Good Music, Great Food, and All Things Nonprofit Tech

Tech Impact's annual Tech Forward is returning to Austin, TX this fall. Registration is now open.
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As we approach our eighth annual Tech Forward Conference and return to one of my favorite cities, Austin, TX, we are reminded how far we have come and why we started this conference in the first place.

We wanted to create a space and a place where nonprofit technology leaders, staff, and experts could focus on real world examples that crystallize the reason why every nonprofit should be leveraging technology to solve social issues and do more good in the world. 

We want to focus on the why and the how. What we bring to this conference are real world experiences, lessons learned, and information sharing from the leaders on the front lines of managing a nonprofit. With topics steeped in IT leadership, decision making and impact, we share best practices and provide examples you can take back to your own organizations.

Technology is not static, and neither are the challenges nonprofits face in managing their environment.  Avoiding security breaches through risk management, using data for better decision making and being informed of evolving, innovative, and accessible technologies are as equally important as everyday tech management. In response, we’ve organized this year’s conference topics in our agenda around security, innovative data management, productivity using AI, and innovation, inspired by the characteristics of a digitally transformed organization.   

We’ve also intentionally created an environment keen on helping you develop relationships with peers and learn from one another. We carefully select the cities and sites where we hold the conference and develop an agenda that allows for strong networking, giving attendees the opportunity to make connections with likeminded nonprofits facing similar challenges. The intimate feel of our conference is something our past attendees have truly valued.

Another differentiator of Tech Forward is the Technology Innovation Awards, designed to celebrate and encourage nonprofits to use technology for innovation. Over the past eight years, over $150,000 has been awarded to nonprofits across the country using innovative technologies to support their missions. Our submission period will open in June, and we are proud that these awards are helping to facilitate the change we want technology to play in our sector.

Tech Forward combines all these components and packages them in a highly affordable conference that is accessible to all nonprofits. One ticket price includes two evening parties that combine networking opportunities with your peers in the sector, along with the best food, drink, and music this great city has to offer. It also covers all your food and drink during the day, workshops, and handouts, special gifts from our team to welcome you to your host city. This is not a revenue generator for us, rather an investment in our mission; to leverage technology to advance social impact.

Join us Sept. 30 – Oct. 2 in Austin for three days of learning, parties, and fun. Register using code TFWEB100 for $100 discount. Hope to see you two-stepping into Austin this fall.