2018 VOICE Summit

The momentum is building for the 2018 VOICE Summit, sponsored by Amazon Alexa, from July 24-26, 2018 and hosted at NJIT. 

In less than a month, the three-day event will feature thought-leaders from 7 countries, more than 150 speakers, and NJIT alumnus David Isbitski ‘98, who is Amazon's Chief Evangelist for Alexa and Echo and will serve as one of the keynote speakers. Bloomberg Radio will be broadcasting live from the VOICE Summit on Tuesday, July 24, from 2 pm to 5 pm, and several national and local media outlets will be at NJIT to document this major tech event.

VOICE will bring together start-up and mature companies, leaders in the industry and developers at the forefront of transformative technology from natural language processing and a broad range of technologies revolutionizing user engagement by leveraging voice technologies such as Alexa, chatbots and so much more. 

This inaugural VOICE Summit is shaping up to be the largest, most high-profile tech gathering in NJIT’s history. Our new Wellness & Events Center, the centerpiece of a $400 million campus transformation that is part of our 2020 Vision Strategic Plan, was the key to attracting the Summit’s organizer, Modev, to Newark and beating out Los Angeles, Philadelphia, and New York City as host. The Summit represents a major collaborative effort between NJIT, GNCVB and NCEDC, and is supported by a dedicated team throughout the university to ensure that we will make a favorable impression on the 1,000+ attendees.

I encourage NJIT students, faculty, staff, alumni and friends of the university to participate in this great opportunity. In addition to a powerhouse list of presenters that include tech leaders and statewide dignitaries, hands-on voice development and design courses will be taught by Amazon staff and partner API providers. Several day and evening activities will happen, including an opening reception and startup expo at 5 pm on Day 1, my presidential welcome on Day 2 at 9 am, and the host committee volunteer thank-you mixer on Day 3 at noon.

The VOICE Summit will be a wonderful experience for all, and I thank you for your support.  For more information, please contact my office or visit https://www.voicesummit.ai/

Finally, I wish you all a safe and enjoyable Independence Day holiday.

Joel S. Bloom