General Assembly partners with SiW to provide the Python Crash Course
Whova provides official SiW app: offers personal agendas, interactive maps, in-app networking
David Lehman, Connecticut's DECD Commissioner to give closing remarks for FastFWD
NatWest Markets returns as a Visionary-level SiW Sponsor. Major collaboration announcement forthcoming.
The region's premier celebration of innovation, technology and entrepreneurship.
September 19-27th, 2019
Join the community and get the knowledge, skills, resources, and connections you need for hyper-growth.
SiW's Unmissable Events & Experiences Feature:
Partners & Participating Companies
Robinson+Cole Roofdeck Party
Please join us for a party on Robinson+Cole’s balcony during Stamford Innovation Week. Enjoy cocktail accommodations and intriguing conversations while soaking in panoramic views of Stamford’s Mill River Park.
From crypto anarchists to enterprise blockchain solutions, this full-day conference helps you take your blockchain skills (and network) to the next level. Whether you’re just getting started or building the global domination strategy for your next blockchain venture this event is sure to provide tremendous value.
Digital Media CT
The 2018 DMCT Summit served as the kickoff to a revamped Digital Media CT program. The event included a variety of speakers from CT content producers and beyond. This included professionals from NBC Sports, ESPN, NickJr., Scholastic, Octagon, and CPTV. Planning is underway for the 2019 DMCT Summit.
We’re planning an epic urban art festival amidst a twisting industrial landscape. This event will feature live painters, live music, performers, video projection art, food trucks and much more. Stay tuned for a bunch of announcements all summer.
Startup Weekend by The Ferguson Library
People looking to explore a business concept can create a prototype of their idea and receive professional feedback at Startup Weekend Stamford.
Participants will have the chance to pitch a business idea as well as listen to others, vote on the most interesting plans, then form teams. The free event is sponsored by Techstars, an entrepreneur mentorship organization.
People's Choice Popup Art Gallery by Chilton Chadwick
Chilton Chadwich is proud to present The “People’s Choice’ Gallery, a showcase of art and artists from across the region. The process starts long before the event on 9/21. Artists can submit their work all summer and SiW registrants can vote on the artists and pieces they would like to see in the main event. There, the pieces will be offered for sale and a jury of gallerists and reviews will crown the ‘best in show.’
Python Crash Course
If you’re looking to take your Python development skills to the next level, this is the event for you. In addition to learning from a world-class Python expert, you’ll get to know your peers in the space for future help and collaboration.
Werth Institute Luncheon Series
Join industry thought leaders for fascinating discussions and deep insights into emerging technologies. The luncheon series explores the latest trends in Blockchain, Smart Cities, Digital Privacy & Security and much more.
UCONN DMD Faculty Showcase
Digital Media is a disruptive force that continues to evolve and transform our future landscape. It converges within the worlds of business, entertainment, education, and communication.
The Digital Media & Design Faculty Showcase is an opportunity for the Stamford community to meet DMD faculty, learn about their work, and better understand their projects.
Innovation Lab (iLab)
The Innovation Lab (iLab) is an indoor/outdoor showcase of the latest ideas, tools, technologies, and experiences defining what it means to ‘innovate’ today. Plan to see (and play with) drones, 3d printers, a crypto-mining rig, and much more.
iSpark—Demo Day & Shark Tank
This unique event takes the format of a traditional pitch competition, flips it on its head, and substantially raises the stakes. Join your venture and tech startup peers for a high-profile competition for connections, prizes, awareness, and potential investment. After an open demo session, startups are hand picked by the sharks and head to ‘the tank’ where anything can happen.
FastFWD-The Innovation & Technology Conference
FastFWD brings together leaders to share insights and trends driving innovation and creating disruption today—and what the future might hold. Agnostic to both industry and discipline, the conference takes a broader approach. We look at markets, technologies, geopolitical movements and other ‘macro’ level concepts and events to explore the root cause of change. And what opportunities and challenges we need to prepare for today.
FastFwd Afterparty & VIP Experience @ Half Full's OktoBEERfest
Join your fellow innovators at OktoBEERfest!
OktoBEERfest In The Park is an Oktoberfest-style event featuring the area’s best food trucks, a true “garden” themed Pop-Up Beer Garden, and Live Music from a variety of local acts. The festival is held in support of the Mill River Park Collaborative and takes place on The North Lawn & Grand Steps in Mill River Park in downtown Stamford.
35% Off Premium Tickets Ends Soon
For a limited time, SiW 2019 tickets are available at 35% off. The only way to get your codes is to sign up for updates. These will be the deepest discounted tickets available this year. Beginning September 7th we’re dropping your ticket discount tier yet again. Sign up now and get your codes!
Last Year By the Numbers
FastFWD—The Innovation & Tech Conference September 27th
Join us for a full day of speakers, events, and our closing keynote speaker. Then revel and network late into the evening at our Oktobeerfest collaboration with Half Full Brewery. Event content is organized into 6 distinct themes:
- Emerging Technology
- Privacy & Security
- Driving Innovation
- People, Teams, Learning and Training
- Trend Spotting and Forecasting
Extend your 2019 Experience With the SiW App
This year, we’re partnering with Whova, a global leader in conference experience technology, to bring you the SiW app. After you register for your events or purchase your tickets, you’ll be able to download the mobile app. This full-featured app enables you to easily navigate everything that SiW has to offer, including:
- Quick Shortcuts to Important Information
- Agenda & Schedule Management
- Venue & Parking Info
- Discussion Boards
- Contests, Discounts, and Incentives
- Easy Check-ins With QR Codes
Getting to SiW
Driving. 95 North or Hutchinson to Merritt Parkway
Public Transportation. Metro North operates numerous trains between Grand Central Terminal and Stamford Station. The train is approximately 45-55 minutes.
Uber & Lyft. The cost to ride from NYC to Stamford is generally $100-$120. The cost to ride from Stamford to NYC is generally $60-$100.
Driving. Take Boston transit ways to 95 South then proceed to Stamford.
Public Transportation. Amtrak operates the Acela and Northeast Regional trains regularly between Boston Back Bay Station and Stamford Station. Check Amtrak.com for schedules.
Driving. Take 95 North from DC to Stamford
Public Transportation. Amtrak operates the Acela and Northeast Regional trains regularly between DC and Stamford Station. Check Amtrak.com for schedules.
Stamford Innovation Week is within 2 hours drive-time of the following airports:
- Laguardia (NY): LGA
- JFK (NY): JFK
- Newark (NJ) EWR
- Bradley International (CT): BDL
- Westchester County Airport (NY): HPN