5 Excursions You’ll Enjoy at Innovate Celebrate 2017

September 25, 2017

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Tech conferences are all the same. Sure, the speakers are inspiring, the locations are beautiful, and the networking is unmatched anywhere in the tech community. But where’s the fun in it all? Why can’t business opportunities have a little bit of flair to keep people interested? Well, at Innovate Celebrate 2017, that’s exactly what you’re going to get.

Every year, TechCo puts on a conference with, you guessed it, inspiring speakers, beautiful locations, and unmatched networking opportunities. But what we also do is provide excursions before the festivities begin; short activities that will keep you interested and engaged during the first day of the conference. You’ll be able to get free headshots, partake in some improv comedy, and even learn a little about pitching from a true master.

If you’re planning on attending Innovate Celebrate 2017, take a look at the excursions below and get excited for the tech conference experience of a lifetime!

Silicon Valley, Startups, & Access for All 

Come to the Lighthouse for the Blind in San Francisco and learn how inspired design for and by the blind shaped this space where San Francisco’s blind community learns, creates, and influences the future of accessible technology. Tour the space, and join in a conversation about the exciting ways the Lighthouse partners with Silicon Valley companies and startups alike to ensure access for all.

When: Monday, October 9, 10:00 AM – 11:30 AM

Where: Lighthouse for the Blind

Pitch Coaching for the Entrepreneur with Draper University

In this session, the Mentors and Program Coordinators of Draper University are here to perfect your pitch structure, vocal strength, and stage presence. Key takeaways include: Tim Draper’s approved pitch structure that focuses your business into a story, the tricks and hacks you can use to formulate your company’s data, tools to succeed without having a working prototype, and practical knowledge on how to feel more comfortable in your own skin to appear confident.

When: Monday, October 9, 10:00 AM – 11:30 AM

Where: Mission Room, InterContinental

Improv for Connection with BATS Improv

This session leverages applied improv to better connect to your company, your colleagues, and your customers. Great for entrepreneurs & executives! You’ll be connecting to one’s own ideas, other people and their ideas, and the present and to the moment.

” Our clients say that improv helps them listen and build on other’s ideas, be present in the moment, be aware if new opportunities, hone the ability to act on them, practice the skill of speaking-up and not fearing the consequences, learning to celebrate failure, noticing how embracing the moment with resilience & creativity changes our relationship to failure, and overcome the mental blocks that stop you from saying what you want to say,” said Ceci Walken, director of Improv @ Work in an interview with TechCo.

When: Monday, October 9, 10:30 AM – 12:00 PM

Where: Marina Room, InterContinental (40 people)

Reason – Future Tech Escape Room

Experience an escape room with technology you’ve been reading about – drones, 3D printing, robots, VR, holograms, & more! Reason gamifies technology exploration and enhances teamwork through a carefully crafted sci-fi experience with hands-on gameplay using the latest technology. Players are locked in a room, and they have to solve a series of puzzles to escape within a set time limit.

When: Monday, October 9, 10:00 AM – 12:00 PM

Where: Reason, 122 9th Street, 94103 (10 people)

Professional Headshot Photo Shoot

Need a new LinkedIn picture? Stop in for a 5-minute headshot session with professional photographer Dennis Jones.

When: Monday, October 9, 12:30 PM – 4:00 PM (Guests can go anytime during the excursion)

Where: Marina Room, InterContinental

Register Now to Attend Innovate Celebrate 2017

Make sure to join us at the Innovate Celebrate conference in San Francisco, CA. The event will take place October 9-11, and it is held in partnership with the Consumer Technology Association (CTA).

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Conor is a writer, comedian and world-renowned sweetheart. As the Senior Writer at Tech.Co, he’s written about everything from Kickstarter campaigns and budding startups to tech titans and innovative technologies. His background in stand-up comedy made him the perfect person to host Startup Night at SXSW and the Funding Q&A at Innovate! and Celebrate, posing questions to notable tech minds from around the world. In his spare time, he thinks about how to properly pronounce the word “colloquially.”

Conor is the Senior Writer at Tech.Co. You can email him at [email protected].

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