TEKFest 2023

TEKFest is an annual Fundraising Trade Show and Product Showcase Event lead by TKW by partnering with key community members, suppliers, vendors and manufacturers.

The event gives everyone the opportunity to get a hands-on experience with tools, products and equipment.

Location

2500 Leaphart Rd., Suite A West Columbia, SC 29169

Hours

Saturday, April 29th - 9AM to 6PM
Sunday, April 30th - 9AM to 3PM

The event gives everyone the opportunity to get a hands-on experience with tools, products and equipment they may not otherwise have gotten the opportunity for while also driving toward the goals of:

1) Raising funds and awareness for an annual Community/Charity Projects to give one deserving organization a complete Network and Technology Upgrade at absolutely no cost to the recipient.

2) Strengthen relationships with Suppliers, TKW Members and Manufacturers through engagement, exposure and feedback to grow the community, better the products and services while elevating the industry as a whole. The money raised for this event will go back into the TKW Community to help fund future events as well as the annual TeksGiving Community Projects.

3) Last Year’s Community Project was the biggest so far with over $175K worth of time, labor and materials donated to give Berachah Church and Community Outreach Center in Pennsylvania a Complete Network Infrastructure, Access Control, Security and Surveillance makeover at absolutely zero cost to the recipient. TKW hopes to continue this for years to come, and with your help and these events, the dream will stay alive for generations to come! Join us and be extraordinary! TEKFest 2023 is just the beginning, and we want you to be a part of it.

4) This year, TEKFest is hosted by Cable and Connections at their headquarters in Columbia, South Carolina with 20 Vendors, Live Music, TEKTalk LIVE Classes, Giveaways, Food Trucks and so much more….

5) The best part? It’s 100% FREE to attend!

WHO IS TEKNOWLEDGE WORLDWIDE?

Teknowledge World Wide (TKW) was founded in 2021 by four entrepreneurial business owners from across the country and is a registered Not For Profit Charity and Community-based organization headquartered in Philadelphia, PA. The TKW mission is to bring like-minded technology businesses and  individuals together to share knowledge and teach each other by example while making impactful changes in the community through philanthropy.

The founding members of TKW utilize their expertise to promote the core principle of “Community Over Competition,” all while encouraging industry best practices and the use of the most efficient tools and materials. Furthermore, they assist and educate members of the technology community, to help elevate the level of craftsmanship within the entire community and thus the industry as a whole.

TKW has grown exponentially in less than two years and has hundreds of members across North America and abroad. They include Integrators, Contractors, Installers, Manufacturers, Suppliers and Distributors all working together to understand the key principles which lead the community. The guiding principle not only helps all parties succeed but also lends to personal growth and makes for well-rounded individuals.

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This Year’s Elite Sponsors

Elite Sponsors of the TEKFest Event have generously donated funds to TeKnowledge Worldwide. 100% of these funds go directly to the TKW Charity

Official TEKFest 2023 Exhibitor Line-Up

Event Schedules

Rob Whiteside

NETWORKING 101: ALL THINGS VLAN, SFPs & ROUTING

Learn the basics of network configuration, including the setup of VLAN’s and Wireless Surveys

@redefinedsolutions

Saturday, April 29th @ 1:30pm EST

Ray Cline III

MONTHLY RECURRING REVENUE: TURNING $5K INTO $50K

April 29th @ 2:30pm EST

Learn how to build recurring revenue into your invoices through services you offer that will keep income flowing

@libertasray

Saturday, April 29th @ 2:30pm EST

Jeremy Gabel

THE RIGHT TOOLS FOR THE JOB: WHEN & WHERE?

Not sure what tools to use for what job, and which tool can get the job done fast? From hand tools to testers, learn it all here

@technologyintegrationsolutions

Saturday, April 29th @ 3:30pm EST

Chuck “Mr. RCDD” Bowser III

FIRESTOPPING: WHY YOU SHOULD CARE

Chuck will be covering the often overlooked basics and responsibilities of why firestopping is important

@letstalkcabling

Saturday, April 29th @ 4:30pm EST

Sunday, April 30th

Justin Colantonio

CYBER SECURITY 101: BUILDING YOUR CYBER STACK

Learn more about the importance of Cyber Security in today’s world and how to build out your Cyber Security Stack

@colantj1

Sunday, April 30th @ 10:00am EST

Pearce Smithwick

STRUCTURED CABLING: LEGOS & LABELING

Hear from the man himself on what goes into building a rack from scratch and why he uses Legos on EVERY Jobsite!

@allgreenlights

Sunday, April 30th @ 11:00am EST

Mikail Ocasio

SECURITY & ACCESS: CONTROLLERS, READERS & CARDS

There is A LOT that goes into Security & Access Control. Learn from Mik while he talks about what he’s learned over the years about Controllers, Readers and Cards

@tricansecurity

Sunday, April 30th @ 12:00pm EST

Just 1 week ago - the @teknowledgeww community travelled to Nashville, TN for their 2nd Annual Fundraising event. This event is like no other - it`s a combination of hands on labs, speaking engagements, networking and Vendor exhibition who`s focus is to raise funds for our annual #TEKSGiving project where we get together and give back to a community in need.

In 2 short years - our community has given back over $300k in product and services to organizations that also do amazing things in their respective communities.

There`s is NO better organization, community, or group of people ever to come together in the aid of others.

We`ll see you all again soon!

#TEKFest2024 #TEKFest #TKW #TEKnowledge #Nashville #MusicCity #communityOVERcompetition
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Kicking off #TEKFEST with @tricia0711 & @telesystemus Bruce Wirt ...

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The wait is over!!! @tsc.it chats about #TEKFest happening this week in #nashville - so many activities, labs, training sessions, and group learning in an environment like no other.

Joinus FREE this Thursday and Friday at the @gaylordoprylandresort - register now! Http://tekfest.org
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We`re kicking off #TEKFest with our annual Network Rack Build Out competition sponsored by @hammondmfg. This year - 2 teams will go head to head to build out functional racks that will be part of the live labs we`ll have at the event!

Place your guesses now - who will reign supreme?

Team Red - Sponsored by @truescriptsmanagement or
Team Blue - Sponsored by @verticalcable

Game on!
Register now - http://tekfest.org
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#tekfest sessions make you wanna go! 33 different sessions! FREE engaging #TEKTalks, live hands on labs and classroom training, team skills challenges, networking, and social events - is there really any better place than TEKFest?

Register - choose your path of sessions and join us FREE in #nashville in under 2 weeks.

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2 weeks out! Have you registered yet? We`ve got lots in store

Product demos
Live labs
Classroom sessions
Speakers
TKW Tools
Networking
Industry LEADING vendors

Think of it as the intimate tradeshow all other tradeshows want to be if they were as surgical as @teknowledgeww

We`re bringing #communityOVERcompetition to #nashville in just 14 days.

Register now http://tekfest.org

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The guys are prepping @peplink gear for #TEKFest! Are you registered yet?

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