TECNA Summer Conference is a two-day event focused on sharing best practices and strategies that help grow your tech council and increase your value to members, sponsors and key stakeholders in your community. The annual conference brings together the leaders and staff of tech councils and ecosystems across North America.

TECNA represents more than 50 IT and Technology trade organizations that, in turn, represent more than 22,000 technology-related companies in North America. The organization supports regional technology organizations and delivers valuable services to member organizations fostering collaboration, innovation, and the exchange of ideas at events like the annual TECNA Conference.

“It will be a good chance to talk about Iowa and the interesting, talented ecosystem we have here,” said Tyler Wyngarde, Director of Membership and Development at TAI.

Ben Milne, TAI board member, nationally-recognized entrepreneur, and founder of Des Moines-based Dwolla, will kick off the conference with a keynote presentation on Wednesday, July 25.

Following the keynote presentation, attendees will receive a behind-the-scenes look at the Iowa Caucus.

They will then have the chance to participate in interactive sessions such as Successful Talent Pipeline Programs, Federal & State Technology Policy, Diversity & Inclusion in Technology Organizations, and Using Data to Increase Tech Council Valuer.