Cybersecurity Education and Research Conference (CybER Con)

William and Mary Williamsburg, VA

The COVA CCI National Cybersecurity Education & Research Conference builds synergies between the academy and industry through a focus on experiential learning research and practice in cybersecurity. We welcome researchers, professors/instructors, industry professionals, students, and government professionals from all racial, ethnic, gender, religious, sexual orientation, and cultural backgrounds; disabled and nondisabled; veterans; career changers—anyone with […]

CCI Integrated Security Seminar Series Fall 2022

This seminar series, co-hosted by the Commonwealth Cyber Initiative in Southwest Virginia (CCI SWVA) and The Integrated Security Education and Research Center (ISERC), focuses on integrated security.  Each seminar features two speakers from different areas of research who delve into the real-world, salient cybersecurity issues impacting businesses and individuals around the world.   Register Now

CCI SWVA Annual Meeting 2022

The Southwest node of the CCI network promotes cybersecurity research, innovation, and workforce development in region and the greater commonwealth. Join us for the CCI Southwest annual meeting on Tuesday, October 11 to celebrate our shared accomplishments and spark new ideas and collaborations.   Register Now

2022 Auvsi Ridge & Valley Conference: Partnerships For Autonomy

The Inn At Virginia Tech & Skelton Conference Center 901 Prices Fork Road, Blacksburg, VA

The Ridge and Valley Chapter of the Association for Unmanned Vehicle Systems International (AUVSI) seeks to advance unmanned systems technology and to raise awareness of the region as a center of technical expertise. An essential element in the advancement of unmanned systems is partnership. Of course, robotic systems are increasingly interconnected with each other and […]

RAMP Pitch & Polish

Online

Virtual Pitch & Polish clinics provide a valuable opportunity for entrepreneurs to pitch their business ideas to a team of regional mentors who want to help them polish their presentation, provide feedback on their business model, and connect them with the resources they need to grow. These are private events with one company at a […]

Science on Tap: Innovation is Our Future

Rising Silo Brewery 2351 Glade Rd, Blacksburg, VA

Science on Tap (New River Valley) is a monthly event with science-inspired speakers, performers, and more. Taylor Spellman from RBTC will join the October event. Roanoke-Blacksburg Technology Council is an organization dedicated to connecting, leading and supporting nearly 200 companies in the technology community. The Roanoke-Blacksburg Technology Council will highlight scientists, researchers and startups that […]

CyberArts Saturday

Taubman Museum of Art 110 Salem Ave SE, Roanoke, VA

Explore the intersection of art, technology, and cybersecurity through interactive installations and live performances with a pop-up exhibition in collaboration with Commonwealth Cyber Initiative! Commonwealth Cyber Initiative is Virginia’s main access point for cybersecurity research, innovation, workforce development, and news. In this community, researchers find funding and collaboration, students discover diverse career possibilities, and new […]

Ladies Who Launch

Shenandoah Club 24 Franklin Rd SE, Roanoke, VA

Join our panelists as they discuss the importance of art in STEAM education in our region.   Panelists:  Ruth Waalkes, Associate Provost for the Arts & Executive Director of the Moss Arts Center at Virginia Tech Cindy Petersen, Executive Director at Taubman Museum of Art Ginger Poole Avis, Producing Artistic Director at Mill Mountain Theater  Taylor Spellman, Associate […]

RAMP Pitch & Polish

Online

Virtual Pitch & Polish clinics provide a valuable opportunity for entrepreneurs to pitch their business ideas to a team of regional mentors who want to help them polish their presentation, provide feedback on their business model, and connect them with the resources they need to grow. These are private events with one company at a […]

Volunteer at the NRV Robotics Competition

Christiansburg Middle School 1205 Buffalo Dr, Christiansburg, VA

Come volunteer at the NRV Robotics competition on Saturday, December 3 at Christiansburg Middle School.  NRV Robotics is an umbrella program that helps a total of fifteen FIRST robotics teams in the New River Valley, with young innovators ages ranging four to eighteen. Our members consistently host and volunteer at a plethora of competitions and […]

CCI Integrated Security Seminar #3

When: Dec. 5, 2022, 10:00 a.m. - 11:00 a.m. Where:  ISERC and Zoom Speakers: Aaron Brantley, associate professor, political science, director of the Virginia Tech Tech4Humanity lab Peng Gao, assistant professor, Virginia Tech Department of Computer Science REGISTER NOW

Business & Public Affairs Speaker Series

Shenandoah Club 24 Franklin Rd SE, Roanoke, VA

The business of news is changing rapidly. In a world of quickly shifting funding and advertising models, abundant misinformation, citizen reporting, and quick-fire government spending, local journalism looks different, but its role is more important than ever. Join the Public Relations Society of America Blue Ridge Chapter and members of the Shenandoah Club for an in-depth discussion with Cardinal […]