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Everything in One Place

VOICE is this year's largest voice tech conference that brings the conversational design ecosystem together in one place for three days of jam packed content, networking and fun. 

1500+ Attendees | 200+ Speakers | 175+ Sessions | 100+ Hours of hands-on training

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MORE THAN 150 SPEAKERS

David Isbitski

David Isbitski

Chief Technical Evangelist | Amazon

David Isbitski

David Isbitski

Chief Technical Evangelist | Amazon

David Isbitski is Amazon's Chief Evangelist for Alexa and Echo, introducing the world to the power of Voice. He has helped launch numerous platforms and products at both Microsoft and Amazon and made a career out of helping people be successful with technology. Towards that end, he has delivered keynotes at major conferences around the world. A Jersey Shore native, David loves being near the ocean. He returns to his roots at the New Jersey Institute of Technology, where he graduated Cum Laude from the Honors Program with a B.A. in Information Systems.

 LAUREN LUCCHESE

LAUREN LUCCHESE

Head of AI Content Design | Capital One

 LAUREN LUCCHESE

LAUREN LUCCHESE

Head of AI Content Design | Capital One

Lauren is an AI Content + UX designer. She currently leads the AI Content Design team at Capital One, designing conversations for the Capital One skill on Alexa and for Eno, the first natural language SMS chatbot created by a U.S. bank. If you want to get her talking, ask her what she’s reading, or where she’s hoping to travel to next. Also, she loves meeting new designers and technologists! You can find her on Twitter as @laurenlookayz, and can connect with her here on LinkedIn.

James Poulter

James Poulter

Head of Emerging Platforms, Digital Consumer Engagement, LEGO

James Poulter

James Poulter

Head of Emerging Platforms, Digital Consumer Engagement, LEGO

As Head of The LEGO Group’s Emerging Platforms & Partnerships team as part of the Digital Consumer Engagement division, James Poulter is pursuing new technologies, platforms and partners to build digital consumer engagement with LEGO customers, shoppers and consumers on a global basis. James previously was the Social Lead for LEGO’s social network for Kids, LEGO Life – which launched globally in 2017 and has since grown to over 1m active users regularly posting their content to the world’s first global and safe social network for kids. As well as devising and developing social features such as LEGO Life’s emoji keyboard, custom characters and moderation systems, James oversaw the launch of LEGO’s global partnership with GIPHY leading the LEGO channel to accrue over 1 Billion GIF views in it’s first year.

Chiori Hori

Dr. Chiori Hori

Principal Research Scientist | Mitsubishi Electric Research Laboratories (MERL)

Chiori Hori

Dr. Chiori Hori

Principal Research Scientist | Mitsubishi Electric Research Laboratories (MERL)

Dr. Chiori Hori has worked on spoken language processing technologies since 1998. In 2002, she worked on spoken interactive Q&A using a real-time Automatic Speech Recognition (ASR) based on Weighted Finite-State Transducer (WFST) with over-a-million word vocabulary, at NTT. She joined CMU to work on speech translation/summarization technologies in 2004 and then moved to ATR/NIC in 2007. She led the NICT ASR research group and their system to first place in the English TED talk recognition at IWSLT for three consecutive years from 2012. She invented a WFST-based cross-lingual dialog technology which was implemented on a humanoid robot ASIMO and recipe on-the-fly dialog systems at NICT. She has been working on neural network based technologies for Human-Robot communication at MERL since 2015. She is a member of the Speech and Language Processing Technical Committee (SLTC) of the IEEE Signal Processing Society and an editorial board of Computer Speech and Language.

Howard Lerman

Howard Lerman

Founder & CEO | Yext

Howard Lerman

Howard Lerman

Founder & CEO | Yext

Howard Lerman founded Yext in 2006 with a single goal: to build an impactful, great company with super talented people. Along the way, Yext has re-invented three industries: pay-per-call advertising, business listings synchronization, and today, digital knowledge management. With hundreds of amazingly talented employees serving many of the world’s leading businesses, Yext is on its way to realizing Howard’s original vision. Yext is Howard’s fourth software company. Howard is also Co-Founder and Chairman of Confide, a leading off-the-record messaging service.

Howard is a proud graduate of TJHSST and barely graduated from Duke University.

Cami Williams

Cami Williams

Senior Alexa Evangelist | Amazon

Cami Williams

Cami Williams

Senior Alexa Evangelist | Amazon

Cami works as a Senior Evangelist on Alexa for Amazon based in Seattle focused on Alexa Games. Since starting at Amazon in September 2017, Cami has spoken on behalf of Alexa at various conferences and workshops, including the Grace Hopper Celebration for Women in Computing, reInvent, Consumer Electronics Show, and Game Developers Conference. Cami is proud to be an advocate for diversity and inclusion in the tech industry. As a representative from the community she has spoken at over 40 different hackathons and events, most notably the GHC, the White House Tech Inclusion Summit, SXSWedu, ATECH Conference, and Google Women Engineers Conference. During her free time, Cami loves to play board games with friends, build mechanical keyboards, and quote the Office.

