May 22, 2024 Event
May 22, 2024 Wednesday 11:00 am - 6:00 pm

poweredUP Tampa Bay Tech Festival 2024

Isaiah Jackson
By: Isaiah Jackson

Discover a day of unparalleled tech programming at the annual poweredUP Tampa Bay Tech Festival on May 22nd at the Mahaffey Theater! This event is a must-attend for the Tampa Bay community, bringing together tech enthusiasts, professionals, startups, and entrepreneurs.

Event Highlights:

  1. Insightful Panels and Discussions: Engage in a full day of enriching tech panels and discussions, gaining insights from industry leaders and a captivating keynote speaker.
  2. Networking Opportunities: Kick off the day with exclusive pre-event networking, connecting with like-minded professionals and potential collaborators.
  3. Post-Event Happy Hour: Unwind at the post-event happy hour with two complimentary drink tickets (for those 21 years and older). Reflect on the day’s highlights while networking with fellow attendees.
  4. Geek Row Vendors and Tech Demonstrations: Witness live tech demonstrations showcasing cutting-edge solutions. If you have an innovative product or solution, this is your chance to gain valuable exposure and network within the vibrant tech community. Apply for a spot on Geek Row by submitting your application here.

Tracks and Topics:

This year’s tracks will take a thrilling deep dive into the world of tech, covering:

  1. AI and ChatGPT
  2. Cybersecurity
  3. Web3 and the Metaverse
  4. Tech Talent and Workforce
  5. Blockchain, Crypto, Bitcoin, and NFTs
  6. Sustainability in Tech
  7. Tech for Good
  8. Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion (DEI)
  9. Leadership

Innovating Defense: Thinking Differently For Modern Security Challenges at 3:50pm

Panel Discussion: Jeremy Rasmussen (Abacode), Taylor Johnston (USF Institute of Applied Engineering), Howard Smyth (United States Central Command)

Moderator: Neil Khatod (Hays)


🎟️ Attention Tampa Bay Tech Members: Members of Tampa Bay Tech can attend poweredUP Fest for FREE! To secure your member ticket, simply email Not sure if your company is a member? Check out our member directory!

Register Here