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.

1024-schoolmaker-logoTech 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 Career Collaborative at Champlain College. 

Speakers include:

11:15-11:30 a.m.

3D Vermont Contest Launch

Officials from the Vermont Agency of Education launch the 2016-2017 3D Vermont contest, which invites middle and high schoolers to recreate a historic building in their town using a 3D printer.

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 exhibitors offer tips about how to stand out in the hiring process in this panel discussion moderated by Pat Boera from Career Collaborative at Champlain College. 

Speakers include:

  • Amy Kakalec, Dealer.com
  • Eliza Wilcox, Green Mountain Power
  • Nicole Gilbert, iSystems
  • Bev Kehoe, Creative Microsystems
    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 – 4:30 p.m.

Tech Jam Award Presentation

890x300-awards-tj16BTV 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

header-afterhours-tj16Hang out with Tech Jam sponsors, exhibitors and fellow jammers IRL — grab a bite to eat, enjoy a craft brew, try virtual reality experiences, play Vermont-made video games courtesy of GameTheory’s game jam 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 + Confidence

header-coffeecon-tj16This 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 exhibitors offer tips about how to stand out in the hiring process in this panel discussion moderated by Pat Boera from Career Collaborative at Champlain College. 

Speakers include:

  • Mark Heyman, Logic Supply
  • Marybeth Gilliam, Greensea
  • Ania Januszczyk, Ascension Technology Corp.
  • Bill Meirs, Vermont Department of Human Resources
    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. Check out the video above from 2013.
Presentation space