Friday, September 19, 2008

CMU's Getting the Word Out on Tech and Politics

This is an email I just received on some CMU students' efforts to tie politics and technology in this election. I encourage anyone in the Pittsburgh area to join in on the fun and learn about the issues.

The student organization Carnegie Mellon Students for Barack Obama is hosting a dynamic event showcasing Senator Obama’s progressive policies on innovation, technology, the Internet, and how these policies mean more jobs for Pennsylvanians.

Barack Obama has made innovation a cornerstone of his vision for America. Pittsburgh has also embraced advanced technologies, forward-looking innovators, and a trained workforce to rebuild after steel's collapse.

Pittsburgh's leaders will discuss their triumphs and challenges, what innovation means for the region, and how more economic growth would be possible under President Obama, on Tuesday, September 23 at 7:00 pm in the Alumni Concert Hall in the College of Fine Arts, Carnegie Mellon University.

Speakers include
• Marge Krueger, Communications Workers of America
• Mark Kryder, CTO and VP of Research for Seagate
• Nathan Martin, CEO of Deep Local
• Sean McDonald, CEO of Precision Therapeutics
• More to be announced.
Moderator: Jon Peha, Professor at Carnegie Mellon University

All members of the audience will have the opportunity to record a short video clip to share their views. CMU Students for Barack Obama will send the videos to the campaign.

What: Changing Technology & Innovation from Words into Jobs: How an Obama Administration Will Help
When: September 23, 2008, 7:00 PM
Alumni Concert Hall
College of Fine Arts Building
Carnegie Mellon University
5000 Forbes Avenue
Pittsburgh, PA 15213-3890

The media and community are encouraged to attend.

Note: Press hold room and blogger hold room open at 6:30 with light refreshments. Event space can be made available earlier for camera set up upon request. Contact Aleecia McDonald, (408) 674-5961,


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