Regional Events

Northern Virginia Technology Council
Project Management Certification Bootcamp

Dates: September 16, 23 & 30, 2017 and September 28, 29, & 30, 2017
Location: Virginia International University
4401 Village Drive
Fairfax, Va. 23229

Regardless of your career stage, the Certified Associate in Project Management (CAPM)® is an asset that will distinguish you in the job market and enhance your credibility and effectiveness working on — or with — project teams. If you’d like to manage larger projects and gain more responsibility or add project management skills into your current role, then the Certified Associate in Project Management (CAPM) is right for you.

  • Secondary degree (high school diploma, associate’s degree or the global equivalent)
  • 1,500 hours of project experience, or
  • 23 hours of project management education completed by the time you sit for the exam

  • Learn more and register here.

    Sound the Alarm: Volunteer Opportunities Available

    Dates: September 23 and October 7, 2017
    Location: Washington, D.C. and Mount Rainier, Md.

    Prince Georges County, Washington, D.C., and the Red Cross in the National Capital Region are holding Sound the Alarm. Save a Life. home fire safety and smoke alarm installation events on both Sept. 23 and Oct. 7, 2017. Red Cross volunteers and local partners will be canvassing neighborhoods, installing free smoke alarms, replacing batteries in existing alarms and helping families create escape plans.

    The Red Cross responds to nearly 64,000 disasters a year, the majority of which are home fires. Working smoke alarms in a home cut the risk of death by half, and having an escape plan further improves the odds of survival. The Red Cross wants to end these tragedies and save lives and this is why the organization launched the Home Fire Campaign in 2014.

    The Red Cross is seeking volunteers to participate in these events. Register the for Sept. 23 (Maryland) event here and/or the Oct. 7 event (D.C.) here.

    It only takes two minutes and there is nothing else that your organization has to do. Your club members, students, and friends can list your school as their organization, and we will be able to provide the total number of participants to you.

    Learn more about Sound the Alarm. Save a Life. at soundthealarm.org.

    2017 Virginia Workforce Conference

    Date: September 28, 2017
    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 2017 Virginia Workforce Conference

    The 2017 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. This year’s conference will focus on helping employers do a better job recruiting, hiring and retaining highly-skilled Veterans and translating their military training to private sector employment.

    There will also be a free employer training event offered by the Virginia Values Veterans (V3) program:
  • Become educated on nationally-recognized best practices in recruiting, hiring and retaining Veterans
  • Learn how you might qualify for the V3 Program $10,000 Veteran Employment Grant

  • Cost:
    Conference Registration: $125 per person
    V3 Training: Complimentary

    Learn more and get the registration link here.

    Meet the MACH37 Fall Cohort

    Date: Sept. 28, 2017
    Time: 5:30– 8:00 p.m.
    Location: SineWave Technologies
    2231 Crystal Drive, 2nd Floor
    Arlington, VA 22202

    Come out and network with the Fall 2017 batch of MACH37 cybersecurity founders and learn about their compelling, leading-edge technologies.

    To help kick-off this exciting event, MACH37 welcomes the founding team of Sqrrl to our Metro D.C. cyber community. Sqrrl Co-Founder Ely Kahn will participate in a lively fireside chat moderated by Cisco Systems Senior Director of Business Development Dov Yoran.

    Sqrrl is a “company to watch”, bringing their government expertise to crossover into enterprise Fortune 1000 companies. Sqrrl is the Boston-based threat hunting company that enables organizations to target, hunt and disrupt advanced cyber threats.

    RSVPs are accepted on a first-come, first-served basis. Please RSVP here for this event.

    MACH37 is a cybersecurity accelerator focused on information security product companies. Twice a year, MACH37 invests in a class of security startups, each of which participates in an intensive 3-month program of coaching and validation of their products and markets, culminating in a Demo Day presentation to investors.


    Date: October 3, 2017
    Time: 8:00 a.m. – 7:00 p.m.
    Location: George Washington University Marvin Center
    800 21st Street NW
    Washington, D.C. 20052

    DC DATACON: A focus on the applied tools, technologies, and methodologies that make data science work.

    Join the conversation! Data Community DC is proud to partner with George Washington University on October 3, 2017 to bring together nearly 1,000 stakeholders in the data community of the National Capital Region. Are you part of the data science community in the Mid-Atlantic Region? Commercial, government, academia, research and nonprofit—come gather with your community and be a part of charting the path ahead. Join us to participate in a robust agenda of highly-relevant speakers and presenters.

    DC DATACON seeks to inspire conversation as the Mid-Atlantic region lays the groundwork for the direction data science will take in years to come. At this inaugural DC DATACON, we aim to explore topics that focus on the things that we need to do to make sure our work as data scientists has a real, tangible impact including organization, design and technology. We will drive conversations about getting data science out of the lab and into the enterprise so we can finally begin using data as a strategic asset.

