Our annual membership gala is an incredible opportunity to network with over 400 of the region’s leaders, top executives, and fellow RBTC members. This annual evening is highlighted by a State of the RBTC address, speakers that inspire us forward towards our vision for the region, and an after-party for extended networking.

Over the past three years, the RBTC has been dedicated to the development of our region’s innovation ecosystem, accomplishing the recommendations of the Innovation Blueprint, a roadmap to build the innovation economy within the Roanoke and New River Valleys.

Join us at Fall Gala 2016 to learn what we’ve accomplished, how we’ve measured up against our goals,
and how our region stacks up against other communities across the country that have similar initiatives in place.

Space is limited to register early! If you are an Annual Partner please contact Chelsey Blake directly to complete registration: chelsey [at] rbtc [dot] tech 

5:30  – Registration and Networking Reception
6:30  – Welcome Remarks and State of the RBTC Address
7:00  – Dinner
7:45  – Keynote Address
8:00  – After Party

Inn at Virginia Tech, 901 Prices Fork Rd, Blacksburg, VA 24061

Join us for an incredible after party which will include
extended networking, amazing desserts, and an opportunity
to meet with many of our region’s most promising
startup companies.


  • DJ Mark Taylor
  • Amazing Desserts
  • Extended Networking
  • Startup Showcase

Meet and network with our exhibitors…

More than a dozen of our region’s most promising startup and early-stage companies!

Erik Pages

Keynote Speaker

Erik R. Pages, Ph.D.

Co-author of our regional Innovation Blueprint, we are excited to have Dr. Erik Pages as this year’s keynote speaker. Dr. Pages is the President of EntreWorks Consulting, an economic development consulting and policy development firm focused on helping communities and organizations achieve their entrepreneurial potential.

Jonathan Whitt

State of the RBTC Address,

Jonathan Whitt,
President & CEO, RBTC

Jonathan Whitt is the President and CEO of the Roanoke-Blacksburg Technology Council. He works closely with leaders from the business, local government, and higher education sectors to connect and unite the region’s technology community, improve access to talent, develop high-impact companies, and market the Roanoke-Blacksburg region as a competitive destination for launching or growing a technology venture.


To make a room reservation please call the Inn at Virginia Tech: (877) 200-3360.
(The Fall Gala group rate is no longer available)

Rate: $139.00 Single or Double Room Rate (Available Until September 28)

Let them know  that you are affiliated with “The Roanoke-Blacksburg Technology Council Fall Gala”
to secure the negotiated rate.

Fall Gala event sponsors


Member | Individual – $85 (Before Oct. 15), $100 (After Oct. 15)
Non-Member | Individual – $130 (Before Oct. 15), $145 (After Oct. 15)
Member | Table* –  $800 (Before Oct. 15), $950 (After Oct. 15)
Non-Member | Table* – $1250 (Before Oct. 15), $1400 (After Oct. 15)

If you are an Annual Partner please contact Chelsey Blake directly to complete registration: chelsey [at] rbtc [dot] tech 

Note: Ticket prices include three drink tickets valid for the entire evening; cash bars available before dinner and during the after-party.
*There are 10 tickets included with each table.

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