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Project Voice X is a special edition of our namesake event - the #1 event for voice tech and AI in America - being held October 25-27 in sunny Destin/Fort Walton Beach.


What opportunities have emerged for voice technology and AI, as we enter a new chapter?

What opportunities now lie at the intersection of voice/AI and social audio?

Project Voice X marks the return of the in-person conference. 


Registration is here.

There are three hotels in very close proximity to the venue, all of which sit on the beach. Our preferred hotel is Hilton Garden Inn, but Four Points by Sheraton and a newly-renovated Holiday Inn Resort are also great options.

American Airlines, Delta Airlines, and United Airlines all fly into the Destin / Fort Walton Beach Airport (VPS), which is a brief 16 mile distance from the convention center. More options are available at the Pensacola International Airport (PNS), located just under an hour from the venue.

Getting to the Fort Walton Beach Convention Center - official Florida travel information

Project Voice X Program


Sunday, October 24


4:30 PM - 6:00 PM

Opening Gathering
Rockin Tacos


Monday, October 25


9:00 AM

Welcome Opening Keynote

9:30 AM

Amazon Keynote

Jeff Blankenburg (Principal Technical Evangelist, Amazon)

10:10 AM

Say What You Mean: Navigating Critical Conversations

Scott Sandland (CEO, Cyrano.AI)

10:40 AM

Building The Future Of Voice

Scott Stephenson (CEO, Deepgram)

11:10 AM

The New Age Of Voice Commerce

Mike Zagorsek (Chief Operations Officer, SoundHound)

11:30 AM

Sparking The Future Of Conversation Design

Braden Ream (CEO, Voiceflow)

11:50 AM


12:30 PM

NLP On The Edge: Voice, AI, and Hardware

Robert Daigle (Global AI and Innovation Leader, Lenovo)

Andi Huels (Head of AI, North America, Lenovo)

1:00 PM

What's Next For AI in the Contact Center

Art Coombs (CEO, KomBea)

1:25 PM

Creating Next-Generation Voice Experiences

Mike Hoesten (Senior Director, Skilled Creative)

1:40 PM


Henry O'Connell (CEO, Canary Speech)

Dr. Yared Alemu (CEO, TQIntelligence)

2:10 PM

Sonic Branding in the Enterprise

Audrey Arbeeny (CEO, Audiobrain)

2:30 PM

Retail, Restaurants, and Travel

Shilp Agarwal (CEO, Blutag)

2:45 PM

The Evolution Of Conversational AI In The Car And Beyond

Shyamala Prayaga (Product Manager, Conversational AI, Ford Motor Company)

3:00 PM

The Importance of Testing with Voice Experiences and Conversational AI

John Kelvie (CEO, Bespoken)

3:15 PM

Accuracy Matters: Improving Speech Recognition Through Data Processes

Esteban Gorupicz (CEO, Atexto)

3:30 PM Adjourn

4:30 PM

Party at The Gulf on Okaloosa Island

Sponsored by Voiceflow

Open to all attendees and attendee family members

Tuesday, October 26


9:30 AM

Microsoft Keynote

Eric Egland (Microsoft)

10:00 AM

Custom Voices, Spotify, and the In-Car Conversational AI Experience

Matt Muldoon (President, ReadSpeaker North America)

10:30 AM

Voice vs. Friction: Lessons Learned In Security & Authentication

Ben Cunningham (Director of Product Marketing, Pindrop)

11:00 AM

Sparking The Future Of Conversation Design

Emily Lonetto (Head of Growth, Voiceflow)

11:30 AM

Opportunities for Voice, Outside of Voice Assistants

Otto Soderlund (CEO, Speechly)

Collin Borns (Head of Business Development, Speechly)

11:50 AM


12:30 PM

Interactive Audio Entertainment with Voice AI

Thomas Lindgren (Executive Chairman, Wanderword)

12:45 PM

Preservation of Culture and History with Conversational AI: Laleh Knowledge Lake and Google Assistant

Davar Ardalan (Founder, iVow.AI; Executive Producer of Audio, National Geographic)

1:15 PM

Multistyle, Multitone, Multilingual Natural Language Speech Synthesis

Fathy Yassa (CEO, Speechmorphing)

1:15 PM

The Case Against Sentiment Analysis for Natural Text

Shamoon Siddiqui (CTO, Betterleap)

1:30 PM

Voice in Education

Dottie Daniels (Northeastern University)

1:45 PM Adjourn

2:30 PM

Private Screening of DUNE

Sponsored by Deepgram

Visit Deepgram on site to receive your ticket (limited supply)

Wednesday, October 27


9:00 AM

Voice/AI Startup Pitches

Pitches by Selected Voice/AI Companies 

- VoiceStar

- Arrivu

- U-Hertz

- Deken

- VoicePT

- Vital Group AI

- Tuzag

10:30 AM

Closing Keynote

Rucha Gokhale (Conversational AI Strategist & Chief of Staff, Deloitte)

11:30 AM

Prizes + Adjourn

1:00 PM

Project Voice X Golf Outing

Open to all attendees and attendee family members


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