Regional Events

Northern Virginia Technology Council
The Future of Innovation

Date: April 23, 2019
Location: The MIX
George Mason University
Fairfax, VA

George Mason University invites you to attend a spirited and inspiring “fireside chat” about the future of innovation with Gary Shapiro, President and CEO of the Consumer Technology Association (CTA), and George Mason President Ángel Cabrera.

Co-Hosted by George Mason University, the Greater Washington Partnership, and NVTC’s Small Business and Entrepreneur Committee.

Learn more and register here

Safety, Security and the Role of Technology for Meeting and Event Professionals

Date: April 25, 2019
Virginia Tech Executive Briefing Center
900 N Glebe Rd, 2nd floor
Arlington, VA 22203

Technology impacts every aspect of the meeting and event process. It may be part of a safety hazard or part of a security measure. Helping to keep people safe is by far the most important contribution technology provides to the meetings and events industry. It can be a valuable tool to assess risk, such as evaluating the relative safety of a destination or venue. Innovations help mitigate risk, whether from high-tech facial recognition or robotic security systems or more mainstream technology like automated external defibrillators and event apps with security features. Communication can also be facilitated through technology used to allow meeting and event professionals to communicate with attendees, as a vehicle to deliver timely and relevant information in an emergency, and to track attendees when a crisis occurs.

What can be challenging are the laws that struggle to keep up with the fast-paced changes in technology. This course will highlight how these technologies are being implemented to mitigate risk and enhance security while considering the liability and privacy concerns related to these technologies that all meeting and event professionals need to understand. Experts will draw upon real-life examples and case studies to help participants navigate the ever-changing role of technology and walk that thin line keeping our events safe while not infringing on individuals’ rights. Learn more and register here.

3rd Annual Mason Energy Symposium - China's Belt And Road Initiative—New Silk Road

Date: April 25, 2019
Location: Research Hall - 163 at George Mason University
10401 York River Road
Fairfax, VA 22030

The one day conference bringing together experts in industry, government and academia and in fields ranging from international development to economics and technology will provide an update on the China Belt and Road Initiative and explore associated opportunities and challenges including in energy, technology and geostrategy and for policy, legal frameworks and international development.

In addition, the conference will include perspectives from China, U.S., E.U. World Bank, India, Kazakhstan, Australia and other countries.

The conference will also highlight cross-disciplinary collaborations on energy science, research, policy and education across Mason campuses and with regional government, academic and private sector partners. The symposium will showcase and give poster awards as well as feature key discussion panels.

Who Should Attend

Students, Industry, Government and Academia with an interest in energy, technology, international trade, economics, policy and international affairs and the possibilities and ramifications of the Belt and Road Initiative.

Additional information can be found online by clicking here.

Integrated Security for the Event Industry

Date: April 26, 2019
Virginia Tech Executive Briefing Center
900 N Glebe Rd, 2nd floor
Arlington, VA 22203

To ensure the safety of attendees, staff and your organization, an integrated security system of awareness, capabilities, and preparedness must be implemented. History shows that events and hotels are targets for human-caused threats and the reality is that natural and technological threats can occur anywhere. Using a multidimensional approach, meeting and event professionals must prepare mentally and physically for crises, emergencies, and disasters that may occur. They must be prepared to respond appropriately when an adverse event does occur, and they must develop the personal and professional resilience to not only survive but thrive after a crisis or disaster.

This course will look closely at each stage of the planning process, from evaluating the threats unique to your meeting and event through on-site crisis management. Participants will explore strategies to build a resilient event staff as well as ensure the physical safety of clients.

Learn more and register here.

We Believe In You 5k

Date: April 28, 2019
Location: Northwest Federal Credit Union Headquarters
200 Spring Street
Herndon, VA 20170

Women Veterans Interactive (WVI) was created to address the unique, and often unrecognized, challenges facing our nation’s 2.2 million women veterans as they return to civilian life.

Join us on Sunday, April 28 for a 5K and Kids Fun Run to help support the Women Veterans Interactive.

We will start the race at 9:00 am, with the Kids Fun Run at 10:00 am.

Additional information on We Believe In You 5k can be found online by clicking here.

2nd 2019 George Mason University CyberSecurity Innovation Forum

Date: April 30, 2019
Location: The Country Club of Fairfax
5110 Ox Rd
Fairfax, VA 22030

The George Mason University Cybersecurity Innovation Forum Series is Tuesday, April 30, 2019, 7-9pm at The Country Club of Fairfax at 5110 Ox Rd, Fairfax, VA 22030 close to George Mason University's Fairfax campus.

