Joplin Area Chamber of Commerce to Host the Inaugural Joplin Regional Innovation & Technology Summit on November 5

(Joplin, MO) – The Joplin Area Chamber of Commerce (JACC), James River Church – JoplinStronghold Data, and a community committee are excited to announce the inaugural Joplin Regional Innovation & Technology Summit, a showcase of local innovation-and-tech-centered businesses. The summit will take place from 7:00 am to 4:00 pm on Friday, November 5, 2021 at James River Church – Joplin.  

The all-day summit will focus on technology-related issues and topics with an emphasis on cybersecurity. The event will feature pitch competitions and breakout sessions covering a variety of topics, including e-commerce, cybersecurity, and the development of our digital workforce. Breakfast, lunch, and several networking opportunities will be offered throughout the day.  

World-renowned speakers have already been secured for the event, and details and their biographies will be announced at a later date.  

“We’re excited about this inaugural event showcasing our local tech companies, innovative startups, and the real economic development power of developing our digital workforce,” says Doug Hunt, Director of Entrepreneurship at the Joplin Area Chamber of Commerce. “The southwest Missouri region has tremendous resources and this summit allows us to see our full potential. Now it’s time to take action.” 

Tickets are available now at the summit’s Eventbrite page, which can be accessed here. A block of discounted rooms has been set aside for summit participants at the Holiday Inn Joplin. Interested participants can book their room here 

To learn more, please contact Erin Slifka at or at 417.624.4150. 

About the Joplin Area Chamber of Commerce:

To improve the economic prosperity and quality of life in the Joplin region; and to be the principal advocate for, and provider of services to, its business community.


Erin Slifka, Marketing & Public Information Manager
Joplin Area Chamber of Commerce

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