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Synapse Orlando
Innovation Lives Here

Synapse Orlando - the region’s premier innovation event - returns to the Dr. Phillips Center for Performing Arts this Friday, October 21st. This immersive full-day experience will attract more than 1,000 attendees to engage through ample networking, workshops and panel discussions on a diverse range of topics with the most exciting startups, scale-ups, and innovation leaders in the region. 



Orlando Mayor Buddy Dyer and Orange County Mayor Jerry Demings will discuss Orlando’s resiliency and vision as more businesses and residents relocate to the region, and existing companies expand their presence.

University presidents Dr. Alexander Cartwright of UCF and Dr. Randy Avent of Florida Polytechnic University will share how they are developing the talent and partnerships to keep Orlando at the forefront of top tech talent.

Discover the 85+ companies bringing engaging exhibits to showcase their innovations. One not to miss is the Falcon’s Beyond X-Lounge, a one-of-a-kind immersive experience complete with a speakeasy (if you know the password!).

Legacy companies like EA Sports, Disney, Lockheed Martin, Orlando Health, Duke Energy, Accenture, and many more will share thought leadership on emerging technology, key business trends, and growth opportunities.

Featured keynote speaker, Jeff Hoffman, is a proven CEO who has been part of a number of well-known successful startups, including,, and more.

Unity’s Vice President of Product, Digital Twins and AI, Timoni West (they/them), has been thinking about how humans interact with computers for decades. In this keynote, Timoni will share what we should know now about life in the metaverse, the positives, and possible pitfalls, and how soon might we all be living in the metaverse.



This year’s celebration of Orlando’s top innovators is proud to feature Falcon’s Beyond, the Orlando-based global entertainment company, as the title sponsor. For the third year in a row, Synapse Orlando is co-hosted by the Orlando Tech Council, a core component of the Orlando Economic Partnership. Scholarship tickets are offered for students, military and first responders. Details, the full agenda, and tickets are available at

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