FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
PRLog (Press Release) – May 7, 2013 – LYNCHBURG, Va. — The Lynchburg, Virginia regional area is anticipating another dynamic line-up of speakers for the Region 2000 Technology Council’s half day conference TechEDGE 2013 on May 23 in downtown. TechEDGE continues to gain momentum as the premiere business, education and technology conference for the area. Last year’s conference featured a diverse mix of leaders discussing critical technology and business related topics affecting local organizations and professionals- this year will continue to highlight relevant issues with a new mix of topics and speakers.
Some of the featured speakers who will be presenting include:
- John Provo, Director, Office of Economic Development of Virginia Tech
- Rob McClintock, VP of Research for Virginia Economic Development Partnership
- Alex Euler the Investment Director for CIT Gap Funds
- Tom Scott Professor at Sweet Briar College
- Jonathan Hagmaier, CEO of Interactive Achievement, Inc.
- Elizabeth Narehood, Director of the Future Focus Foundation,
- Denise Scruggs, Director of the Beard Center on Aging at Lynchburg College
- Connie Burnette, VP, Department Manager of Human Resources at Wiley Wilson
- Bob Bailey, Executive Director, of the Center for Advanced Engineering and Research (CAER)
- Michael Drzal, Principle/Attorney at LeClair Ryan
- Dr. Andrew Cook Sr, Senior Vice President Operational Excellence and Innovation at AREVA
- Alan Wood, CEO, Piedmont Community Health Plan
Session themes and sponsors, which also correspond to regional technology awards, include: Leadership (sponsored by CIT), Entrepreneurship (sponsored by AMTI), STEM Education and Workforce Development (sponsored by Lumos Networks), and Innovation (sponsored by AREVA). Session talks include:
- The New Economy And Why What Your Dad Told You Is Wrong
- Why Virginia Tops The Charts And What’s About To Change
- Why Now Is The Time To Start A Technology Company Top 5 Things
- Entrepreneurs Want And Need Right Now
- If At First You Don’t Succeed, Fail Again
- How Stem Education Will Save Our Economy
- Baby Boomers And The Impending Workforce Shortage
- The HR Perspective – Who We’re Looking To Hire
- The Impact And Future Of Regional Research Clusters
- Crowdsourcing and Crowdfunding
- What Innovation Is And Is Not
- Health Insurance, What In The World Is Going On?
This half-day regional conference will be capped off in the evening with member exhibits and casual business networking. Registration is anticipated to continue filling up quickly, so those attending are encouraged to reserve seats as soon as possible.
For more information on TechEDGE 2013 please visit: http://www.Techcouncil.us/
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