    DC DATACON: Be a part of shaping this community.

    Get the latest agenda and register here.

    Second Annual Global Health 2030 Symposium

    Date: October 4, 2017
    Location: United States Institute of Peace
    2301 Constitution Ave NW
    Washington, D.C. 20037

    GH2030 seeks to envision health delivery at the intersection of technology, pandemics, and global disaster response by showcasing cutting-edge research, prominent speakers, and discussion of future forecasting tools.

    We believe in strategic partnerships with like-minded organizations to develop custom solutions for health systems around the world. At GH2030, you will connect with leaders from government, the private sector, NGOs, and academia. We will convene several panel discussions with opportunities for dialogue, and provide breaks for you to interact with attendees and presenters.

    View the full agenda.

    Learn more about this event and register here.

    Cultivating Trust in Autonomous Systems

    Date: October 15-17, 2017
    Location: The Inn at Virginia Tech and Skelton Conference Center
    901 Price's Fork Road
    Blacksburg, Va. 24060

    A symposium on unmanned systems for air, land and water.

    This two day experience will highlight issues and pursue answers for questions the industry is facing in the certification, evaluation, and regulation of unmanned systems. Plenary speakers, interactive panels, and demonstrations will feature leaders from industry, government and education. Participants will spend time at the Virginia Tech Transportation Institute, the largest state transportation research group in the U.S., and visit with the Mid-Atlantic Aviation Partnership, one of seven federally-approved test ranges for unmanned aerial systems in the US. Participants can also be a part of a “tournament of champions” that will feature students from universities and colleges across Virginia participating in competitive poster sessions on technology development, unmanned systems applications, curricular development and fundamental research in autonomous systems.

    Featuring Keynote Speaker: James Ryan Burgess, Co-Lead of Project Wing
    James Ryan Burgess is the co-lead of Project Wing — a project of X, which aims to incubate new breakthroughs in science or technology that could solve huge problems affecting the world. One of the founding members of the team, he is the inventor on a number of patents related to Project Wing.

    About Project Wing
    Project Wing is developing an unmanned aerial delivery system that we hope could open new approaches to the transportation and delivery of goods—options that are cheaper, faster and more environmentally sensitive than what’s possible today on the ground. In September 2016, we made our first autonomous flights and deliveries to people in the U.S, delivering burritos to staff and students at Virginia Tech at an FAA-approved unmanned aircraft test site. As we continue to refine our vehicle design, delivery system, and UAS traffic management solution (UTM), we’re increasingly optimistic about the potential for UAS to make aerial delivery a useful part of everyday life. Project Wing was started at X (formerly Google X) in 2012.

    Get the latest agenda and register here.

    International Business Conference & Forum

    Date: October 19-20, 2017
    Location: Virginia International University
    4401 Village Drive
    Fairfax, Va. 22030

    Hosted by Virginia International University

    Thematic Strands Include:

    - Economics/Finance
    - Graduate Scholars
    - International Management Across Borders
    - Marketing
    - Project Management
    - Technology

    Keynoting the conference is Dr. Dilnara Isamiddinova who has served 15 years at the World Bank working on operations. Dr. Isamiddinova has a PhD in Economics from Tashkent State Economic University.

    To learn more about the event and register click here.

    2017 Emerging Infections and Preparedness Summit

    Date: October 29-30, 2017
    Location: National Academy of Sciences
    2101 Constitution Ave. NW
    Washington, D.C. 24018

    The Virginia Academy of Science, Engineering and Medicine invites you to attend the 2017 Emerging Infections and Preparedness Summit.

    There is a pressing need for Virginia and the nation to better prepare for the consequences of infectious diseases in our increasingly dense population centers. Summit organizer, Dr. X.J. Meng, is an internationally-known virologist and NAS member. Distinguished guests include NAS President Marcia McNutt, Senator Mark Warner, Virginia Secretary of Health Bill Hazel, Virginia Secretary of Technology Karen Jackson and Virginia Tech President Timothy Sands.

    The blue-ribbon group of national and emerging leaders is from such organizations as the National Institutes of Health, Centers for Disease Control and leading universities. The program is organized by a collaboration of scientists from Virginia Tech and the University of Virginia in conjunction with Senator Mark Warner.

    Cost: Complimentary

    Get the latest program agenda and register here.

    Service Contract Act Training

    Date: November 8-9, 2017
    Time: 7:30 a.m. – 4:00 p.m.
    Location: NRECA Conference Center
    4301 Wilson Blvd.
    Arlington, Va. 22203

    This course has been approved for 13 CLE or HRCI credits

    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.

    The course is designed to provide important information for all personnel in your company whose work may involve covered service workers. All of these persons must have relevant knowledge, work together, and communicate with each other in order to be successfully competitive, maintain compliance following award, and avoid unexpected payroll and benefit liabilities.

    To learn more and register click here.