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Tucson is cooling down and 10 weeks of TENWEST is heating up!

Temperature highs are officially below 100°, which means TENWEST is just around the corner! We like to call it Summer Lite, which usually ends right around Halloween, just in time for a BEAUTIFUL week of TENWEST!

Three weeks into our email campaign, we have covered some great material… Musical performers Jenny & The Mexicats, Silvana Estrada, and Noah Gundersen, “Do-not-miss” events such as TENWEST Street Fest and Parsons Dance at Centennial Hall, legendary conference keynote Joe O'Connell, and irreplaceable sponsors, Arizona Commerce Authority and Arizona Arts Live.

This week, we are ecstatic to share an out-of-this-world keynote from Dante Lauretta, Principal Investigator of the seven-year OSIRIS-REx Mission, joined by his esteemed collaborators, Daniella DelGuistina & Dr. Erika Hamden, the network event to top them all, TENWEST Mega Mixer, and introducing our first ever Podcast at TENWEST, powered by Tucson's finest and TENWEST Signature sponsor, Cloud Microphones.

Grab your passes now before prices go up in October!

Remember, if you feel like “I need to be there ALL week," a TENWEST All-Access pass gets you into EVERYTHING!!!

Remember that amazing little spot in El Presidio called La Cocina? Well, longtime owner and operator, Jo Schneider, has officially passed the torch on to her son Ben this summer for a full makeover! Ben renamed the historic joint Jo Jo's (tribute alert), and we are STOKED to host our Mega Mixer at the revamped space on Monday, Nov 6th.

What makes a Mixer "Mega" you ask?

All your favorite organizations who support business networking on a monthly basis coming together in one place for an ultimate meeting of Southern Arizona minds…

That's what!

TENWEST organizers, Startup Tucson, are joined by Tucson Young Professionals, Hispanic Chamber of Commerce, Oro Valley Chamber of Commerce and more groups to be announced for this MEGA kickoff to the conference.

All General Admission and All Access pass holders, as well as partner organization members, are invited to kickoff the week in style at Jo Jo's and their adjacent cocktail bar, Monsoon Room, from 5:30pm-7:30pm on Monday, Nov 6th. Drinks and food will be available for purchase so bring your wallet and appetite!


Do you have a podcast?

Have you ever wanted to record a live episode at an event?

Now's your chance!

Thanks to the wonderful team at Cloud Microphones, TENWEST 2023 will host a live podcasting booth throughout the conference at Tucson Convention Center, Nov 7th-9th. In addition to the the (awesome) TENWEST-curated content we plan to record, we also wanted to offer our conference attendees an opportunity to record their very own shows, Live from TENWEST. Follow the link below to submit your show for consideration and we will respond by October 10th to let you know if you have been selected.

Unlocking Cosmic Secrets: Astrobiology and the OSIRIS-REx Mission

Prepare to embark on a cosmic journey like never before at the TENWEST Impact Festival!

Join us for an out-of-this-world keynote and media presentation titled "Unlocking Cosmic Secrets: Astrobiology and the OSIRIS-REx Mission." Dante Lauretta, Principal Investigator of the seven-year OSIRIS-REx Mission, will be joined by Daniella DelGuistina, Principal Investigator of the OSIRIS-APEX Asteroid Mission, to discuss the History, the return, and the important clues the sample of the earliest remnant of our solar system will reveal. Dr. Erika Hamden, Director of the new UArizona Space Institute, will moderate and provide an overview of current and future space exploration projects at UArizona. But this isn't just about space, it's about us, our origins, and our place in the solar system. Come hear about how asteroid research has far-reaching implications for space exploration and humanity's place in the cosmos. Join us for this exhilarating talk and get ready to unlock the cosmic secrets that could change our understanding of the universe forever. This is TENWEST – where cosmic wonders meet limitless possibilities!

KEYNOTE: INNOVATION DAY - Tuesday, November 7th

Signature Sponsor: Cloud Microphones

Tucson's Cloud Microphones has been helping people capture their music, podcasts, voiceovers, and more since launching in 2006. Cloud's award-winning ribbon microphones and Cloudlifter Mic Activators are used by artists, recording studios, broadcast facilities, touring companies, schools, and universities all over the world. Cloud's innovative products are 100% made right here in Tucson, Arizona, USA, creating jobs and proudly supporting small businesses in Southern Arizona.

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