Upcoming Networking, Social Media & Tech Events Around Washington, D.C. Through Oct of 2010

October 18-20, 2010, Washington, D.C.: As Social Media quickly emerges as more than a communication tool, the U.S. Government must proactively leverage this new “environment” to achieve organizational goals. IDGA’s 3rd Social Media for Defense and Government provides a forum for senior Government and Military officials, industry partners and academic communities to align shared goals, showcase new technology and define the way forward. This conference will present advanced social media strategies that not only improve communication but actually utilize the tools to improve effectiveness.

October 18, 2010, Washington DCDigital East 2010 will feature over 75 leading speakers addressing best practices and trends in Social Media, Mobile, Online Advertising, Ecommerce, Cloud Computing, Web Analytics, Search, Online Video, Email, ORM and more! Hear from brands such as ESPN, Google, Intel, Salesforce.com, AOL, Rosetta Stone, National Geographic and the US Dept of Energy just to name a few.

October 20-21, 2010, Baltimore, MD: The Power of eMarketing Conference provides the perfect forum for actionable and relevant best practices, processes and case studies that will transform and improve your marketing programs. 35+ Speakers – 4 Dynamic Modules – 12 Breakout Roundtables – 15 Presentations – 2 Keynote Sessions – 4 Panel Sessions and one great networking party! The conference has several tracks and will cover social, search, email and emerging marketing technology. Register

October 27-29, 2010, Washington, DC: This event will showcase 15 federal perspectives on different strategies government agencies can implement to comply with the Obama Administration’s Open Government Directive. The social media realm will be a prevailing topic of discussion as it has been the prime means federal agencies have taken to achieve compliance, but problems with its use still persist. This event will provide ADVANCED solutions and ideas to the policy, security, monitoring and measuring struggles that many agencies face on a daily-basis. event contact listed here: event.

Titans Breakfast Featuring Walt Havenstein – September 23, 2010: Walt Havenstein, CEO of SAIC, will kick off NVTC’s 2010-2011 Titans Series on Thursday, September 23. Join your NVTC colleagues at this special event, where Havenstein will discuss SAIC’s recent move to Virginia, its role in federal government contracting, and the company’s commitment to promoting science, technology, engineering, and math education. SAIC serves customers in the U.S. Department of Defense, the intelligence community, the U.S. Department of Homeland Security, other U.S. Government civil agencies and selected commercial markets. Registration: 7-7:45 a.m., Program: 7:45-9:15 a.m., at the Ritz-Carlton, 1700 Tysons Blvd, McLean, Va. Cost for members: $65, Non-members: $85. For more information

Latisys Ashburn Data Center Launch Party 9/30 – Free Music, Prizes, Tour:
Join Latisys on Thursday, September 30th from 3-7pm at the grand opening launch party of its new data center colocation facility in Ashburn, Virginia. The event will feature private tours of the new state-of-the-art data center facility, a performance by “The World’s 2nd Best Dave Matthews Band”, a chance to meet former Washington Redskin Brian Mitchell, as well as a raffle for great prizes (including a new Apple iPad). Attendance is free. For more information and to register visit here – Send inquiries to jonathon.olson@latisys.com

Digital East 2010 – Tysons Corner, Virginia: Join hundreds of Internet executives, online marketers, web strategists, bloggers, entrepreneurs and others who influence their company’s Internet strategy and performance at Digital East 2010 – October 18th in Tysons Corner, Virginia. Get the latest in best practices on a wide range of Internet marketing and business topics – where over 70 industry thought leaders and innovators will discuss best practices in areas such as Social Media, Online Advertising, Search, Email Marketing, Cloud Computing, Web Analytics, Mobile, Ecommerce, Online Reputation Management, Association/Non-Profit Web Marketing and Online Video among others. Beyond in-depth knowledge, there will be exclusive networking opportunities and some of the region’s top internet startup companies on display. Event is expected to sell out, so register this week to guarantee a spot. www.digitaleast.com

DCAA Compliance – Is Your Firm at Risk?: If your firm is considering going after government contracts, or has been awarded a government contract, then you need to understand the risks involved under DCAA’s audit rules. Federal contractors with systems built on generic software tools with extensive workarounds, especially firms using popular software like QuickBooks, are at risk of DCAA compliance failure. Join us for a one-hour webinar where we will illustrate to what degree your firm is at risk of DCAA Compliance failure and the requirements you must meet. We will cover topics including: Why you should be concerned about this if you provide services to the Government, The 5 levels of compliance risk and what puts you in these categories, Risk management strategies, What to expect from a DCAA audit and how you can minimize your exposure, and Test your firms’ DCAA readiness with our DCAA Compliance Risk Assessment tool.

8570 Certification Classes in Tysons Corner, VA, Presented by UMBC Training Centers: Open Enrollment and Group Cyber Security classes are now available from UMBC Training Centers at their newest location in Tysons Corner, VA. Get 8570 Certification, including classes on CISSP and PMP. Other programs include SharePoint and Cloud Computing. More details are available here

Breakthrough Innovation Strategies: UMd Certificate in Innovation Management: Learn best practices for leading an innovative venture and driving growth through the University of Maryland’s executive Certificate in Innovation Management Program. This unique, five-day program pairs award-winning faculty from business and engineering to give you a competitive edge. Choose one-day courses focusing on: Strategies for Managing Innovation; Marketing in Technology-Driven Industries; Innovative Product Design & Development; Effective Negotiation Skills; Essentials of Financial Analysis; and Introduction to Project Management. Register before September 15 for the full Certificate and receive an $875 discount! For more information and to register, visit here

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