TAG's educational and networking programs offer you the opportunity to learn from industry experts and local technology leaders as well as exchange ideas with your peers. You can also expect to make connections and access resources that will help you grow your business or enhance your skills as a technology business owner. Whether you are a technology entrepreneur, IT Manager or programmer, our educational meetings are designed to offer you valuable and relevant information.
Monthly Speaker Series and Luncheons
TAG's signature program since 1999 features guest speakers on a variety of business-related topics of interest to technology managers and business owners. The meetings are held on the third Friday of the month at 11:30 AM. Our programs are educational and often inspirational - especially when presented by our many successful technology entrepreneurs. TAG also invites experts to offer insight into various subject matters including finance, marketing, sales, human resources, and the present and future of business and technology trends. The goal is to offer programs that help our local tech business to prosper. Please check our events page for more information.
Geared toward local c-level executives, our CEO Forum is an opportunity for leaders in the technology industry to come together to discuss the issues and challenges unique to our region. Held at Windows on the Bay quarterly, the CEO Forum is an intimate, interactive breakfast gathering designed to stimulate conversation and the sharing of best practices. You can read more on our CEO Forum page.
TAG is proud to host Mark Anderson, best-known for his accurate forecasts of important technology market shifts, each January for our annual Prediction Luncheon. Mark was the first to predict the global liquidity collapse, on TV on CNBC Europe, in March 2007, in London. He correctly predicted Steve Jobs' return to Apple before Steve was aware of it, as well as the future popularity of the "CarryAlong" format, now the fastest-growing computer category, represented by iPads and Netbooks. His 10-year, publicly graded accuracy rate is over 94%.
Each Spring, TAG hosts Bellingham TechNight
, a one-night job fair for Whatcom County tech jobs. With over 250 attendees annually, it's a prime opportunity for employers to find the talent they need to grow their business as well as a chance for job-seekers to meet and speak with hiring managers one-on-one. In addition to jobs, Bellingham TechNight showcases local resources for starting or furthering your tech career, networking opportunities, refreshments and door prizes.
Every Summer, we celebrate the progress and impact of technology companies in our region. This light-hearted event attracts industry executives and supporters of Washington's technology from Bellingham and beyond. Tech Stomp is also our annual fundraiser and net proceeds go to the TAG Scholarship Fund, which annually grants scholarships to students in technology fields attending colleges in Whatcom County.
Holiday and Scholarship Awards
As part of TAG's goal to foster partnerships between educational institutions and technology business, TAG awards of scholarships to worthy students seeking to advance their education in technology related fields. We award scholarships to students in technology related fields colleges in Whatcom County. The TAG scholarship fund is solely supported by the generous contributions of TAG members and guests. This heart-warming banquet is held in annually at the Bellingham Technical College and features a gourmet lunch prepared by the Culinary Arts students at the college.
TAG also attends statewide events and conferences that are important to our industry and the work we do on a local level. These events are advertised on our website throughout the year.
These events include but are not limited to the WTIA Industry Achievement Awards, the WTIA TechNW, the Washington Innovation Summit and the Technology Alliance's Annual State of Technology Luncheon.
If you are interested in attending one of these state wide events please contact us for opportunities to carpool.