Be a presenter

We appreciate all speakers submissions we received!

The HVTechFestival — which originally consists of a one-day conference and one-day Hackathon — will continue with the two-day youth Hackathon on October 23–24, 2020 and the one-day conference deferred to Spring 2021. Dates and locations will be posted for the conference later. If you submitted a proposal for HVTechfest 2020, we ask that you submit again when the conference date is announced. If your proposal was related to Design Thinking or Artificial Intelligence, we are happy to invite you to volunteer for the Hackathon — it will be highly appreciated. Let us know by email.


Questions? Session ideas? You can contact HVTechFest programming committee by email: anytime!

HVTechFest 2019 was the largest gathering of the HV Tech ecosystem to date, with 250+ participants and 120+ Hackathoners in attendance. With 40+ speakers, 23 sponsors and 30+ volunteers on board, we were able to achieve our three primary objectives:

  • Brought HV Tech ecosystem together to connect, collaborate, find jobs, hire talent, and create new partnerships and engagements
  • Increased energy and excitement about the HV Tech ecosystem
  • Established HVTechFest as a signature annual event for the ecosystem

Founded by OpenHub, Hudson Valley's premier tech education program, the two-day event will continue to be a major conference in the region's burgeoning tech space.