Regional Events

Northern Virginia Technology Council
Tech on Tap: Data Centers - Powering the Internet and the Local Economy

Date : March 19, 2019
Location: Old Ox Brewery
44652 Guilford Dr., Suite 114
Ashburn, VA 20147

Join us on Tuesday, March 19 at 6:30 p.m. for our new series with Loudoun County Public Library, Tech on Tap! Ashburn and the Northern Virginia region have emerged as THE top destination for data center investment and jobs. We see data center facilities and future data centers under construction every day. But what is a data center? And what is driving demand for more data centers? Why has our region emerged as a global hotspot for data center location? And how does the data center sector benefit our region? Northern Virginia Technology Council (NVTC) Board members Tag Greason, Chief Hyperscale Officer with QTS and James Leach, Vice President of Marketing with RagingWire, will join NVTC Vice President for Policy Josh Levi for a discussion on data centers and their critical role in building our technology future.

For more information, click here.

Leadership Reception to Learn About the Easterseals Veteran Staffing Network

Date : March 20, 2019
Location: Greenberg Traurig, LLP
1750 Tysons Boulevard, Suite 1000
McLean, Virginia 22102

Easterseals DC MD VA, Greenberg Traurig, and JP Morgan cordially invite you to a Leadership Reception to Learn About the Easterseals Veteran Staffing Network.

For more information, please email veterans@eseal.org.

University of Virginia Link Lab Open House

Date : March 20-21, 2019
Location: University of Virginia Link Lab
Olsson Hall, Second Floor
151 Engineer's Way
Charlottesville, VA 22904

Join the University of Virginia Link Lab and the cyber-physical systems community for a collaborative event that will bring together participants from all levels of government, industry and academia as well as Link Lab affiliated faculty and graduate students.

To Register click here.

Veterans & Military Business Council Networking Happy Hour

Date: Wednesday, March 27, 2019
Location: BNY Mellon Wealth Management
7900 Tysons One Place
Suite 150
Tysons, Virginia 22102

Join the Northern Virginia Chamber of Commerce Veteran and Military Business Council (VMBC) for an evening of networking! Engage and collaborate with fellow members of the veteran business community and learn more about opportunities for engagement with the VMBC.

For more information and to register for the event click here.

Managing Cybersecurity and Privacy Risks in the Event and Meetings Industry

Date: March 28, 2019
Virginia Tech Executive Briefing Center
900 N Glebe Rd, 2nd floor
Arlington, VA 22203

With the prevalence of information technology and an ever-increasing amount of data, one of the most significant challenges that today’s meeting and event professionals face is data security and privacy. Just as the amount of data has increased, so has the responsibly to keep this data safe. If you do everything right and you still get hacked, what is your liability? What type of insurance is needed and, most importantly, how well prepared are you to perform damage control in the event of a data breach?

Keeping your attendees, clients, and staff safe and secure in the virtual world is paramount. Cybersecurity experts will focus on what the event professional needs to know as far as what can happen, whose responsibility it is, and how to mitigate risk and exposure.

Learn more and register here.

Analytics and Data Management in Meetings and Events

Date: March 29, 2019
Virginia Tech Executive Briefing Center
900 N Glebe Rd, 2nd floor
Arlington, VA 22203

Every action leading up to, during, and after an event creates data. What type of data is available, how its acquired, and what is done with it are all part of the event professional’s role. Event leaders understand how to extract actionable information from the mountain of unstructured information created by the activities of attendees, speakers, staff, and clients. Through new technology, such as RFID readers, Android Beam, ecards, and others, planners can now track attendee movements, spending, and event evaluation like never before.

With this new data comes greater responsibility to manage and protect it. It is not necessary or even feasible that every event professional become a data scientist. However, event professionals need to understand what data is available, how to collect it, and how to work with internal and external teams to extract answers that will enhance and improve the event experience for all involved. Learn more and register here.

Strategic Cyber Management and Mitigation

Date: April 4, 2019
Virginia Tech Executive Briefing Center
900 N Glebe Rd, 2nd floor
Arlington, VA 22203

This course is oriented towards C-Suite executives from industry sectors that are recognizing that they can’t afford to ignore the risk from an increasingly aggressive cyber threat environment, expanding risk exposure from a changing Enterprise IT landscape, the introduction of Internet of Things and other transformative technologies and rising expectations from regulators, shareholders and consumers. It will provide practical steps for organizing both personally and within the corporation to better assess, appreciate and address cybersecurity threats in a manner that recognizes that cost controls are as important as cybersecurity internal controls and that a wide group of stakeholders will need to understand your risk management investment decisions and put them into context as you navigate between profitability and responsible risk management.

Learn more and register here.

Understanding Cyber for the Board Room: Current Trends in Risk Assessment and Governance

Date: April 5, 2019
Virginia Tech Executive Briefing Center
900 N Glebe Rd, 2nd floor
Arlington, VA 22203

As companies quickly respond to digital transformation, cyber security risks rise. High-profile cyber breaches are existential threats to reputation and shareholder returns. Board members and corporate officers will gain an understanding of how to determine the holistic, unique, and evolving risks an enterprise faces, along with the organizational and cultural challenges of cyber risk and its mitigation, the governance and regulatory requirements, and practical ideas on how to create a cyber risk management plan to include a cyber incident response.

