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FutureWork: The 31st Annual Emerging Issues Forum

February 8, 2016

Raleigh Convention Center
500 S Salisbury St, Raleigh, NC 27601

Look ahead one generation. Automation may eliminate half of North Carolina’s current jobs. And we’ll be crossing the majority-minority population threshold. North Carolina needs a new conversation about future job creation. At last year’s Forum, participants forged a plan to strengthen innovation capacity. The 2016 Forum builds on that work. We’ll seek new models and strategies to position North Carolina as a leader in the global battle for good jobs for tomorrow’s diverse workforce. Join us for the 2016 Emerging Issues Forum! Join leaders and learners from every North Carolina sector, region, and point of view. We welcome stakeholders and all members of the general public.

FutureWork: The 31st Annual Emerging Issues Forum (Day Two)

February 9, 2016

James B. Hunt Library
1070 Partners Way Raleigh, NC 27606

Look ahead one generation. Automation may eliminate half of North Carolina’s current jobs. And we’ll be crossing the majority-minority population threshold. North Carolina needs a new conversation about future job creation. At last year’s Forum, participants forged a plan to strengthen innovation capacity. The 2016 Forum builds on that work. We’ll seek new models and strategies to position North Carolina as a leader in the global battle for good jobs for tomorrow’s diverse workforce. Join us for the 2016 Emerging Issues Forum! Join leaders and learners from every North Carolina sector, region, and point of view. We welcome stakeholders and all members of the general public.

Ellevate NC Triangle: Leadership Learnings from Female Founders and Funders

February 11, 2016

Kenan-Flagler Business School at UNC
300 Kenan Dr, Chapel Hill, NC 27599

Join UNC's Center for Entrepreneurial Studies and a panel of local start-up founders and funders as they share their leadership learnings gained while founding, running, and funding high-growth start-up businesses. The lessons, mindset, and creative problem-solving approach used by these successful entrepreneurs are applicable whether you are a founder, funder, or working in a corporate environment. This is a members-only event. Not a member yet? Register and enter promo code 2016ellevatetriangle and take 20% off membership!

ExitEvent's February Startup Social

February 15, 2016

21c Museum Hotel
111 North Corcoran Street Durham, North Carolina 27701

The ExitEvent Startup Social, presented by Wells Fargo, is an entrepreneur and investor-only anti-networking event with no agenda except what you want to get out of it. We rotate locations monthly in Durham, Raleigh, Cary, Charlotte, Chapel Hill, Hillsborough and sometimes elsewhere. No selling, no speeches, no nametags, no BS. But there are free drinks.

Innovate Raleigh Women in Business Meetup

February 16, 2016

CAM Raleigh
409 West Martin Street, Raleigh NC 27603

We're highlighting innovative women + celebrating the networks that support them. We'll have fireside chats, interactive booths + complimentary food + wine. Admission is $5 and ALL proceeds go to participating non-profits. Admission must be purchased in advance, there will be no on-site registration.

Triangle Tech Breakfast—Cumulus Networks, Pass the Plate LLC, FeedbacK Enterprise, GeniusSpeak

February 18, 2016

James B. Hunt Library
1070 Partners Way Raleigh, NC 27606

Interact with your peers in a monthly morning breakfast meetup. At this monthly breakfast get-together techies, developers, designers, and entrepreneurs share learn from their peers through show and tell / show-case style presentations. And yes, this is free! Thank our sponsors when you see them

RTP 180: Gene-Environment Interaction

February 18, 2016

The Frontier at Research Triangle Park
800 Park Offices Drive

Innovation. Education. Industry. These are powerful angles – and what the Research Triangle Park is known for. At “RTP 180°,” speakers from our three founding universities, local companies and the community at-large are called upon to take the stage to speak passionately about what matters to them. The show kicks off at 6pm, but our doors are open beforehand for anyone that would like to come early. The hashtag for this event is #RTP180 and we always livestream from our YouTube channel over at www.youtube.com/TheRTPNC. Afterwards, professionally edited video segments of our speakers will be posted, in case you missed the livestream! Tickets are free and all 300 seats are usually claimed, so register early!

