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VOICE Summit returns to NJIT in July

Newark Mayor Ras Baraka speaks at the 2018 VOICE conference, in Newark.

The VOICE Summit will return to the New Jersey Institute of Technology from July 22 to July 26.

Amazon Alexa is returning as the diamond sponsor of the summit that features technology professionals discussing technological innovation with the purpose of making human connections. Organizers expect to attract more than 5,000 attendees and 100 sponsors from around the world.

Innovative companies such as Applause, Twilio, Appen, Orbita, Botanalytics, Interactions, Bouquet.ai, Jetson.ai and the New Jersey Business and Industry Association have signed as additional sponsors of the Summit.

The host committee from 2018 is also returning, which includes NJIT, The Greater Newark Convention and Visitors Bureau, the City of Newark Economic Development Authority, Citi Medina and local industry leaders, according to a press release.

The call for speaking and sponsorship proposals is open through March 15 and organizers are expecting up to 500 proposals for 150 open speaking spots.

VOICE is committed to supporting and promoting diversity in the tech industry, according to organizers. Its organizers urge women, people of color, military veterans and members of the LGBTQ community to submit proposals. Corporate partners have an opportunity to sponsor, mentor and engage with more than 1,000 scholarships available for students and those in often marginalized communities to attend the event.

David Hutter
David Hutter grew up in Darien, Conn., and covers higher education, transportation and manufacturing for NJBIZ. He can be reached at: dhutter@njbiz.com.

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