TECNA Digest - July 2018 

TECNA Summer Conference - Last Call to Register

2018 TECNA Summer Conference
Tuesday - Thursday, July 24 - 26, 2018
The 2018 TECNA Summer Conference powered by SHAZAM in Des Moines, Iowa, is just around the corner. The Conference will feature engaging sessions and several best practices case studies on the critical challenges facing TECNA members. 
Last Chance to Register: www.tecna2018.com

The Conference will include keynote speakers, panel discussions, workshops and community of interest breakout sessions. Topics and sessions include: 
  • Successful Talent Pipeline Programs
  • Diversity & Inclusion in Tech
  • Public Policy Advocacy
  • Member/Sponsor Engagement
  • Using Data to Increase Tech Council Value
  • Working with State and Government Partners
  • Selecting and Managing Social Media Platforms
  • Building a Modern & Scalable Tech Community
The Conference
The TECNA Summer Conference is an event focused on sharing of best practices and strategies that help grow your tech council and increase your value to members, sponsors and key stakeholders in your community. This annual conference brings together the leaders and staff of tech councils and ecosystems across North America. 
Keynote Speaker
Ben Milne, Founder & CEO of Dwolla, will keynote the conference. Dwolla has grown to serve fast growing technology companies throughout the country, powering billions of dollars in commerce annually. Dwolla has been recognized by Fast Company as one of the world's "Most Innovative Companies" and is based in Des Moines, Iowa. For his work, Milne has been recognized by Forbes as a "Disruptor of the Year," named as one of Goldman Sachs' 100 Most Intriguing Entrepreneurs, and honored by MIT Technology Review in its annual "Innovators Under 35" list.  
Cost is $300 for all TECNA Member association staff, and $550 for Non-Members.  
Optional Pre-Conference - Golf
Join us for a day of Golf on Monday, July 23, 2018, before the 2018 Summer Conference begins at Des Moines Country Club. Green Fee $110 per person. Limited space available. Register for golf online - click here.

Call for Hosts - 2019 Summer Conference
If you are interested in being considered as a host for a 2019 TECNA Summer Conference, please complete this brief questionnaire by Friday, July 13: TECNA Summer Conference Host Form

We ask that one designated staff person complete the form. A final decision on a hosting venue will be made at the July 24th TECNA Board meeting.  
Click here to see the overview of host responsibilities. 
2018 Membership Survey
All Member CEOs are asked to complete the annual Membership Survey unless they delegate to other staff to complete. Final Deadline is Tuesday, July 10. Click Here to Take Survey.
Results will be shared at the 2018 Summer Conference.

Member News
Arizona Technology Council endorses candidates to serve in the 2019 State Legislature and help advance a Pro-Technology Industry agenda -
click here for endorsements.

NH High Tech Council Executive Director, Matt Cookson, shares his Reflections on Running a Tech Council.

Montana High Tech Business Alliance shares a think-piece about how relationships are helping Montana attract global tech firms like 4Cast our of Israel.
ICTAM launches Maven a community initiative focused on supporting, connecting, and encouraging women (and men) in the ICT/STEM industry. Events, workshops, and roundtable discussions on key issues and perceptions in Manitoba will be a large part of the project's focus.
Palm Beach Tech receives visit from Gubernatorial Candidate Mayor Philip Levine who discussed incentives for high-tech businesses - read more .

Strategic Partner News

Slavic 401k shares a recent blogpost about 401ks, automatic enrollment and social security - click here.

Join CompTIA Advocacy for an expert panel on what this new tax landscape means and what policymakers may do next. Register Now for The Future of the Online Marketplace a webinar discussion. Wednesday, July 11, 3:00pm Eastern.
Communities of Interest (CoI) Events
TECNA Communities of Interest (CoI) are peer-to-peer collaborations and information-sharing groups exclusively for members.

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

Upcoming CoI Meetings:
Communities of Interest will meet at the 2018 TECNA Summer Conference.

Recent Call Materials:
Access the call notes and recordings from our recent Membership & Events CoI Calls, as well as other recent call materials online. Login to the TECNA Members Only Portal under the Resources tab: tecna.org/login

For more information about CoI, 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. 
Thank You TECNA's Strategic Partners

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