Graphic with the NYU torch logo and the words Tech Summit 2018: Emerging and innovative technology at NYU, Wednesday, November 14

NYU IT is hosting the inaugural NYU Technology Summit to celebrate and showcase innovative and emerging technologies used in teaching, learning, research, administration, and entrepreneurial efforts in tech, and beyond. The event will be open to all NYU students, faculty, staff, and alumni, and there is no charge to attend.  

Registration Is Open

We invite you to register and join NYU students, faculty, staff, and alumni at this free, all-day event.

Thank you to everyone who submitted your innovative ideas to present at the Summit! The proposals are currently under review.

Keynote Address

The Summit will feature special guest and keynote speaker Dr. Yann LeCun, Vice President and Chief Artificial Intelligence Scientist at Facebook, and Silver Professor of Computer Science, Neural Science, and Electrical and Computer Engineering at NYU.


A photo of keynote speaker Yann LeCun

Event Program

A preliminary program of the day's workshops and presentations is now available. Note that additions and changes may occcur up until the time of the event. Please check back for updates, including times and room locations. No registation for individual workshops and events is requrired.

Closing Plenary Session

The Summit will also feature a closing plenary session featuring some of the most prominent leaders in technology at NYU and beyond. We are pleased to announce this discussion will be moderated by Clay Shirky, the NYU Vice Provost for Educational Technologies. Joining Shirky as panelists are the Dean of the NYU Tandon School of Engineering, Jelena Kovačević and Senior Vice President of Data Products and Platforms at Turner Broadcasting, Robyn Peterson.

Volunteer at the Summit

Calling all NYU faculty, students, and administrators! We invite you to volunteer at the NYU Tech Summit on Wednesday, November 14th. To sign up to volunteer, fill out this form. There will be three volunteer shifts to choose from: 9:00am - 5:00pm ; 7:00am - 12:30pm; 12:00pm - 5:30pm. Sign up early to ensure a spot!

Please be sure to confirm the approval of your supervisor before signing up. Additional details, including mandatory briefing session dates, are included on the registration form.

Participate in the Summit Mentorship Program

Attendees will have the unique chance to participate in the Summit's on-site mentorship program, which will provide 15-minute mentoring sessions throughout the day where you can participate as a mentor or mentee. Mentors will have the opportunity to offer targeted guidance in a brief but meaningful interaction with various members of the NYU community. Mentees will have the opportunity to benefit from technology experts’ insights and have conversations on areas of mutual interest.

To participate, sign up when you fill out the event registration form, or send email to

Event Details


Wednesday, November 14, 2018


Kimmel Center for University Life, 60 Washington Square S., New York, NY 10012


8:00am - 9:00am Summit Check-in and Registration
9:00am - 10:15am Keynote Address by Yann Lecun
10:30am - 11:15pm Breakout Sessions
11:30am - 12:15pm Breakout Sessions
12:30pm - 2:00pm Lunch, Posters, and Technology Expo
2:15pm - 3:00pm Breakout Sessions
3:15pm - 4:00pm Breakout Sessions
4:15pm - 5:30pm Closing Plenary Session featuring Clay Shirky, Jelena Kovačević, and Robyn Peterson
5:30pm - 7:00pm Receptions, Posters, and Vendor Expo

Note: Mentorship sessions will run concurrently with the breakout sessions.


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