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.

Tech Resources

The SPTC Program and Marketing committee have provided COVID-19 resources to assist our members
COVID-19 Resources

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 SPTC is excited to announce Miss America, Camille Schrier, as the keynote speaker for the 2020 Innovative Stars Awards Banquet. Camille is a biochemist and STEM advocate!

Due to the current diagnosed cases of COVID-19 (Coronavirus) in Virginia and the Governors steps to implement precautions, the SPTC has postponed the Awards Banquet to October 15, 2020. The health and safety of our attendees, speakers, and organizers are our top priority.

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Tech at Lunch 

On March 12th, Travis Williams, Chief Flight Instructor at Averett University, discussed the importance of the Aerospace Management Program to our region, and he provided a tour of the flight center. Everyone was able to witness first hand why the program was recognized as an Innovation Star Award Winner in 2019.

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