A Sky Full Of Stars

Project Voice Worldwide kicks off TODAY at 10 AM Eastern; Project Voice Award Winners Announced

At the very end of Project Voice 100, an executive-level in-person conference taking place this Tuesday and Wednesday, we took a picture.

It would be hard to describe to you how energizing, how re-animating, how restorative this two-day experience was.

Business was done, friendships and relationships were re-kindled, and the vibe was akin to a family reunion.

In-person events aren’t going to return anytime soon as they were. The lessons we learned here will directly influence how we execute more in-person events later this year, which will include The Voice of Healthcare Summit, Digital Book World, and Project Voice X.

Project Voice Worldwide is the virtual component of the #1 event for voice technology & conversational AI in America: Project Voice.

Project Voice Worldwide is FREE to register and attend, and kicks off TODAY at 10 AM Eastern.

Registration gets you audio and video files of both days of conference proceedings, along with access to attend in real-time as desired.

Keynotes include Nikki McLay of iVow.AI, Nolan Bushnell, and Mark Cuban, while the entire conference itself showcases a wide variety of leaders, trailblazers, and pioneers in this emergent area of technology.

You can register for Project Voice Worldwide here.

Project Voice Award Winners

We congratulate all of the Finalists, as well as all of the Winners, in what has been an amazing year for voice technology and conversational AI.

Outstanding Achievement Award

Sanjay Dhawan / Mark Benjamin (Cerence spinoff from Nuance)

Kurt Schrader / Andrew Childs (Clubhouse)

Daniela Braga (First female CEO of voice/AI company to raise over $50M)

Jon Stine (Open Voice Network)

Iran Davar Ardalan / Nisa McCoy / Nikki McLay / Karim Ardalan / Kee Malesky / Robert Malesky (iVow.AI)

Karol Stryja / Michal Stanislawek (VoiceLunch)

Google (Google for Startups Accelerator: Voice AI)

Nick Schwab (Sleep Sounds)

Nithya Thadani (RAIN Agency)

Brandon Kaplan (Skilled Creative)

Tobias Dengel (WillowTree)

Mark Gray (Constant Companion)

Voice Developer of the Year



Voice Experience of the Year



The Project Voice Advisory Group Award For Best Voice Experience Created By A Large Company

Lucky Charms Magical Mission (General Mills)

Wild Turkey Tasting (Campari)

NBA Skill Relaunch (NBA)

Voice/AI Pioneer of the Year

Aariv Modi (independent voice developer)

Voice/AI Executive of the Year

Sanjay Dhawan (Cerence)

Voice/AI Journalist of the Year

Bret Kinsella (Voicebot.AI)

The Project Voice Medal for Diversity and Inclusion


The This Week In Voice Award for Voice/AI Commentator of the Year

Bret Kinsella (Voicebot.AI)

Best Voice/AI Chip / Processor


Best Voice/AI Integration Within A Mobile App


Best Voice/AI Integration Within A Website

Google (YouTube)

Best Use of Sentiment Analysis Within Conversational AI

Behavioral Signals

The DefinedCrowd Award For Best Use of Data Science Within Conversational AI


Best Use of Biometric Authentication Within Conversational AI

Kaizen Technologies


Best Use of Synthetic Voices

Skyrim Fan Video (Adriac)

Cerence Q4 Earnings Call (Cerence)

Amazon Alexa Developer of the Year

Paizo (Starfinder)

Google Assistant Developer of the Year

iVow.AI (Sina Storyteller)

Samsung Bixby Developer of the Year


Microsoft AI Use Case of the Year


Apple Siri Use Case of the Year

Find Your Nearest COVID-19 Vaccination Site

Independent Voice/AI Company of the Year


The Voice of the Car Summit Award for Automotive Voice/AI Developer of the Year 

Mercedes (MBUX) Powered By Cerence

The Voice of Hospitality Summit Award for Best Hospitality Voice/AI Developer Of The Year


The Voice of Healthcare Summit Award For Healthcare Voice/AI Developer of the Year

Constant Companion

Best Application of Voice/AI To COVID-19

Carnegie Mellon University

Education Voice/AI Developer of the Year

Bamboo Learning

The Digital Book World Awards For Publishing/Storytelling Voice/AI Developer of the Year


The Voice of Money Award for Best Financial Voice/AI Developer of the Year

LV= General Insurance / Rabbit & Pork

The Voice of Gaming Award For Gaming Voice/AI Developer of the Year


Smart Home Voice/AI Developer of the Year


Retail Voice/AI Developer of the Year

Best Buy


Manufacturing / Logistics Voice/AI Developer of the Year


Flash Briefing of the Year

Voice in Canada

Third-Party Voice Development Tool of the Year


Project Voice X is a new industry event bringing together the worlds of voice/AI and social audio. October 25-27 in Destin / Fort Walton Beach.

This will be a significant gathering and a big step back toward more traditional trade shows, where cross-pollination between industry verticals and various types of companies yields tremendous value.

The location of the conference provides the opportunity for family or friends to tag along for a vacation, one that you may need after months of face-time over the summer as offices open back up.

Exhibit hall space & sponsorships are available. If you’re interested in being part, please let us know.

Also please note that, for attendees, Early Bird Registration lasts until May 1.