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.

2017 Signature Events:

OUTLOOK FOR TECH
February 3 • Hilton Charlotte Center City 
Jump-start your year and join business and tech leaders from across the state for a fast-paced luncheon and tech expo with a keynote briefing from Gartner on digital technology trends and successes. The event will also feature an employment outlook on hiring transitioning military to drive bottom-line business results; the annual reveal of NCTA’s State of Technology Industry Report (NC STIR); introduction to new NCTA leadership and preview of the year’s programming.

State of Technology

STATE OF TECHNOLOGY
May 4-5 • Durham Convention Center
Executives from across sectors and functional roles will gather at our flagship technology conference for a day of engaging keynotes, interactive panel sessions and an exhibit area. This year’s theme, Digital Transformation, will explore how business and society are leveraging digital technologies and analytics to keep pace with the internet of everything. The event will also feature a startup showcase, where early stage tech companies will demo some of their latest innovations.

NCTA Golf Tournament

GOLF TOURNAMENT
August 10 • Grandover Resort & Conference Center  Greensboro
Enjoy a day on the green with regional leaders for a round of fun and networking. The captain’s choice tournament format is suitable for players of all skill levels. The day includes breakfast, prizes, contests, and culminates with an awards luncheon. Those interested may secure a CIO Foursome sponsorship to golf with a technology leader.

Leadership Conference

LEADERSHIP RETREAT
August 10 - 11 • Grandover Resort & Conference Center • Greensboro
A favorite of many, this retreat is presented by the NCTA Board of Directors and Advisors. Held at a luxury hotel, it’s the perfect setting for leisure, learning, and relationship building. The programming provides key industry leaders the opportunity to explore and discuss the state of the tech sector and trends that impact North Carolina’s economy.

NC Tech Awards

NC TECH AWARDS GALA
November 9 • Sheraton Imperial • Durham
Join hundreds for an evening of celebration and networking as we recognize organizations and individuals for achievement in technology in our state. This capstone event, the only statewide tech awards gala, includes a reception, dinner, and awards ceremony. Nominations and applications are accepted through an online process that takes place mid-year.

Programatic Series:

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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. 

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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.

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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.

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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.

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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.

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THOUGHT LEADERS
Each session features candid talks with leaders – from executives and media influencers to authors and motivational speakers. Explore thought-provoking topics to give you the tools to grow your company and yourself.

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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.