The #1 Event For Voice Tech and AI in America

January 11-15, 2021

Chattanooga, TN - In-Person - Home of the Nation's Fastest Internet

Voice technology, and its underlying artificial intelligence, is a reflection of who we are as human beings.

When we're born, all we have is our mother's voice. Soon thereafter, we go on to develop an inner voice that will guide us for the rest of our lives.

It always stood to reason that as technology evolved, it would arc toward being voice-driven...voice-oriented...what we call voice-first.

Project Voice uniquely provides the one singular conference experience which juxtaposes the major voice/AI ecosystems side-by-side: Amazon Alexa, Google Assistant, and Samsung Bixby.

Additionally, every company using voice, chatbots, and AI to power progress within automotive, healthcare, publishing, hospitality, gaming, banking, education, logistics, and more will be there.

Project Voice is executive produced by Bradley Metrock, host of top technology podcast This Week In Voice. Metrock has authored Harvard Business Review's Your Company Needs A Strategy For Voice Technology, the popular book More Than Just Weather & Music: 200 Ways To Use Alexa, and Samsung's white paper Bixby: The Next Frontier For Voice Technology. He also oversees the influential business development program Project Voice: Catalyst, which works with voice/AI companies to accelerate their businesses.

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Project Voice 2021 Program

Monday, January 11

9 AM - 5 PM The Voice of Hospitality Summit: a pre-conference one-day event examining the intersection of voice tech, conversational AI, and restaurants/hotel/travel

1 PM - 5 PM Pre-conference workshops

5 PM Opening Social / The Voice World Fair Sneak Preview

Tuesday, January 12: Samsung Bixby

7:00 AM Registration
8:30 AM Opening Keynote
Ilarna Nche (Developer, Matchbox.io; Bixby Premier Dev; Alexa Champion)
9:15 AM STATE OF THE UNION: Samsung Bixby
10:00 AM Press / Media Briefing (invitation only)
10:00 AM Coffee / Networking / The Voice World Fair
10:45 AM State Of The Union: Independent Voice Assistant Ecosystems
11:15 AM PANEL: The State of Voice Authentication
11:40 AM PANEL: The Voice of Branding

12:15 Lunch / The Voice World Fair

1:30 PM - 5:00 PM Breakout Tracks

Automotive
1:30 PM-2:00 PM
2:05 PM-2:35 PM
2:40 PM-3:10 PM
3:15 PM-3:45 PM
3:50 PM-4:20 PM
4:25 PM-4:55 PM


Banking

1:30 PM-2:00 PM Susan Hura (CEO, Banter Technology)
2:05 PM-2:35 PM
2:40 PM-3:10 PM
3:15 PM-3:45 PM
3:50 PM-4:20 PM
4:25 PM-4:55 PM

Education
1:30 PM-2:00 PM - Trishala Pillai (Director of Strategy, Rumie)
2:05 PM-2:35 PM - Lorin Wilde (Senior NL Processor, IBM Watson Education)
2:40 PM-3:10 PM -
3:15 PM-3:45 PM -
3:50 PM-4:20 PM -
4:25 PM-4:55 PM -

Gaming
1:30 PM-2:00 PM
2:05 PM-2:35 PM
2:40 PM-3:10 PM
3:15 PM-3:45 PM
3:50 PM-4:20 PM
4:25 PM-4:55 PM

Government
1:30 PM-2:00 PM
2:05 PM-2:35 PM
2:40 PM-3:10 PM
3:15 PM-3:45 PM
3:50 PM-4:20 PM
4:25 PM-4:55 PM

Healthcare

1:30 PM-2:00 PM - Jean-Claude Junqua (Founder, CE2Innovate; Author, Innovating Like A Startup, Executing Like A Corporation)
2:05 PM-2:35 PM - Tarah Knaresboro (Director of Product Design, Renalis)
2:40 PM-3:10 PM
3:15 PM-3:45 PM
3:50 PM-4:20 PM
4:25 PM-4:55 PM


Hospitality
1:30 PM-2:00 PM
2:05 PM-2:35 PM
2:40 PM-3:10 PM
3:15 PM-3:45 PM
3:50 PM-4:20 PM
4:25 PM-4:55 PM


