Friday, May 11, 2007

8th Annual South Sound Tech Conference

Save the date of December 7th, 2007 for the 8th Annual South Sound Technology Conference.

Since 2000, the conference has been a major technology event in Tacoma-Pierce County. SST has helped to spawn economic growth, foster collaboration and disseminate knowledge of global issues to businesses, government and educational institutions throughout the Puget Sound metropolitan area.

The technology sector and implosion in the early 2000’s created a difficult few years for the industry. This technology conference has been a survivor throughout the leaner years and even helped support the rebounding technology industry. It continues to generate interest in technology from virtually every industry and has developed a strong reputation by offering national-level speakers to a regional audience.

Much credit goes to Congressman Adam Smith’s office for being host to the conference as a public event over the last two years. With his support and that of past honorary co-chair Cong. Norm Dicks, speakers of prominence such as last years keynote Dr. Lee Huntsman, Executive Director of the Life Sciences Discovery Fund Authority and President Emeritus of the University of Washington, have presented to technology professionals, higher education and business leaders, elected officials, and others that are working to support technology economic development.

This year it is back in the hands of a dedicated volunteer committee led by co-chairs Andrea Olsen, Vice President for Economic Development at Clover Park Technical College and James Matteucci. Not all the committees are staffed and there is work to do before the December event, so if you would like to join a team consisting of leaders from the business and civic sectors seeking major sponsorships, time, skills and service please contact Andrea or James.

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