Regional Events

Northern Virginia Technology Council
Women Building Bio: XX Factor
Presented by Virginia Bio

Date: Sept. 29, 2016
Time: 9:00 a.m. – 7 p.m.
Location: Inova Center for Personalized Health
3225 Gallows Rd.
Fairfax, VA 22037

For the first time ever in Virginia, women of the bioscience community statewide will gather and lead this full-day event focused on working together to build stronger and better research, companies, institutions, networks, teams and individuals. For men and women across the state and BioHealth Capital Region!

Speakers and panels will share strategies for successful collaborations in research and commercialization, leadership development in the ever changing workforce, building effective and efficient professional networks, identifying sources of funding and capital and cutting edge research and commercialization. Breakouts, panel discussions, structured breaks and a capstone networking reception will provide generous opportunity to make new acquaintances, explore collaborations and renew existing ties.

Click here for event information and to register.

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

    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.