TechNite 2023: What to Expect

The energy surrounding technology and innovation in the region continues to thrive regionally and beyond. In true TechNite fashion, the event will continue to be a night to remember as we recognize the region’s best companies, innovators, and projects that continue to put Virginia’s Region 2 on the global map. Join us in celebrating another year in Roanoke-Blacksburg innovation at the German Club Manor on May 18.  The celebration is sponsored by Woods Rogers Vandeventer Black.

The Event

TechNite returns to Blacksburg! The most vibrant and entertaining celebration of the year for tech and biotech will be an indoor/outdoor event at the German Club Manor.  Plan to enjoy hors d-oeuvres and drinks and socializing under a tented patio and indoors beneath the stunning wooden beams of the German Club’s Alumni Hall and Gordon Ballroom beginning at 5:30 PM. Then, join friends in the Alumni Hall, where this year’s TechNite award finalists will be featured and on display ahead of the highly anticipated awards ceremony and keynote speaker. This year’s awards ceremony will be a theatre-style seated event in the ballroom followed by a celebratory after-party with music, treats, and a take-home gift. The event is sure to be a night to remember!  

The Speakers

Hal Irvin (Fralin Biomedical Research Institute at Virginia Tech Carilion) and Eddie Amos (Go Virginia Region 2)

This year, we’ll be joined by Hal Irvin as MC and keynote speaker Eddie Amos.

“Hal Irvin and Eddie Amos have both contributed tremendous leadership and vision to the Roanoke-Blacksburg innovation ecosystem. We’re looking forward to presenting them and celebrating the incredible tech and biotech community in the region!,” says RBTC Executive Director Erin Burcham.

Hal Irvin, Ph.D., serves as the Associate Vice President for Health Sciences and Technology Outreach at Fralin Biomedical Research Institute at Virginia Tech Carilion where he facilitates partnerships between companies and researchers. An active member and advocate of the Roanoke-Blacksburg innovation ecosystem, Mr. Irvin serves on the advisory board of RAMP and as a board member of the Roanoke Innovation Corridor Planning Committee and Virginia Western Community College Educational Foundation Scholarship and Foundation Grants Committee. 

Eddie Amos is passionate about building great teams and leading them through complex business challenges, such as developing transformational software solutions. He served as the Chief Transformation Officer at TORC, a pioneering autonomous vehicle company based in Blacksburg, VA where he brought over 35 years of tech industry leadership experience. Mr. Amos also sits on the board of the Virginia Innovation council and is the Chairman of Go Virginia Region 2, whose mission is to bring high-tech jobs to the Roanoke and New River Valleys.

The Vibe

TechNite 2023 will be an indoor/outdoor event with a “Vineyard Chic” Garden-Party style. The venue has onsite parking for attendees. Carpooling is encouraged. Look for the RBTC Welcome Team to check in and grab your drink tickets and name badges upon arrival. Be prepared to smile for the RBTC signature step and repeat at the main entrance! Group seating is available for the awards ceremony portion.  Reserve a row of seats during the awards ceremony for a group of 10.  Group packages are limited and always sell fast – grab them before they’re gone! 

The Details

Date & Time: Thursday, May 18 @ 5:30 p.m.

Location: German Club Manor 711 Southgate Drive, Blacksburg, VA 24060

Parking: On-site, Carpooling encouraged

Tickets: SOLD OUT

We Thank Our TechNite Event Sponsors

Woods Rogers Vandeventer Black

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