Avoiding Startup Pitfalls Presented by Hutchlaw

February 19, 2016

Hutchison PLLC
3110 Edwards Mill Road, Suite 300, Raleigh, NC

At this breakfast program we'll discuss how to avoid common mistakes when starting a company and how to fix your mistakes early if you make them. In this workshop, Jennifer Westerlund will discuss some of the common issues entrepreneurs should be aware of when starting a company such as: · What kind of company should I form? · How do I document relationships between founders? · How do I handle investments from family and friends? · How do I document employment relationships?

Dude Solutions Technology Day: Lessons Learned in Failing Fast

February 20, 2016

Dude Solutions
11000 Regency Parkway, Suite 110 Cary, NC 27518

We've all heard the saying that "it takes a village to raise a child". When you turn that into an analogy about software, our products/projects are the children, and the whole world is the village. The info we'll share in our sessions are our attempt to throw our ideas, theories, mistakes, and whatever else we can think of back into the village. We hope it helps, even if it is just a little bit… You probably weren’t expecting that honest of an answer, were you? We are doing some really great stuff here at The Dude, and we need amazing engineers to help us do that. Hopefully some smart folks out there are searching for a new way to build their widgets and find our learnings helpful. After sitting in on a couple more sessions, they realize that we may be a great place for them to come work. Voila. Content marketing FTW!

Quillor Venture Stories—Betabox and Cellbreaker

February 24, 2016

The Frontier at Research Triangle Park
800 Park Offices Drive

Quillor Venture Stories is a speaker series featuring enteprenuers & makers with compelling stories. These stories connect us and inspire us to live our story.

Dream Big Dream STEM! Student Conference 2016

February 27, 2016

Perimeter Studio & Conference Center
1100 Perimeter Park Drive, Morrisville, NC 27560

The Dream Big... Dream STEM Conference is for students ten to eighteen years of age, who have an interest in STEM related fields of study and would like to understand how STEM is used in today's workplace. This conference is strategically designed to help all participants understand the role of STEM in our communities and how they can be impactful at any age. Presenting organizations include Honda Jet, Microsoft, The NC State College of Engineering, and Redhat. Each organization has an engaging learning experience planned for your student. Students will have a choice to attend two sessions, have lunch and we will end with a group session. Our keynote speaker, Keridan Elliott, a special effects artist, will discuss how STEM is used in the movies that we all love to watch such as Green Lantern, I Am Legend, and Surf's Up. One Parent is free to attend with each paying student! Attending parents can purchase a lunch ticket to enjoy lunch with us. Dream Big... Dream STEM.

CED Life Science Conference 2016

March 1, 2016

Raleigh Convention Center
500 S Salisbury St, Raleigh, NC 27601

As one of the leading life science gatherings in the nation, the CED Life Science Conference attracts nearly 1,000 participants each year and boasts globally recognized industry leaders as speakers, showcases the most exciting and innovative NC-based life science companies, and connects these companies to a diverse group of venture capital and corporate investors. As an attendee, you’ll meet innovative thinkers and companies from across the life science landscape, representing biotech, pharmaceuticals, medical devices, digital health, diagnostics, drug delivery, and AgBio. The conference features a first-in-class program agenda, a demo room for emerging companies and university tech transfer groups, special workshops & content for entrepreneurs, and ample networking for the vibrant life science community that exists in the Research Triangle region of North Carolina.

High Five Conference 2016

March 2, 2016

Sheraton Imperial Hotel
4700 Emperor Blvd, Durham, NC 27703

The idea for High Five was conceived in 2013. For too long, local marketers and creatives needed to seek inspiration in the likes of Austin, San Francisco, and New York. We decided to create a conference that celebrated the talent and vibrancy of the Triangle—right here in the Triangle. If you consider yourself a marketer, and by that we mean strategist, communicator, designer, creative director, product manager, developer, writer, and everyone in between or on the periphery, this conference is for you. You’ll be surrounded by a few hundred other creative thinkers craving collaboration to make new ideas happen, just like you.

