VIP Media Day @ the VTCRC

Sep 18, 2018 -

First-ever exclusive look...

Aerial View of the VTCRC

The 2018 VIP MEDIA DAY is an opportunity for invited local, regional and national media outlets to get a first-ever exclusive look into the Virginia Tech Corporate Research Center (VTCRC), located in Blacksburg, VA, and adjacent to Virginia Tech.

Invited media will be paired with companies whose research and development interest you the most. Invited media will leave with exclusive content and expert contacts for future editorials, video, blogs, etc.

The VTCRC looks forward to your presence as we showcase our national and global footprint.

Plus, complimentary helicopter flyovers will be provided, so that you may get a rare bird's eye view of the 230-acre research park.

VIP Media Day hosts

  • Joe Meredith, Ph.D., VTCRC President & CEO
  • Dawn Myers, VTCRC Chief Operating Officer

VIP Media Day media/press contact

If you have questions or want to inquire about how your media outlet might obtain a press pass, please contact Melissa Vidmar, Business Development & Communications Manager, at 540-961-3600, ext. 2110 or

  • Press kits will be available to participating media in 2018 to include information on the companies located at the VTCRC, so that you may select which companies you would like to interview / facility tour.


  • Virginia Tech Corporate Research Center
    Blacksburg, VA 24060 {Google Maps} {Campus Map}

How the media's day might look like {Tentative schedule}

9:45 – 10:30 a.m.

  • Please arrive anytime between 9:45 – 10:30 a.m. to enjoy coffee and tea with dignitaries and VIP guests {Location TBD}
  • You will receive your VIP Media Day pass, press kit and personalized schedule

10:45 a.m. - Noon        

  • 10:45 – 11:30 a.m. → Joe Meredith (VTCRC President & CEO) and Dawn Myers (VTCRC Chief Operating Officer) brief media on the VTCRC of today and the research park of the future. Q & A to follow.
  • 11:30 a.m. → Lunch provided
  • 11:45 a.m. → Brief remarks from keynote speaker {TBD}

Please check your personalized schedule and depart for:

12:15 p.m.

  • Example Company with John Doe, CEO & Founder

1:30 p.m.

  • Example Company with John Doe, CEO & Founder

2:45 p.m.

  • Helicopter Flyover of the VTCRC and VT

4:00 p.m.

  • Example Company with John Doe, CEO & Founder

5:15 – 6:30 p.m. {Location TBD}

  • Media Mingle: Please enjoy wine, beer with appetizers as you mingle with local, regional and state dignitaries, VIP guests and research park company representatives


  • Press Kit sponsor → Previda
  • Media Mingle sponsor → Excella Consulting and Extension Center Office
  • Lunch sponsor → 1901 Group
  • Corporate sponsor → Blue Mobius Marketing



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