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For 9 years, the Signature Event has closed out Philly Tech Week. Don’t miss the 10th

To be held Thursday, Sept. 24, during the 10th annual Philly Tech Week presented by Comcast, "Philly's Nerd Met Gala” is going virtual with cosplay, awards, and live trivia.

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Once called “Philly’s Nerd Met Gala,” the annual finale of Philly Tech Week presented by Comcast has been reimagined.

Now Thursday early evening, join us September 24 for a unique virtual experience to celebrate this milestone. Your ticket price goes to support our journalism and community organizing via the Journalism Fund.

First off, you’re going to get dressed up —transform your home office or living room into your own escape. Next, you’ll join us to hear the winners of the annual Awards, watch some of the top cosplayers in Philadelphia and then settle in to compete in Philadelphia innovation trivia. You’ll compete for prizes and glory, with special guests and quiz qs mastered by the newsroom and our CEO Chris Wink. (Hint, you might want to know a thing or two about 10 influential historical and contemporary figures we’re honoring in conjunction with our 10th annual.

So throw on a cape and add a laser to your blazer. This will be a celebration of Philadelphia’s contribution to tech and innovation with all of Philly Tech Week’s attendees, sponsors, partners, and event organizers.

What to expect at this event:

  • 4 p.m.: Welcome and exclusive music
  • 4:30 p.m.: Awards
  • 5 p.m. : Cosplay Showdown
  • 5:15 p.m.: Philadelphia Innovation Trivia
  • 6 p.m.: Outro

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More details to come about demos, activations, and other fun happenings.

Thank you to our Signature event sponsors Comcast NBCUniversalUniversity of Pennsylvania, and Capital One. There is still time to join us. Explore sponsorship opportunities here:

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And remember to sign up for’s other pillar events:

The Developers Conference is on Wednesday, Sept. 23. Join for a full day of tech talks and opportunities to connect virtually with hiring companies. Tickets are $50.

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Introduced by is on Friday, Sept. 25.  Stay tuned for TOMORROW’s announcement about tickets, programming, and our keynote speaker! Pro tip: Follow PTW on social to get the alert. 

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