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2021 Orlando Highlights

Relive all the excitement of the Synapse Orlando 2021

Be A Part Of It All

The Orlando Tech Council along with the region’s leaders are reimagining how experience is shaping every part of our lives – from work to play, from education to health, from where we live to how we get where we want to go. Together we experienced these innovations firsthand!

Orlando Innovation Week was an incredible weeklong celebration including networking receptions, the Synapse Orlando conference (Friday) and closed with Immerse Fest.

Featured Speakers

Duncan Wardle

Former Head of Innovation & Creativity at Disney

Kimberlee Archer

Global Head of AR/Camera Marketing at Snap Inc.

Buddy Dyer

Mayor of Orlando

Jerry Demings

Orange County Mayor

Sandy Hostetter

Central Florida Regional President of Truist Financial Corporation

Calvin Johnson

NFL Hall of Famer - NESTRE Health and Performance

Michael Cherry

Olympic Medalist - NESTRE Health and Performance

Tommy Shavers

CEO - NESTRE Health and Performance

Suneera Madhani

CEO, Founder of Stax

Daniel Robinson

Founder, CEO of Red 6

Alexander Cartwright

President of UCF

Experts & Experiences

Synapse Orlando is the annual gathering for all of the doers, creators, innovators, thought leaders making Orlando one of the world’s fastest growing innovation communities and hottest destinations to live, work and play.

We Experienced Orlando by immersing in a full day of curated opportunities at the world-class, LEED Certified Dr. Phillips Center for the Performing Arts.  

We celebrated the diverse talent driving the experience economy.

We discovered a curated fusion of the most exciting and diverse industries shaping our region from the Space Coast to the heartland — and everywhere in between.

We engaged the experts through hands-on workshops, roundtables, and exhibitor experiences that created new insights and opened new opportunities to partner, invest and collaborate.

The Experience:

8am – Registration opens at the Dr. Phillips Performing Arts Center in Downtown Orlando

9-4pm – Workshops, Roundtables, Exhibitors, Networking, Keynotes and VIP exclusives all day 

5pm – Experience Immerse, a celebration of innovation in the arts on the streets of downtown Orlando


Hands on experiences brought from companies you know and those you’ve yet to discover

Expand your knowledge and gain insights from conversations featuring unique perspectives on the latest trends

Meet Orlando’s most promising companies both homegrown and new to the region

Who Attended?

  • Accelerators
  • Companies of all stages or sizes
  • Educators
  • Entrepreneurs
  • Executives in tech & innovation
  • Founders
  • Incubators
  • Innovators
  • Investors
  • Media
  • Research institutions
  • Service Providers
  • Students

Featured Industries

  • AI
  • AR/VR/XR
  • Autonomous Tech & IoT
  • Blockchain
  • CleanTech
  • Cybersecurity
  • Entertainment
  • FinTech
  • Healthcare
  • Wellness & Human Performance
  • Simulation & Training
  • Space Tech