National Emerging Technology Conference

November 14-15, 2024

Disrupt Up is a new annual innovation event in the Roanoke-Blacksburg region. Speakers, workshops, and panels will center on AI this year.

Annual Emerging Technologies Conference powered by Roanoke-Blacksburg Technology Council

November 14-15, 2024
Hotel Roanoke, Roanoke, VA

The Roanoke-Blacksburg Technology Council (RBTC) is launching an annual conference to share global knowledge and resources with the ecosystem surrounding emerging technologies. The November conference will focus on AI in 2024 and deliver a variety of keynotes, panels and breakout sessions through three tracks: biotechnology, technology and a track dedicated to startups.

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Sponsorships

Help launch a nationally recognized annual technology conference and put Roanoke-Blacksburg tech community on the national tech map. With a sponsorship, you’ll be instrumental in bringing global thought leaders in tech and biotech together in SWVA to spark innovation, advance the technology industry, and drive economic growth.

The conference is designed to reach the strong regional and statewide innovation ecosystem spanning Northern VA, DC, MD, TN, NC. As a sponsor, your brand will reach nearly 200 engaged member companies in six months; 48 startups, founders, and funders; and 200+ attendees with shared interests.

Session Leader

  • Stage time to introduce and kick-off a breakout session
  • Company name listed on all marketing and event promotions
  • Company visibility on breakout session, panel or keynote

Non-Member Price: $ 3,500

Member Price: $ 3,500

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Badge Sponsor

  • Help curate branded name badges for all attendees with company brand
  • Logo on attendee name badges
  • On-site visibility at registration and check in, including kick-off reception Badge & Beers
  • Company name listed on all marketing and event promotions

Non-Member Price: $ 5,000

Member Price: $ 4,500

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Breakfast Sponsor

  • Sponsor Breakfast (day 1 or day 2)
  • Stage time: Introduce and kick-off breakfast.
  • Brand elevation: brand video optional at breakfast. Banners in main reception area
  • Company logo listed and linked on all marketing and event promotions

Non-Member Price: $ 5,500

Member Price: $ 5,000

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Cocktail & Bar Sponsor

  • Choose one: bloody mary or mimosas brunch bar, continuous coffee bar, evening cocktail bar.
  • Bar Curator: Specialty drink name to include sponsor brand
  • Brand elevation: Logo on drink stations and bars and drink tickets
  • Company logo listed and linked on all marketing and event promotions

Non-Member Price: $ 5,000

Member Price: $ 4,500

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WiFi Sponsor

  • Brand elevation: Logo listed on all day of branding and all breakout rooms (6+ rooms)
  • Two full conference tickets included 
  • Company logo listed and linked on all marketing and event promotions

Non-Member Price: $ 10,000

Member Price: $ 9,500

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VIP Reception Sponsor

  • Title sponsor for the welcome reception for tech executives and event speakers.
  • Stage time: Introduce and kick-off VIP Reception
  • Brand elevation: brand video optional at VIP event plus brand banners in VIP event area(s)
  • Two full conference tickets included
  • Company logo listed and linked on all marketing and event promotions

Non-Member Price: $ 10,500

Member Price: $ 10,000

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Dinner Sponsor

  • Help curate an exciting themed dinner with live entertainment.
  • Stage time: Kick-off event
  • Brand elevation: brand video optional plus banners and signage incorporated throughout dinner event
  • Two full conference tickets included
  • Company logo listed and linked on all marketing and event promotions

Non-Member Price: $ 15,000

Member Price: $ 15,000

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Title Event Sponsor

  • Premium recognition and placement on all marketing and event promotions
  • Premium brand elevation: banners, brand video showcase, stage time and speaking opportunity of choice.
  • Tickets package to attend full conference
  • Seat on the Disrupt Up event planning committee

Non-Member Price: $ 25,000

Member Price: $ 25,000

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Lunch Sponsor

  • Stage time: Introduce and kick-off lunch
  • Brand elevation: brand video optional at lunch. Banners in main reception area
  • Two full conference ticket included
  • Company logo listed and linked on all marketing and event promotions

Non-Member Price: $ 8,000

Member Price: $ 7,500

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What To Expect

Who Should Attend?

As the convener of the region’s innovators driving the tech-based economy, RBTC’s annual conference will serve technologists of all stages and ages through access to global subject matter experts leveraging emerging technologies for success across industries. 


Speakers

The two-day event will offer sessions focusing on AI in technology and life science, with an additional track dedicated to startups.

Track themes include: AI in the workplace, emerging trends, leadership, social impact, R&D, and modern engineering among others. Hear use-case presentations and engaging founder stories plus an overall focus on building a region for STEM talent. 

Have a presentation or know a great speaker? RBTC is seeking subject matter experts in tech and life sciences to moderate panels and present throughout the event. Let us know if you’re interested by submitting your idea.

We Thank Our Disrupt Up Sponsors

Disrupt Up event sponsors