Technology Sector Events

2018 - Upcoming Events

August 2018

Cyber Summit

August 23-24, 2018


Florida State University Conference Center

Tallahassee, Florida

Information on ISACA Tallahassee

Conference Registration

September 2018

The Current

FTC Open House

Hosted by Current Agency


Friday, September 14, 2018
Time: 4:30 - 7:00
The Current Agency
3707 Apalachee Pkwy, Tallahassee
Hello FTC Members!

We proudly invite you to our FTC Open House on September 14, 2018. We get the opportunity to tour the office of one of our newest members, The Current Agency.

From their full in-house bar to indoor basketball court, Current is definitely your "out-of-the-box" digital and creative marketing agency. Join us for snacks, drinks and good times.

About Current: Current is a digital and creative marketing agency comprised of innovators, collaborators, and creative minds driven to energize our clients through digital and creative solutions of branding, graphic design, photography, search engine optimization, social media, videography and website development to build their businesses and communities. At Current, we believe in "turning on" our clients with our out-of-the-box approach to each project and by staying up-to-date on the latest industry trends and creating new ones.
This is a members-only event!

Past Events - 2018

January 2018

FTC Cybersecurity Summit
Sponsored by:

January 2018
Time & Location to be announced
Tallahassee, FL


Power Forward Speaker Series
With Chip Conley of AIRBNB

Wednesday, Jan 31st at 3:30
Ruby Diamond Concert Hall
Tallahassee, FL

A limited number of tickets are available at ($40* base price for main level seating and $30* base price for balcony seating; $10* for students – student ID required for college students). Tickets also will be sold at the FSU Fine Arts Ticket Office (in the lobby of the Fine Arts Building at 540 W. Call St.) 

Past Power Forward events have sold out and limited seating is available, so purchase your tickets today at or at the FSU Fine Arts Ticket Office.

How to Prepare for the 2018 Cyber Threats

January 24, 2018

Join Patrick Wheeler, Proofpoint’s Director of Threat Intelligence, on Wednesday, January 24th at 10 AM PT for our webinar, “How to Prepare for the 2018 Cyber Threats.” This live event will cover:

- Predictions for the 2018 threat landscape
- Key actions you can take to prepare your organization
- Top resources to help support your security efforts

Join Here

February 2018

Sponsored by: Harris Corporation

February 15th 2018- 10:00-3:00
State Capitol Bldg.
Tallahassee, FL

Come be part of Florida's first ever Technology Day at the Capitol.  Meet and greet Florida Senators, Representatives and staff.  Meet and mingle with Florida's top tech businesses and the latest startups.  To participate please contact FTC Executive Director James Taylor at

FTC Legislative Reception
Sponsored by: Harris Corporation

February 15th 2018: 5:30-8:00
The Governor's Club
Tallahassee, FL

Come mingle with Florida's finest Senators & Representatives.  Chat it up with Agency CIO's, or just enjoy the food and entertainment while we do all the work.  Previous FTC receptions have been held at the Governor's Club and Florida's Historic Capitol, and have included famous names like James Taylor! 

AST Introductions
Sponsored by: Harris Corporation

February 15th 2018: 4:00-5:00
TCC Center For Innovation
Tallahassee, FL

FTC Members Only Event to include Tech Day At The Capitol display participants and invited guests. 

Eric Larson, CIO for the Agency for State Technology, introduces new staff and lays out the direction of AST in 2018 and opportunities for working with the State. 


Thursday, February 15, 2018
The Florida Capitol: 400 S Monroe St, Tallahassee, FL 32399

Participate in media promotions

Interact with legislators, state agency CIO's and state employees

Take a tour of the Capitol

Meet with fellow technology business leaders

Promote your tech business

EVENT includes:

FTC Members and event participatns only:

Agency for State Technology, behind the scenes update by CIO Eric Larson:

4:00-5:00 at the TCC Center For Innovation, directly across from the Captiol

VIP Inviation to Legislative Reception at the Governor's Club, following Members Only AST Update


March 2018

Word Camp Miami
by: SFTA

03/16/2018 – 03/18/2018 (all day)
FIU School of Business
BLDG 04A, 11200 SW 8th St, Miami, FL

WordCamp Miami is an non-profit conference 100% run by volunteers, and it’s perfect for anyone working with the web: Bloggers, marketers, students, ecommerce store owners, coders, designers… even kids. WordCamp Miami is one of the longest running WordCamps and one of the largest volunteer-run community tech events in Miami.

Corridor’s Career Expo
by: The  Florida High Tech Corridor

Monday, March 6 – Wednesday, March 8
Orlando, FL

In its fourth year, Career Expo will bring together career center professionals from top universities throughout the nation and state colleges in Florida to meet with high tech businesses and K-12 school systems in the Corridor.  Career center professionals will convene in Orlando for the event, allowing local companies and school systems to visit each state college and university booth to discuss employment opportunities, hiring needs and strategies to attract the best and brightest graduates in the country for high tech and academic work in Florida.

