Event Series and Forums
Our monthly gatherings, forums, and annual events like TechNite provide opportunities for you to meet other technology leaders, make valuable business contacts, and stay current with the growing regional technology sector.
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 is an annual celebration of the Roanoke–Blacksburg region’s technology community. The evening is highlighted with an awards ceremony where leaders are recognized in categories such as STEM-H Educator, Entrepreneur of the Year, Innovator of the Year, and Company of the Year.
Tech on Tap 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.
The Women in Technology Forum is an RBTC peer community providing support, development, and education through peer networks of women leaders and up-and-coming women leaders in technology companies.
Dedicated to professionals engaged in IT and cyber-security related fields of work, the Cyber Security Forum is focused on exploring best practices and sharing insights in the always-evolving landscape of organizational IT.
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 lesssons learned and best practices.
Beer + Biotech brings together the area’s top researchers and engineers in physical and life sciences.
RBTC Peer Roundtables are marked by challenging, rigorous, confidential, business-focused, and empathetic comments that improve a company leader’s decision-making. These confidential conversations provide a place for peers to discuss issues they are facing and share best practices.
Are you a strategic human resources professional in a technology company? Are you looking for a strong and supportive learning environment that can help you make an impact on your organization’s continual change, growth, and success? If so, please consider participating in our HR Roundtable.
Members of the CEO Roundtables are the top executive, CEO, or President of an entity with an aggressive growth strategy. These individuals are past the early career stage, scaling up from revenues of $1M. Our mission is to provide a forum where smart, thoughtful, and dedicated peers at the CEO-level gain new insights into strategic issues that are impacting their ability to adapt and transform.
Members of the CIO Roundtable are the chief information officers from their respective organizations. Members include CIOs from private industry, education, and local government. Our mission is to provide a forum where CIOs gain new insights, share best practices, and tackle issues that are impacting their ability to adapt and transform their organization.
Members of the Higher-Ed Entre Roundtable are those responsible for spurring the growth of student entrepreneurship at their respective college or university. Our mission is to provide a forum where representatives from our region’s higher education institutions discuss best practices for advancing student entrepreneurship from across the region.