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Northern Virginia Technology Council Fall Speaker and Event Line-Up to Deliver National Exposure for Area Tech Scene

September 3, 2008

To: TECHNOLOGY EDITORS

Contact: Art Swift of Northern Virginia Technology Council, +1- 703-904-7878, aswift@nvtc.org; or Evan Weisel, +1-703-218-3555, evan@w2comm.com, for Northern Virginia Technology Council

Meg Whitman, Former President and CEO, eBay, and Samuel Bodman, Secretary, U.S. Department of Energy, to Address National Issues; FusionFest and Twin Tech II Offer Networking

HERNDON, Va., Sept. 3 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ — The Northern Virginia Technology Council (NVTC), the largest technology council in the nation, today announced its fall line-up of events, the highlights being addresses by Meg Whitman, formerly of eBay, and Samuel Bodman, U.S. Secretary of Energy. The fall line-up offers an integrated series of speakers and networking events that continue to underscore Northern Virginia as one of the Nation’s leading technology hubs.

“NVTC attracts speakers from around the country and the world because of their interest in reaching out to the world-class technology community in Northern Virginia,” said Bobbie Kilberg, President and CEO of NVTC. “We are focused on providing members with opportunities that will enable them to gain knowledge and make connections that will ultimately help their companies grow. Our fall speaker and events line-up is set to do just this.”

Upcoming fall events include:

— September 11, 2008: Fall FusionFest,RestonTownCenter,Reston,VA

Time: 5:30-8:00 p.m. Registration & Networking

Considered the most popular NVTC membership networking event, Fall FusionFest draws hundreds of registered attendees to the outdoor Reston Town Center Pavilion. FusionFest offers networking and one-on-one opportunities with NVTC’s leadership and many of the Capital Region’s top technology executives in a casual environment. More information is available at: http://www.nvtc.org/events/ geteventinfo.php?event=FUSION5

— September 18, 2008, Twin Tech II, Avenue,Washington,D.C.

Time: 6:00-9:00 p.m.

An event that brings together the two “tech towns” in the Potomac Region: NVTC and the “social media” crowd. This is an opportunity to meet future business partners and network with key members of the area’s vast technology community. More information is available at: http://www.nvtc.org/events/geteventinfo.php?event=TWINTECH

— September 25, 2008 Titans Breakfast Series, McLean Hilton,McLean,VA

Time: 7:00 a.m. Registration & Networking, 8:00-9:15 a.m. Program

Keynote speaker: Secretary Samuel Bodman, U.S. Department of Energy

This event will feature U.S. Energy Secretary Samuel Bodman discussing the energy crisis and how new technologies will shape energy solutions now and in the future. Learn what technologies will be in demand and what you should know that will affect and benefit your business.

More information is available at: http://www.nvtc.org/events/ geteventinfo.php?event=TITANS24

— October 27, 2008: TechCelebration: NVTC’s Annual Banquet, Ritz- Carlton,McLean,VA

Time: 5:30-6:30 p.m. Registration & Networking, 6:30-9:15 p.m. Dinner & Program

Keynote Speaker: Meg Whitman, former President and CEO, eBay

Perhaps Northern Virginia’s premier technology event, this banquet offers access to one of the country’s most successful entrepreneurs as well as excellent networking opportunities with more than 1,000 key players in the technology community.

More information is available at: http://www.nvtc.org/events/ geteventinfo.php?event=BANQUET-5

For sponsorship opportunities at any NVTC event, please visit: http://www.nvtc.org/events/sponsorships.php

The Northern Virginia Technology Council (NVTC) is the membership and trade association for the technology community in Northern Virginia and is the largest technology council in the nation. NVTC has more than 1,000 member companies and enterprises representing approximately 200,000 employees. Its membership includes companies from all sectors of the technology industry and the service providers that support these companies, as well as universities, foreign embassies, non-profit organizations and governmental agencies. NVTC is recognized as the nation’s leader in providing its technology community with networking and educational events, specialized services and benefits, public policy advocacy, branding of its region as a major global technology center, initiatives in targeted business sectors and in the international, entrepreneurship, workforce and education arenas, the Equal Footing Foundation that focuses on venture philanthropy and public/private partnerships, and The Entrepreneur Center @ NVTC to mentor new technology entrepreneurs. Visit NVTC at http://www.nvtc.org.

SOURCE Northern Virginia Technology Council

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