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May 25, 2017 | Hays, KS

Tech Edge is a one-day business IT conference aimed at educating individuals of the new and upcoming technologies available for businesses.
Tech Edge opens at 7:00 a.m. and concludes at 3:45 p.m. with Prize-A-Palooza!

Everyone gets a Mini Drone!

Steve Gilliland, Speaker, Business Owner and Entrepreneur, will teach you how to "Enjoy the Ride™!" He'll walk you through an examination of who you are personally and professionally. It will lift you up and inspire you to evolve and appreciate, rather than simply maintain and exist.
If you want to achieve true success and fulfillment, you must first discover an enthusiasm for your work and personal life. Decide where you are heading, get on the bus, choose the right seat and Enjoy The Ride™!
Steve built a multimillion-dollar company from the ground up on the same philosophy he expounds to his audiences. If you continually learn more about your company, your industry, your customer and yourself, you will always be a leader. You will be purpose-driven rather than process-driven, and you will make a difference. His motto is straightforward: “If you take care of people, the business will follow.” He has been recognized by Who’s Who for Speakers and Business Professionals, and The Pittsburgh Business Times named his company one of the fastest growing privately held companies in the region.
Vendor Marketplace
National vendors will team up with Nex-Tech to host hands-on labs for the technically savvy, as well as educational breakout sessions with live demonstrations. The Vendor Marketplace will be available throughout the day for questions from the experts.


This year we've built in more time in the schedule to browse the Vendor Marketplace!


Everyone gets a Mini Drone!

Tech Edge wraps up with $15,000 in prizes to be given away from Nex-Tech and our technology vendors!

Check out what we're giving away at Prize-A-Palooza!

  • HP EliteBook 820
  • Lenovo ThinkPad Yoga 12 Ultrabook/Tablet
  • Lenovo Flex 4
  • Lenovo ThinkPad T460
  • Lenovo IdeaPad Miix
  • HP Smart Buy Notebook x2
  • HP Pro Tablet 10
  • GoPro HERO5
  • Bose QuietComfort 25 Headphones
  • Apple Watch
  • 40-Inch 1080p Roku Smart LED TV
  • Nest Thermosat
  • Holy Stone FPV Drone with Adjustable HD Camera
  • Amazon Echo
  • Bundle of 2 Fire HD Tablets
  • Brookstone Pocket Projector Micro
  • Sony XB30 Portable Bluetooth Speaker
  • The Keurig Rivo Cappuccino and Latte System
  • ILIFE A4 Robot Vacuum Cleaner
  • Garmin Approach S4 GPS Golf Watch
  • HP Sprocket Photo Printer
  • Polaroid ZIP Mobile Printer
  • Z-EDGE S2 Dash Cam
  • AmazonBasics DSLR and Laptop Backpack
  • Fire TV Stick with Alexa
  • Anker SoundCore Bluetooth Speaker
  • Google ChromeCast
  • Baofeng UHF Walkie Talkies
  • Yeti Cooler & Tumblers
  • More to come!
Connect and Collaborate in the Tech Edge App.
Breakout Sessions
In-depth discussions presented by national industry leaders, along with local Nex-Tech representatives.
  • A Case For Hiring Millenials
  • Adapting to the Modern Security Landscape
  • Ask the Pros: Everything You Ever Wanted to Know About Technology 
  • Building an Effective Marketing Strategy
  • Virtualization/Cloud: What is the Best Path for Me?
  • Cybersecurity: Defending your Digital Systems
  • Cybersecurity: Your surveillance system needs protection too!
  • Growing Your Business Through Efficiency
  • IT Engineering
  • Knowledge Is Power - Remote Monitoring & Management
  • Technology of the Future
  • Unexpected Advertising Methods that Drive Sales
  • Which Social Media is Right for my Business?
Hands-on Labs
Labs with a high-technical aspect. Seating is limited for each lab.
  • Access Control & Surveillance: Integrating Your Systems
  • Cloud Phone - The Easy Way to Manage Your Phone System
  • Twisted Crew Does Twisted Pair - A Cabling Deep Dive
The Venue
Tech Edge is held annually on the beautiful campus of Fort Hays State University, in the Memorial Union.
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