Marketing

1:30 PM-2:00 PM - David Roth (CEO, EMEA and Asia, The Store / WPP)
2:05 PM-2:35 PM
2:40 PM-3:10 PM
3:15 PM-3:45 PM
3:50 PM-4:20 PM
4:25 PM-4:55 PM


Retail

1:30 PM-2:00 PM - Deborah Dahl (Principal, Conversational Technologies)
2:05 PM-2:35 PM
2:40 PM-3:10 PM
3:15 PM-3:45 PM
3:50 PM-4:20 PM
4:25 PM-4:55 PM


Smart Home

1:30 PM-2:00 PM - Shamoon Siddiqui (AI Researcher, Rowan University)
2:05 PM-2:35 PM
2:40 PM-3:10 PM
3:15 PM-3:45 PM
3:50 PM-4:20 PM
4:25 PM-4:55 PM


Storytelling
1:30 PM-2:00 PM
2:05 PM-2:35 PM
2:40 PM-3:10 PM
3:15 PM-3:45 PM
3:50 PM-4:20 PM
4:25 PM-4:55 PM


Bixby Special Sessions

1:30 PM-2:00 PM - Dr. Maria Aretoulaki (Director and Head of VUI, DialogCONNECTION)- Bringing Samsung Bixby Into Germany
2:05 PM-2:35 PM
2:40 PM-3:10 PM
3:15 PM-3:45 PM
3:50 PM-4:20 PM
4:25 PM-4:55 PM

VC Office Hours​

Wednesday, January 13: Google Assistant

7:00 AM Registration
8:45 AM
9:15 AM STATE OF THE UNION: Google Assistant
10:00 AM Press / Media Briefing (invitation only)
10:00 AM Coffee / Networking / The Voice World Fair
10:45 AM
11:05 AM
11:25 AM - 12:00 PM Microsoft Keynote

12:00 Lunch / The Voice World Fair

1:00 PM - 5:00 PM Breakout Tracks

Automotive

1:30 PM-2:00 PM
2:05 PM-2:35 PM
2:40 PM-3:10 PM
3:15 PM-3:45 PM
3:50 PM-4:20 PM
4:25 PM-4:55 PM

Banking
1:30 PM-2:00 PM - Leslie Pound (CEO, TaDa Labs)
2:05 PM-2:35 PM
2:40 PM-3:10 PM
3:15 PM-3:45 PM
3:50 PM-4:20 PM
4:25 PM-4:55 PM


Education

1:30 PM-2:00 PM - Nea Hanscomb ("Sayin' It Sam")
2:05 PM-2:35 PM - Adriana Iniguez (Professor, University of Guadalajara)
2:40 PM-3:10 PM
3:15 PM-3:45 PM
3:50 PM-4:20 PM
4:25 PM-4:55 PM


Gaming

1:30 PM-2:00 PM
2:05 PM-2:35 PM
2:40 PM-3:10 PM
3:15 PM-3:45 PM
3:50 PM-4:20 PM
4:25 PM-4:55 PM


Government

1:30 PM-2:00 PM
2:05 PM-2:35 PM
2:40 PM-3:10 PM
3:15 PM-3:45 PM
3:50 PM-4:20 PM
4:25 PM-4:55 PM


Healthcare

1:30 PM-2:00 PM - Dr. Yared Alemu (Founder, TQIntelligence)
2:05 PM-2:35 PM
2:40 PM-3:10 PM
3:15 PM-3:45 PM
3:50 PM-4:20 PM
4:25 PM-4:55 PM


Hospitality

1:30 PM-2:00 PM
2:05 PM-2:35 PM
2:40 PM-3:10 PM
3:15 PM-3:45 PM
3:50 PM-4:20 PM
4:25 PM-4:55 PM


Marketing

1:30 PM-2:00 PM - Phoebe Ohayon (Head of Design, VoiceBranding)
2:05 PM-2:35 PM
2:40 PM-3:10 PM
3:15 PM-3:45 PM
3:50 PM-4:20 PM
4:25 PM-4:55 PM


