New Jersey Economic Development Authority and 60+ Partners Join Forces for VOICE Summit

Illustrating the City of Newark’s rise as a global technology hub, the VOICE Summit sponsored by Amazon Alexa and other leading companies such as Microsoft, Yext and Panasonic will take place July 24-26 at the New Jersey Institute of Technology (NJIT). The largest voice-tech event of the year is expected to bring together more than 1,500 software developers, designers, brands, agencies and media companies focused on the next generation of applications that leverage conversational input via voice and chat.

“As we reestablish New Jersey’s leadership in the innovation economy, the decision to host the VOICE Summit at the New Jersey Institute of Technology in Newark highlights how well-positioned the state is to become the hub of cutting-edge technology,” said Gov. Phil Murphy. “With Amazon, Google and Microsoft providing hands-on training under one roof for three days, this is a remarkable event for technologists from across the state and country and shouldn’t be missed.”

The New Jersey Economic Development Authority (EDA) is sponsoring the event in concert with 60 other sponsors, including Audible, Panasonic, Prudential,, the New Jersey Business & Industry Association, and the NJ Tech Council.

As part of this effort, the EDA is supporting a statewide campaign to encourage developers to capitalize on this rare opportunity. Through this campaign, developers can access a $100 three-day pass through July 16th, a $295 savings off the list rate of $395. After the 16th, the passes will be $150.

In all, there are more than 175 speakers from eight countries and 30 states providing training, research and thought leadership at the cutting edge of the voice-first era. Speakers from LEGO, Panasonic, Audible, Yext, Prudential, Capital One, Mercedes Benz, and Mayo Clinic will be in attendance.

“We’re thrilled with the results for our inaugural event and the partnerships we’ve been able to forge locally in Newark and statewide,” said Pete Erickson, event creator and founder of Modev, the organization producing VOICE. “The stage is set for all those who wish to get into the voice-first market or those tasked with staying ahead of the impending disruptions that are set to take place.”

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