Regional Events

Northern Virginia Technology Council
Military Heroes Golf Classic

Date: September 24, 2018
Location: Congressional Country Club
8500 River Road
Bethesda, Md. 20817

Purchase your raffle tickets for the opportunity to play in PenFed Foundation’s Military Heroes Golf Classic on September 24!

Purchase a $50 raffle ticket for a chance to win two (2) tickets to the Military Heroes Golf Classic, a one-night stay at Congressional Country Club and a $1,000 gift card. The raffle drawing will take place Wednesday, August 1 at 2 p.m. There is a 1:1,500 chance of winning. All net proceeds will benefit the PenFed Foundation.

The PenFed Foundation was created to fill the critical gaps that exist when it comes to helping our military heroes and their caregiver heroes at home. Too often, our service members and Veterans struggle with financial uncertainty on top of overwhelming physical and psychological challenges. To these proud warriors, we offer a hand up and a way out.

Click here to learn more and purchase tickets.

Women + Technology, A Formula for Success

Date: September 24th, 2018
Location: Marriott Fairview Park
3111 Fairview Park Dr
Falls Church, VA 22042

Women + Technology, A Formula for Success is a one day summit with the goal of empowering women IT professionals, college students, veterans & military spouses. Attendees of the event will walk away with actionable tools, knowledge and networking skills to grow their careers. The event is powered by General Dynamics IT, in partnership with HPE.

Learn more and register here.

2018 Virginia Workforce Conference

Date: September 25, 2018
Location: Greater Richmond Convention Center
403 North 3rd Street
Richmond, Va. 23219

Learn How Veterans Can Be the Ideal Solution to Your Talent Needs: Attend the 2018 Virginia Workforce Conference

The 2018 Virginia Workforce Conference will bring together leading educators, HR managers, Veterans groups and policymakers from throughout the Commonwealth to explore solutions to providing greater access to in-demand skills.

Learn more and register here.

Certified Leadership Coaching Fall Cohort at George Mason University

Date: September 26, 2018 – January 18, 2019
Location: George Mason University
4400 University Drive
Fairfax, Va. 22030

Become a certified leadership coach to bring positive change to your workplace. Join the fall 2018 or spring 2019 cohorts of George Mason University’s Leadership Coaching for Organizational Well-Being (LCOWB) program. Accredited by the International Coach Federation, LCOWB is designed specifically for business professionals working for positive change in team and organizational culture. Greater organizational well-being results in higher levels of employee engagement and increased productivity, empowering organizations to achieve optimal success.

Read stories from coaching program alumni about how the Leadership Coaching for Organizational Well-Being program has changed their lives for the better, both personally and professionally.

Learn more and register here.

Mason Welcomes Manila-based Shirin Hamid, CIO, Asian Dev. Bank as Guest Speaker

Date: September 28th, 2018
Location: Founders Hall
3351 Fairfax Drive
Arlington, VA 22201

“Achieving Better Development Results by Modernizing IT Systems: Real Time Lessons from Asia”

Shirin Hamid is the Principal Director (Chief Information Officer) of the Office of Information Systems and Technology of the Asian Development Bank (ADB) since 2016. Ms. Hamid is responsible for the organization’s IT digital transformation, operations and resources.

Ms. Hamid, a Singapore national, has more than 20 years of working experience in the IT industry. She was most recently the Chief Technology Officer and Director of the Office of Information Systems and Technology in the United Nations Development Program (UNDP), a post she assumed in 2005, providing strategic direction and innovative stewardship in the use of information management and technology, and served as a principal advisor to senior management in areas of ICT strategies, governance, and global operations.

Prior to that she was General Manager of IS/IT in Singapore-based Keppel Offshore and Marine and concurrently of its parent company, Keppel Corporation. She also served as the Chief Technology Officer of TradeoneAsia where she formulated the company’s IT strategy, built its technology team and IT services including its core procurement and reverse auction strategic platform. She provided her expertise at Deloitte Consulting in Boston and Singapore and at Andersen Consulting/Accenture.

Ms. Hamid has a Master’s degree in Business Systems Analysis and Design from City University and a Bachelor’s degree in Computer Science from Coventry University both based in the United Kingdom.

Learn more and register here.

Positive Leadership Skills Fall Cohort at George Mason University

Date: October 2, 2018 – November 13, 2018
Location: George Mason University
4400 University Drive
Fairfax, Va. 22030

Discover how to develop the positive mindset that will help you achieve your professional and personal goals. Join the fall 2018 cohort of George Mason University’s Positive Leadership program.

Positive leaders are self-confident, optimistic, and resilient. They create an atmosphere that produces lower turnover, higher productivity, greater satisfaction, and a host of desirable bottom-line outcomes. Read this Positive Leadership faculty interview and see Positive Leadership alumni testimonials for more insights.

The Positive Leadership program consists of 4 half-day sessions. The program is designed for all professionals, but HR professionals can earn the extra benefit of recertification PDCs for their SHRM-CP or SHRM-SCP credential by participating in this program.

Learn more and register here.

George Mason University Cybersecurity Innovation Forum

Date: October 16th, 2018
Location: George Mason University, Research Hall
10401 York River Road
Fairfax, VA 22030

Please join us for a series of short presentations by cybersecurity technology innovators from throughout the region. Presentations will be followed by plenty of opportunity for discussion and discovery.

The focus of the evening will be on innovations that address current and evolving challenges and have had a real, measurable impact.