Learn more and register here.

Sorensen Spring Gala

Date: April 10, 2019
Location: Altria Theater
6 N Laurel St.
Richmond, VA 23220

Join us for the Sorensen Gala, a special evening at Richmond’s historic Altria Theater to support the Sorensen Institute for Political Leadership.

This year’s Gala marks the debut of the Sorensen Leadership awards, recognizing leaders whose efforts are creating a stronger civic culture for the people of Virginia. Our Founders Award, which honors individuals who have built and sustained the Sorensen Institute, will also be presented.

Additional information on the Sorenson Gala can be found online by clicking here.

Safety, Security and the Role of Technology for Meeting and Event Professionals

Date: April 25, 2019
Virginia Tech Executive Briefing Center
900 N Glebe Rd, 2nd floor
Arlington, VA 22203

Technology impacts every aspect of the meeting and event process. It may be part of a safety hazard or part of a security measure. Helping to keep people safe is by far the most important contribution technology provides to the meetings and events industry. It can be a valuable tool to assess risk, such as evaluating the relative safety of a destination or venue. Innovations help mitigate risk, whether from high-tech facial recognition or robotic security systems or more mainstream technology like automated external defibrillators and event apps with security features. Communication can also be facilitated through technology used to allow meeting and event professionals to communicate with attendees, as a vehicle to deliver timely and relevant information in an emergency, and to track attendees when a crisis occurs.

What can be challenging are the laws that struggle to keep up with the fast-paced changes in technology. This course will highlight how these technologies are being implemented to mitigate risk and enhance security while considering the liability and privacy concerns related to these technologies that all meeting and event professionals need to understand. Experts will draw upon real-life examples and case studies to help participants navigate the ever-changing role of technology and walk that thin line keeping our events safe while not infringing on individuals’ rights. Learn more and register here.

Integrated Security for the Event Industry

Date: April 26, 2019
Virginia Tech Executive Briefing Center
900 N Glebe Rd, 2nd floor
Arlington, VA 22203

To ensure the safety of attendees, staff and your organization, an integrated security system of awareness, capabilities, and preparedness must be implemented. History shows that events and hotels are targets for human-caused threats and the reality is that natural and technological threats can occur anywhere. Using a multidimensional approach, meeting and event professionals must prepare mentally and physically for crises, emergencies, and disasters that may occur. They must be prepared to respond appropriately when an adverse event does occur, and they must develop the personal and professional resilience to not only survive but thrive after a crisis or disaster.

This course will look closely at each stage of the planning process, from evaluating the threats unique to your meeting and event through on-site crisis management. Participants will explore strategies to build a resilient event staff as well as ensure the physical safety of clients.

Learn more and register here.

Easterseals 2019 Advocacy Awards Dinner

Date: May 10th, 2019
Location: National Building Museum
401 F St NW
Washington, DC 20001

Easterseals is pleased to recognize General David & Mrs. Dawn Goldfein, 21st Chief of Staff of the US Air Force and military family advocates alongside Joseph Martore, CEO of CALIBRE Systems Inc.; Gracia Martore, Retired CEO of TEGNA Inc.; and Marjorie Morrison, CEO of Psych Hub for their exceptional leadership enhancing services for veterans, military families, and children with disabilities and special needs at the 2019 Advocacy Awards on May 10th at the National Building Museum in Washington, DC.

The Advocacy Awards Dinner brings together leaders in business, government relations, and professional services along with military and government dignitaries to support vital Easterseals programs and honor advocates who have demonstrated an exemplary commitment to advancing opportunities for children and adults with disabilities or special needs, including military families.

Additional information on the Advocacy Awards can be found online at www.advocacyawards.org.

The 2nd Annual Warrior Ride

Serve Our Willing Warriors (SOWW) is a publicly funded, community-supported, nonprofit providing encouragement and support for our Nation’s Warriors through non-medical programs and services that positively affect their recovery. SOWW provides cost-free retreat stays and other programs that positively impact the lives of wounded, ill, or injured military service members, disabled veterans, and their families.

Click here to register.

Bringing it All Together: Putting an Integrated Security Plan in Place for your Event

Date: September 26-27, 2019
Virginia Tech Executive Briefing Center
900 N Glebe Rd, 2nd floor
Arlington, VA 22203

Utilizing cutting-edge technology and gaming tactics, this capstone course will lead participants through an interactive simulation of an event situation. Capitalizing on Virginia Tech's Integrate Security Education and Research Center, participants will work with cybersecurity, analytics and technology experts to plan, execute and evaluate a simulated integrated security event as it happens. The capstone will focus on the role of each team member in minimizing risk, protecting client safety and ensuring the security of event goers as well as mitigating liability to the event professional and their business.

Learn more and register here.