A New Regional Technology Conference
Many of you have been a part of our regional technology Awards Night and gala that we have hosted for the past 11 years. This year however we are going in a new direction – integrating our regional technology awards into an innovative new conference we are calling ‘TechEDGE: 2012‘. This year’s theme will be “Shaping the Future of Virginia’s Region 2000” where we will explore the intersection of leadership, innovation and how technology is shaping/will shape our community in the coming years. It will take place May 15 in downtown Lynchburg at the Holiday Inn from 1-8pm.
UPDATE: Registration and Awards Nominations are now open. Go: here.
New Formats For Learning, Celebrating, Networking
TechEDGE 2012 is not your ‘run of the mill’ business conference. As always, it will be a time of gathering for the entire regional technology community but it will also offer new formats for learning, celebrating, and networking. There will be four panel sessions with more than 15 local technology leaders speaking on four major topics of interest. Following the panel sessions will be a massive time of networking where you can connect with other movers and shakers in the region. It will be the largest networking event we’ve ever held and the biggest of it’s kind in the region!
A Meeting of the Minds
Each panel session will include 4 speakers that will present for no longer than 10 minutes and will receive suggestions for their presentation that keeps in mind the conference theme. There will be time for a couple of questions from the audience at the end of each session. Those questions will be asked in a digital format via Twitter or other social media interaction. The panel moderator will get to choose the questions.
Member and STEM Exhibits
We also will be extending the invitation for corporate displays and exhibits that will be open during the reception time. We anticipate exhibitors from within our membership as well as STEM-related student teams from areas schools.
Save the Date and Help Spread the Word
We are really excited about TechEDGE and encourage you to mark your calenders for May 15, for what we believe will be an accelerated time of learning, connecting, and collaboration. Stay tuned for more details in the coming weeks!
Have any questions? Please contact us.
Help us spread the word! Please download the flyer below, print it out and post it in your office or workplace.
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