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Signature Events

NC TECH offers a portfolio of events that can help you increase your company's brand, your own business contacts and industry knowledge. NC TECH's signature events and series will provide a forum for you to interact with your peers and share subject matter expertise. 

Outlook For Tech

February 3, 2023 (Charlotte)

NC TECH’s annual statewide kick-off event is packed with leading perspectives on trends and innovations shaping technology. This event includes executive panel discussions, a predictions keynote, an innovation briefing, NC TECH’s 2022 Preview, the release of the annual ‘State of the Technology Industry’ Report, a tech expo and more. 

Outlook for Tech will be held at the UNC Charlotte Marriott Hotel & Convention Center and will include breakfast and lunch as well as a pre-event reception. Projected attendance is 300+.


Diversity + Inclusion in Tech Summit

March 30, 2023 (Triangle)

Diversity is critical to the success of any workplace. It provides a wide range of viewpoints, experiences and perspectives and improves the bottom line. For NC TECH and its member organizations, it is not just what we do, but who we are.  

This one-day summit will explore DEI through a different lens to see what is possible when organizations harness the power of a diverse workplace.  Regardless of where you or your company are on the DE+I journey, this event is a must attend. Projected attendance is 300+.


State of Technology

June 12 - 13, 2023 (Triangle)

State of Tech Exponential is a refresh of NC TECH’s largest annual content-oriented conference.  We live in a world that’s smarter, faster, and more innovative than ever before. State of Tech Exponential will introduce you to the ideas, people and partners that can help position you for success. Attendees will get a peek at new technologies, hear from thought leaders on today’s innovation and what is on the horizon.  The agenda includes a kick-off networking reception, engaging keynotes, interactive sessions and workshops, a startup showcase for early-stage tech companies and a Tech Expo. Projected attendance is 500+.


Golf Classic

August 9, 2023 (Pinehurst)

Business and technology leaders from across the state gather at Pinehurst for a golf tourney that includes breakfast, lunch and prizes presented at the Awards Luncheon. Regardless of your golf skills, it is a great opportunity to have some productive time away from the office and build critical relationships with tech leaders from across the state.

The popular CIO Foursome sponsorship allows sponsors to choose from committed CIOs to participate in their golf foursome for the day. Golfers are capped at 128, but there are other opportunities to participate.


Leadership Summit

August 9 + 10, 2023 (Pinehurst)

An annual favorite, the Leadership Summit is hosted by NC TECH along with its Board of Directors and Advisors. Geared towards executives, this summit provides the opportunity to hear from some of the tech sector’s influential leaders on variety of topics, from talent to transformation, through both structured discussions and more informal networking and engagement opportunities. Attendance is capped at 200. 


Women in Tech Summit

SEPTEMBER 27 + 28, 2023 (New Bern)

Join NC TECH in New Bern for a one-day+ summit featuring candid conversations with women tech leaders where we explore gender bias, share our unique journeys, discuss how to shift the paradigm, and provide insights on how to advocate for change both now and for the next generation. 

This women-only destination event will also feature options for social + tourism activities, a welcome reception on the waterfront and small group dinners around town. Projected attendance is 300+.


NC TECH Awards Gala

November 1, 2023 (Triangle)

The NC TECH Awards, our largest event of the year, brings together leaders from technology, business, education, and government to celebrate growth, innovation, and leadership in the State’s vibrant tech sector. It’s an evening of networking and celebration to recognize tech companies, the use of tech and leaders for their achievements. This event, the only statewide tech awards gala, includes a reception, dinner and awards ceremony. Projected attendance is 700+.





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