Regional Events

Northern Virginia Technology Council
Special Event Featuring Dr. Toshio Obi, Waseda University, Tokyo, Japan w/ talk on Aging Society, Special Needs and Robotics

April 3, 2017
Time: 7:00 – 9:00 p.m.
Location: George Mason University, Fairfax Campus
Merten Hall, Room 1201
Fairfax, VA 22030

Please join George Mason University for a special event on the evening of Monday, April 3, featuring Dr. Toshio Obi who will be visiting from Waseda University in Tokyo, Japan.

Dr. Obi is a professor of ICT and Director of the Institute of eGovernment at Waseda University. He is also chair of the OECD- APEC Joint Program on Silver ICT; chair of the UNESCO UNITWIN Program on Disaster Management; chair of the National eGovernment Promotion Council at the Ministry of Internal Affairs and Communications (MIC) in Japan; and co-founder and president, International Academy of CIO.

Professor Obi will be discussing the potential of robotics and technology in light of aging societies and assisting people with special needs.

Reception (with bites and sips) and event begin at 7:00 p.m.

For more information on this event click here.

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Women in Technology Leadership Foundry Event

Date: April 5, 2017
Time: 6:00 p.m. – 8:00 p.m.
Location: Pepco Edison Place Gallery
702 8th Street NW
Washington D.C., 20068

The Leadership Foundry and Women in Technology (WIT) are passionate about increasing the number of women on corporate boards in our region.

We invite you to Keep the Conversation Going. Come and hear our distinguished panel including, Nora Mead Brownell, The Honorable Cari M. Dominguez, Polly Povejsil Heath and Linda A. Livingstone, Ph.D., discuss finding their first board position; their experiences serving on the board; the challenges they faced and how they overcame them; the benefits to companies with women serving; and why boards need diversity to succeed.

There will be networking before and after the address. The registration fee includes wine, beer, beverages and hors d’oeuvres. The location is Metro accessible.

  • Nora M. Brownell, Founding Partner, ESPY Energy Solutions, LLC
  • Cari M. Dominguez, Principal, Dominguez & Dominguez & Associates
  • Polly Povejsil Heath, Chief Financial Officer, United States Holocaust Memorial Museum
  • Dr. Linda Livingstone, Dean, The George Washington University School of Business

  • Click here for full event information and to register for Keep the Conversation Going.

    Virginia Values Veterans (V3) Employer Training

    Date: April 19, 2017
    Time: 8:00 a.m. – 3:30 p.m.
    Location: Lord Fairfax Community College, Fauquier Campus
    6480 College Street (The Barn)
    Warrenton, Va. 20187

    Learn how Veterans can be the ideal solution to your talent needs at this free Virginia Values Veterans (V3) employer training event!

  • Become educated on nationally recognized best practices in recruiting, hiring and retaining Veterans
  • Learn how you might qualify for the V3 Program $10,000 Veteran Employment Grant

  • This special all-day event will feature ALL of the courses needed to become V3 Certified!

    View the event flyer here.

    Click here to register.

    Can You Swim with the Piranhas?

    Date: Tuesday, May 16, 2017
    Time: 5:30 p.m.
    Location: The V Eatery and Brewery
    44630 Waxpool Road
    Ashburn, VA 20147

    Can your startup swim with the other fish in Piranha Tank?

    This month we are excited to welcome Piranha Tank to share their experience working with emerging technologies that solve real problems.

    Piranha Tank sniffs out entrepreneurs, inventors, business people, and innovators with the best ideas, and connects them with investors who can fund immediate growth. Their thought leaders travel the country, creating events and shows that inspire a new generation of sustainable business.

    Gore Bolton, founder of Piranha Tank, will be leading the discussion on his experience as an investor. Following the discussion guests will have an opportunity to ask questions.

    This event is included in Loudoun Small Business Week, a week to celebrate, educate and accelerate the growth of Loudoun's business community.

    Loudoun Tech Startups is the local group for the emerging and growing Loudoun Tech community to relax, network and learn together. Come out monthly to meet your tech-minded peers, discuss what you're working on, learn from a trending speaker and maybe even find your next opportunity. Loudoun Tech Startups has served the needs of the community since 2012. This group is sponsored through a partnership between Loudoun County Department of Economic Development and The Mason Enterprise Center-Leesburg.

    Register here.