NASA Administrator Charles F. Bolden to Keynote NVTC's Annual TechCelebration Banquet on Nov. 14

GMU President Alan Merten to receive Earle C. Williams Lifetime Achievement Award; Sen. Mark Warner to present Chairman's Award to NVTC's Arlington National Cemetery Task Force; and NVTC/Washington Technology Government Contractor CTO Innovator Awards winners to be announced

HERNDON, Va., Nov. 7, 2011 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- The Northern Virginia Technology Council (NVTC), the largest technology council in the nation, today announced that NASA Administrator Charles F. Bolden Jr. will deliver the keynote at this year's TechCelebration banquet on Nov. 14 at The Ritz-Carlton, Tysons Corner. Bolden will discuss the space agency's future, including investments in next-generation space technologies like a space-based optical communications system, a deep space atomic clock and a space solar sail.

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As a special tribute, NVTC will honor George Mason University President Dr. Alan G. Merten with the Earle C. Williams Lifetime Achievement Award, which is presented to a person whose lifetime personal and professional endeavors have made a significant impact on the Northern Virginia technology community. Dr. Merten will retire from the GMU presidency in June 2012.

NVTC and Sen. Mark Warner will also honor the core team leaders of NVTC's Arlington National Cemetery Task Force with the 2011 Chairman's Award, and NVTC will honor the finalists  and announce the winners of the 2011 NVTC/Washington Technology Government Contractor CTO Innovator Awards, recognizing chief technology officers within the region's government contracting community for their critical contributions to achieving results for their customers and their leadership within their own companies.


November 14, 2011




5:30 – 6:30 p.m. Registration


6:30 – 9:00 p.m. – Dinner and awards ceremony




The Ritz-Carlton, Tysons Corner


1700 Tysons Blvd, McLean, VA


Directions to The Ritz-Carlton




To register as a member of the press, please contact Allison Gilmore at


703-904-7878 ext. 287 or email agilmore@nvtc.org.


The event is free for press but advanced registration is required. Press credentials are required for entry.


The Northern Virginia Technology Council (NVTC) is the membership and trade association for the technology community in Northern Virginia. As the largest technology council in the nation, NVTC serves about 1,000 companies from all sectors of the technology industry, as well as service providers, universities, foreign embassies, non-profit organizations and governmental agencies.  Through its member companies, NVTC represents about 200,000 employees in the region. NVTC is recognized as the nation's leader in providing its technology community with networking and educational events; specialized services and benefits; public policy advocacy; branding of its region as a major global technology center; initiatives in targeted business sectors and in the international, entrepreneurship, workforce and education arenas; the Equal Footing Foundation, a 501(c)(3) nonprofit charity that serves local area youth; and The Entrepreneur Center @NVTC which mentors new technology entrepreneurs. Visit NVTC at www.nvtc.org.

SOURCE Northern Virginia Technology Council


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