As with previous events, the Forum will consist of a series of 15-20 minute case study presentations by cybersecurity experts and technology innovators followed by a panel discussion and Q&A. The focus of the meetings is on cybersecurity innovation including innovation rationale and motivation, technology, metrics, and lessons learned.

Follow us on Twitter @MasonCyber for more up-to-date discussions on cybersecurity and innovation. George Mason University’s (GMU) Volgenau School of Engineering and School of Business sponsor the events.

Additional information can be found online by clicking here.

TopGolf for the Troops

Date: May 9, 2019
Location: TopGolf Loudoun
20356 Commonwealth Center Drive
Ashburn, VA 20147

Please join Miles & Stockbridge and Legal Services of Northern Virginia for an evening charity golf tournament at TopGolf Loudoun on May 9.

The event will feature great food and drink, prizes, and networking opportunities with local professionals. All skill levels are welcome! Golf pro Yong Joo will be at the event to provide informal lessons and tips to participants or you can participate in a "challenge the pro" contest.

All proceeds benefit Legal Services of Northern Virginia in its efforts to raise funds to provide local veterans with legal representation through LSNV.

Additional information on TopGolf for the Troopscan be found online by clicking here.

Easterseals 2019 Advocacy Awards Dinner

Date: May 10th, 2019
Location: National Building Museum
401 F St NW
Washington, DC 20001

Easterseals is pleased to recognize General David & Mrs. Dawn Goldfein, 21st Chief of Staff of the US Air Force and military family advocates alongside Joseph Martore, CEO of CALIBRE Systems Inc.; Gracia Martore, Retired CEO of TEGNA Inc.; and Marjorie Morrison, CEO of Psych Hub for their exceptional leadership enhancing services for veterans, military families, and children with disabilities and special needs at the 2019 Advocacy Awards on May 10th at the National Building Museum in Washington, DC.

The Advocacy Awards Dinner brings together leaders in business, government relations, and professional services along with military and government dignitaries to support vital Easterseals programs and honor advocates who have demonstrated an exemplary commitment to advancing opportunities for children and adults with disabilities or special needs, including military families.

Additional information on the Advocacy Awards can be found online at www.advocacyawards.org.

Night of Heroes Gala 2019

Date: May 16, 2019
Location: Mandarin Oriental
330 Maryland Ave SW
Washington, DC 20024

This year marks the 15th annual Night of Heroes gala, honoring our unsung heroes - children of military families. Each year, the funds raised at this premier event directly support our Military Heroes. Last year's event sold out. Don't miss your opportunity to support Military Heroes.

Additional information can be found online by clicking here.


Date: June 3-7, 2019
Location: Arena Stage
1101 6th St SW
Washington, DC 20024

FedScoop presents DC CloudWeek, a SXSW-style, citywide festival bringing together thousands of government and tech leaders from around the nation to share how the cloud is transforming government, academia, nonprofits and the private sector.

The weeklong festival consists of dozens of community conferences, events and parties, anchored by FedTalks, the largest annual gathering of the top 1,000 C-level leaders from the gov tech community.

Learn more and register here

FedTalks 2019

Date: June 5, 2019
Location: Arena Stage
1101 6th St SW
Washington, DC 20024

Join the largest annual gathering of the top 1,000 C-level leaders from the gov tech community at the ninth annual FedTalks. FedTalks will bring together influential leaders from the tech industry and government for one day of discussion, exploring ways technology and people can transform government and our communities.

Learn more and register here

The 2nd Annual Warrior Ride

Serve Our Willing Warriors (SOWW) is a publicly funded, community-supported, nonprofit providing encouragement and support for our Nation’s Warriors through non-medical programs and services that positively affect their recovery. SOWW provides cost-free retreat stays and other programs that positively impact the lives of wounded, ill, or injured military service members, disabled veterans, and their families.

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Bringing it All Together: Putting an Integrated Security Plan in Place for your Event

Date: September 26-27, 2019
Virginia Tech Executive Briefing Center
900 N Glebe Rd, 2nd floor
Arlington, VA 22203

Utilizing cutting-edge technology and gaming tactics, this capstone course will lead participants through an interactive simulation of an event situation. Capitalizing on Virginia Tech's Integrate Security Education and Research Center, participants will work with cybersecurity, analytics and technology experts to plan, execute and evaluate a simulated integrated security event as it happens. The capstone will focus on the role of each team member in minimizing risk, protecting client safety and ensuring the security of event goers as well as mitigating liability to the event professional and their business.

Learn more and register here.