Retail

1:30 PM-2:00 PM
2:05 PM-2:35 PM
2:40 PM-3:10 PM
3:15 PM-3:45 PM
3:50 PM-4:20 PM
4:25 PM-4:55 PM


Smart Home

1:30 PM-2:00 PM
2:05 PM-2:35 PM
2:40 PM-3:10 PM
3:15 PM-3:45 PM
3:50 PM-4:20 PM
4:25 PM-4:55 PM


Storytelling

1:30 PM-2:00 PM - Navya Nayaki Yelloji (Product Manager, Gannett)
2:05 PM-2:35 PM
2:40 PM-3:10 PM
3:15 PM-3:45 PM
3:50 PM-4:20 PM
4:25 PM-4:55 PM


Google Assistant Special Sessions

1:30 PM-2:00 PM - Emily Lonetto (Head of Growth, Voiceflow)
2:05 PM-2:35 PM
2:40 PM-3:10 PM
3:15 PM-3:45 PM
3:50 PM-4:20 PM
4:25 PM-4:55 PM

VC Office Hours

5:30 PM - 8:30 PM The Project Voice Awards Gala

Thursday, January 14: Amazon Alexa

7:00 AM Registration
9:00 AM STATE OF THE UNION: Amazon Alexa
9:45 AM PANEL: Alexa Developer Ethics Roundtable
10:30 AM Press / Media Briefing (invitation only)
10:30 AM Coffee / Networking / The Voice World Fair
11:00 AM Braden Ream (CEO, Voiceflow)
11:20 AM Rich Merrett, aka "Echo Dad"
11:40 AM

12:15 Lunch / The Voice World Fair
BOOK SIGNING: Aariv Modi (penned the foreword for More Than Just Weather & Music, Volume 2)
BOOK SIGNING: Raphael Schaad / Vera Steitz, More Than Just Weather & Music (German Edition)

1:00 PM - 4:00 PM Breakout Tracks

Automotive
1:30 PM-2:00 PM
2:05 PM-2:35 PM
2:40 PM-3:10 PM
3:15 PM-3:45 PM

Banking
1:30 PM-2:00 PM
2:05 PM-2:35 PM
2:40 PM-3:10 PM
3:15 PM-3:45 PM

Education

1:30 PM-2:00 PM - Aariv Modi (6th Grade Alexa Developer)
2:05 PM-2:35 PM - Dr. Ami Moyal (President, Afeka Tel Aviv Academic College of Engineering)
2:40 PM-3:10 PM
3:15 PM-3:45 PM

Gaming
1:30 PM-2:00 PM - Caitlin Gutekunst (Senior Director, Marketing and Business Development, Creativity Inc.)
2:05 PM-2:35 PM
2:40 PM-3:10 PM
3:15 PM-3:45 PM

Government
1:30 PM-2:00 PM
2:05 PM-2:35 PM
2:40 PM-3:10 PM
3:15 PM-3:45 PM

Healthcare
1:30 PM-2:00 PM
2:05 PM-2:35 PM
2:40 PM-3:10 PM
3:15 PM-3:45 PM

Hospitality
1:30 PM-2:00 PM - Mike Atkinson (CEO, Orderscape; CEO, StarBar.AI)
2:05 PM-2:35 PM
2:40 PM-3:10 PM
3:15 PM-3:45 PM

Marketing
1:30 PM-2:00 PM
2:05 PM-2:35 PM
2:40 PM-3:10 PM
3:15 PM-3:45 PM

Retail
1:30 PM-2:00 PM
2:05 PM-2:35 PM
2:40 PM-3:10 PM
3:15 PM-3:45 PM

Smart Home
1:30 PM-2:00 PM
2:05 PM-2:35 PM
2:40 PM-3:10 PM
3:15 PM-3:45 PM

Storytelling
1:30 PM-2:00 PM - Kat Zdan (VUI Designer)
2:05 PM-2:35 PM
2:40 PM-3:10 PM
3:15 PM-3:45 PM

Amazon Alexa Special Sessions
1:30 PM-2:00 PM - Voicify + VoicePunch
2:05 PM-2:35 PM - Nick Sawka (Senior Development Manager, VoiceSkillsInc)
2:40 PM-3:10 PM
3:15 PM-3:45 PM


4:00 PM Closing Keynote

Friday, January 15: Open Voice Network meetings (The Enterprise Center, Chattanooga TN)

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