Nikhil Deshpande

Nikhil Deshpande

Chief Digital Officer | State of Georgia

Nikhil Deshpande

Nikhil Deshpande

Chief Digital Officer | State of Georgia

As Chief Digital Officer for the state of Georgia, Nikhil Deshpande leads the Office of Digital Services Georgia under the Georgia Technology Authority (GTA). Nikhil envisioned and led state government’s transition to an enterprise web-publishing platform based on Drupal, an open source content management system hosted in the cloud. The platform currently supports over 80 state agency websites. Under his direction, Georgia became the first state in the nation to use Drupal across it's enterprise and meet special needs of constituents with a range of disabilities affecting vision, hearing, motion and cognition making the platform Section 508 and WCAG 2.0 AA compliant. Nikhil strongly advocated the use of social media for Georgia.gov when using social media for government was not common, and established a presence for the state on Facebook and Twitter to quickly address citizens’ questions and concerns. Nikhil also served as adjunct faculty at the Atlanta campus of the Savannah College of Art and Design for ten years, where he taught graduate classes in Interaction Design and Game Development.

Matt Quinn

Matt Quinn

VP of Software Development | Audible

Matt Quinn

Matt Quinn

VP of Software Development | Audible

Matt Quinn is Vice President of Software Development and Site Lead for Audible’s Cambridge development office. He joined Amazon in 2014, working on Fire Phone for a year until transitioning to his current role at Audible. Before Amazon, Matt worked for Vistaprint for seven years as Director of Technology leading Vistaprint’s Digital Product line. With a dozen years of start-up experience, Matt knows how to ably navigate the challenge, strategy and pace of Audible’s engineering culture. He has a Masters in Management from Emmanuel College and a Mathematics degree from the College of the Holy Cross in beautiful Worcester, MA. Outside work he loves sailing with his wife and two daughters, golfing, going to Red Sox games, and skiing in the winter.
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$40 Billion

U.S. retail shopping via voice will exceed $40 Billion by 2022 according to Voicebot.ai

 

1.2 Trillion

It's forecasted that "50% of all searches will be voice searches by 2020” according to comscore

33 Million

The number of voice-first devices in U.S. is more than 33 million based on a new study by VoiceLabs

80%

80% of developers worldwide are embracing A.I. according to a recent Stack Overflow survey

Event Highlights

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    Keynote Speaker: David Isbitski, Chief Evangelist, Amazon Alexa

    Re-imagining the future through voice

    Dave has been a professional speaker, trainer and evangelist for over a decade. He has taught full-day courses on many topics including Mobile Apps, Cloud and the Web. Dave has helped launch numerous technology platforms, frameworks and programming languages across an array of devices at both Microsoft and Amazon. Dave is also an author for Lynda.com and can be found on twitter as @TheDaveDev and the Amazon Apps & Services Blog http://bit.ly/amazon-blog.

  • Hands on workshops

    Hands-on Sessions

    Development, Design & More

    Choose from more than 50 workshops across an array of coding, design, product and marketing courses. You will leave VOICE armed with the knowhow to accelerate your career, startup or major company initiative.  
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    Smart Cities

    Voice and Chat Are Playing a Key Role

    Every major city in the world has a Smart Cities initiative - and for good reason. As people are making cities their homes, workplaces and favorite tourist destinations - being connected and access to services is more important than ever. At VOICE, you'll learn how to integrate NLP into your Smart City and who's leading the way.

80% of developers worldwide are embracing A.I.

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More than 33 million voice first devices in the U.S.

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Who Should Attend?

Developers:

  • 50+ hours of hands-on developer training
  • Beginner, intermediate and advanced sessions
  • More than ten Amazon Alexa staff leading the classes
  • Leave with actionable Skills development experience to launch your own titles or accelerate your companies entry into the voice-first era
  • Meet hundreds of like minded developers from around the world 
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Designers:

  • Access to more than 50 hours of voice design related sessions
  • Work directly with Amazon staff at the forefront of conversational design 
  • Meet industry colleagues building the top rated voice design interfaces in the world 
  • Beginner, intermediate and advanced sessions 
  • Leave with a better understanding of voice design across all modes of AI interaction from chat to voice
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Brands:

  • Hear from more than 50 of the world's top brands
  • Hands-on sessions by Capital One, Audible, Yext, Comcast and more
  • Discover where bets are being placed and how companies are prioritizing interaction across all modes of consumer engagement
  • From hands-on workshops to keynote talks, any consumer facing brand will find information otherwise unavailable at VOICE

Agencies:

  • Thought leadership starts with leading the conversation and VOICE is where the world's largest gathering of experts in the space will be July 24-26
  • Hundreds of brands will be on site to share their priorities  
  • With leading agencies actively involved through workshops and talks, hear where the industry is going
  • VOICE is an opportunity to train your agency staff on all aspects of conversational design
  • Set your strategy for the remainder of 2018 and beyond

Marketers:

