Overview

 

NCTA offers a portfolio of events that can help you increase your company's brand, your own business contacts and industry knowledge. NCTA's signature events and series will provide a forum for you to interact with your peers and share subject matter expertise.

 

2018 Signature Events:

OUTLOOK FOR TECH
February 2 • Hilton Charlotte Center City 
Outlook for Tech is a fast paced luncheon and tech expo that will feature a keynote briefing from Gartner on how technology is reshaping business, our economy and our society as well as an employment outlook; an industry trends outlook, and the annual reveal of the North Carolina State of Technology Industry Report (www.NCSTIR.com).

STATE OF TECHNOLOGY
May 4 • Durham Convention Center 
Our flagship technology conference includes engaging keynotes, interactive panel discussions, a tech expo and a startup showcase where early-stage tech companies pitch creative innovations.  This is a great opportunity for all levels within your organization to learn, discuss best practices and build relationships.

GOLF TOURNAMENT
August 9 • Pinehurst Resort  Pinehurst
Business and technology leaders from across the state gather for a golf tourney that includes breakfast, lunch and prizes awarded at the 19th Hole Awards Luncheon.  Regardless of your golf skills, it is a great opportunity to have some productive time away from the office and critical build relationships.

LEADERSHIP RETREAT
August 9 - 10 • Pinehurst Reort • Pinehurst
An annual favorite, the Leadership Summit is hosted by the NCTA Board of Directors and Advisors.  Geared towards executives, NCTA provides the opportunity to network and hear from some of the tech sector’s best leaders on various topics from talent to transformation through both structured discussions and more informal engagement opportunities. 

NC TECH AWARDS GALA
November 15 • Sheraton Imperial • Durham
North Carolina is a hot spot for tech and the NC Tech Awards is dedicated to celebrating the best and brightest in the state in the Tech Sector.  It’s an evening of networking and celebrations where we recognize organizations and individuals for their achievement in technology in our state.  This event, the only statewide tech awards gala, includes a reception, dinner and the awards ceremony.

Programatic Series:

NC TECH TALK LIVE
NCTA’s flagship statewide series explores how technologies are changing the way we do business, along with how they impact North Carolina’s economy. Each program will feature a keynote presentation or an interactive panel discussion surrounding various technology trends. 

GO GLOBAL
Is your company globally engaged or moving toward international expansion? NCTA convenes experts to explore the opportunities and challenges of doing business in countries near and far.

LUNCH AND LEARN
Learn more about a diverse range of topics, from general business to those more technical in nature, while enjoying lunch hosted by a fellow member. The hosting member has an opportunity to share valuable expert content in a briefing/workshop format.

TECH TOUR
Hit the road with NCTA to visit member facilities – from manufacturing operations to those with coveted workplaces – from the mountains to the coast. Tours highlight our statewide reach and vibrancy of the sector.

TECHWORKING
Don’t just network- TECHWORK! Members and tech lovers unite in a laid-back, social atmosphere to connect, build relationships, increase visibility, and have fun. Join us for a drink and a bite after hours.

YOU STARTED IT! (NEW)
Get to know the innovative founders/CEOs behind our state’s most interesting tech startups and growth companies. At these fireside chat-style interviews, you’ll learn about these leaders, their companies, and thoughts on how technology will continue to shape the North Carolina economy.

Inc. 5000 CELEBRATION (NEW)
NCTA will host an exclusive reception to celebrate North Carolina’s fastest-growing private companies named to the 2017 Inc. 5000 list.  

CIO AUCTION
Going once, going twice – secure a meeting with a CIO by being the winning online bidder. Once a year, members have the chance for a guaranteed one-on-one meeting with CIOs. Proceeds support NCTA programming, including our education foundation which administers a scholarship for women pursuing a STEM academic path.

NEW MEMBER BREAKFAST
New members and new employees of current members are invited to a quarterly open house with coffee and pastries. Visit with NCTA staff, learn more about membership benefits and activities, and connect with other new members.

SPORTING, ENTERTAINMENT & CULTURAL EVENTS
Join fellow members at social, sporting, cultural, and volunteer events. Previous events have included professional sports games, film openings, and Broadway-bound plays. Some allow members to bring friends and family.