Next-Tech Conference

Date: October 12th-14th

Location: 1776 Crystal City (2231 Crystal Dr, Arlington, VA)

Washington, DC is an interesting place. The city is reborn every few years with leagues of new young professionals looking to tap into the city’s rich network of politicos, government contractors, and other public/private sector power players. But recently the city has taken hold of what can prove to be its new power industry: Tech.

Next-Tech is a multi-day tech conference designed to connect the area's foremost forward thinking professionals. If you are a tech maven, entrepreneur, job seeker, startup guru, star recruiter or just interested in the local DC tech & startup community, this is the event you don't want to miss. Come experience Next-Tech.


Featured Events

Power Players' Tech Reception - This invite only event will bring together local tech mavens, startup founders, entrepreneurs, company execs, and other power players in the local DC tech & startup community to kickoff Next-Tech in style. Come connect with the "Who's Who" in DC tech and enjoy food and refreshments as we unveil a few of the great projects rolling out in the DMV area.

Hiring Fair - Looking for your next career move? The Next Tech Hiring Fair will feature employers and startups from all around the DMV area. And if you aren't a tech professional, it's all good! Companies in attendance will also be hiring for all relative positions including marketing, project management, business development, creative design, admin support and more.

Tech Panels - What is being done about diversity in tech? What are the new trends in digital content creation? How do I get money for my million dollar startup idea..? You've got questions, so we've put together a few all star panels to bring you answers. Come hear from the top influencers in the area on the topics that matter.

Ventures - Next-Tech: Ventures is a conference series dealing squarely with those looking to start or grow their businesses. Resources include an invite only venture capital roundtable, cofounder speed matching and more.


Schedule of Events (tentative)



1:30pm - 2:30pm   |   Dash Hack Session: Web Development 101 w/ General Assembly

5:30pm - 6:15pm   |  Breakthrough: Women Leading the Way in Tech

6:30pm - 7:15pm   |   How Technology is Transforming Media

7:15pm - 9:15pm    |   Power Players' Tech Reception (Invitation Only)



12:15pm - 1:15pm    |   How to Land Your Next Job in Tech

12:30pm - 1:15pm   |   *Software Meets Operations

1:30pm - 3:45pm     |   Hiring Fair & Tech Expo

4:15pm - 5:05pm    |   CEO Fireside Chat: "Finding What Matters Most to Grow Your Company"

5:15pm - 6:15pm    |  Venture Panel - "Where's The Money?"



1:00pm - 3:00pm    |   *Tech Showcase

8:00pm - 10:00pm   |   Top Secret Closing Event (Offsite, Invitation Only)


* - starred events take place at WeWork Crystal City (2221 S Clark St, Arlington, VA), which is a brief walk from the 1776 Campus


Who will be there

Our Partners

  • Tech Companies
  • Startups
  • Government Contractors
  • Tech Gurus & Mavens
  • Venture Capitalists
  • Social Good Organizations/Enterprises

Target Audience  

  • Entrepreneurs, Job Seekers, and Recruiters
  • 21-38 year old diverse professionals in tech, design, biz dev, and other heavily sought fields for the fast moving company
  • 500-600 estimated registrants
  • Startup Founders looking for cofounders & team members
  • Local Organization Leads and Public Officials

The Venue