Friday, October 21

10 a.m. – 5 p.m.

Exhibitor floor open

Tech Jam exhibitors include recruiters from some of Vermont’s fastest-growing and most innovative companies, admissions staff from local colleges, representatives from training programs and governmental agencies.

10 a.m. – 2 p.m.

Tech Jam School Maker Faire

The team behind the Champlain Mini Maker Faire has put together this group of students, teachers and makers showing educational projects.

Exhibition floor

Student Field Trip Time

Middle and high school students visit the Tech Jam and talk with exhibitors.

10:30-11 a.m.

Oh, The Places You’ll Go! — Session #1

Three tech professionals describe their career paths during this panel discussion moderated by Pat Boera from Champlain College Career Services.
Presentation space

11:30 a.m.-noon

Oh, The Places You’ll Go! — Session #2

Repeat of Session #1 (above).

Presentation space

12:30–1:30

How to Get Hired

HR representatives from Tech Jam sponsor companies offer tips about how to stand out in the hiring process in this panel discussion moderated by Pat Boera from Champlain College Career Services.

Presentation space

2-3:30 p.m.

Lightning Talks

Representatives from companies nominated for Tech Jam awards offer lightning talks explaining their innovations and startups.

Presentation space

4 p.m.

Tech Jam Award Presentation

BTV Ignite, the Vermont Technology Alliance and Seven Days present the winners of the Vermont Tech Jam awards.

Presentation Space

5-7 p.m.

Beer and Gear: Tech Jam After Hours

Hang out with Tech Jam sponsors, exhibitors and fellow jammers IRL — grab a bite to eat, enjoy a craft brew, try virtual reality experiences and listen to live music from DJ Disco Phantom at the Tech Jam After Hours party. You’ve been busy innovating, creating and educating — so why not take a night off to sit back, relax and appreciate each other. For the first time, this event is open to the public, and we encourage you to bring your whole team.

Exhibition floor

Saturday, October 22

10 a.m. – 3 p.m.

Exhibitor floor open

Tech Jam exhibitors include recruiters from some of Vermont’s fastest-growing and most innovative companies, admissions staff from local colleges, representatives from training programs and governmental agencies.

Robotics demonstrations

Members of FIRST robotics teams at Vermont schools display their creations.

Exhibition floor

10:30–noon

Coffee and Confidence

This workshop, hosted by Change the Story VT, is open to women of all ages. Participants will get tools and takeaways to help them build a network, apply and interview for tech positions, and negotiate salaries. Speakers include an IT analyst from GlobalFoundries and an embedded software manager from UTC Aerospace. Find more information, and pregister here.
Presentation space

12:30–1:30 p.m.

How to Get Hired

HR representatives from Tech Jam sponsor companies offer tips about how to stand out in the hiring process in this panel discussion moderated by Pat Boera from Champlain College Career Services.

Presentation space

2-3 p.m.

Meet Bina48

She’s been interviewed by the New York Times, Vogue, GQ and actor Morgan Freeman, but Bina48 isn’t even human — yet. She’s a robotic re-creation of a woman named Bina Rothblatt, and she “lives” in the hills of Lincoln, Vt., at the headquarters of the futuristic Terasem Movement Foundation. Learn how she works and hear her speak during the final presentation of the 2016 Tech Jam.

Presentation space