Valley TechCon.19

September 25, 2019
Hotel Madison, Harrisonburg VA

About Valley TechCon.19

Now in its second year, Valley TechCon brings together technology enthusiasts, practitioners, researchers, and business leaders to facilitate idea sharing, collaboration, and innovation. This year we are pleased to offer three tracks to choose from for the breakout sessions: Technical Topics for Practitioners, The Business Impact of Technology, and Growing Your Technology Business. Within each track, sessions will cover a broad spectrum of topics. The goal is to inspire new ideas, improve business efficiency with emerging technologies, springboard new ventures, and expand networking opportunities.

Breakout Sessions

Beyond the keynote and featured speakers, guests will have the opportunity to attend five breakout sessions. Each session is composed of three different topics so you can choose the information most relevant to you.

Networking Event

Following the conference, you will be shuttled to Pale Fire Brewing company in bustling downtown Harrisonburg for a post-conference networking event. Meet peers, entrepreneurs, and influencers from the tech industry. The first drink is on us!

Incredible Speakers

Valley TechCon has attracted presenters from private industry, government, and higher education to present on a broad spectrum of leading-edge technology and business development topics.

Sponsors and Exhibit Table Vendors

Thank you to our generous sponsors who make Valley TechCon possible. 

Platinum Sponsor

Shentel Always connected to you

Shentel Business provides a broad range of commercial telecommunications services through its high speed, state-of-the-art fiber network to business customers in the Mid-Atlantic United States. Shentel was founded in 1902 as a telephone cooperative and now through the Shentel Business team, they offer a diverse set of networking services in portions of Pennsylvania, Maryland, Virginia, West Virginia and Kentucky.  Their Ethernet service portfolio includes Dedicated Internet (DIA), Data Networking, Video, VoIP and business class voice solutions as well as managed services.  With dedicated account teams, a 24x7x365 Network Operations Center and guaranteed service levels, Shentel Business is ready to support their commercial customers today and as their needs grow into the future.

Gold Sponsors

College of Business James Madison University

The JMU College of Business is a learning community committed to excellence in preparing students to be engaged, principled business professionals and leaders; advancing scholarship in business disciplines; and enhancing organizational performance through our outreach activities.

CISE College of Integrated Science and Engineering James Madison University

The College of Integrated Science and Engineering (CISE) supports faculty and students dedicated to applying science, technology, engineering and mathematics to tackle real-world problems and to find solutions that work in the communities where the problems arise. CISE offers majors in Computer Science, Engineering, Geographic Science, Integrated Science and Technology, and Intelligence Analysis, and supports a Biotechnology major. Our graduates work in a wide array of businesses and industries across the U.S. and around the world. CISE faculty and students work on the cutting edge, exploring and developing new ways to make peoples’ lives better and more sustainable through the thoughtful use of engineering and technology. CISE graduates are “project ready” for all the challenges of the “real world”.

Rosetta Stone

Rosetta Stone is dedicated to changing people's lives through the power of language and literacy education. The company's innovative digital solutions drive positive learning outcomes for the inspired learner at home or in schools and workplaces around the world.

Founded in 1992, Rosetta Stone's language division uses cloud-based solutions to help all types of learners read, write, and speak more than 30 languages. Lexia Learning, Rosetta Stone's literacy education division, was founded more than 30 years ago and is a leader in the literacy education space. Today, Lexia helps students build fundamental reading skills through its rigorously researched, independently evaluated, and widely respected instruction and assessment programs.

With a work environment that encourages and nurtures creativity, great ideas take flight and become products and services built from the bottom up. Working for Rosetta Stone means that your opportunities are limitless.

Our Values:

  • Customer Success. We enrich lives by delivering best-in-class learning products and services.
  • Empowerment. We foster the growth and development of our people, trusting and empowering each other to excel.
  • Integrity. We work honestly and fairly, holding ourselves to high ethical standards with our learners, customers, colleagues, and partners.
  • Innovation. We invest in our people and products, speaking up and taking risks in our ongoing pursuit of innovation.
If you are interested in joining our team or learning more about our mission, please visit www.rosettastone.com.

Silver Sponsors

Digital Minerva Web Development, Digital Marketing and SEO

Digital Minerva, previously James Carter Web, is a digital agency located right here in Harrisonburg, VA, and a proud sponsor of Valley TechCon.19. We offer web design and development services, digital marketing through Google and Facebook, search engine optimization and marketing, content services, photography, video production, and affordable WordPress hosting and maintenance. We’re happy to help you make your website shine. If you think your website might be due for an upgrade, don’t hesitate to reach out and start a conversation about it with us.

What is Minerva you ask? Minerva is the Roman goddess of wisdom, strategy, arts, and trade. Here at Digital Minerva, we bring together our creative, strategic, and knowledge-based resources to build websites that go beyond what is expected.

Advanced Network Systems is a Charlottesville based company that provides comprehensive, enterprise-quality security, designed for small and mid-sized organizations. Our specialties are cybersecurity, managed IT programs, and information technology solutions for business.

At Advanced Network Systems, we love helping organizations reach their business goals, and solve operational challenges, with the right information technology. We live and breathe IT, and are experts at combining the right people, products and processes to achieve successful business outcomes.

Bronze Sponsors

Exhibit Table Vendors


Shenandoah Valley Technology Council

Harrisonburg Economic Development

Shenandoah Valley Innovation Coalition

Blue Ridge Community College

JMU X-Labs

Chiedo Labs

JMU Office of Technology Innovation & Economic Development

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