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TenWest Festival

October 12 - October 21

TENWEST Festival is an opportunity to discover what your next Tucson looks like. Experience a weeklong celebration of the best and most unique that Tucson has to offer. Through panels, talks, performances, mixers, and workshops, TENWEST Festival will help you connect and explore things not available in your daily life.

TENWEST Festival is innovating a completely new model of festivals that delivers a world-class content experience and which is totally accessible, experiential, immersive, and focused on bringing together all Tucson communities for ongoing dialogue to work on the problems that matter to our city.In 2016, TENWEST events welcomed over 5,000 visitors and issued over 700 full-access passports to experience 40+ unique events and exhibitions that encouraged curiosity and discovery in arts, entrepreneurship, technology, and communities.

By 2017, over 1,200 passports were sold and over 5,000 participated in partner events. These events included over 60 unique talks, workshops, and panels throughout the week focused on social impact, funding, arts, entrepreneurship, and technology.

The team behind TENWEST Festival this year includes:

Startup Tucson
Liz Pocock – CEO
Dre Voelkel – Festival Director
Courtney Pulitzer – Development Director
Katina Koller – Startup Tucson board member / Festival Co-Director

University of Arizona
Rick Yngve – Interim Director of McGuire Center for Entrepreneurship / Festival Co-Director

Please contact us if you have any questions or would like to be involved in 2019 TENWEST Festival.


October 12
October 21




Downtown Tucson
37 E. Pennington St
Tucson, AZ 85701 United States
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