About Us

Our Mission

The mission of the Carolina Technology Conference is to educate and inspire people to enter the field of technology.

We look at the conference as a technological deep dive into a variety of relevant topics facing IT managers and engineers today. It's an extremely worthwhile event for anyone working in IT, security, or technology management.

The Carolina Technology Conference is proud to host the biggest names in the technology business along with local partners who gather each year in Columbia, SC.

We want you to succeed.

That's why the Carolina Technology Conference is geared toward technology professionals who hope to increase their market value as well as company owners, managers and individuals who aspire to work in technology careers.

We also want to help you become a problem solver. We've all been there. When something goes wrong, how do you fix it?

The CTC enlists leading EXPERTS who can help you discover creative solutions to fix technological problems. Our “hands on” LABs give you a chance to see real world technology solutions in action and try them for yourself.

Our goal has been to maintain a good mix of vendor information and actual USER networking and real-world experiences. We also keep the conference extremely affordable to the users and maintain a strong user focus rather than a vendor focused event. We believe both sides get more value that way.

We love giving back to a community that has given us so much. Due to strong sponsorships, we are proud to be able to donate the majority of all pre-registration proceeds to local charities.

The Carolina Technology Conference is at the Columbia Metropolitan Convention Center. Don't miss your chance to be something great in the Southeast.

History and Background

The Carolina Technology Conference started as a joint venture between several local USER GROUPS in 2008.

Over 700 people from 14 states and Washington DC descend on Columbia, South Carolina for one of the largest technology conferences in the southeast. Attendees included a good mix of IT decision makers, technology professionals, experts in various specialties, business leaders, students and educational institutions.

The Carolina Technology Conference is proud to host the biggest names in the technology business along with local partners who gather each year in Columbia, SC for this unique event!

Past Conference Statistics

STATS from past few conferences

2,137

Unique Attendees

1,000

Companies & Government Agencies Represented by Attendees

958

People Attending Multiple Years

15

Number of States Represented by Attendees

3.9%

Percent of Students & Job Seekers (Even lower this year).

85%

Percent with MORE than 8 years in a IT/Security Career

116

# of CEOs, CIOs, Owners, Presidents

293

# of VP Technology, CTO, IT Directors, Senior IT Managers

 

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