Despite a few glitches, Project Voice settles into the Scenic City

Staff photo by C.B. Schmelter / Voicify Account Coordinator Brooke Connolly, left, talks with CardioCube President and CEO Dr. Oskar Kiwic during the Project Voice conference at the Chattanooga Convention Center on Thursday, Jan. 16, 2020 in Chattanooga, Tenn.

The WiFi was a spotty at the Project Voice conference this week - a painful irony for an event focused on emerging technology and drawn here by the city's high-speed internet - but the conference will make Chattanooga its permanent home, said conference organizer Bradley Metrock.

"The city of Chattanooga is hungry, and it has been supportive of this event from the very beginning," said Metrock, the CEO of Score Publishing. "We tested the boundaries of this facility's internet this time. We'll correct that next go 'round."

Project Voice drew 3,000 voice tech experts from more than 20 countries to the Chattanooga Convention Center, providing a showcase for the city and for event sponsor EPB.

photo Staff photo by C.B. Schmelter / People visit booths during the Project Voice conference at the Chattanooga Convention Center on Thursday, Jan.