Events

Learn about upcoming and past events at Meridian!

Technology Open Houses • Executive Briefings • Trade Shows • Charity Events

There's never a dull moment at Meridian. When we're not busy in your office, we invite you to ours. We have annual open houses and lunchtime workshops promoting the latest technologies and trends encompassing document and network management.



Upcoming Events


FEATURED EVENT: QAI & DocPoint Solutions 9th Annual User Conference 

qai-docpoint-solutions-2017-annual-user-conference-event-logo-image.pngAs a Gold Sponsor, Meridian will join fellow Konica Minolta companies, QAI and DocPoint Solutions, for their 9th annual user conference. This year’s event will provide a unique, educational and fun experience.

Hear from industry experts on the latest in content management, check out the newest technology solutions, and network with 300 of your peers and colleagues. This is one conference you don’t want to miss!

Visit the event page to learn more and register: www.uc2017qai-docpoint.com/ 
Date: June 15, 2017
Location: Gaylord National Resort and Convention Center, National Harbor, MD (map)
Partner Event Featuring Valuable Information for Enterprise Environments Across All Industries

65th Annual ASBO MD & DC Spring Conference on May 21-24, 2017
Location: Ocean City, MD
Education Industry Event

Check back soon for more upcoming events!




Past Events

ASAE-TechExpo-2016-Were_Exhibiting-badge.jpgASAE Annual Technology Conference and Expo on December 13 & 14, 2016
Location: Gaylord National Resort & Convention Center, National Harbor, MD (map)
Association Industry Event

SmartCEO's Washington 2016 GovStar Awards on Monday, November 21, 2016
Location: Hyatt Regency Reston (map)
Meridian-Sponsored Government Contractor Industry Event

HSRM 2016 Annual Conference on November 3, 2016
Location: College of Southern Maryland, Prince Frederick 115 J.W. Williams Rd, Prince Frederick, MD
Professional Development Conference

Mary's Center Annual Gala - Noche Tropical: Un Carnaval on October 28, 2016
Location: Washington Hilton, Washington, DC
Meridian-Sponsored Charitable Event

The 2016 American Small Business Cybersecurity Xchange Conference on October 4, 2016
Location: Silver Spring Civic Center, Silver Spring, MD
Small Business/Cybersecurity Industry Event

Interagency Visual Media Group (IVMG) Conference 2016 on October 11, 2016
Location: NGA Campus, Springfield, VA
Intelligence Community/Federal Government Industry Event

Meridian's Annual Technology Open House
Date: October 19, 2016, open from 9 AM - 6 PM (stop by when convenient)
Location: Meridian HQ, 5775 General Washington Drive, Alexandria, VA 22312
Meridian Customer Experience PLUS Educational Event

Annual Charity Fishing Tournament benefiting Concerns of Police Survivors (COPS), Maryland Chapter on July 26, 2016
Meridian Sponsored Charitable Event

9th Annual CSAAC Charity Golf Tournament (Read about it on our Blog >> ) on June 8, 2016
Meridian Sponsored Charitable Event

The 5th Annual Mary's Center Golf Classic: Golf to Give Care (Read about it on our Blog >> ) on May 17, 2016
Meridian Sponsored Charitable Event

64th Annual ASBO MD & DC Spring Conference on May 22-25, 2016
Education Industry Event

ASAE Annual Technology Conference and Expo on December 15 & 16, 2015
Association Industry Event

Meridian's Annual Open House on October 21, 2015
Meridian Customer Experience PLUS Educational Event

Annual Charity Fishing Tournament Benefiting Concerns of Police Survivors (COPS), Maryland Chapter (Read about it on our Blog >> ) on September 15, 2015
Meridian Sponsored Charitable Event

Technological Disruption Executive Briefing Breakfast in Bethesda, MD on June 11th, 2015
Meridian Educational Event

Technological Disruption Executive Briefing Breakfast in Alexandria, VA on June 10th, 2015
Meridian Educational Event

Annual Holiday Open House and Technology Showcase on October 22nd, 2014
Meridian Educational Event

Corporate Benefits, Technology & Your SMB Lunch & Learn on February 12, 2014
Meridian Educational Event

Best Practices for the Mobile Workplace Lunch & Learn on April 3, 2014
Meridian Educational Event

Government Technology Solutions Showcase Lunch & Learn on May 21, 2014
Meridian Educational Event

Annual Holiday Open House and Technology Showcase on December 12, 2013
Meridian Customer Experience PLUS Educational Event

ASAE Annual Technology Conference and Expo on December 3-5, 2013
Association Industry Event

Fiery Central 2.0 Lunch & Learn on November 12, 2013
Meridian + EFI Educational Event

Print Management Summit Technology Expo on June 12, 2013
Meridian Educational Event

The Association of School Business Officials (ASBO) Conference on May 19-21, 2013 
Education Industry Event

23rd Annual Government Procurement Conference on Thursday, April 25, 2013
Government Industry Event

Association of Legal Administrators (ALA) Annual Conference & Exposition on April 14-17, 2013 
Legal Industry Event

Lunch & Learn for Government Agencies and Universities on Tuesday, March 19, 2013
Meridian Educational Event

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The Benefits of In-House Production Printing vs Outsourced Printing

Modern print technology has made it possible to produce large volumes of high-quality printed material right in the office. Depending on the size of your office, and your organization’s needs, print solutions are available in-house that in the past were only found at professional print facilities. In fact, print technology is so good now, particularly the multifunction printer (MFP), that many commercial print shops use the same machines found in many offices.

So, aside from the availability of professional equipment, why are many businesses now considering bringing production printing capabilities in-house?

Read on to learn more about the factors involved when considering in-house production printing vs. outsourced commercial printing, including:

  • Cost savings
  • Security
  • Control
  • Convenience and timing
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Construction and Property Management: Technology trends to watch


These are the major changes and technology transformations that are influencing the construction and property management industry.

The construction and property management industry has been experiencing strong growth and expansion, with additional growth anticipated in the coming years — and with growth comes transformation.

There are a handful of technology trends influencing the construction and property management sector that are important for organizations in these fields to be aware of.

By gaining an understanding of the shifts that are taking place, they will be better positioned to recognize which organizational adjustments and operational strategy changes they need to make to prepare for the future and gain a competitive advantage.

In this post, I'll expand on a few notable trends I've noticed or been asked about in my dealings with clients in this field, including:

  1. Increased emphasis on collaboration
  2. Internet of Things (IoT)
  3. Virtual and augmented realities (AR and VR)
  4. Telepresence and automated receptionist systems
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How to Take Stress Off Your IT Department: Go Hybrid


Outsourced IT professionals can support existing departments.

Partnering with a managed IT services provider (MSP) for a Hybrid IT approach enhances your internal IT department with much-needed support, specialized skills and more — without the expense of adding headcount.

Not every business has the staff within their existing organization that they may need, especially with today's quickly-evolving technology landscape

As Gordon Haff states in his article, Why IT Went Hybrid (And Why It Matters), "it's probably impossible to do everything in-house — and it's certainly not economically sensible." 

Haff is right on target, as more and more situations require specialized skills, such as those specific to cybersecurity, physical security, strategic planning or technology upgrade projects. When these situations arise, a company that attempts to solely handle them in-house, on top of their existing workload, can put too much weight on internal IT departments, leaving them less likely to succeed.

Read on to learn how we partner with many of our clients to alleviate these stresses, because your team deserves the resources and support necessary to succeed.

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