The Consumer Technology Association (CTA) unites 2,000 companies within the consumer technology industry. Members tap into valuable and innovative members-only resources: unparalleled market research, networking opportunities with business advocates and leaders, up-to-date educational programs and technical training, exposure in extensive promotional programs, and representation from the voice of the industry.
CTA produces the International CES ®, the world's largest annual innovation event. It unites more than 150,000 retail buyers, distributors, manufacturers, market analysts, importers, exporters, and press from 150 countries. CTA member companies receive discounted floor space and other benefits when they exhibit at CES.
The Northern Virginia Technology Council (NVTC) is the membership and trade association for the
technology community in Northern Virginia. As the largest technology council in the nation, NVTC serves
about 1,000 companies and organizations, including businesses from all sectors of the technology industry,
service providers, universities, foreign embassies, non-profit organizations and government agencies.
Through its member companies, NVTC represents about 300,000 employees in the region.
Launched in 2013, the NVTC Veterans Employment Initiative is a program to connect veterans to
employment opportunities within Virginia's technology community.
CEDIA | Custom Electronic Design & Installation Association
CEDIA is an international trade association of companies that specialize in designing and installing
electronic systems for the home. The association was founded in 1989 and has more than 3,500 member
companies worldwide. CEDIA is the residential electronic systems industry's central resource for
education, networking, business tools, technical resources, and more. Whether you are looking for
training for new hires, business strategies, industry-specific education and white papers, or
volunteer opportunities, CEDIA has something to offer everyone in the residential electronic systems industry.
CompTIA is the voice of the world's information technology (IT) industry. As a non-profit trade association advancing the global interests of IT professionals and companies, we focus our programs on four main areas: education, certification, advocacy and philanthropy.
Our vision of the IT landscape is shaped by 30 years of global perspective and more than 2,000 members and 2,000 business partners. We are driven by our members and led by an elected board of industry professionals.
All proceeds are directly reinvested in programs that benefit our valued members and the industry as a whole. Headquartered outside of Chicago, we have offices in the United States, India, Japan, South Africa and the United Kingdom.
CSAA - The Central Station Alarm Association
The Central Station Alarm Association (CSAA) is a trade association representing providers, users, bureaus, and other agencies of Central Station protection services that are certified by a CSAA-approved Nationally Recognized Testing Laboratory (NRTL), such as UL, FM and/or ETL.
It is legally entitled to represent its members before Congress, regulatory agencies on the local, state and federal levels, and other authorities having jurisdiction (AHJs) over the industry.
Since its incorporation in 1950, CSAA has served its members' interests in an ever-increasing variety of ways.
DAV - Disabled American Veterans
DAV is the most long-lasting veterans advocacy and assistance group in this country. We've watched this
country change and grow, and we've grown along with it. However, DAV has never wavered in its core mission
to fulfill our country's promises to the men and women who served. We invite everyone, veterans and civilian,
men and women, young and old, to join us as we stand up for those veterans who risked it all when they stood
up for us, our country, and our ideals.
ESA - Electronic Security Association
Established in 1948, the Electronic Security Association (ESA), a non-profit 501(c) 6 trade association,
has evolved into the largest professional trade association in the United States with the purpose of
representing, promoting and enhancing the growth and professional development of the electronic life
safety, security, and integrated systems industry. In cooperation with a federation of state associations,
ESA provides government advocacy and delivers timely information, professional development tools,
products and services that members use to grow and prosper their businesses.
A positive advocate for the electronic life safety, security, and integrated systems industry,
ESA works at all levels to increase awareness about the value of the products and services members
provide. The association supports new technology and applications with customized and relevant training
and proactively promotes the industry through consumer awareness activities supported by trade and
media relations programs. ESA also supports legislation and regulations that enhance public safety.
NAB - National Association of Broadcasters
The National Association of Broadcasters is the voice for the nation's radio and television broadcasters.
As the premier trade association for broadcasters, NAB advances the interests of our members in federal
government, industry and public affairs; improves the quality and profitability of broadcasting; encourages
content and technology innovation; and spotlights the important and unique ways stations serve their communities.
PCIA - The Wireless Infrastructure Association
PCIA - The Wireless Infrastructure Association is the trade association representing the companies that
make up the wireless telecommunications infrastructure industry. Our members include the carriers,
infrastructure providers and professional services firms that own and manage more than 125,000
telecommunications facilities throughout the world.
PSC - Professional Services Council
As the premier trade association serving the federal professional and technical services industry,
the Professional Services Council provides policy leadership, business intelligence and networking
opportunities to help our members effectively navigate a complex and ever-changing policy-driven
SIA - Security Industry Association
SIA advocates for policies and legislation that drive business opportunities in a wide range of
vertical markets, including healthcare, ports, transit, and education. The industry's premier public
policy event, SIA's annual Government Summit, brings policy makers and stakeholders together to address
federal and state initiatives affecting the security industry.
TIA - Telecommunications Industry Association
The Telecommunications Industry Association (TIA) is the leading trade association representing the
global information and communications technology (ICT) industry through standards development,
policy initiatives, business opportunities, market intelligence and networking events. With support
from hundreds of members, TIA enhances the business environment for companies involved in telecom,
broadband, mobile wireless, information technology, networks, cable, satellite, unified communications,
emergency communications and the greening of technology. TIA is accredited by ANSI.