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.

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. Pro-rated memberships are currently available for the remainder of the year. 


Membership Breakfasts

We would like to invite you to breakfast for an informational session to learn about the technology council and how it can benefit and support your organization. In order to better serve you, we are hosting breakfast in three locations – Martinsville, South Boston, and Danville. Please attend the one most convenient for you!

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