Tech Month Chicago is a month of technology awareness for the Chicagoland area showcasing the depth and diversity of our local tech culture featuring community events in technology, engineering, math, and science in Chicago and the surrounding area during the month of September.
In order to gain citywide attention for their events calendar Tech Month Chicago has engaged an extensive list of local Chicago media outlets to help get the word out. Print and digital ads as well as audio underwriting can be found for Tech Month Chicago in The Chicago Reader, DNAinfo, Lumpen Radio, The Lumpen Times, New City, South Side Weekly, Streetwise, andTime Out Chicago!
Tech Month Chicago decided to focus on the non-techie focused outlets to help spread the word to the Chicago area citizens at large regarding the vibrant local tech culture. President of Tech Month Chicago, Melanie Adcock, stated:
“The tech industry itself is a very small audience compared to all of Chicago’s citizens. We wanted to reach that larger audience and share with them what is happening in the technology industry in their own back yard. You don’t have to go to Silicon Valley to see great tech experts in action and become part of the scene.”
In their second year, Tech Month Chicago will promote a series of gatherings, educational activities, parties, and other events seeking to engage new audiences for technology in the Chicago area. Unlike many tech industry focused events, Tech Month Chicago is geared toward all city residents from senior citizens, kids, parents, and all people of the city of Chicago to share how technology shapes our culture and encourage participation from those outside the industry.
Events range from coding for kids to educational forums and invention showcases, startup pitches, tech activities for families, companies opening their doors to the public, job training, meetups, and festive tech celebrations. Presenters include tech organizations, large scale technology related companies based in Chicago, non-profit organizations, schools, tech experts, education groups, and other organizations throughout the city.
To date, twelve venues have donated their spaces for Tech Month Chicago events:
Tech Month Chicago will have a fun program in place featuring selfie bubbles and participation ribbons for all Chicago citizens who participate and attend events during Technology Awareness Month in the month of September.
If you have questions about how to participate in Tech Month Chicago please contact Melanie Adcock via email at firstname.lastname@example.org or by phone at 312-259-0610.