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Elevate is a conference for our region’s technology community.

Whether you’re a software developer, product owner, designer, or entrepreneur working in the technology space, there’s something for everyone!

Morning sessions will focus on creativity, innovation, and technology where we’ll hear from folks who work in a range of creative enterprises and their reflections on the art of discovery, iterative thinking, and the creative process, and our afternoon workshops will give you a chance to dive deeper. We’ll also discuss the merits and challenges of a career in technology from folks at different stages in their career.

November 16th, 2023


8:00 AM - Coffee + Registration

9:00 AM - Welcome

9:15 AM - Panel: Iterative Thinking at the Intersection of Creativity, Innovation, & Technology

  • Moderator: Ana Heilman, North Dakota State University
  • Janice Lebga, Elinor Coatings
  • Garrett Maurer, Doosan Bobcat
  • Jordan Nelson, Microsoft

9:45 AM - Artist Performance

10:00 AM - Break

10:20 AM - Keynote: Future Trends (Efficiency, Automation, AI)

  • Shawn Riley, Bisblox

10:40 AM - Panel: Culture and Craft: Reflections on Growth and Productivity in a Technical Career

  • Moderator: Nick Zaccardi, SpringBlock
  • Grant Swenson, Bushel
  • Kathryn Szombatfalvy, Scheels
  • Megan Glasow, Perficient

11:10 AM - Keynote: Creativity, Innovation, & Technology

  • Kanthi Narukonda, Dakota State University, CybHER Institute 

12:00 PM - Lunch

1:15 PM - Workshops

Hands On With Generative Art (Javascript Workshop)

  • Hosted by Adrian Aleixandre

Exploring AI Tooling

  • Hosted by Scott Meyer

From Ideation to Pitch: The Startup Journey

  • Hosted by gener8tor 

3:00 PM - Social Hour

4:30 PM - FullStack Fargo at Sidestreet

6:00 PM - gener8tor Showcase



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