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‘Most impactful’ Sloss Tech returns to Birmingham

After a three-year absence due to the pandemic, Sloss Tech is back bigger and better, TechBirmingham and Telegraph Creative announced.

Downtown Birmingham’s historic Lyric Theatre will serve as the conference hub for the June 9 event. There will also be activities and breakout sessions around town, including the Sidewalk Film Center and Cinema.

After four previous sold-out events, the COVID-19 pandemic led the event hosts to postpone the Southeast’s premier tech conference after 2019 until this year.

And its absence apparently made the heart grow fonder – leading to an overflow of pent-up demand in the city’s tech community.

“There isn’t a week that goes by where someone doesn’t ask when we’re bringing back Sloss Tech,” said TechBirmingham CEO Deontée Gordon. “There has been so much growth in Birmingham’s entrepreneurial and tech communities over the last few years. Now it’s time to take it to another level.

“This year’s Sloss Tech is going to be a reflection of how far we’ve come and set the stage for where we’re going.”

Birmingham has committed to be an official community partner of the conference, a clear signal that the city’s leadership supports Birmingham’s budding tech scene to fuel economic growth.

“Nothing transforms communities like better jobs and new opportunities,” said Birmingham
Mayor Randall Woodfin. “Sloss Tech helps us tell the true story of Birmingham – both locally and around the country – that something special is happening here, and you’ve got to come experience it for yourself.”

Sponsors include Birmingham Bound, INFLCR, Innovate Alabama, Landing, Protective Life Corporation, and Southern Research. More sponsors are expected to join the statewide effort in the coming weeks.

The Sloss Tech conferences have attracted attendees from 47 states, and the event has generated millions of online impressions as speakers, panelists and attendees alike chronicled their experiences through their social media pages.

Keynote speakers have included entrepreneur Gary Vaynerchuk, Reddit founder Alexis Ohanian, and Bozoma Saint John, who has been a top executive at Netflix, Uber, and Apple.

“This year’s Sloss Tech is going to be the largest and most impactful yet,” said Telegraph
Creative CEO Cliff Sims. “Alabama is getting serious about attracting and retaining world-class talent. We’re going to get behind great entrepreneurs.

“We’re going to keep building great companies that create better jobs. And Sloss Tech is going to be a catalyst for bringing people together to make it happen.”

Information regarding speakers, program details and tickets and sponsorships
availability can be found here.

Companies and organizations interested in sponsoring Sloss Tech or buying blocks of tickets can email [email protected].

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