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Globalization & Technology

How do technology advances impact the world's economies and cultures? What policies should the U.S. adopt with regards to the globalization of technology? How do these shifts in policy shape the technology sectors in Texas?

Business, academia and government have long been partners in advancing technology pursuits in Texas. Exploring the future in terms of the impact of globalization on the region is fundamental to the future prospects of this region as well as the Nation's technology advances.

"Globalization & Technology: A Dialogue on Policy Issues" is a one-day forum hosted by IEEE-USA and IEEE-Central Texas Section that is designed to foster open discussion among government, academic and corporate leaders with a focus on the effect of globalization on public policy and technology.

Keynote speakers and peer panels will address globalization issues such as technology transfer and commercialization, security and privacy, communications, energy and education. The forum is scheduled from 7:30 am to 4:30 pm (forum includes continental breakfast, lunch and closing reception), and will be held at the Capitol Marriott in Austin, 701 East 11th Street.

Confirmed speakers include Dr. Juan Sanchez, V.P. for Research, The University of Texas at Austin; Dr. Ralph Wyndrum, AT&T Labs and V.P. of Technology Policy Activities, IEEE-USA; Robert Gee, V.P. of Development and Partner Relations, E2I - The Electricity Innovation Institute (D.C.); LeEarl Bryant, 2002 President, IEEE-USA; Jim Carlo, President-Elect of IEEE Standards Association; and more.

Join in this lively discussion sponsored by the Central Texas IEEE in conjunction with IEEE-USA, and co-sponsored by American Electronics Association - Texas Council (AeA), IC2 Institute, IEEE Computer Society (Austin Chapter), North Texas Technology Council, Rice Alliance for Technology & Entrepreneurship, Technical Business Network, Texas Camino Real Export Council, TiE (The IndUS Entrepreneurs), U.S. Department of Commerce (Austin), and Rice Alliance for Technology & Entrepreneurship-Austin.

Registration is $135 for full day (7:30 am - 4:30 pm), and $70 for half-day registration (12 pm - 4:30 pm). Register online at www.ieee-centraltexassection.org.

For more details regarding this forum, contact Emily Sopensky, Conference Chair: 512/452-2448 or e.sopensky@ieee.org.