Events & Programs Overview

Signature Events

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February 4, 2021
Virtual

This year’s APEX Awards will be a week-long digital celebration of the leaders and companies elevating Colorado tech to new heights and will conclude with a live virtual event on February 4th.

Each day of the week, we’ll announce different award finalists and winners across our digital platforms and social media channels and share their stories of courage, passion and tenacity.

The celebration will culminate on Thursday, February 4th, with our annual APEX Awards event. The virtual event will feature a dynamic program with abundant networking opportunities and live award announcements.

Since 2001, CTA has hosted this prestigious event to bring together the community and celebrate the exceptional people, companies and accomplishments of the year. In the tradition of years past, we’ll be recognizing award winners who are leading the way for Colorado tech. Winners are selected by a panel of community judges. Want a closer look at the APEX Awards,

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February 2021
Virtual

SheTech is a one-day event for 9th and 10th grade female students featuring workshop activities in
science, technology, engineering and math (STEM) with professionals from a variety of
backgrounds and industries. Industry members are invited to showcase their company by hosting an
immersive Tech Workshop or TechZone Activity during the event.

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C-Level @ A Mile High Programs

July 6, 2020
Virtual

C-Level @ A Mile High is where Colorado tech companies can go beyond networking, do business and build lasting relationships. 

During the event, we gather 50+ top tech executives and give them the title of “Celebrity”. As our C-Level Celebrities, these executives attend the event to connect with our attendees. Celebrities share information on upcoming IT projects and put together auction experience packages – such as a hike, sporting event or cooking class – that our attendees bid on throughout the evening in an effort to win the chance to spend even more time with the Celebrity following the event.

As our largest fundraiser of the year, C-Level @ A Mile High has always been an opportunity for Colorado’s tech community to come together to support Colorado Technology Association and the Colorado tech community.

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September 2021
Virtual

The Women in Technology (WIT) Conference is a virtual event celebrating women across Colorado’s tech community. Participants hear from a variety of dynamic speakers and engage in meaningful discourse on technology trends, leadership and opportunities and challenges surrounding women in today’s tech workforce.

Attendees enjoyed two jam-packed half days of direct access to executive-level women and community leaders from all corners of Colorado tech and beyond, as well as the opportunity to network with other women in technology.

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Programs

Quarterly
Virtual

Whether you are a long-time member or thinking about joining, these informal gatherings are your
ticket to meeting our network and receiving information on CTA and all the ways you can get involved in our community.

Bi-Weekly
Virtual

Business leaders are being faced with unprecedented uncertainty. The Leadership Now series provides
strategies, tools and resources to thrive amid the turbulence. This challenging environment requires
innovation and new approaches to enhance business performance. This series will provide leaders a
playbook to envision a new future and uncover the opportunities in times of change. Topics include:
Employment Law, Crisis Communications, Mental Health/Wellness, Technology Tools, Economic
Development.

March 2021
Colorado State Capitol | Virtual

Tech Day at the Capitol is an event for tech companies in Colorado to represent the state’s tech industry and connect with policy makers to educate and inform them on your company or organization and the role you play in the overall Colorado tech ecosystem. Receive the latest updates and showcase your company and technology to our state leaders.

June 2021
United States Capitol | Virtual

The DC Fly-In provides an opportunity for CTA members to learn the latest on tech policy issues from experts and decision makers at CompTIA’s tech policy conference and offers communication with Colorado’s Congressional Delegation.

Quarterly
Virtual

The Insights Series explores the latest emerging technologies and features a deep dive into tech topics. Each event features an expert analyst and diverse expert panel. 2020 topics included “Developing Plans Around Emerging and Modern Technologies in Uncertain Times”, “Turning Small Insights into Big Wins – A Pragmatic Approach to Innovation in Uncertain Times”, “Security Essentials – Lessons From the Cyber Trenches”, “Developing a Human-Centered Data Strategy”, “Adapting to a New Normal – Where is CO Tech Headed in 2021?”.

Quarterly
Virtual

Your long-term success depends on the ability to effectively listen and confidently present your ideas.
Hosted by CTA in partnership with The Moxy Lab, this course is focused on listening intelligence. This
course will benefit anyone working for a tech organization or in a tech role. Those best served by the
course will be individuals who are mid-career to directors.

Bi-monthly
Virtual

Member happy hours bring together our network in a casual, intimate setting with curated conversations to connect and build relationships with fellow CTA members and the CTA team.

Bi-monthly
Virtual

Launched by our Women in Tech CO Council, our Womenar series are bi-monthly webinars that aim to
identify and understand the issues facing women in technology and leadership positions. We invite both men and women to engage in these bi-monthly programs.

Peer-to-Peer

Quarterly
Virtual

Tech Talent Denver is an industry-led council that serves to support, educate and train a viable
technology sector workforce by acting as a voice for the tech industry, collaborating with community and regional partners and advocating for the development of a strong technology workforce through
outreach and regional collaboration opportunities. Tech company executives, hiring managers and HR representatives are welcome, as our public partners focused on education and workforce development for the technology community.

Bi-monthly
Virtual

Bridging and informing industry and government to drive smart policy that fosters and protects a thriving, innovative technology climate. The Tech Affairs Council is a bi-monthly meeting of CTA members coming together to discuss policy and regulatory issues impacting the Colorado tech community. Each meeting features an update on relevant issues and a presentation from stakeholders in the tech policy community.

Bi-monthly
Virtual

The Women in Tech CO Council is attended by the heads of women’s corporate networks. Through the
meetings, these leaders build relationships and share best practices for starting and supporting a
women’s corporate network and engage in related women-in-tech-focused programs and initiatives.