Birmingham will host a number of renowned technology leaders in August.
Sloss Tech will return to the historic Lyric Theater on August 4 for the first time in 2019. The sessions for the tech event, which brought Kevin McLendon, Reddit's co-founder, and others to the Metro in the past, will be held at Sidewalk Film Center & Cinema and other nearby venues. Sessions will be held on AI, biotech and extended reality as well as sports tech.
Deontee G. Gordon, CEO of TechBirmingham said that people ask every week when Sloss Tech will be back. Birmingham's tech and entrepreneurial communities have grown so much in the past few years. It's now time to move to the next level. This year's Sloss Tech will be a reflection on how far we have come, and it will set the stage for what we are going to do.
Devon Townsend will be one keynote speaker. He is the cofounder and chief products officer of Cameo. The conference is launching its 'Next in Tech" program. This will offer a small number of free tickets to early tech professionals and students, with a special focus on HBCU affiliated individuals. Applications will be accepted in a rolling fashion.
The event is organized by TechBirmingham and Telegraph Creative. Birmingham will be an official partner in the event and Endeavor is bringing several speakers. Sloss Tech was produced by LRY Media Group.
The sale of tickets will begin on May 16th at 10 am.