Help us get the word out about APEX!
Use these materials promote APEX Awards & Conference
to your community in emails, newsletters, or in person. All of us working
together makes the Colorado technology industry stronger. Thank you for your
from CTA CEO, Erik Mitisek
media calls to actions and tips
Letter from CTA CEO, Erik Mitisek
We are looking forward to two of our signature events
happening this year in November. The APEX Awards will be held on Wednesday,
November 5, 2014 and the APEX Conference will take place on Thursday, November
The 14th annual APEX Awards will recognize
Colorado’s technology excellence, highlighting remarkable leaders and
innovators. Since 2001, the Colorado Technology Association has hosted this
prestigious event bringing together the community and celebrating the
exceptional people, companies and accomplishments of the year. Join more than
1,000 of your peers to celebrate industry excellence!
Designed for creative encounter and collaboration, the APEX Conference
is the Colorado technology industry’s opportunity to celebrate accomplishment
and set the direction for the coming year by gathering the community,
recognizing excellence, sparking innovation, introducing disruption and
proposing opportunity. APEX is the largest tech conference in the state,
representing the nearly $50 billion industry and Colorado’s fastest growing
sector. This year the event is expected to draw more 1,200 attendees.
We’d love your help in spreading the word about these
important events for our industry. Here are a few ways that you can help the
CTA support the Colorado’s technology industry through APEX.
- Tweet about the APEX event mentioning our @colotechasn Twitter
handle and the hashtag #APEXCO
- Invite your staff and colleagues to gather for Colorado’s largest tech summit
by sharing it in your newsletter or on your LinkedIn group.
- Place a listing for APEX in your events calendar.
Your efforts to support the technology industry are
appreciated and we look forward to recognizing our members’ excellence in
CEO, Colorado Technology Association
Sample promotional copy
Use this copy for newsletters, flyers, emails and other promotional
materials to promote the APEX events:
For the past 14 years, CTA has hosted the prestigious APEX Awards honoring
innovative thinkers and leaders in technology. Celebrate Colorado’s best at the
APEX Awards dinner on November 5th at the Hyatt Regency in Downtown
Denver. Get your tickets now! http://apexcolorado.com/awards/.
Designed for creative encounter and collaboration, APEX is the Colorado
technology industry’s annual conference to celebrate accomplishment and set the
direction for the coming year by gathering the community, recognizing
excellence, sparking innovation, introducing disruption and proposing
opportunity. We will be there to support the Colorado Technology Association
and their efforts to make Colorado the world’s technology leader. Join us! http://apexcolorado.com/conference/
Sample signature files
Join (me, or organization name) in being a part of the
conversation driving Colorado technology at APEX
(I, or organization name) support the Colorado technology
industry! Be a part of the conversation at APEX
4 Quick Steps to Social Media Calls to Action
Links for social media promos:
APEX Awards: http://bit.ly/apexdinner
APEX Conference: http://bit.ly/apexconf14
1. Follow @ColoTechAsn (and we’ll follow you!)
2. The Twitter hashtag for the awards and conference is
3. Tweet under your account and include @ColoTechAsn and #APEXCO and mention
your involvement at APEX
4. Retweet messages about APEX you find on @ColoTechAsn
Sample Tweet: I’ve been nominated
for an APEX Award through @ColoTechAsn. Join me at the APEX Awards on
We’re looking forward to the @ColoTechAsn APEX Conference on November 20th.
1. Join the Colorado Technology Association Community group page (this is
different than the CTA company page). You will receive a notification when your
membership has been approved — typically within a day.
2. Once you are approved, you will see a discussion box next to your image at
the top of the page. Start a discussion or give a testimonial about your
involvement with APEX.
3. If you see other posts about APEX, comment or "like” them to keep the conversation
going and broaden the audience. Also, consider tweeting your comment by
clicking the Twitter icon and following directions.
4. Spread the news about APEX to all your contacts by a) posting an activity
update from your LinkedIn profile and b) visiting groups you are a member of
and starting a discussion in that group (the same way you would start a
discussion on the CTA community group).
1. Follow us on Facebook - Colorado Technology Association page
2. Post a comment about your involvement at APEX, remind your followers that
APEX will sell-out and tag CTA in your post. Encourage them to register now!
3. Use the following links to drive traffic to the
informational pages about the events:
APEX Awards: http://bit.ly/apexdinner
and APEX Conference: http://bit.ly/apexconf14
4. Do you have pictures of past APEX events to share? If so
post them to Facebook. Need pictures? Let us know and we will send you ours to
APEX Awards Facts
Award nominations have been submitted for nine APEX award categories. Nominees
for 2014 APEX Awards include more than 43 companies and 28 individuals from
across Colorado. At the APEX Awards, we recognize Colorado’s technology
excellence, highlighting remarkable leaders and innovators.
The awards to be given in 2014 include: Bob Newman Lifetime
Achievement, Technology Startup Company of the Year, Technology Company of the
Year, Technology Project of the Year, Chief Information Officer of the Year, Technology
Entrepreneur of the Year, Technology Teacher of the Year, Technology Advocate
of the Year and Woman in Tech of the Year.
Join us in honoring them at the 14th annual awards gala on Wednesday,
November 5, 2014 at the Hyatt Regency in downtown Denver.
Download the PDF flyer to share with colleagues.
APEX Conference Facts
Additional details will be added here as they
APEX Speakers – Technology Leaders & Innovators
Confirmed speakers include:
- Michael Locatis, Founder
& CEO of Nexusist
- Rob Meilen, CIO, Hunter
- Michael Marcotte
- Molly Rauzi, CIO of Gagen
- Jack Waters, President
Network Services and CTO, Level 3 Communications
APEX continues to attract respected companies as sponsors including: American
Sentinel, Comcast Business, CommVault, Cooley, EKS&H, Fortrust, Hitachi
Data Systems, Holland & Hart, Schomp BMW and ViaWest.
In 2014, the conference will focus on fueling Colorado’s economy through
technology with a theme of "Accelerating Company Growth through Leadership,
Culture and Innovation.” Speakers will showcase national and global trends
looking into 2015, local case studies of company culture, and intentionally
disruptive conversations about business and technology.
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Help us make this the best APEX ever! Email your network
about these amazing events and that it will sell-out soon, so register today.
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Help us make this the best event ever! Email your network about this amazing event and that it will sell-out soon, so register today!
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