A TALK Briefing | July 9, 2020
TALK COVID-19 Updates
If you are looking for resources to support your business, read through our past Covid-19 updates. Find the archive of our COVID-19 TALK updates on   the TALK page .
Also, read us on Linked In, and Facebook at Technology Association of Louisville Kentucky plus Twitter @talklou! Stay safe and enjoy your summer!

Upcoming Virtual Events
July 14--Best Bets:

*** July 14, 9 AM to 4 PM.  Back to Business With AI, AI Innovation Consortium (Louisville). Join VSoftConsulting and its consortium for this live, virtual event to learn from industry experts about how AI is being used to help sustain business operations and ensure the health and safety of workers going back to work after the 2020 Coronavirus Pandemic.   Free.

*** July 14, 1 PM, Make Me the Money: Let's Get the Marketing Right  Speaker: Dawn Yankeelov, Founder of Aspectx. TALK has launched Its Summer  Bring Business Back Series  to Assist Companies, Corporations and Small Businesses. We would like to offer you guidance from experts who have the experience to assist in your planning for the next quarter, beginning with our very own marketing expert who founded Aspectx, and is also the Executive Director of TALK. See all Bring Business Back Series sessions for registration in Eventbrite or at www.talklou.com. $10 per session.

*** July 14, 2 PM ET.  Congressional Virtual Town Hall: Innovation Strategies .   Free.  TALK has partnered with TECNA and TechNet to announce the start of a virtual town hall series, featuring elected officials and business leaders across the US and Canada. Both TECNA and TechNet are non-partisan, nonprofit organizations.   Please join us on July 14 th for an interactive discussion with three Congresswomen with extensive backgrounds in intelligence and military service who understand that placing national interest over politics will ensure the US remains globally competitive.  The key presenters are: Rep. Elaine Luria (D-VA); Rep. Mikie Sherill (D-NJ); and Rep. Abigail Spanberger (D-NJ). This virtual town hall will focus on the imperative of lawmakers to work together to develop a comprehensive innovation strategy to protect our public health, spur economic recovery, and strengthen national security. The program includes opening remarks by TechNet CEO and President Linda Moore, TECNA Public Policy Chair and KC Tech President Ryan Weber. A zoom link will be sent 24 hours prior to this virtual town hall upon your registration.  
WellSpring Virtual Derby Preview Event

Wellspring will present an on-line Derby Preview Event on Tuesday, August 25 th .   It will not be the classic celebration at Churchill Downs, but they plan to make it a fun evening with traditional Derby Preview favorites including an online silent auction , inspirational client stories, and Bill Doolittle’s fave Derby pics!  You can mix your own Mint Julep or beverage of choice, and Wellspring's team hopes that you will plan to tune in to Wellspring’s Facebook page to be a part of the celebration!   
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JumpStart and ProMedica Innovations have teamed up to bring you Launch! A three-part webinar series focused on what all growing startups need — a solid concept, a strong market and funding to support sustained growth.  

Aug. 4-6. Comptia's ChannelCon . Virtual and Free This Year! CompTIA is a long-time TALK partner. CompTIA’s ChannelCon Online is completely FREE and open to everyone in the business of technology around the world. Reserve your ‘digital’ seat today and don’t forget to spread the word to your colleagues and peers.
Take a look at just some of the session highlights:
New Mayor Initiative in Louisville

Mayor Greg Fischer has kicked off Build Back Better, Together, an initiative aimed at dismantling systemic racism and creating dynamic economic growth from the COVID-19 pandemic impact.
In opening the inaugural meeting of the Build Back Better, Together (BBBT) steering committee and focus area leaders, Mayor Fischer emphasized the importance of all Louisvillians joining the effort.
The work of BBBT is broken into seven focus areas: Arts and Culture; Built and Natural Environment; Economy; Education and Talent Development; Health and Safety; Hospitality, Sports and Bourbonism; and Social Infrastructure and Impact. Louisville residents are invited to join one or more of the focus area teams by signing up at www.louisvilleky.gov/buildbackbetter .
To date, 350 Louisville leaders have been invited to join one of the focus area teams, and 270 people have signed up online to join in. The goal is to have all or most of the focus area teams meet for the first time virtually by the end of this month.
Tech & Healthcare News
Tween Spotlight: TechGirlz Classes Continue
The TALK TechGirlz Virtual Summer Camps for Middle Schoolers Continue In Partnership with LCCC -- FREE- Register Now

Get your daughter signed up! Participants come from all over the US and any zip code is welcome! Here are the ones next up! In a hurry?  One permission form only  --  Bypass Eventbrite and just fill  this link out for registration  for all sessions. Free.

July 16th & 17th 4 PM to 5 PM
In this workshop, students will learn how satellite images, collected by various agencies around the world, can be used to help global humanity. This is a two-part series.

July 23 & 24, 4 PM to 5 PM
Students will learn the basics of network communications, how computers communicate via these networks and network security. This is a two-part series.

July 30 & 31, 4 PM to 5 PM
Students will work in teams to design a mobile app. They will select an app idea, develop a prototype, and present their final product to the class. Find a buddy to do this class with you. This is a two-part series.
Plan Something Special! International Self-Care Day (July 24)
Self-Care Ideas for This Week:
  • Don't check your email or social media channels within one hour of waking.
  • Meditation or yoga, even just 10 minutes each morning or night.
  • Sign up for some type of online class -- something new.
  • Take a 10-15 minute walk during the workday.