Our Signature Events

Aerospace, Aviation, Defense and Manufacturing Requirements Day


For members of the aerospace, defense, aviation and manufacturing community, the Arizona Technology Council offers a major opportunity for you to connect with potential new partners. For defense contractors, the event will be your chance to take the spotlight as you explain your needs with subcontractors. For smaller manufacturers and service providers, you will be able to present and talk directly with A&D decision-makers to learn how to best meet their requirements.

Business + IT Expo and CIO of the Year Awards

The Business + IT Expo is one of the largest technology-focused events in the state of Arizona. The Business + IT Expo is an exhibition of over 75 technology companies, complete with breakout sessions and networking. For more information on getting your company involved, email marketing@aztechcouncil.org.

CEO Retreat

Escape the heat and head up to Red Rock Country for the Council's two day CEO Retreat that gathers business owners, presidents and CEOs for golf, networking and panel discussions. The first day invites CEOs to play in a golf scramble with prizes including closest to the pin and longest drive, followed by a networking reception. The second day of the CEO Retreat features two panel discussions led by a notable Arizona CEOs and a luncheon keynote address by a high-profile business leader. For more information on getting your company involved, email marketing@aztechcouncil.org.

Cybersecurity Conference

The Cybersecurity Summit is an opportunity for government and business executives to learn about the threats, vulnerabilities, and consequences related to data security and privacy matters. Join us for this educational summit as numerous Arizona Technology Council member organizations showcase their products and services geared toward helping protect your Intellectual Property and customer data. There will be a panel discussion, keynote speaker, sponsor expo and other great presentations. For more information on getting your company involved, email marketing@aztechcouncil.org.

Governor's Celebration of Innovation

In partnership with the Arizona Commerce Authority, the Governor's Celebration of Innovation (GCOI) is the Arizona Technology Council's awards gala that honors technology leaders and innovators from across the state. The event attracts more than 1,000 attendees each year for a night of networking, food and entertainment. The awards portion of the event is a theater-style presentation, followed by a sit down and plated dinner. For more information on getting your company involved, email marketing@aztechcouncil.org.

Marketing Technology Summit

Presented by the Arizona Technology Council and the Phoenix chapter of the Business Marketing Association, the annual Marketing Technology Summit focuses on the unique marketing and technology requirements facing business marketers in the 21st century. Your company's marketing department will learn about cutting-edge marketing technologies and applications of emerging best practices. They'll also connect with leading marketing resources through the event’s sponsor expo. For more information on getting your company involved, email marketing@aztechcouncil.org.

Legislative Day

AZTC's annual Legislative Day gives state lawmakers the opportunity to meet with technology company leaders to hear their concerns about Arizona’s technology industry and to see how they can work together to address those issues. Held each March at the Old Capitol Building Ice Cream Parlor in downtown Phoenix, this lunch event draws about 75 officials interested in learning about and influencing public policy. For more information on getting your company involved, email marketing@aztechcouncil.org.

Arizona Middle School Science Bowl

The Arizona Middle School Science Bowl encourages students to expand their knowledge of math and science, exposes students to opportunities in the science, technology, engineering and math (STEM) fields, and raises the visibility of academic achievement through a prestigious academic event. In this statewide academic competition, middle school students compete in a fast-paced verbal forum to solve technical problems and answer questions in all branches of science and math. Winners of the Arizona regional event receive the opportunity to compete at the National Science Bowl in Washington, D.C. For more information, click here.

Arizona Science & Engineering Fair

Thousands of students from all over Arizona have competed for the opportunity to be one of the 1300 students to present their research at this statewide science fair. For more information, click here.

Arizona SciTech Festival

The Arizona Scitech Festival showcases Arizona as a national leader in science, technology and innovation through a series of events taking place during the month of February 2012. Spearheaded by the Arizona Technology Council Foundation in partnership with Arizona State University and Arizona Science Center, the Arizona SciTech Festival is a grass roots collaboration of over 200 organizations in industry, academia, arts, community and K-12, geared to excite and inform Arizonans ages three to 103 about how science, technology and innovation will drive our state for the next 100 years. For more information, click here.

AZTC Career Summit

The Arizona Technology Council, in partnership with Renaissance Personnel Group and Career Connectors, is excited to announce its second annual Career Summit, taking place Thursday, March 29, 2012 at ASU SkySong. The Career Summit is designed to educate both job seekers and hiring companies on the ever changing job market in Arizona. This year's Summit will feature representatives from some of the Valley's leading companies highlighting their internal hiring practices to advise job seekers and prospective applicants how to get an edge on the competition. For more information on getting your company involved, email marketing@aztechcouncil.org.