First-ever Lawrence Tech Conference coming to KU Innovation Park

Tech talk is coming to Lawrence. The Park is pleased to host and support the first-ever Lawrence Tech Conference, along with Park company Invary, and organized by the Lawrence Tech Guild.  The Park is a hub of innovation and tech activity, and this conference reflects the growth and creativity of the local tech ecosystem.

The conference will be on Friday, April 5, from 9 a.m. to 1 p.m. in the auditorium at 2033 Becker Drive. It is free, and lunch will be provided. Registration is required, so click here to let us know you’re coming.

The goal of the Lawrence Tech Conference is to provide and promote the growth of the technology sector in Lawrence and its newfound prosperity as a tech hub. With roots in innovative technology like Google Earth and the Django framework, Lawrence is working to build toward the future.

The Lawrence Tech Conference will feature three speakers and plenty of opportunities to network and connect with fellow tech innovators and entrepreneurs.

Speaker: Elizabeth Christensen, Postgres Educator, Crunchy Data
Topic: Lawrence Maps & Open Source GIS
Bio: Elizabeth works on Postgres education at Crunchy Data. She also co-hosts the annual PostGIS Day event and is on the board of the United States PostgreSQL Association (PgUS).

Speaker: Taejoon Kim, Associate Professor, University of Kansas
Topic: Zero Trust in 5G
Bio: Taejoon Kim is an Associate Professor of the EECS Department at the University of Kansas, where he researches 6G networked systems, distributed learning, security, information theory, and agricultural AI.

Speaker: Brian McClendon, Senior Vice President, Niantic Labs
Topic: genAI & Gaussian Splats
Bio: Brian McClendon is a Senior Vice President of Engineering at Niantic Labs. For 10 years, he was a Vice President with Google and led the entire Geo business unit building Google Maps, Street View and Google Earth.

See the schedule and learn more about Invary and the Lawrence Tech Guild here.