Tech Briefing

The Tech Briefing is an entertaining, informative, and fast-moving event open to the public and appealing to a broad audience. It is not a dull science conference. We feature 10 presenters who each speak for just five minutes about their innovative technologies, designs, and products. This is your opportunity to learn firsthand why we now call Winston-Salem “The City of Arts and Innovation”!

You hear from biotechnology, advanced manufacturing, and IT companies. These innovations are improving all our lives and they are being created here in our community. You will leave the Tech Briefing saying, “Wow! I had no idea things like that are happening right here in Winston-Salem and Forsyth County!”

The 2016 Tech Briefing will be held on Wednesday, November 9, from 8-10 a.m. at the Oak Grove Center at Forsyth Technical Community College. This event is FREE to attend, but seating is limited and REGISTRATION IS REQUIRED! Click here to register to attend.

Parking Info: Click here for the Forsyth Tech main campus map. Though participants may park in any lot around the Oak Grove Center, it is suggested that lots CC1, CC2, and CC3 be used.



2016 Tech Briefing Presenters include:

  • Kyle Webster, Owner/Illustrator, KyleBrush
  • Michael Batalia, PhD, Co-Founder, Wide Eyed Technologies
  • Sofia Pauca, Researcher, Pitt Hopkins Research Foundation, Student, Mt. Tabor High School
  • Ayana Martin, Chief Business Development Officer, EncepHeal
  • Edward Cruz-Ortiz, Student, Department of Nanotechnology, Forsyth Tech
  • Ayniah Duncan, Co-Founder, Aged Out Help, Student, John F. Kennedy High School
  • Bob Summers, CEO, ljus Inc.
  • Hannah Ashford, Co-Founder & Creative Director, Leading Role
  • William Jacobsen, COO, Virtue Labs
  • Melissa Wittner, VP, Software Engineering,Technology Solutions, Inmar, Girls on Fire

If you have any questions or need any additional information, please contact Jill Atherton at (336) 728-9206.

Click here to view clips from the 2015 Tech Briefing!


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