Regional Events

Northern Virginia Technology Council
Virginia’s 10th Congressional District Debate: Comstock vs. Bennett
Presented by Loudoun County Chamber of Commerce
In partnership with Northern Virginia Technology Council and the Greater Reston, Prince William, Dulles Regional and Greater McLean chambers of commerce.

Date: Oct. 6, 2016
Time: 8:00 a.m. – 10 a.m.
Location: The National Conference Center
18980 Upper Belmont Place
Landsdowne, VA 20176

The exciting 10th Congressional District race outcome may decide which party controls U.S. House of Representatives in 2017. All eyes will be on the crucial electoral battleground of Loudoun County, as the two major party contenders in this year’s 10th Congressional District contest square off in a live debate on October 6th in Lansdowne, Va.

Republican Barbara Comstock and Democrat LuAnn Bennett will appear before an audience of regional business, government and community leaders in this special Loudoun County Chamber 2016 PolicyMaker Series event.

The Loudoun County Chamber is presenting this debate in partnership with the Northern Virginia Technology Council and the Greater Reston, Dulles Regional and Prince William County chambers of commerce. Facing a panel of Loudoun business leaders, the Congressional candidates will answer questions about their positions on critical business, economic, and quality of life issues.

The event is open to the public. Register here.

Manufacturing Impacts through Energy and Commerce Boot Camp: Virginia

Date: Oct. 6, 2016
Time: 8:30 a.m. – 4 p.m.
Location: James Madison University - Festival Conference & Student Center
1301 Carrier Drive
Harrisonburg, VA 22037

The U.S. Departments of Energy (DOE) and Commerce are committed to supporting U.S. manufacturing by connecting businesses with the resources they need to succeed. Home to some of the world’s most powerful lasers, fastest supercomputers, and talented researchers, the DOE’s national labs offer a wealth of technical resources to help industry develop new products and services. The Manufacturing Impacts through Energy and Commerce (MITEC) program aims to increase and streamline access to these outstanding resources for small- and medium-sized enterprises engaged in the advanced energy industry.

Through the MITEC Boot Camp, Virginia-based manufacturers will have the unique opportunity to learn about national lab capabilities and how to best tap into these assets to scale materials, develop products, and more. The event will feature representatives from the National Renewable Energy Lab (NREL), Oak Ridge National Lab (ORNL) and Jefferson National Lab (JLab) as well as experts on federal funding programs to work with the labs. In addition to other innovation ecosystem resources, attendees will learn how to work with their local Small Business Development Center (SBDC) and Manufacturing Extension Partnership (MEP) to help their business thrive.

Eligible Participants
Qualified companies must be based in Virginia, have under 500 employees and be involved in one or more of the following advanced energy technology areas: solar; wind; geothermal; water power; bioenergy; fuel cells; batteries; vehicle technology; buildings technology; energy efficiency; advanced materials; advanced manufacturing; additive manufacturing

Organizations providing resources and support to small businesses in Virginia are also invited to attend.

For a complete agenda and to register visit: https://www.eventbrite.com/e/manufacturing-impacts-through-energy-and-commerce-boot-camp-virginia-tickets-26708555007

Innovate 2016

Date: Oct. 28, 2016
Time: 7:00 a.m. – 1:00 p.m.
Location: Inova Center for Personalized Health
3225 Gallows Road
Fairfax, VA 22037

Welcome to the Future of Health!

Powerful intersections - at the personal, societal, and global levels - are transforming health care and medical treatments. The days of "one size fits all" are numbered as genomics and precision medicine blaze new paths toward individually tailored health solutions.

Spend a morning with us - and invest in a healthier tomorrow!
  • Be among the first to see the new Inova Center for Personalized Health - an international hub of discovery, prevention, health and longevity!

  • Hear the fascinating insights of invited guests Vice President Joe Biden, Virginia Governor Terry McAuliffe and Congresswoman Barbara Comstock.

  • Share your views about the challenges and opportunities that lie at the intersection of healthcare, informatics, and personalized medicine.

  • Explore the promise of Washington D.C. as a world-class biotech center...a "cancer moonshot" that may change the face of Earth forever...the extraordinary synergy of big data and personalized care - and much more!

  • Learn more about this one-of-a-kind event and register: http://www.dulleschamberregister.com/innovate

    2016 Federal Market Forecast Conference

    Hosted by the Professional Services Council

    Date: Nov. 16-17, 2016
    Location: Fairview Park Marriott
    3111 Fairview Park Drive
    Falls Church, VA 22042

    The Vision Federal Market Forecast is the only non-profit federal market forecast that addresses the defense, civilian, and federal IT markets. In its 52nd year, the Vision Conference is where industry and government convene to present and discuss the results of the Vision Federal Market Forecast. The Forecast delivers insights from hundreds of government executives, think tank experts, congressional staff and Wall Street analysts who take part in non-attribution interviews. It also provides a concise, quantifiable assessment of the budgets, programs, priorities, and issues in a rapidly changing environment. This is a can’t miss event that will provide you with the tools and insights to help assess your next big opportunity.

    Agenda highlights include:
    Macro-Economic and Defense Topline Forecast
    Federal IT Budget Forecast
    Federal Services Review
    Acquisition Trends
    Agency specific analysis of budgets and programs

    For more information and to register visit: http://www.pscouncil.org/c/e/c/Vision_Forecast_Conference/Vision_Forecast_Conference_Updated.aspx

    The Sorensen Institute Fourth Annual Autumn Gala

    Save the Date!

    Date: Nov. 18, 2016
    Time: 6:00 p.m. – 9 p.m.
    Location: Ritz-Carlton Pentagon City
    1250 S Hayes St.
    Arlington, VA 22202

    The Sorensen Institute is pleased to announce its fourth annual Autumn Gala, featuring a non-partisan analysis of the presidential election by Bob Holsworth and a look to the future from members of our Congressional delegation.

    The proceeds from the Autumn Gala benefit the Sorensen Institute. Though it is housed at the University of Virginia, the Sorensen Institute relies on donations and grants from individuals, corporations, and foundations to fund its programs. Sponsorship opportunities for this event still remain. Email Colleen Smith for more information or 434-982-4910.

    Cocktail attire.

    CES 2017
    Hosted by the Consumer Technology Association

    Date: Jan. 5-8, 2017
    Location: Las Vegas, NV

    Registration is now open for CES 2017 where the global stage for innovation will celebrate its 50th anniversary. For 50 years CES has been the proving ground for innovators, unveiling breakthrough technologies and adapting as the definition of technology expands. Each year, products are introduced that challenge the status quo and raise the bar for future advancements. CES 2017 will feature more than 3,800 exhibiting companies showcasing innovation across 2.4 million net square feet, representing 24 product categories.

    CES remains a trade-only event and is not open to the general public. Industry professionals are encouraged to register in advance to ensure quicker review time and processing on-site. For general attendees, registration is $100 through December 20 and will increase to $300 on December 21. Registration for approved and credentialed media is always free. More than 25 locations throughout Las Vegas are designated for badge pickup, including key locations at McCarran International Airport, official show hotels and exhibit venues.

    For more information and to register visit: CES.tech