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Smart City Challenge 2021

VA

Join us from January 23- February 18, 2021 for a month of hacking where we create and celebrate innovative solutions that make our region smarter, livable, resilient, and sustainable for everyone. We invite people from all walks of life to join and highly encourage women and people of color to register and share their solutions for the future!

Remaking our Third Places – Rethinking Retail

VA

This is a time of unprecedented disruption in main street businesses. Restaurants and street-front retail, the social gathering third places that make urban living vibrant, are struggling. Foot traffic has plunged. Consumer behavior increasingly relies on e-commerce, delivery, and take-out.

Stores have adapted with innovative technology, changes to layouts, updated business models, and by embracing new uses.

This full-day virtual symposium asks experts and local leaders to look at Washington’s retail landscape and answer the questions

How do we preserve and rebuild a viable retail industry in the metropolitan Washington DC area?
What roles will design and technology play?
How do we rebuild the place and purpose of the retail landscape of our communities?

Join us to explore trends and projections for the future of third places. ​

$50 – $110

Legal Issues with Bringing Employees Back to the office During the COVID-19 Era

VA

Do you know the legal implications of bringing your employees back to the office?

-Should employees be asked to waive liability to return to work?

-Can employers require an employee get the COVID-19 vaccine before returning to work?

-What should an employer do if an employee claims they cannot come in to work for medical reasons?

-What are employers required to do if an employee reports to work sick with COVID-19?

Get answers to these legal questions and more from our expert panelist

Employer Legal Issues: Bringing Employees Back to Office During COVID-19

VA

Do you know the legal implications of bringing your employees back to the office?

-Should employees be asked to waive liability to return to work?

-Can employers require an employee get the COVID-19 vaccine before returning to work?

-What should an employer do if an employee claims they cannot come in to work for medical reasons?

-What are employers required to do if an employee reports to work sick with COVID-19?

Get answers to these legal questions and more from our expert panelists:

-Marina Burton Blickley, Shareholder, Odin, Feldman & Pittleman, PC
-Sara M. Sakagami, Shareholder, Odin, Feldman & Pittleman, PC

Multi-Chamber Virtual Lunar New Year Celebration

VA

Celebrate 2021, the Year of the Ox, with top regional business economic development leaders! The Asian American Chamber of Commerce and the Global Chamber® Baltimore-Washington, D.C. cordially invite you to […]

$15

The CMMC Paradigm and Contractor Supply Chain Risk Management Obligations

VA

Your company’s level of “cyber hygiene” will directly impact your eligibility to contract or subcontract with the Defense Department (and likely with some non-DoD agencies) as well as impact your competitive posture anywhere in the DoD supply or service chain.

In this Program, you will learn about: The CMMC – DoD implementation schedule; The Federal cybersecurity vocabulary: CUI, FCI, CCI; and much more!

In a Word: Equity: Stories of Tangible Workplace Change

VA

The Federal Small Business Innovation Research (SBIR) program awards over $3.5B annually to small businesses in the US who are developing new, high risk technology that has commercialization potential. Eleven federal agencies make over 5000 awards annually to help meet their missions and solve critical technology hurdles. Learn more about SBIR programs, how to write compelling SBIR proposals, and funding opportunities for small tech companies in Virginia. The guest speaker will be Robert Brooke, Director, Federal Funding Programs, Center for Innovative Technology.