Next-Tech Conference

October 12-14, 2016

1776, Crystal City

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. Tech mavens, entrepreneurs, job seekers, startup gurus, star recruiters and others interested in the local DC tech & startup community will be in attendance looking for opportunity. Come experience Next-Tech and connect with hundreds of tech professionals and innovators that can be your next employee or customer.

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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 qualified diverse talent? The Next Tech Hiring Fair brings together the DC Metro area's greatest talent that you won't find anywhere else. Our unique programming and content brings in talent pools from untapped sources to help you identify new talent. And if you aren't exclusively hiring for technical positions, it's all good! Candidates in attendance will also be professionals in many cross functional roles in technology including research marketing, product management, business development, UX/UI & creative design, account managers and more.

Tech Showcase - Our Tech Showcase is the best platform for startups and tech companies looking to connect with an audience in a more personal way. This event consists of a fair and a brief theatre style showcase that will allow a few select companies to do a presentation on their company. If you are looking for customers or just an audience to grow your brand, the Tech Showcase is the event you want to be at.

Tech Panels & Workshops - What is the new wave in augmented & virtual reality? What are the new ways to learn new coding languages? How do I get money for my million dollar startup idea..? Our attendees have questions, so we are looking for a few all-star companies to host a workshop or hop on one of our panels. If you have something that you would like to present, we are now accepting workshop ideas for Next-Tech. Please submit a form using the "Register Your Company" button near the top of this page.

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.

Other Events - Next-Tech is a 3-day event with a lot to behold. Other events occurring during the week include a Grand Kickoff Event, Cofounder Speedmatching event, and a top secret invitation only closing event. Check back for a full event schedule soon.


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)


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


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