April 2018

FTC Member- Florida State University

April 11, Noon - 5PM
FSU's new Innovation Hub

DIGITECH is a unique experience that might be described as SXSW FSU-style. The event features an exhibition in which visitors can experience new technologies first hand, dynamic performances, educational workshops and presentations by insightful experts.

Artificial Intelligence Conference
Tech Festival 2018

April 30-May 2, 2018: Tutorials & Conference
New York, NY

The Artificial Intelligence Conference delivers an unsurpassed depth and breadth in technical content—with a laser-sharp focus on the most important AI developments for business.

May 2018

PowerdUp Tampa Bay
Tech Festival 2018

May 23, 2018: 1pm-6:30pm
Mahaffey Theater
400 1st St SE, Saint Petersburg, FL

Complimentary tickets are available *only* to employees of Tampa Bay Tech member companies


FTC Advisory Board Meeting
Sponsored by: Tallahassee Community College

May 8th 2018: 9:00-Noon
TCC Center For Innovation
300 W Pensacola St., Tallahassee, FL

The Florida Technology Council is guided by a nineteen-person Board of Advisors.  This board is comprised of C-level executives from leading technology companies across the state of Florida.  The board meets twice a year, unless urgent matters of the State require additional meetings.  All active members of the FTC are invited to attend this meeting. 

*due to the sensitivity of information discussed there will not be a call-in option for this meeting.

Florida Digital Government Summit
Government Technology

Event Date: May 3 & 4
Florida State Conference Center
555 West Pensacola St., Tallahassee, FL

Government Technology’s passion is helping spread best practices and spurring innovation in the public sector. The Florida Digital Government Summit is designed to do just that. The summit advisory board , comprised of State CIO's and the Florida Technology Council, creates an agenda designed to make that passion relevant and actionable to the state and local government organizations attending the summit.

*This event is open to Public Sector only

June 2018

Florida Tech Association Leadership Meeting
Sponsored by: Orlando Tech Association

June 14th 2018: 10:00-Noon, followed by lunch
Where: Orlando Tech Association
101 S Garland Ave, Ste 108, Orlando, FL 32801

Florida technology association CEO's, Presidents and Executive Directors from the Florida Technology Council, Tampa Bay Tech, Orlando Tech Association, JAX-IT Council and the South Florida Technology Alliance gather for the state's first collaborative technology leadership meeting. 

*additional participants will be added to these meetings

July 2018

SUP-X:  The StartUp Expo 
Presented by South Florida Technology Alliance

July 26, 2018
Broward Convention Center 
Ft. Lauderdale, FL

Content:  Geared toward early stage entrepreneurs and associated capital; cutting edge topics by experts from around the world on crypto/blockchain, cannabis, AI, social innovation, fintech, medtech/life sciences/digital health and more.

Attendees:  1,000 to 1,500 startup and early stage entrepreneurs, angel and VC investors, service providers, accelerators, entrepreneur support, organizations and others from two dozen+ states and a half-dozen countries. Approximately 20% of attendees are accredited investors.

Sponsor/Exhibitors: Over 100 exhibitors; special exhibition opportunities for venture oriented startup and non-profits. Exhibition/sponsorship opportunites from $500 to $20,000.  

Highlights:  #WomenForWomen, the largest gathering of angel groups, seed series funds and VC funds focused on women investors in the US in 2018; startup competition with $25,000 for 1st place.

Tickets:  Affordably priced from $29 to $299.

Discount Codes:

$40 off general admission - 2018SUPXGA59

$100 off VIP - 2018SUPXVIP199

Visit for more information. 

Past Events - 2017

June 2017

WITI Summit

For more information click here

IT Innovations in Healthcare
Sponsored and Hosted by:  Johnson & Johnson

Thursday, June 22, 2017
6:00 pm - 8:00 pm
Tampa, FL

Click HERE for more info.

eMerge Americas
Sponsored and Hosted by:  Johnson & Johnson

June 12 & 13
Miami Beach Convention Center
1901 Convention Center Dr

Click HERE for more info.

July 2017 Power Networking Social
Sponsored and Hosted by: Blueline Assoc

Thursday, July 20, 2017
6:00 pm - 8:00 pm
Hula Bay Club, Tampa

For more information click here

FTC Members: Security Tour
Sponsored and Hosted by: Coaxis

Wednesday, July 26, 2017
4:30 pm - 6:30 pm
1816 Old St. Augustine Rd., Tally

Ever wonder what a Tier 4 data facility looks like on the inside?  Join us for snacks, drinks and a once-in-a-lifetime tour deep inside this incredible facility.

