OUR EVENTS

The SWFRTP endeavors to bring our community events that are timely, educational and fun. Most of our events are FREE and open to the public, while some are for our members only. Sponsors of the SWFRTP may host a TechTalk event and present an educational topic for discussion. Any member or sponsor may recommend a topic for our TechTalk events. These requests may be made by emailing info@swfrtp.org. (All requests are subject to review by the events committee.)





Upcoming Events

    • Thursday, August 08, 2019
    • 6:00 PM - 8:00 PM
    • Saturn 5, Coastland Center Mall, 1900 Tamiami Trail N., Naples 34102
    Register

    From Pinball to Pong,
PlayStation to Professional Gaming,
How Technology Changed Entertainment

    Join us for a Family Fun event at a Special Location and Time!

    Youth 10 and up Welcome!



    Meet Video Game Super Star, Steven Lee Kleisath

    And Receive a FREE $10 Game Card to Use While Networking!


    In 2015 Steven Lee Kleisath smashed the Mario Bros World Record with scoring an astounding 5,424,920 points. The same year Steven was ranked third in the world on Ms. Pacman. Steven is also an accomplished drummer and a semi-professional poker player. 

    Our Distinguished Speakers:

    John Russo Jr., CEO of Apollo Amusement, parent company of Gameroom Superstore, Elite Home Gamerooms and Saturn 5 Family Entertainment.  John has 32 years of experience in the gaming business and has devoted his career to building a portfolio of entertainment companies.

    Bob Schuster Jr., Regional Manager for Apollo Amusements, and former CEO of Coin Drop Entertainment. Bob has over 20 years of experience in the gaming industry. 

    Discussion Topics:
    •  The Evolution of Pinball Machines; Mechanical to Electrical and the ever changing themes.  See the inner workings of a pinball machine!
    •  How Geeks and Nerds have Changed Gaming and Entertainment - From Arcade Games like Pinball, Pacman, and Centipede, to Home Consoles Atari, PlayStation, Wii and Xbox, to PC's and Professional Gaming Tournaments, Geeks have shaped them all!
    •  The Transformation of Penny Arcades to Mega Entertainment Centers.
    •  The Home Arcade, Brining Families together through Games.

    Raffle Benefiting SWFRTP Youth Programs!

    Compete to Win the High Score,

    Space Invaders and Pinball Tournaments!


    Event Details:

    August 8, 6:00-8:00 


    Coastland Center Mall,

    1900 Tamiami Trail N. Naples

    Next to the Food Court


    Light Food and Beverages Provided

    This SWFRTP Event is FREE and open to the public. We ask that you please register for the event, so we can properly plan for food.



    The Southwest Florida Regional Technology Partnership Foundation is a member of the Lee County Horizon Council, and is the only organization solely dedicated to promoting the growth of the technology sector in Southwest Florida.

    Event Contact: Tina LaFreniere, tinalafreniere@swfrtp.org

    Sponsorship Opportunities Available! Contact: Linda Lyding, lalyding@comcast.net





    • Sunday, August 11, 2019
    • 11:00 AM
    • Hammond Stadium 14100 Ben C Pratt/ 6 Mile Cypress, Ft. Myers,
    • 46
    Register

    FREE Ft. Myers Miracle Baseball Tickets for SWFRTP Members!


    The SWFRTP is pleased to, again, offer free Miracle Baseball tickets to our members.  We are limited to 50 tickets per game, and each member is limited to 1 ticket for themselves and up to 5 guest tickets, for a total of 6 tickets per member.  Tickets will be reserved in a first come first serve manner. 

    Please note: For guest registration, members may need to scroll to the bottom of the registration page to locate that blank. 

    Game Details:

    Sunday, August 11

    vs Jupiter

    Start time: 11:00 AM

    14100 Ben C Pratt, Ft. Myers

    Tickets will be available at Will Call the day of the game.

    Registration will close Thursday, August 8, at 5:00 pm. 

    Start times are subject to change by the Miracle and MILB.  We my not be notified of the change, so please visit the Miracle home page the day of the game to verify the game start time. Please also be aware of the stadium handbag and backpack policy.

    The SWFRTP is not responsible for game time changes, rain delays or rain-outs. In the case of rain-out and/or game rescheduling, the Miracle my or may not honor our tickets. That will be determined at that time. 

    • Thursday, August 29, 2019
    • 6:00 PM - 8:00 PM
    • IMAG Science and History Museum, 2000 Cranford Ave., Ft. Myers, 33916
    Register

    2nd Annual

    More Fun, More Science, More Than Robots!


    2019-20 Season Launch Event

    at the 


    This event is FREE and

    Open to the Public!


    • Learn about FIRST and all 4 programs:

                 

          

    • Learn How to Start a Team
    • Get Involved, Become a Coach or Mentor
    • Outreach Opportunity for Teams
    • Meet a team for CoOpertition! 
    • Learn the Game Challenges for FIRST Lego League and FIRST Lego League Jr. 

    Download an event flyer: IMAG FIRST Event Aug 2019.pdf

    Learn More about FIRST at www.firstinspires.org


    Event Details:

    August 29, 6:00-8:00 PM


    2000 Cranford Ave., Ft. Myers


    Snacks Provided

    RSVP is kindly requested.

    Teams interested in exhibiting please email: tinalafreniere@swfrtp.org



    The Southwest Florida Regional Technology Partnership Foundation is a member of the Lee County Horizon Council, and is the only organization solely dedicated to promoting the growth of the technology sector in Southwest Florida.

    Event Contact: Tina LaFreniere, tinalafreniere@swfrtp.org

    Sponsorship Opportunities Available! Contact: Linda Lyding, lalyding@comcast.net








    • Sunday, September 01, 2019
    • 11:00 AM
    • Hammond Stadium 14100 Ben C Pratt/ 6 Mile Cypress, Ft. Myers,
    • 46
    Register

    FREE Ft. Myers Miracle Baseball Tickets for SWFRTP Members!


    The SWFRTP is pleased to, again, offer free Miracle Baseball tickets to our members.  We are limited to 50 tickets per game, and each member is limited to 1 ticket for themselves and up to 5 guest tickets, for a total of 6 tickets per member.  Tickets will be reserved in a first come first serve manner. 

    Please note: For guest registration, members may need to scroll to the bottom of the registration page to locate that blank. 

    Game Details:

    Sunday, September, 1

    vs Clearwater

    Start time: 11:00 AM

    14100 Ben C Pratt, Ft. Myers

    Tickets will be available at Will Call the day of the game.

    Registration will close on August 29, at 5:00 pm.

    Start times are subject to change by the Miracle and MILB.  We my not be notified of the change, so please visit the Miracle home page the day of the game to verify the game start time. Please also be aware of the stadium handbag and backpack policy.

    The SWFRTP is not responsible for game time changes, rain delays or rain-outs. In the case of rain-out and/or game rescheduling, the Miracle my or may not honor our tickets. That will be determined at that time. 

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