Patent Searching For Entrepreneurs Presented by Flynn IP Law

March 3, 2016

The Frontier at Research Triangle Park
800 Park Offices Drive

Join Flynn IP Law for a breakfast program onFinding and Assessing Relevant Patents and Pending Applications. Program Overview: Gone are the days when the only way to find relevant patents was to hire a patent attorney. There are many public tools that allow a person to: * Find Relevant Patents in the US and Abroad. * Find Published Applications that are in the pipeline but not yet Issued. * Look to see whether a pending application is heading towards allowance or trash heap. *Automatically monitor for relevant publications of patent applications. *Check to see who owns relevant patents. Learn how to do all this and more at the BizWorkshop. We'll discuss useful tools available for any start-up seeking to start the patent application process.

10th Annual Southeast Venture Conference

March 16, 2016

Ritz-Carlton—Tysons Corner, VA
700 Tysons Boulevard · McLean, VA 22102

The 10th SEVC showcases promising emerging technology firms and provides these companies with unmatched exposure to top venture capitalists and private equity investors. The SEVC strives to support entrepreneurial activity, innovation, and the resultant economic development, while understanding the importance of investment capital to those goals.

RTP 180: Storytelling

March 17, 2016

The Frontier at Research Triangle Park
800 Park Offices Drive

Innovation. Education. Industry. These are powerful angles – and what The Research Triangle Park is known for. At “RTP 180°,” speakers from our three founding universities, local companies and the community at-large are called upon to take the stage to speak passionately about what matters to them. On the third Thursday of every month, come join us and partake of free food, beer and smarts — the show starts at 6:00pm, but our doors open before if you want to come test the (always local) taps. Afterwards, professionally edited video segments of our speakers will be posted, in case you missed the livestream! To join the conversation on Twitter, use our hashtag: #RTP180 Tickets are free and all 350 seats are usually claimed. All segments are recorded professionally and posted to our YouTube channel.

RTP 180: Women in Tech

April 21, 2016

The Frontier at Research Triangle Park
800 Park Offices Drive

Innovation. Education. Industry. These are powerful angles – and what the Research Triangle Park is known for. At “RTP 180°,” speakers from our three founding universities, local companies and the community at-large are called upon to take the stage to speak passionately about what matters to them. The show kicks off at 6pm, but our doors are open beforehand for anyone that would like to come early. The hashtag for this event is #RTP180 and we always livestream from our YouTube channel over at www.youtube.com/TheRTPNC. Afterwards, professionally edited video segments of our speakers will be posted, in case you missed the livestream! Tickets are free and all 300 seats are usually claimed, so register early!

The Women in Tech Summit

April 30, 2016

McKimmon Conference & Training Center @NCSU
1101 Gorman St. Raleigh, NC 27606

The Women in Tech Summit is a series of annual, multi-location, events that inspire, educate and connect women in the technology industry. Our goal is to support the community of women currently working in technology and to help pave the way for women and young women who want to enter the industry. The Women in Tech Summit is the only women in technology conference that provides attendees with a unique combination of deep-dive, hands-on tech workshops; information and discussions about careers in tech and how to pursue them; and connection and networking opportunities with other women in various aspects and careers in technology. The Women in Tech Summit knows that working in tech is not just about coding but about all aspects of careers in technology. The conference works to bring together women in many different types of careers in tech and at every level from students to senior executives.

Moogfest 2016

May 19, 2016

Downtown Durham
Downtown Durham 27701

MOOGFEST is the synthesis of music, art and technology. Since 2004, Moogfest has brought together artists, futurist thinkers, inventors, entrepreneurs, designers, engineers, scientists, and musicians. By day, Moogfest is a platform for conversation and experimentation. This mind-expanding conference attracts creative and technology professionals for three days of participatory programming in Durham, North Carolina. Each evening, Moogfest presents cutting edge music in venues throughout the city. Performing artists include early pioneers in electronic music, alongside pop and avant garde experimentalists of today. Moogfest is a tribute to Dr. Robert Moog and the profound influence his inventions have had on how we hear the world. Over the last sixty years, Bob Moog and Moog Music have pioneered the analog synthesizer and other technology tools for artists. This exchange between engineer and musician is celebrated with a unique festival format where the creative process is understood as a collaboration among many people, across time and space, in commerce and culture.