NC Tech Awards Gala

tech awards gala

Awards Gala

North Carolina is at the top of almost every list as a hot spot for tech and the NC TECH Awards is dedicated to celebrating the best and brightest in the state’s Tech Sector and beyond. It’s an evening of networking and celebrations where we recognize organizations and individuals for their achievement in technology. This event, presented by Cherry Bekaert, is the only statewide tech awards gala which includes a reception, dinner, and awards ceremony.

Date and Time

November 15, 2018
5:30 PM - 9:30 PM EST


5:30 pm – Private Reception for Finalists, Special Guests, Board of Directors and Board of Advisors
5:30 pm - Welcome Reception
6:30 pm – Dinner/Awards
9:00 pm – Winner’s Circle Reception


Sheraton Imperial Hotel and Conference Center 

4700 Emperor Blvd
Durham, NC  27703

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 Deadline for securing a room at the group rate is October 17, 2018.

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Awards Submissions (June 15 - July 18)

Submission Deadline Extended thru Friday, July 20

The online awards submission will open on June 15 and last thorugh July 18. After the submission period, finalists and winners are chosen in a two-stage review process, led by the accounting firm Cherry Bekaert, in partnership with an independent selection committee. 

You can submit your OWN company for an award by completing an application form. Or, you can nominate a company, other than your own, for any of our awards by submitting a nomination form. Nominees will be notified by NC TECH staff and asked to complete an application form.

Please note: There is no fee to apply or nominate for an NC TECH Awards. The application is free and open to both NC TECH members and non-members.

Informational Webinars: We are hosting six webinars with information about the submission process, sponsorship and the gala. Visit the submission site and choose one of the six meetings to participate.




Sponsorship Opportunities

Interested in sponsoring the 2018 NC TECH Awards Gala event? Please contract Tracy Sternberg to learn more. Click the sponsor button below to view the 2018 NC Tech Awards sponsor menu.


Individual Registrations

NC TECH Member Registration: $125 (Early Rate through November 1)
NC TECH Member Registration : $185 (Regular Rate after November 1)
Non-member Registration:  $250

Reserved Tables (Limited Available) 

Reserved Table with 10 Registrations: $1,500 (NC TECH Member Price)
Reserved Table with 10 Registrations: $2,500 (Non-member Price)




If your company is not a member, contact Carol Zimmerman to learn more about membership and join today!

Upon joining NC TECH a new members will receive a choice between:

Fine Print: All registrations to NC TECH events are final and non-refundable.  Refunds will only be offered if the event is canceled.  Registrations are transferable to another qualified guest.  Please contact NC TECH at 919.856.0393 to request such a transfer.

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