Regional Events

Northern Virginia Technology Council
Service Contract Act Training
Presented by the Professional Services Council

Date - April 31-March 1, 2015
Time - 8am-4pm
Location - NRECA Conference Center, 4301 Wilson Blvd., Arlington, VA 22203

Member Price:$945
Non-Member Price:$1095

PSC’s program is the only SCA training conducted in partnership with the U.S. Department of Labor, Wage & Hour Division.
This course has been approved for 12.5 CLE, HRCI, or CPE credits!

Why You Should Attend the Professional Services Council SCA Training The Service Contract Act is one of the most technically challenging aspects of competing for the award of, and successfully administering a federal service contract. SCA sets minimum pay and benefit rates for many service occupations.

The SCA affects many different decisions made by many different people in a company. Everyone, from executive leadership to proposal writers, to accountants, project managers, and human resource specialists, needs to be conversant with the requirements of the act. This course will give your staff the knowledge to be SCA-savvy in opportunity identification, capture strategy, bid/no-bid decisions, contract pricing, contract price adjustments, wage determinations, and fringe benefit calculations.

This training conference is also your chance to spend time with the regulators who oversee your company's SCA-covered activities, and to interact with seasoned industry experts in SCA administration. You will leave with a thorough knowledge of regulations, a deep understanding of how the regulations are enforced, and the ability to implement industry “best practices” in your company's compliance activities. In addition, you will be provided up-to-date information on the most critical issues relating to the SCA.

Attendees will be provided a very complete training manual that includes copies of the presentations and contact information for presenters and other relevant agency personnel. PSC will also facilitate the ability of course attendees to contact all of the presenters, post-conference, for follow-up questions and comments.

Click here for more information or to register.

The 9th Annual Southeast Venture Conference

Date: March 31 - April 1, 2015
Location: Charlotte, North Carolina

The 9th Annual Southeast Venture Conference (SEVC) showcases the most promising emerging technology firms in the southeast region and provides these companies with unmatched exposure to the region’s top venture capitalists and private equity investors. The SEVC strives to support entrepreneurial activity, innovation and the resultant economic development of the Southeast, while understanding the importance of investment capital to those goals.

The largest entrepreneurial gathering in the Southeast will bring together more than 60 growth-stage companies, more than 100 venture capital funds and the Charlotte Venture Challenge startup competition. SEVC also features executive and investor panels and exclusive networking opportunities.

Visit www.seventure.org to learn more.

Securing America’s Energy Future
Presented by The Washington Post

Date: April 2, 2015
Time: 8:30 – 10:30 a.m.
Location: Charlie Palmer Steak

The Washington Post will gather leaders from the energy, defense and technology sectors to discuss and debate innovative solutions for securing the country’s energy resources. This live event will explore threats to national security, including cyber-attacks, as well as efforts to mitigate the effects of natural disasters on the energy ecosystem. Click here to learn more.

CEA Digital Patriots Dinner
Presented by the Consumer Electronics Association

Time: 6:30 p.m.
Date: April 14, 2015
Location: National Building Museum

The CEA Digital Patriots Dinner celebrates the achievements of industry and policy leaders who champion innovation in consumer technology and support a legal and regulatory framework that allows the industry to flourish. Click here to learn more.

Tom Tom Festival Founders Summit

Date: April 17, 2015
Location: The Paramount Theater in Downtown Charlottesville

The Founders Summit is a daylong gathering for entrepreneurs and creatives from across the nation on Friday, April 17th at the historic Paramount Theater in Downtown Charlottesville. It's a chance to get inspired, make new friends, and turn your dreams into reality. Check out the video here.

For more information and to register, click here.

THRiVE 2015 Conference
Hosted by Virginia Bio

Date: Thursday, April 23
Time: 9:00 a.m. - 7:00 p.m. (Program and Reception)
Location: Westfields Marriott Washington-Dulles

NVTC is partnering with Virginia Bio in bringing together leaders from across Virginia and beyond to learn, share, plan, do business and bring the biosciences to life in the Commonwealth at THRiVE: Creating the Future of Bioscience in Virginia. On April 23, the highlight of the program will be an all afternoon Governors Forum on bio and big data/analytics. The forum will feature renowned national thought leaders, lightning round presentations from innovative Virginia companies, as well as a state-wide reception closing the program.

Click here for complete information and registration. NVTC members are offered the Virginia Bio rate pf $149, so register today to receive this discount! Please use discount code 'ThrivePartner' when registering.

The Global Good Fund 2015 Fellows Celebration

Date: April 25, 2015
Time: 6:00 p.m.

The Global Good Fund is a leadership development enterprise built by and for social entrepreneurs. The Find identifies high-potential leaders and accelerate their success through proven and proprietary development methods. The Fund believes growing leaders is the best strategy for solving complex social problems and achieving global good. Please join the Global Good Fund in celebrating its 2015 Fellows. Click here for more information.

Hopecam 15th Annual 5K—Sunday, May 3, 2015
Benefitting Children with Cancer

Date: Sunday, May 3, 2015
Time: 8:15 AM
Location: 1890 Preston White Drive,
Reston, VA

NVTC “Most Innovative Use of Technology Finalist” Hopecam is holding its 15th Annual 5k on Sunday, May 3 to raise funds to help children with cancer.

15,780 children will be diagnosed with cancer this year. Nearly every one of these children will be isolated from their friends and unable to attend school as a result of their treatment. Today, thanks to technology, this isolation can be overcome by giving the child a tablet computer and persuading schools to establish a connection with the hospitalized and homebound child. Hopecam is the only charity in the United States providing these services. It's no wonder that in 2014, Hopecam was asked to help six times the number of children as the year before. 2015 will be no different and Hopecam is well on its way to helping 700 children, if not more, before year's end.

It costs about $1,000 to connect each child. About 12 percent of the children live in homes unable to afford Internet, which Hopecam provides at a cost of $500 per year. 70 percent of the children attend schools eligible for Title 1 (low income) financing.

The Hopecam 5K Run/Walk is a USATF certified race — fast and flat for those wanting to set a personal best record. This is also the perfect race for families featuring an easy course for runners and walkers of all ages and fitness levels. For the first time this year, there will be corporate team competition with awards for fastest team and team that raises the most money. E-mail info@hopecam.org for information. Register today at www.hopecam.org.

Registration: www.hopecam.org
Use Code #15NVTC5OFF for special NVTC Member $5 discount
Early Bird: $20 for 12 & under, $25 for 13 & over
After March 15: $20 for 12 & under, $30 for 13 & over