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.


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


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!


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.


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


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


Saturday, April 29th @ 1:30pm EST

Ray Cline III


April 29th @ 2:30pm EST

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


Saturday, April 29th @ 2:30pm EST

Jeremy Gabel


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


Saturday, April 29th @ 3:30pm EST

Chuck “Mr. RCDD” Bowser III


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


Saturday, April 29th @ 4:30pm EST

Sunday, April 30th

Justin Colantonio


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


Sunday, April 30th @ 10:00am EST

Pearce Smithwick


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


Sunday, April 30th @ 11:00am EST

Mikail Ocasio


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


Sunday, April 30th @ 12:00pm EST

LFG!!!! @libertasray added some of the #tkcommunity stickers we got from TEKFest hosted in SC by @cable_and_connections - check out the @doorjamm placement!

This is the team right here!
#communityovercompetition #tkcommunity #tkcollab #tekfest23 #teknowledge #lowvoltagetech #lowvoltage #worldwide #lfg #stickers #saturday #reelsinstagram #tech #packout #team

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Got a package today from @cable_and_connections with some very special items! The limited edition BLUE @pullingpal, the @hammondmfg rackplate branded with all our partners and the check for the funds raised at #tekfest23 totaling $11,500!

TY to all who helped make our 1st event such a huge success - we`re already planning our next big event! Who`s in???

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Who needs some #tekfest23 swag from the team? ...

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Words can’t describe how incredible #tekfest23 really was. Over 150 attendees from across the country traveled for our very first event and it was an absolute success on every single level. Bringing an event like this together in such a short period of time with all of its moving parts is a feat in and of itself – but we pulled it off with the help of some incredible folks like yourself! ...

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Great learning opportunity and collaboration building out this rack to wrap out #TekFest23 ...

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@sumitomo_electric_s_m is here at #tekfest23 - stop by booth #c7 to demo their fusion splicers.

We cant wait to see you all tomorrow! Theres still time to register for our free event! Http://tekfest.org

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The #tekfest23 crew is fueling for a day of prep tomorrow. And then Saturday we kick off the first annual Tek Fest. Can’t wait to see everyone there. #festival #conference #lowvoltage #lowvoltagetech #msp #wiring #networking #cat6 #structuredcabling #informationtechnology ...

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LYNN @totalcablesolutions & @platinumtools will be in booth #C6 at #TekFest! Stop by to check out all their products and learn about all their offerings in the fiber and copper space!

2 days away - you don`t want to miss this! http://tekfest.org


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