Regional Events

Northern Virginia Technology Council
GW Boot Camps Project Demo Day

Date: August 22, 2018
Time: 6:30 - 8:30 p.m.
Location: The Artisphere Main Campus
1101 Wilson Blvd
Arlington, Va. 22209

Please join us as the students of the GWU Coding, Data Analytics, and UX/UI Boot Camps showcase their new skill set. The session will consist of speed rounds of student project presentations, opportunities to discuss program topics, as well as a chance to network with budding and experienced industry professionals.

This event is designed for industry professionals, company partners, current boot camp students, alumni of the university, and those interested in becoming a partner.

To learn more and register click here.

10th District Veterans Job Fair

Date: August 24, 2018
Time : 10 a.m. – 1 p.m.
Location: Loudoun County School Admin Building
21000 Education Ct.
Ashburn, Va. 20148

Join Congresswoman Barbara Comstock for the 10th District Veterans Job Fair. All Veterans and spouses are welcome.

To learn more and register, please contact Anthony Barnes.

Social Media Week Fairfax

Date: September 14th, 2018
Time: 7:45 AM - 2:00 PM
Location: Capital One Headquarters
1680 Capital One Drive
McLean, Va 22102

It’s no secret that Fairfax County and the Metro DC region is thriving in the world of startups and technology, which makes the DMV the perfect place for Social Media Week Fairfax.

Social Media Week (SMW) is a leading news platform that curates and shares the best ideas, innovations and insight into how social media and technology are changing business, society & culture worldwide. The SMW community consists of senior marketers, founders, entrepreneurs, influencers and digitally connected consumers who thrive in the hyper-connected world and push the boundaries of the status quo.

Presented by Fairfax County Economic Development Authority, this one-day event promises to provoke rigorous discussion and debate on the changes in human connectivity through engaging, entertaining, educational and diverse content and experiences.

For more information and to register, please visit SMWFairfax.com. Use code "NVTC" to get 20% off your registration!

Military Heroes Golf Classic

Date: September 24, 2018
Location: Congressional Country Club
8500 River Road
Bethesda, Md. 20817

Purchase your raffle tickets for the opportunity to play in PenFed Foundation’s Military Heroes Golf Classic on September 24!

Purchase a $50 raffle ticket for a chance to win two (2) tickets to the Military Heroes Golf Classic, a one-night stay at Congressional Country Club and a $1,000 gift card. The raffle drawing will take place Wednesday, August 1 at 2 p.m. There is a 1:1,500 chance of winning. All net proceeds will benefit the PenFed Foundation.

The PenFed Foundation was created to fill the critical gaps that exist when it comes to helping our military heroes and their caregiver heroes at home. Too often, our service members and Veterans struggle with financial uncertainty on top of overwhelming physical and psychological challenges. To these proud warriors, we offer a hand up and a way out.

Click here to learn more and purchase tickets.

Certified Leadership Coaching Fall Cohort at George Mason University

Date: September 26, 2018 – January 18, 2019
Location: George Mason University
4400 University Drive
Fairfax, Va. 22030

Become a certified leadership coach to bring positive change to your workplace. Join the fall 2018 or spring 2019 cohorts of George Mason University’s Leadership Coaching for Organizational Well-Being (LCOWB) program. Accredited by the International Coach Federation, LCOWB is designed specifically for business professionals working for positive change in team and organizational culture. Greater organizational well-being results in higher levels of employee engagement and increased productivity, empowering organizations to achieve optimal success.

Read stories from coaching program alumni about how the Leadership Coaching for Organizational Well-Being program has changed their lives for the better, both personally and professionally.

Learn more and register here.

Positive Leadership Skills Fall Cohort at George Mason University

Date: October 2, 2018 – November 13, 2018
Location: George Mason University
4400 University Drive
Fairfax, Va. 22030

Discover how to develop the positive mindset that will help you achieve your professional and personal goals. Join the fall 2018 cohort of George Mason University’s Positive Leadership program.

Positive leaders are self-confident, optimistic, and resilient. They create an atmosphere that produces lower turnover, higher productivity, greater satisfaction, and a host of desirable bottom-line outcomes. Read this Positive Leadership faculty interview and see Positive Leadership alumni testimonials for more insights.

The Positive Leadership program consists of 4 half-day sessions. The program is designed for all professionals, but HR professionals can earn the extra benefit of recertification PDCs for their SHRM-CP or SHRM-SCP credential by participating in this program.

Learn more and register here.

Service Contract Act Training

Date: November 6-7, 2018
Time : 8 a.m. – 4 p.m.
Location: NRECA Conference Center
4301 Wilson Blvd.
Arlington, Va. 22203

The Service Contract Act (SCA) and the regulations implementing SCA are some of the most challenging requirements for contractors and for contracting agencies involved in federal contracts for services. If you are competing for the award of a service contract, or performing a service contract and administering your responsibilities under SCA, this two-day course is critical to understanding SCA and ensuring fair competition and full compliance throughout performance of the awarded contract.

PSC’s updated and enhanced “2017 Service Contract Act Training” teaches the fundamental requirements of SCA as it affects preparation of proposals, wage determinations, classifications and conformances for missing classifications, staffing, pricing, out-year price adjustments, response to payroll audits and worker inquiries, administering SCA provisions as they apply to collective bargaining agreements, and numerous other issues on service contracting.

Highlights of PSC's SCA Course include:
  • Instructors include experts with long careers in the service contracting industry, in Department of Labor enforcement programs, as procurement agency advisors on contract labor issues, and legal experts specializing in SCA and related labor issues.
  • Attendees participate in interactive exercises, worksheets, and question/answer sessions.
  • The presentation will include one-hour panel discussions. Typically PSC invites representatives from the Department of Labor’s national office to discuss their procedures in administering and enforcing SCA (preparation of wage determinations, processing conformances, enforcement statistics, and any questions the attendees offer). PSC also invites procurement agency labor advisors from the Department of Defense, NASA, and other civilian agencies to discuss the agencies’ administration of labor standards on their contracts, including the processing of solicitation and options/extensions where decisions are necessary under SCA and related requirements.
  • The current course includes discussion on relevant executive orders, regulatory changes (those that have occurred or may be pending), e.g., Fair Pay and Safe Workplace; new contractor minimum wage requirement; changes to the exemption at 29 CFR Part 541 (salary); interaction with the Affordable Care Act; and the potential changes to the Fair Labor Standards Act overtime requirements.
  • Attendees will receive extensive course materials, copies of the presentations, and contact information for post-course follow-up.

  • To learn more and register, click here.

    Annual Summit of the Virginia Academy of Science, Engineering and Medicine: Securing Prosperity in the Coastal Zone

    Date: November 7-8, 2018
    Location: Science Museum of Virginia, Dewey Gottwald Center
    2500 West Broad St.
    Richmond, Va. 23220-2057

    The 2018 VASEM Summit, Securing Prosperity in the Coastal Zone, will examine assets, stressors and emerging opportunities to protect and grow the economy of Virginia’s coastal zone. The workshop based summit will include a poster session, reception and dinner for attendees.

    The mid-Atlantic region is facing combined pressures of increasing population, infrastructure and rising sea level due to both eustatic (ocean volume) and isostatic (rebound) changes. Attendees will be national and state industry and government leaders, National Academies members and academics from a wide range of disciplines. Non-VASEM members need to apply to attend the event.

    Learn more and register here.