TechEDGE is the Lynchburg area’s premiere business and education conference- featuring a dozen speakers, regional technology awards, member exhibits and business networking.


Join us October 21 from 1-8 pm at the Holiday Inn in downtown Lynchburg where we will be tracing the pulse and scanning the horizon for issues relevant to the technology, business, education and local government communities in the Lynchburg area and beyond.

This premiere, half-day regional conference is unlike any other local event, featuring a dynamic interchange of leaders addressing critical, technology-related issues that are dramatically impacting our organizations and professional lives.

With numerous speakers throughout the day – this is a unique and fast-paced opportunity to glean from key regional and state leaders who are forerunners in their fields. TechEDGE also carries on our decade’s long tradition of honoring the most innovative technology-focused business and education leaders within our regional community, as well as provides one of the largest, local professional networking events of it’s kind. You won’t want to miss this!

Speaker Sessions – Each session will include up to 4 speakers that will present for no longer than 10-15 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.

Technology Awards – For over a decade Region 2000 Technology Council has been recognizing the technology leaders within the regional community. After each session we will continue this tradition, announcing winners in one of four categories:

  • Technology Company of the Year
  • Entrepreneur of the Year
  • Educator of the Year
  • Innovator of the Year

Tentative Speakers and Sessions: 

State of Technology Based Economic Development (TBED) in Region 2000

Session Speakers:

  • Megan Lucas, Region 2000 Alliance 
  • Cathie Brown, Impact Makers
  • Jeremy Satterfield, Mid-Atlantic Broadband

Science and Engineering Programs in Region 2000 Colleges and Universities 

Session Speakers:

  • David Donahoo, Liberty University  
  • Peter Sheldon, Randolph College
  • Hank Yochum, Sweet Briar College 
  • James Groves, University of Virginia 

STEM Workforce Programs in Region 2000 

  • Brian Moon, Perigean Technologies
  • Ben Bowman,  Region 2000 Workforce Investment Board 
  • Elizabeth Creamer, Advisor for Workforce Development, Office of Governor 

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. If you are interested in being an exhibitor during the networking reception, please contact Bob Bailey – bbailey [at] caer [dot] us or Brittany Holt bholt [at] caer [dot] us to reserve your space!

Networking Reception – We believe strongly in the power of business networking. Through networking new opportunities are uncovered and new collaborations are born. Come join us for a casual end to an exciting day as we bring together one of the most diverse, technology-focused group of professionals in the region.

Summary of Event Details:

What: TechEDGE 2014 – The Lynchburg region’s premiere business, education and technology conference features a dozen speakers, regional technology awards, member exhibits and business networking. This annual event hosted by the Region 2000 Technology Council is essential for anyone interested in technology-related and current trends – including: local professionals, educators, business owners, entrepreneurs, local government members, civic leaders, students…and everyone in-between!

When: October 21, 2014 | 1:00 to 8:00 pm

Where: Holiday Inn, Downtown Lynchburg, Virginia (601 Main Street Lynchburg,Virginia 24504) VIEW MAP HERE.

Driving directions: From Rt 29 South, Take Exit 1 (main Street). Left Onto Main Street. Hotel 8 Blocks On Left. From Rt 29 North, Take Exit 1a (main Street). Right Onto Main Street. Hotel 8 Blocks On Left. Parking in parking garage/deck by hotel.

Cost: Tech Council Members: $60 |Non-Members $75 | Students and K-12 Educators: $25 


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