Governor’s Celebration of Innovation (GCOI) is the Arizona Technology Council’s (AZTC) annual awards gala in partnership with the Arizona Commerce Authority (ACA) that honors technology leaders and innovators from across the state. The event attracts more than 850 attendees each year for a night of networking, food and entertainment. 2019 marks the 16th year of this prestigious event.
For 2019, the event will consist of a strolling dinner and Tech Showcase followed by theatre style awards program. The Tech Showcase companies 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
GCOI Event Tickets: Early Bird Ticket Prices End October 4th. To purchase tickets please click here.
– AZTC Member – $125
– Non-AZTC Member – $150
– AZTC Member Group of Ten Tickets – $1,000 (Best Value)
– Non-AZTC Member Group of Ten Tickets – $1,250 (Best Value)
Award Nominations: Award nominations for the 2019 event will open on Monday, June 17th and run through Friday, July 26th. Nomination forms are posted below. Click on the category to download the nomination form. Final filled out award forms will need to be submitted to email@example.com by Friday, July 26th.
Innovator of the Year Start Up
Innovator of the Year Small Company
Innovator of the Year Large Company
Innovator of the Year Academia
Ed Denison Business Leader of the Year
Lifetime Achievement Award: The voting for the 2019 Lifetime Achievement Award will open on Monday, August 5th. To nominate someone for the 2019 voting please contact firstname.lastname@example.org
About The Tech Showcase:
Arizona is emerging as one of the fastest growing tech hubs in the nation. We have so many amazing characters that make up our community; we may be young, but it is the grit and personality of our amazing technology companies and vendors that set us apart. There is no better place on earth to launch and scale innovative ideas that tackle the toughest tech challenges.
Come out on Thursday, October 24th to be part of the Tech Showcase at the 16th annual Governor’s Celebration of Innovation Awards. The Tech Showcase will include over 50 companies showcasing their innovations, culture and future here in Arizona. Bring your staff to experience and enjoy the tech community in Arizona!
We are encouraging exhibitors to show off their company culture and creativity through fun, interactive activation’s. 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
Need a Ride from Tucson:
Interested in learning about transportation from Tucson to GCOI event? Please contact Jeff Sales at email@example.com for more information.
Sponsorship packages for the 2019 GCOI event are now available. Sponsorship packages range in price from $2,500 – $25,000. Please email firstname.lastname@example.org for 2019 sponsorship information.
Event Sponsors/Technology Showcase Exhibitors:
Arizona Commerce Authority