Arizona Technology Council, in partnership with the Arizona Commerce Authority, honors technology leaders and innovators from across the state with the 16th annual Governor’s Celebration of Innovation Awards on
October 24, 2019, at the Phoenix Convention Center.
Additionally, 2019 marks the 16th year of this prestigious, black-tie event that attracts more than 850 attendees for a night of networking, dining and entertainment.
For 2019, the event will consist of a strolling dinner and Tech Showcase followed by a theatre-style awards program. Companies featured at the Tech Showcase consist of award finalists, sponsors and AZTC partners.
4:00 – 6:00 PM Tech Showcase | Networking | Strolling Dinner
6:00 – 8:00 PM Award Presentations
8:00 – 8:30 PM Networking + Tech Showcase
Early-bird ticket prices end October 4. CLICK HERE to purchase tickets.
AZTC Members: $125 | Non-AZTC Members: $150
AZTC Member table of 10: $1,000 | Non-AZTC Member table of 10: $1,250
Award nominations for the 2019 event will open on Monday, June 17 and run through Friday, July 26. The awards are open to ALL Arizona companies. Membership in the Arizona Technology Council is not required to submit a nomination. Download the nomination category form applicable to your organization and submit to firstname.lastname@example.org by Friday, July 26, 2019.
Innovator of the Year: Start Up
Presented to a company or business unit that has achieved significant success, technical innovation or scientific achievement in the past calendar year.
Innovator of the Year: Small Company
Presented to a company or business unit in a technology industry that generates less than $50 million in annual revenues.
Innovator of the Year: Large Company
Presented to a company or business unit in a technology industry that generates more than $50 million in annual revenues.
Innovator of the Year: Academia
Presented to a higher education institution that has achieved success through research and development and provides demonstrated technical innovation, scientific achievement and potential commercial viability.
Ed Denison Business Leader of the Year
Presented to an individual or organization that contributes to Arizona’s technology sector through relentless community involvement, leadership, visibility and excellence in economic development activity.
MSS Business Transformation Leader of the Year
Presented to an executive or an organization (profit or not-for-profit) that has achieved significant business success driving positive, transformational change in their organization with measurable outcomes.
Lifetime Achievement Award:
The voting for the 2019 Lifetime Achievement Award will open on Monday, August 5. To nominate someone for the 2019 voting please contact email@example.com
GCOI sponsorship packages range in price from $2,500 – $25,000.
Contact firstname.lastname@example.org for more information.
About the Tech Showcase:
Arizona is emerging as one of the fastest-growing tech hubs in the nation. Arizona may be a young state, but it is the grit and personality of the local technology companies and vendors that set it apart. There is no better place on earth to launch and scale innovative ideas that tackle the toughest tech challenges. Featuring award finalists, sponsors and partners, the Tech Showcase will include over 50 companies showcasing their innovations, culture and future here in Arizona. Bring your staff and colleagues to experience and enjoy Arizona’s exciting the tech community.
Tech Showcase exhibitors are encouraged to show off their company culture and creativity through fun, interactive activities. Some ideas include:
• Virtual reality
• Putting green
• Life-size board games like Jenga or Connect Four
• Prize wheel
• Drone racing
• Video games
• Dance Dance Revolution
Interested in learning about transportation from Tucson to the 2019 GCOI event? Please contact Jeff Sales at email@example.com for more information.