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Techmanity 2014 in Silicon Valley Announces Speaker and Performer Lineup

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Includes Oscar® Winner Jared Leto and Grammy® Winners Weezer

SAN JOSE, Calif.–(BUSINESS WIRE)–July 21, 2014–

Techmanity 2014, Silicon Valley’s first official technology conference, today announced its lineup and open registration for its inaugural event, taking place in San Jose October 1-2. Headline speakers include Houzz founder and CEO, Adi Tatarko; Samsung Electronics president, Young Sohn; and a keynote by actor/musician turned tech entrepreneur, Jared Leto.

The two day event, curated by Fast Company, will feature rapid-fire presentations from dozens of “radical entrepreneurs and vanguard geeks” representing the most disruptive and compelling ideas from Silicon Valley. After-hours entertainment and networking is being produced by Live Nation, and includes national music acts such as Grammy-award winner Weezer, who will be debuting its new album, Everything Will Be Alright in the End. Top-level sponsors include Samsung Electronics, Silicon Valley Bank and Adobe.

Designed as a next-generation conference experience and networking festival, Techmanity is a gathering of the Silicon Valley tribes celebrating the region’s future-bending companies, entrepreneurs, inventors and ideas. Techmanity will feature a riveting mix of the Valley’s movers and shakers – people who are cultivating new business models and disrupting the status quo – alongside passionate social entrepreneurs leveraging new innovations to improve the lives of those who might otherwise be left behind by technological progress.

“Techmanity summons the best minds of our generation-the firestarters, malcontents, trailblazers and dreamers to rethink and re-imagine the future of work, play and life in a networked age,” said Tom Hayes, the tech executive who founded Techmanity. “Techmanity is about doing business in a whole new way in a profoundly connected global economy-about new ideas to improve human creativity, productivity and quality of life for a planet made much smaller by technology.”

In addition to Leto, Techmanity will provide an opportunity for two days of high-energy networking, socializing and idea-sharing with disruptive industry leading executives including:

Topics on the agenda include the Internet of Us, the future of post-job work, building a cult brand in a media-saturated world and the power of second chances, among many others. In addition to these conference sessions, Techmanity will also celebrate the winners of its Techmanitarian Awards, and showcase the hottest, most disruptive startups in its Startlandia exhibit.

In the evening, attendees will have the opportunity to enjoy networking events featuring performances by Weezer, Thievery Corporation, Kongos, Crown and the Mob, Young Rising Sons and more acts to be announced.

To register for Techmanity 2014, please visit www.techmanity.com/registration. Media registration can be found here: www.techmanity.com/media.

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About Techmanity
Techmanity is Silicon Valley’s first annual technology and lifestyle event celebrating the companies and people whose products and services are revolutionizing our world.

For two days in October 2014, Techmanity will command center stage on the tech world with mind-blowing conversations with the brightest people in the industry, dozens of exciting networking events hosted by leading Silicon Valley companies and an incredible line-up of special programs showcasing the best new apps, business models and startup ideas on the planet.

Racepoint Global, for Techmanity
Mike Nourie, 617-624-3222
Techmanity@racepointglobal.com


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3 comments
nancy ayne
nancy ayne

I think they got the name wrong - the first, and by far the coolest technology conference in SanJose is C2SV!

Hom Taze
Hom Taze

Really, "first annual?" Let's see if it makes it past the first year. I hear the people behind this have sketchy pasts. Some of Silicon Valley's biggest companies might just have been conned.

Joey Romano
Joey Romano

This is so lame... didn't anyone at Venture Beat check facts before posting this? How could they call this the "first official technology conference"? It is a second-rate copycat of C2SV (see www.c2sv.com), which put on a great technology conference and music festival last year. TechMANity is not "official," there is no such thing. It is just a cliché-ridden copywriting exercise by someone who knows how to make ridiculous claims and throw out buzz phrases like " firestarters", " malcontents," Judging from the hyperbolic claims in this press release, it completely lacks credibility. It's just another wannabe corporate attempt to pose as a genuine journalistically curated conference/musicfest.