TECNA Digest - December 2018 

TECNA Board Chair Message 
It's December, already, and with it the busy home stretch to year end and the start of 2019. In addition to the calendar of events for the new year, beginning in February with the D.C. Fly-In, we have some other new activities in the works. Last month, we held the first regional policy summit in Atlanta and the feedback from participants was very positive. The follow-up plan will be to organize two sessions in 2019, with likely one each in an eastern and western region. Thank you again to our colleagues at the Technology Association of Georgia (TAG), CompTIA and Brooks Raiford at NC Tech for making it such a success.  
I am also pleased to share that, in response to a number of expressions of interest, we are adding a new community of interest in the new year, this one with a focus on social media, communications and marketing. Finally, I am particularly pleased that we will be introducing a new TECNA Awards process to recognize outstanding contributions and best practices by our peers across the TECNA family. A committee is being set up to put this in place with a view to celebrating the award winners during the summer conference in Madison. Details regarding both the new community of interest and the TECNA awards will be announced early in the new year.   
Meanwhile, on behalf of the Board of Directors,
Executive Director Tim Jemal and Project Coordinator Alina Hardy, I want to wish you all the very best for the coming holiday season.
Doug Robertson
TECNA Board Chair
President & CEO, Venn Innovation, Inc 
Register Now: 2019 DC Fly-in & TECNA Reception 
2019 CompTIA DC Fly-In
February 4 - 6, 2019
Hyatt Regency Washington on Capitol Hill  
Make a reservation online or call 202-737-1234 and ask for the CompTIA DC Fly-In group rate. 
DC Fly-in Registration is FREE to TECNA members and your members with registration code: "TECNA19" Register Online Now 
Each attendee (council staff and your members) must complete a separate online registration. Please send any questions about registration to: CompTIAregistration@comptia.org .
2nd annual TECNA DC Reception
Monday, February 4, 2019, 5:00-7:00pm at The City Club of Washington
Join us for a TECNA Reception for TECNA Member Councils and your members with hosted beer, wine and light hors d'oeuvres. All DC Fly-in attendees - including TECNA Members and their member companies - must register separately and pay for this TECNA DC Reception: Register for the TECNA Reception Here.  
2019 Upcoming Events
2019 CEO Retreat - Save the Date
April 1 - 3, 2019
at Maple Ranch Retreat Center in Amorette, Missouri
2019 Summer Conference - Save the Date
July 23 - 25, 2019 in Madison, Wisconsin  
at Epic Corporate Campus
2019 Membership Renewal

Renewal invoices have been sent to TECNA members.
Login to TECNA's website to process your renewal: click here. Please contact Executive Director Tim Jemal with any questions at tjemal@tecna.org.

We thank you for your continuing support of TECNA!
Member News
WEtech shares this recap video of the 2nd annual Tech Week YQG. "When you talk about the Detroit region, in my mind, that includes Windsor," Dennis Archer Jr. CEO, Ignition Media Group, watch the video to hear more.

New Jersey Tech Council CEO, James Barrood, shares his reflection on how Amazon's pick for HQ2 affects New Jersey - read here.

Palm Beach Tech is researching the launch of an intern program in
Summer 2019, and held an internship forum alongside four South Florida Universities - read more.

NH Tech Alliance announces the three winners of the seventh annual TechOut competition awarding a total of $300,00 in investment capital.

PACT invites you to Phorum - their essential enterprise technology conference focused on digital disruption. Check out this article on the topic - read here
ICTAM invit es you to Disrupted for discussion, debate and action on what it takes to build an effective 21st Century workforce from early years schooling through to career advancement. 

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Strategic Partner News

Slavic 401k shares that in 2019 you can now contribute $500 more to your 401(k) - to see how this affects you, read more.

Communities of Interest (CoI) Events
TECNA Communities of Interest (COI) are peer-to-peer collaborations and information-sharing groups exclusively for members: membership, events and workforce.

During webinars, conference calls and Slack Group communications, TECNA members share best practices and gain valuable insights on solving common challenges.

The next Community of Interest calls will be scheduled for Q1 2019.
In the interim, connect with Communities of Interest on TECNA's Slack.

TECNA is considering establishing a Marketing/Communications Community of Interest and Slack channel, and we're looking for a Chair for this COI. If you're interested, please contact Alina Hardy: ahardy@tecna.org.

For more information about COIs, please contact Alina Hardy: ahardy@tecna.org.
TECNA On Slack
Join TECNA's growing Slack network exclusively for all TECNA Member Council staff. Slack Channels include membership, events, talent/workforce and private channel for CEOs. 

TECNA Members Only
Join TECNA's Slack Now - Click Here.

You can group chat, private message, share files and search the discussion archive for help and best practices shared by other members.

Contact Alina Hardy with questions about Slack.

Subscribe to TECNA Calendars
Subscribe to the TECNA Event Calendars. 
Click a link below and follow the prompts to synchronize with the default calendar on your system (if available). To synchronize with a different calendar,copy and paste the desired URL into your calendar software in the location where feeds are accepted, often identified with "Subscribe", "Add Calendar", etc.

Contact Alina for assistance, ahardy@tecna.org. 
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