State of Technology

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Executives from across sectors and functional roles will gather May 4 at our flagship tech conference for a day of engaging keynotes, interactive panel discussions, fast paced pitch competition from tech startups and an Exhibit Showcase. A pre-conference reception will be held the evening prior, on May 3.

Theme: Artificial Intelligence

Artificial Intelligence is hot a hot topic in the tech sector and beyond right now.  Come join us at our NC TECH State of Technology Conference to learn more about both AI, Machine Learning and other similar technologies, what they are, how area organizations are using them to improve their business processes and efficiency and what obstacles they are facing due to AI.

Date and Time

Thursday, May 3
Pre-Conference Cocktail Reception
5:30 pm - 7:00 pm

Friday, May 4
Full-Day Conference
8:30 am
 - 3:00 pm 


Durham Convention Center
301 W. Morgan St.
Durham, NC 27701


Interested in sponsoring the 2018 State of Tech event? Please contact Tracy Sternberg to learn more.

Our flagship technology conference includes engaging keynotes, interactive panel discussions, a tech expo and a startup showcase where early-stage tech companies pitch creative innovations.  This is a great opportunity for all levels within your organization to learn, discuss best practices and build relationships.  

All Sponsors receive: Logo on event signage and promotional materials | Attendee roster (name, title, company) | Event registrations (VIP based on level) | Option for exhibit table at $3,000 and above

Click the arrows below to expand the sponsorship levels. Levels marked in red have been claimed. Print the sponsor menu below.

Title · $25,000 (SOLD – IBM) 
Logo integrated into event logo and used in all promotional materials | provide opening remarks| option to provide and introduce opening keynote speaker | premier exhibit space | option to provide logo item to attendees | 20 VIP registrations, 2 reserved tables 

Concluding Keynote · $10,000  (SOLD – Dell Technologies) 
Introduce closing speaker | option to provide closing keynote speaker |preferred exhibit space | 10 VIP registrations, reserved table 

Startup Showcase · $6,000 
A portion dedicated to cash prize awarded to showcase winner, option to contribute additional in-kind services | introduce startup companies on stage | receive contact information for presenting startups| preferred exhibit space | 10 registrations (4 VIP/6 regular), reserved table 

Breakout Sessions · $5,000 (6 available – 1 SOLD – Silvertree Consulting) Moderate panel of sponsored breakout session (first come basis) | assist with topic selection and panel development | option to display materials in breakout room | preferred exhibit space | 8 registrations (2 VIP/6 regular), reserved table

Luncheon · $5,000
Provide remarks at luncheon | sponsor logo on placards on tables | option to provide branded items at table | preferred exhibit space | 10 registrations (4 VIP/6 regular), reserved table 

General Audience Breakfast · $4,000 
Logo on placards at continental breakfast | logo on placards on tables |exhibit space | 6 registrations (2 VIP/4 regular) 

Pre-Conference Reception · $4,000
Provide remarks at reception | preferred exhibit space | 8 registrations (2 VIP/6 regular), reserved table 

VIP Breakfast · $4,000
Provide remarks at breakfast | logo on placards at VIP breakfast | exhibit space | 8 registrations (2 VIP/6 regular), reserved table 

Conference Bag · $3,000
Logo displayed with State for Tech event logo on bag given to attendees (NC TECH to provide bags) | exhibit space | 6 registrations (2 VIP/4 regular) 

Green Host · $3,000
Proceeds from sponsorship to purchase renewable energy credits from NC Green Power to offset the environmental impact of the event | exhibit space | 6 registrations (2 VIP/4 regular) 

Journal · $3,000
Logo on journal notebook given to attendees at lunch (NC TECH to provide journals) | exhibit space | 6 registrations (2 VIP/6 regular) 

Lanyard · $3,000
Logo on name badge lanyard offered to all attendees (NC TECH to provide lanyards) | exhibit space | 6 registrations (2 VIP/4 regular) 

Name Badge Insert · $3,000
Logo displayed as header on name badge inserts | exhibit space | 6 registrations (2 VIP/4 regular) 

Parking · $3,000
Logo on complimentary parking voucher given to all attendees at registration | exhibit space | 4 registrations (1 VIP/3 regular) 

Registration · $3,000
Sponsor branded placards at registration | Option for display table adjacent to registration to provide materials and/or giveaways and interact with attendees | 6 registrations (2 VIP/4 regular) 

Wi-Fi · $3,000
Logo on Wi-Fi placards on tables with custom network name and password | exhibit space | 6 registrations (2 VIP/4 regular) 

Photog · $2,500
Logo on all printed and/or digital photos | Option to staff the photo booth | 6 registrations 

Startup Showcase Prize Package · $2,500
Proceeds dedicated to cash prize award for showcase winner I option to contribute additional in-kind services | receive contact information for presenting startups | exhibit space | 6 registrations (2 VIP/4 regular) 

Gold · $2,500 (Limited Availability)
Exhibit space | 6 registrations | Listed as a Gold Sponsor at the event 


Head Table · $2,000
Signage at head table | 4 VIP registrations, 2 seated at head table 

Mobile Charging Stations · $2,000
Logo on signage in mobile charging station areas | 2 distinct mobile charging areas set with soft seating in the Exhibit Showcase | 4 registrations (2 VIP/4 regular) 

Refreshment Break - $2,000 ·  (2 Available; 1 SOLD - Railinc)
Logo on placards at break stations | 4 registrations (1 VIP/3 regular) 

Silver ·  $1,500 (1 SOLD – Deutsche Bank)
4 registrations | Listed as a Silver Sponsor at the event 

Reserved Table · $1,450
Logo on table | 10 registrations, reserved table


Individual Member Registration:        $95
(through April 20)

Individual Member Registration:      $145
(after April 20)

Reserved Table w/ 10 Registrations:    $1,450.

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.

Not a Member?

Interested in membership? New members receive (1) complimentary registration for this event. Click Here to Join or contact Emily Young for more information. 

Hotel Accommodations

Preferred rates have been provided at The Durham Hotel until Sunday, April 8th, 2018. Click, enter your stay date of May 3rd, 2018, select your preferred room type and a confirmation will be sent to you upon completion of your reservation, or contact the hotel directly at 919-768-8830 and request a reservation under the NC TECH Group Block.



Thank You Sponsors




Dell Technologies     





Railinc Corp.


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IT People


Deutsche Bank
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