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.

Learn more and register here.

Social Media Week Fairfax

Date: October 18, 2018
Time: 7:45 AM - 2:00 PM
Location: Capital One Headquarters
1680 Capital One Drive
McLean, Va 22102

It’s no secret that Fairfax County and the Metro DC region is thriving in the world of startups and technology, which makes the DMV the perfect place for Social Media Week Fairfax.

Social Media Week (SMW) is a leading news platform that curates and shares the best ideas, innovations and insight into how social media and technology are changing business, society & culture worldwide. The SMW community consists of senior marketers, founders, entrepreneurs, influencers and digitally connected consumers who thrive in the hyper-connected world and push the boundaries of the status quo.

Presented by Fairfax County Economic Development Authority, this one-day event promises to provoke rigorous discussion and debate on the changes in human connectivity through engaging, entertaining, educational and diverse content and experiences.

For more information and to register, please visit SMWFairfax.com. Use code "NVTC" to get 20% off your registration!

Assistive Technology Conference – Innovations in Smart Homes & Smart Cities

Date: October 30th, 2018
Location: Founders Hall
3351 Fairfax Drive
Arlington, VA 22201

Join us for the fourth Mason assistive technology conference with technology experts, health care providers, architects, senior living community leaders and users for an informative discussion on innovations in Smart Homes and Smart Cities and ramifications for ageing societies and special needs. Discuss the interplay of architecture and technology; and urban planning and Smart Cities.
  • Hear perspectives on Smart Cities from the U.S., Asia and Europe
  • Learn about new technologies with potential for ageing and special needs
  • Gain insights into the promise of technology to further independent living and ageing in place
  • Discuss policy and business challenges to Smart Homes, Smart Cities and ageing and assistive technologies

Learn more and register here.

Service Contract Act Training

Date: November 6-7, 2018
Time : 8 a.m. – 4 p.m.
Location: NRECA Conference Center
4301 Wilson Blvd.
Arlington, Va. 22203

The Service Contract Act (SCA) and the regulations implementing SCA are some of the most challenging requirements for contractors and for contracting agencies involved in federal contracts for services. If you are competing for the award of a service contract, or performing a service contract and administering your responsibilities under SCA, this two-day course is critical to understanding SCA and ensuring fair competition and full compliance throughout performance of the awarded contract.

PSC’s updated and enhanced “2017 Service Contract Act Training” teaches the fundamental requirements of SCA as it affects preparation of proposals, wage determinations, classifications and conformances for missing classifications, staffing, pricing, out-year price adjustments, response to payroll audits and worker inquiries, administering SCA provisions as they apply to collective bargaining agreements, and numerous other issues on service contracting.

Highlights of PSC's SCA Course include:
  • Instructors include experts with long careers in the service contracting industry, in Department of Labor enforcement programs, as procurement agency advisors on contract labor issues, and legal experts specializing in SCA and related labor issues.
  • Attendees participate in interactive exercises, worksheets, and question/answer sessions.
  • The presentation will include one-hour panel discussions. Typically PSC invites representatives from the Department of Labor’s national office to discuss their procedures in administering and enforcing SCA (preparation of wage determinations, processing conformances, enforcement statistics, and any questions the attendees offer). PSC also invites procurement agency labor advisors from the Department of Defense, NASA, and other civilian agencies to discuss the agencies’ administration of labor standards on their contracts, including the processing of solicitation and options/extensions where decisions are necessary under SCA and related requirements.
  • The current course includes discussion on relevant executive orders, regulatory changes (those that have occurred or may be pending), e.g., Fair Pay and Safe Workplace; new contractor minimum wage requirement; changes to the exemption at 29 CFR Part 541 (salary); interaction with the Affordable Care Act; and the potential changes to the Fair Labor Standards Act overtime requirements.
  • Attendees will receive extensive course materials, copies of the presentations, and contact information for post-course follow-up.

  • To learn more and register, click here.

    Annual Summit of the Virginia Academy of Science, Engineering and Medicine: Securing Prosperity in the Coastal Zone

    Date: November 7-8, 2018
    Location: Science Museum of Virginia, Dewey Gottwald Center
    2500 West Broad St.
    Richmond, Va. 23220-2057

    The 2018 VASEM Summit, Securing Prosperity in the Coastal Zone, will examine assets, stressors and emerging opportunities to protect and grow the economy of Virginia’s coastal zone. The workshop based summit will include a poster session, reception and dinner for attendees.

    The mid-Atlantic region is facing combined pressures of increasing population, infrastructure and rising sea level due to both eustatic (ocean volume) and isostatic (rebound) changes. Attendees will be national and state industry and government leaders, National Academies members and academics from a wide range of disciplines. Non-VASEM members need to apply to attend the event.

    Learn more and register here.

    Salute to Service

    Date: November 10th, 2018
    Location: Hilton McLean Tysons Corner
    7920 Jones Branch Drive
    Falls Church, VA 22102

    Join the celebration on Saturday, November 10th to salute the service of the men, women, and families in the military and our community who help prepare for, respond to and recover from emergencies.

    The celebration is the largest fundraising event of the year for the American Red Cross in the National Capital Region. Funds raised are transformed into services delivered every day in our community. Hundreds of military, government, corporate and community leaders join together for an inspirational evening that supports the programs of the American Red Cross in the National Capital Region.

    Learn more and register here.