October 7, 2008

Meg Whitman, Former CEO and President of eBay, to Keynote NVTC’s TechCelebration Annual Banquet

HERNDON, Va., Oct. 7 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- The Northern Virginia Technology Council, the largest technology council in the nation, announced today it will host the TechCelebration annual banquet on October 27th starting at 5:30 p.m. at the Ritz Carlton in McLean, Virginia. Meg Whitman, former CEO and President of eBay, will provide the keynote address. Whitman helped build eBay into the world's premier online auction site. This is a rare appearance by Ms. Whitman in the NVTC region and will provide attendees with the opportunity to hear from one of the nation's most successful technology entrepreneurs.

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NVTC will also honor Congressman Tom Davis of Virginia's 11th District with its Chairman's Award. Representative Davis will be retiring at the end of this session of Congress.

Additional information can be found at: http://www.nvtc.org/events/geteventinfo.php?event=BANQUET-5

   DATE: Monday, October 27, 2008    TIME: 5:30-6:30 pm Registration & Networking   6:30-9:15 pm Dinner & Program    LOCATION: The Ritz-Carlton   1700 Tysons Boulevard, McLean, VA   Directions to The Ritz-Carlton    

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 about 1,100 member companies representing more than 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/

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Northern Virginia Technology Council

CONTACT: Art Swift, Director of Communications and Public Relations,Northern Virginia Technology Council, +1-703-904-7878, ext. 287 (o),[email protected]; or Evan Weisel, Principal, Welz & Weisel Communications,+1-703-218-3555 (o), +1-703-628-5754 (c), [email protected]

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