Tech conference features 'IT magicians'

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Posted: Friday, March 29, 2013 12:00 am

The AIM Institute will host its two-day Infotec conference April 16. The conference focuses on the convergence of entrepreneurship, technology and marketing.

This year’s theme is “Magic Explained,” inspired by “IT magicians” who will share their triumphs with new innovation, tools and techniques.

The conference will feature keynote speeches from Jeremy Gutsche, author and founder of Trendhunter.com, a website that aggregates and categorizes trends; Marco Tempest, technical illusionist and star of the award-winning TV series, The Virtual Magician; Omaha’s own Ben Vu, co-founder of SkyVu Entertainment, an animation and gaming studio, along with a host of breakout speakers in various categories such as mobile technology, marketing technology and emerging business technology, among others.

Between sessions, attendees can also visit the conference’s Tesla electric car showcase and onsite LANParty, which will allow gamers to play multiplayer video games with others at the conference.

The AIM Institute will also host the Technology Celebration Awards dinner in the evening of April 16, where Tempest will perform augmented reality illusions and tricks.

To register, visit www.Infotec.org/register. The conference and awards dinner is $400. The conference is $350 separately and the the awards dinner is $75 for AIM Institute members and $90 for non-members. AIM Members registering groups can also receive discounts depending on the number of registrations. For more information on discount codes and pricing, contact Sherry Beglin at sbeglin@aiminstitute.org.

The AIM Institute is a not for-profit organization that focuses on empowering communities, organizations and individuals through technology.

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