Partner Events

NC TECH partners with organizations and programs throughout the year, connecting our members to local events and sharing perks such as free or discounted registration. Only NC TECH member companies and their employees can take advantage of discounts associated with our partnerships. Non-members are not eligible.

Have an event you'd like to promote? Contact Rachel Kennedy. When submitting events, include title, date and location, a brief description and a registration link.


Lake Norman IT Professionals Panel Breakfast

February 21
The Peninsula Club

Join us for our annual panel breakfast at the Peninsula Club. This event is for all IT professionals who want to network, learn, and share the latest trends and directions in the Charlotte IT area. We will have an expert panel discus their expertise relating to these trends and how our industry and Charlotte may be affected.

Registration + details


CED Tech Conference (Rescheduled)

February 25-26th, 2019
Raleigh Convention Center

STEM Industry Summit 2019

Fri, March 1, 2019
The Frontier - Building 800 (Classroom)
800 Park Offices Drive
Triangle, NC 27709

Join us at this year’s STEM Industry Summit on March 1st! Hear from STEMmy Award-winning experts on the topic: Connecting Today’s STEM Leaders to the K-12 Classroom.

Groups in attendance will learn about STEM outreach from various stakeholders in the field, then apply what they’ve learned to brainstorm a new idea to implement. Networking opportunities available during the popular Speed Meet session and the Food Truck Rodeo! Your ticket includes a $5 coupon to The Frontier's Food Truck Rodeo.

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TECH Talk Charlotte 2019

March 7


QC Social Lounge

TECH talk CHARLOTTE 2019 is a business networking event for empowering and connecting local-grown technology companies. This event is an amazing opportunity to meet and greet some of Charlotte’s largest and fastest growing tech companies, mingle and learn more about the local booming tech scene, and form new connections and relationships that could help your business grow.

Registration + details


Digital Empowers Charlotte

March 13, 2019

Goodwill Industries of the Southern Piedmont
5301 Wilkinson Blvd
Charlotte, North Carolina 28208

On March 13, 2019 the U.S. Chamber of Commerce Foundation (USCCF) and Tata Consultancy Services (TCS) will host the second Digital Empowers regional forum in Charlotte, NC. In partnership with the Charlotte Regional Business Alliance and North Carolina Technology Association, the event will be an opportunity for business and community leaders to explore and share the innovations and partnerships that are building a stronger future for the city.

Digital Empowers, a partnership between USCCF and TCS, explores how to harness technology to bring greater access and equity to individuals and communities through collaboration.

Innovations and emerging technologies, networks, and services are transforming society. From the way companies do business and engage their value chains to the way governments and nonprofits reach and empower communities and individuals; yet, there is still much to be done to realize the full potential of technology for social good.

Combined with the ingenuity and resources concentrated within the private sector, innovative partnerships—where businesses can work with, and leverage, the assets of governments, NGOs, and civil society—can develop creative, sustainable, and scalable solutions to alleviate societal and sustainability challenges.

The Digital Empowers campaign will increase understanding of technologies and digital innovations, such as blockchain, design thinking, virtual reality, robotics, data collaboratives, as well as bring greater awareness to how organizations of all sizes are leveraging their capabilities to compound social impact in their neighborhoods and around the world.

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Destination: Deep Space presented by First North Carolina

It’s not an alien invasion…it’s a robot launch!  Join us for Destination: Deep Space, an exciting robotics event showcasing FIRST Robotics teams from all across North Carolina.  Playing with robots built by teams of high-school students in under 2 months, this exciting “Sport for the Mind” is unlike anything you have ever seen before.

2019 FIRST Robotics Competition

District Event Dates and Locations

March 8-10 - Wake County District Event
Holly Springs High School

March 15-17 - Guilford County District Event
Eastern Guilford High School

March 22-24 - UNC Asheville District Event
UNC Asheville Kimmel Arena

March 29-31 - UNC Pembroke District Event
UNC Pembroke Jones Health Center

April 5-7 - FIRST North Carolina State Championship
Campbell University  Gore Arena

ALL events are FREE and open to the public.


SecureWorld Charlotte

March 13-14

Charlotte Convention Center

The 8th annual SecureWorld Cybersecurity Conference features 30+ educational elements, industry speakers, a chance for peer networking, and an opportunity to earn 6-12 CPE credits!  NC TECH members can take advantage of FREE Open Sessions, as well as discounts on the Conference, or the entire SecureWorld PLUS Pass! 

Come see us at the conference, and use the codes below for your exclusive NC TECH member rates:


$100 off SecureWorld PLUS Pass


$50 off Conference Pass


$45 off Open Sessions Pass (FREE)


Event details and registration available here.


Triad Digital Technology Conference

March 15

Wake Forest Biotech Place

This year's theme for the Triad Digital Technology Conference is "Delivering Business Value Through Digital Transformation" - join us for an opportunity to learn about the Triad's growing technology sector!

Program information/agenda and registration details here.


Coffee, Compliance, and the Cloud

Tuesday, March 26th at 8:30-11am
Avalara, 512 South Mangum Street #100, Durham, NC 27701

Join Dean Dorton and Avalara for an educational, high-level overview on how cloud financial management technology eases compliance processes for both sales and use tax, along with revenue recognition and contract management. You're invited to sit back, relax, and enjoy some delicious breakfast treats while our experts share best practices on how you and your finance team can close the automation gap in reporting, compliance, and tax management to improve your organization’s overall financial health.

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Race for the Cure (Early registration discounts)

May 4 | RTP

Susan G. Komen Triangle to the Coast will host its annual Race for the Cure on May 4, 2019 in The Research Triangle Park.  Race start, end and festivities will take place at the Frontier Campus on Park Offices Drive with the 5K race route heading down TW Alexander.   Again this year, RTP is proud to support Susan G. Komen, recognizing its commitment and success in treating and curing breast cancer.   We hope you will join us! 

Locally, Komen’s goal this year is to raise $1M to continue its support of NC communities with diagnosis, screening and treatment of the disease, as well as contribute towards the vital research needed to achieve their bold new national goal:  to reduce breast cancer by 50% by 2026.  Komen has awarded $2M in research grants to NC local universities this year.  

Participation in the 2019 race and building a team are great ways to support our community, raise funding for research and make a significant difference in the lives of so many.  Right now early registration in the race is only $10.00 per person.   This offer expires January 31st.   For more information and other ways you and your organization can support, including sponsorship, please visit:  2019 Komen Triangle Race for the Cure


#TriangleTuesdays Virtual Career Fair

Each week Wake County Economic Development hosts a virtual career fair on Twitter using the hash tag #TriangleTuesdays as part of their talent initiative, Work in the Triangle

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