Registration is open for NCTech4Good Conference, May 4, Chapel Hill, NC
Third Annual NCTech4Good Conference for Nonprofits
To be Held on Friday, May 4, in Chapel Hill, NC
"Productivity: Doing More With Less" is the theme of the third annual NCTech4Good Conference for Nonprofits to be held on Friday, May 4, 2012, at the William & Ida Friday Center for Continuing Education in Chapel Hill, NC.
The conference is designed to serve officers, staff, volunteers and others employed by or interested in nonprofit organizations. Emphasis of the conference will be on new and existing technologies — hardware, software and services — which can help attendees improve their operations.
The conference offers a wide range of presentations and workshops, and this year there will be concurrent “design your own” (DYO) sessions the same day at the Friday Center. The conference begins with registration at 8 a.m. and includes morning and afternoon sessions (including the DYOs), a buffet luncheon, and a concluding reception at 5 p.m., during which a number of door prizes will be presented.
Most conference participants live or work in North Carolina, South Carolina and Virginia, but some come from Washington, DC, and other parts of the country.
The cost of the conference is $75 through April 27; after that date, the cost is $125. Complete registration information may be found on the organization’s Website at www.nctech4good.org.
Blocks of rooms at a discount have been set aside for conference attendees at The Courtyard by Marriott and The Aloft in Chapel Hill. Both hotels are listed on the Website, with other travel information about the area.
The Courtyard by Marriott is adjacent to the Friday Center, where the conference is being held, and The Aloft is about a half mile away, within walking distance, but also offers a free shuttle bus to and from the Friday Center.
All conference attendees may also attend a free social and networking event on Thursday, May 3, from 6 to 10 p.m. at The Aloft. Complimentary hors d’oeuvres and soft drinks will be served, and there will be a cash bar for alcoholic beverages and other food.
For those who would like to spend the weekend in the Triangle, complete travel information is available from the three visitors bureaus at www.visitchapelhill.org, www.durham-nc.com and www.visitraleigh.com.
NCTech4Good is the regional network for sharing knowledge about technologies that can advance the mission of nonprofit organizations. This sharing occurs during monthly meetings on the third Wednesday of the month, from 6:30 to 8:30 p.m., and at the annual conference described above.
NCTech4Good is supported locally by the North Carolina Center for Nonprofits, United Way of the Greater Triangle and Public Information Network, Inc., also known as RTPnet. It is also supported by the international groups NTEN: The Nonprofit Technology Network and NetSquared. NCTech4Good is a local group of NetSquared and an NTEN 501 Tech Club.
Judy Hallman, one of the conference organizers