FLGISA Annual Conference
For more info click here

Wednesday, July 11-14, 2017
Naples Grande Beach Resort, Naples, FL

About the Conference
The Florida Local Government Information Systems Association (FLGISA) Annual Conference is the premier local government technology event in the state of Florida. This conference is a great opportunity for technology providers to showcase new products and services and connect with those ultimately responsible for making purchasing decisions throughout the cities and counties in the State of Florida.

August 2017

WITI.Com Network Event-

Thursday, Aug 17th, 2017
Location: Tribridge

For more information please visit here

JAX Chamber IT Council Meeting-

Tuesday, Aug 29th, 2017
FSCJ Advanced Technology Center

For more information please visit here

Tech Coast Conference

Wednesday, August 23, 2017

September 2017

Taltech: How to Keep Robots & Management From Taking our Jobs

Sept 21, 2017

For More Info CLICK HERE


TCC Center For Innovation

3pm - 5pm Wednesday, Sept 19, 2017
300 West Pensacola Street
Tallahassee, FL  MAP IT


With so many changes happening in our State agencies, how can a business know what to expect or where to find the latest and greatest opportunities?  I suppose you could guess... or... you could be a member of the FTC and attend our DMS Workshop where Rosalyn Ingram, renowned Dir of State Purchasing and Chief Procurement Officer, will unveil the latest news and opportunities for vendors seeking State contracts.


Thursday, Sept 14th, 2017
Hilton Hotel West Palm Beach

For more information please visit here

October 2017

FTC  Member Mingle  

October 26th- At the conclusion of the FTC Board Meeting

The perfect opportunity for FTC Members and Board Members to meet, greet, eat, maybe drink a little, and discuss any of the millions of financial opportunities discovered during our board meeting earlier in the day. 

Harry's Seafood Bar & Grill- 301 S Bronough St, Tallahassee

FTC 2017 Board of Directors Meeting

Foley & Lardner 106 E College Ave # 900
October 26th, 2:30-4:30pm

When FTC says we represent the entire tech industry we mean it.  All members of the Council are invited to attend annual board meetings.  This years meeting begins with a focus on expanding the number of  members currently increasing revenue by millions of dollars through work acquired via the Council.  This is a meeting you can't afford to miss. 

SFTA Seminar-

Thursday, October 20th, 2017
Hilton Hotel West Palm Beach

For more information please visit here

November 2017

FBI Jacksonville Cyber Security Seminar

Date: Thursday, November 9
Time: 8:30 AM - 12:30 PM
Location: UNF University Center, 12000 Alumni Drive, Jacksonville, FL 32224

In partnership with the University of North Florida, the FBI Jacksonville Cyber Unit is hosting a cyber security seminar for local business professionals, academics, and government officials. Topics will include business email compromise and ransomware, as well as the first-ever public presentation on the case of Ardit Ferizi. 

* FTC Members interested in being on the FBI N. FL Cyber Security Group please contact your FTC Executive Director

FTC Members: Day at the Range
Sponsored by: Ruvos

10am Saturday, November 4th, 2017
Talon Training & Gun Range: 550 Commerce Blvd.
Midway, FL

Ever feel like your company has gotten off target?  Well you're in luck!  UberOps is sponsoring our very first Day at the Range event.  Bring your own or rent at the counter.  Admission is covered for all members.  Come join us for what promises to be an exciting event.  Who could have guessed that FTC also stands for Full Tactical Coverage?  After all... we aim to please.

Innovation Park: Tallahassee Startup Week

Wednesday, November 15, 2017 from 11:30 AM to 1:30 PM EST
FSU Research Foundation Building A
Room 120
2000 Levy Avenue
Tallahassee, FL 32310
Click HERE for more information


December 2017

TalTech Holiday Party

Dec 7, 2017 at 5:30pm - 7:30pm EST
CoLab @ The Pod
124 Marriott Dr, Tallahassee, FL 32301, USA

DEC 8, 2017:  Early Registration Vendor Discount Deadline for Tech Day At The Capitol

FTC Members please contact

Non FTC Members see information at top of page

SFTA ITPolooza

Thursday, Dec 7th, 2017
Lauderdale Convention Ctr., Fort Lauderdale

For more information please visit here

Additional Member Benefits

FBI Office of Private Sector


All Florida Technology Council members are invited to be a part of the FBI Office of Private Sector and join us in the strengthening of the United States economic and national security.

Cyber security conferences, held annually at the University of North Florida in Jacksonville, are designed to increase awareness of current National Security threats that may affect key United States businesses and academia.

Agent in charge: SA Shannon N. Regil
Federal Bureau of Investigation

The FBI Counterintelligence Strategic Partnership and InfraGard Programs, along with our United States Intelligence Community partners, are responsible for identifying and safeguarding those technologies which, if compromised, would harm our national security. Through our joint partnerships with businesses and academia, the FBI and its intelligence community partners are able to identify and effectively protect technologies of great importance to the United States Government.  This provides the first line of defense inside United States facilities where foreign intelligence services and competitors are focused. 


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