What is the SPTC?

The Southern Piedmont Technology Council (SPTC) is a member based organization consisting of technology companies and advocates from Southern Virginia. Through our networking meetings, conferences and banquets, we have aimed at building on our membership base, educating the community, facilitating discussion with, and increasing Southern Piedmont’s exposure to other parts of Virginia.

Award Nominations are open

Nominate an an individual or organization using technology to impact the region!

Join Us

Regardless of your business or personal activity, it is hard to deny that technology and innovation are impacting and changing the way we all operate. Be part of the growing technology movement right here in Southern Piedmont by joining the SPTC. The 2020 Membership Drive is underway, as a member of SPTC, you can connect with the tech community, develop professionally, and promote your organization. 


Awards Banquet

The Innovation Stars Awards Banquet is a celebration of Southern Piedmont’s technology community. The Southern Piedmont Technology Council honors the contributions of individuals and organizations that promote the importance of technology throughout our service region. Awards are presented in seven categories.

Nominations are currently open.

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