Events & Forums
Business Development Forum: Many RBTC members have questions about PR, business development strategy, developing new channels, lead management and other related topics. This forum was created to help members share lessons learned and best practices.
Cyber Security Forum: Dedicated to professionals engaged in IT and cyber-security related fields of work, this forum is focused on exploring best practices and sharing insights in the always-evolving landscape of organizational IT.
Life Science Forum: Bringing together the area’s top researchers and engineers in physical and life sciences.
Tech & Toast: Tech & Toast events are held throughout the year and typically alternate between Blacksburg and Roanoke locations to encourage regional participation. Each event includes a speaker or panel and valuable networking with business and technology leaders from across the region.
TechNite Awards Dinner: TechNite is an annual celebration of the Roanoke – Blacksburg region’s technology community. It provides an opportunity to network with more than 400 leaders in business and innovation in one location. The evening is highlighted with an awards ceremony where leaders are recognized in categories such as STEM-H Educator, Regional Go-To-Geek, Regional Connector, Rising Star, Entrepreneur of the Year, Innovator of the Year, Regional Leadership, and Company of the Year. TechNite is held annually in late Spring at The Hotel Roanoke or the Inn at Virginia Tech.
Tech on Tap: This is the only series of events purely focused on networking within the regional Technology Community. It offers guests a laidback atmosphere to enjoy a cold drink and network with peers.
TechTalk: A more relaxed gathering for technical professionals to discuss and share insights on high-level topics.
WoTech: An RBTC peer community providing support, development, and education through peer networks of women leaders and up-and-coming women leaders in technology companies.