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May 01, 2008

Headliner Acts in the World of Technology Invade Cleveland

There are times when the distance between the West Coast and Cleveland feels like twice the distance from Cleveland to the West Coast. While many of us technologists find our ways to make a pilgrimage to San Jose, Austin and/or Rt 128 outside of Boston, somehow in order to sit at the feet of the 'oracles' you need to find your way to them because it often is too far to come here to the shores of Lake Erie.

No more.

Over the next three weeks Cleveland becomes the center of the universe for propeller heads, technocrati, and interested citizens. The great vortex begins next Thursday, May 8th when Case Western Reserve University hosts a day long symposium on Collaboration Technologies and Community Engagement held at the Thwing Center. Headlining that event is a lunchtime keynote by Anthony D. Williams, author and avid researcher examining the impact of new technologies on society, economy and the future of education. He is co-author of the widely acclaimed book, Wikinomics (http://wikinomics.com/). His work has been featured in Business 2.0 and Optimize magazine and widely circulated in syndicated research programs. Find out more about Anthony D. Williams at: http://anthonydwilliams.com

A week later (May 17), Tech Sync: Connecting Greater Cleveland's Network of Technology Excellence is back. This two day networking and celebration event caps off with a headliner presentation by Craig's List Founder, Craig Newmark on Saturday late afternoon at 5pm. Craig is a proud geek and double Case Western Reserve University alum and is looking forward to meeting all of the other geeks from the Great Lake cities of NEOhio.
Place: The Forum, One Cleveland Center, Downtown
Price: $40

Not even a week after that, NEOSA Best of Tech Awards Dinner is being held out Corporate College East on May 22 from 5:30-8 pm. (Price: $25 members, $40 non-members). Headlining the evening is Robert X. Cringely.

Formerly referred to as employee No. 12 at Apple, Cringely is the best-selling author of Accidental Empires, a columnist with InfoWorld magazine, and producer of more than a dozen tech industry films for PBS. He was even once the answer to a question on the game show Jeopardy.

Lots of good stuff going on in the technology world in Cleveland. Hope to see you at these three events.

Lev Gonick
Case Western Reserve University
May 1, 2008

Posted by lsg8 at May 1, 2008 03:00 PM

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