  • Explore ideas for remaining at the forefront, as voice drives more eCommerce and search than ever before
  • Discover how brands are reaching their customers through multi-modal engagement 
  • Find new ways to monetize through VOICE as companies like Amazon open up new opportunities 
  • Meet like minded industry colleagues to share and discuss this exciting new market 
  • Access more than 50 hours of marketing related sessions
  • Leave as more of an industry expert than you already are

Startups:

  • Grow your business by positioning yourself as a thought leader in the space
  • Attend more than 150 sessions all about the markets you are trying to win
  • Meet hundreds of the world's top brands
  • Make connections with VCs and investors for new funding opportunities 
  • Introduce your company to thousands of VOICE attendees 
  • Participate in the Startup Showcase on Tuesday, July 24 from 5-8pm 
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COMMUNITY PARTNERS

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EXHIBITORS

Amazon Alexa

Audible

Yext

Prudential

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New Jersey Tech Council

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Sponsorship Options

Registration & Group Sales Are Open

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Purchase Your Pass Now!

Registration is now open for VOICE Summit, July 24-26 at the New Jersey Institute of Technology in Newark.

 

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EVENT SCHEDULE

Day 1 - July 24

08:00 AM

Registration & check-in

9:00-10:30AM

8 Deep Dive Workshops

10:30 - 11:00AM

BREAK

11:00AM-12:30PM

8 Deep Dive Workshops

12:30-1:30PM

LUNCH

1:30-3:00PM

8 Deep Dive Workshops

3:00-3:30PM

BREAK

3:30-5:00PM

8 Deep Dive Workshops

5:00-8:00PM

Welcome Reception, Startup Expo

Day 2 - July 25

08:00 AM

Registration & check-in

9:00-9:45AM

Opening Keynote

10:00 - 11:00AM

BREAK & Exhibits

11:00AM-12:30PM

Main Stage + 8 Breakouts

12:30-1:30PM

LUNCH

1:30-3:00PM

Main Stage + 8 Breakouts

3:00-3:30PM

BREAK & Exhibits

3:30-5:00PM

Main Stage + 8 Breakouts

5:00-6:00PM

Networking Happy Hour

Day 3 - July 26

8:00- 9:00AM

Registration & check-in

9:00-10:00AM

Keynote

10:00- 11:00AM

Roundtables & Exhibits

11:00AM-12:30PM

Main Stage + 8 Breakouts

12:30-1:30PM

LUNCH & Exhibits

1:30-2:30PM

Closing Keynote, Awards & Raffles

2:30-4:30PM

Exhibitor Move-out

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Even More to Expect

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    Breakout Sessions

    Go in-depth

    Join us for discussions and presentations on a range of topics for this VoiceFirst world.
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    Recruiting Sessions

    Network and grow with top talent

    Looking to attract top talent in voice? Stand out as an employer of choice and get 1 on 1 time with potential candidates by presenting at one of our recruiting sessions.

From the Blog

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Voice will be hosted at the New Jersey Institute of Technology.

The New Jersey Institute of Technology (NJIT) located in downtown Newark, a short train-ride from NYC, is both technology-rich, and provides a unique backdrop for VOICE attendees. Newark is one of the first to become a Smart City, as part of a digital transformation initiative that brings together academia, government and business to innovate and create next-gen urban technology and infrastructure. NJIT, with its state-of-the-art Wellness and Events Center, is central to this effort.

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A Unique Space for Collaboration and Exchange

VOICE will be hosted at New Jersey Institute of Technology in Newark, NJ

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Hotels & Lodging

Need a hotel room during the conference? VOICE has secured discounted room rates with nearby hotels. Limited rooms are available at this discounted rate.

Click the register link or call the hotel directly to reserve your room.

The Historic Robert Treat [Host Hotel] | $139 per night

50 Park Pl, Newark, NJ 07102

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Hilton Newark Penn Station | $199 per night

50 Park Pl, Newark, NJ 07102

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Navigate the Tri-state area from our Hilton Newark Penn Station hotel with easy access to NYC. Explore the immediate corporate Gateway Center or Prudential sports center on foot. Fly in and out of Newark Airport using the hotel’s complimentary airport shuttle (call hotel directly for pick-up). All-new modern rooms including King Jr. Suite with oversized living area; On-site restaurant, Market Street Bar & Grill, open late.

 

The Tryp by Wyndham | $139 per night

24 E Park St, Newark, NJ 07102

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Guests may call the hotel at 973-642-7100 and request to make reservations under the “MODEV” block. Individuals making reservations will be required to provide a credit card and contact information at the time of reservation.

 

Hampton Inn & Suites Newark Riverwalk | $179 per night

100 Passaic Ave, Harrison, NJ 07029

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To make your reservations over the phone please call 1800 -HAMPTON 1-800-426-7866) – using your group code and group name. Please make reservations before June 24th, 2018 in order to receive the 179.00 rate. After June 24th 2018 all unused group rooms will be released for general sale.

 

Courtyard by Marriott Newark Downtown | $209 per night

858 Broad St, Newark, NJ 07102

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