PRSA Silicon Valley and The Computer History Museum To Host \"Tech Media Predicts \'08\"
Silicon Valleyâ€™s must-attend event will feature top media influencers discussing whatâ€™s hot â€“ and whatâ€™s not â€“ in coming year
October 19, 2007 — Mountain View, CaliforniaPRSA Silicon Valley and The Computer History Museum have teamed to deliver the must-attend event of the year in which top business and technology media influencers will highlight the most important and relevant technologies, trends and topics from 2007 ? and predict which ones will be the most notable in 2008. The evening gala event will take place on Wednesday, November 28 at the Computer History Museum in Mountain View, California.
“Industry trendsetters, chroniclers and luminaries are ready to share the most influential and cutting-edge trends, issues and technologies for 2008,” said Paula Dunne, president of PRSA Silicon Valley. “An exciting evening gala is in store for attendees, who will be involved in possibly the most important discussions of the year. The knowledge and insights gained by attendees at one of Silicon Valley’s premier forward-looking events can translate into business advantage by helping formulate superior strategies and programs for the year to come.”
Moderating this year’s discussion will be well-known venture capitalist Ann Winblad, co-founder of Hummer Winblad Venture Partners. The event’s emcee will be Sam Whitmore, editor and founder of Sam Whitmore’s Media Survey.
Winblad will lead a discussion with a line-up of panelists including well-known media luminaries such as:
- Jim Goldman, Silicon Valley bureau chief, CNBCand blogger,Tech Check
- Jon Swartz, technology reporter, USA Today
- Don Clark, deputy bureau chief, The Wall Street Journal
- Victoria Murphy Barrett, editor, Forbes
- Rob Hof, Silicon Valley bureau manager, BusinessWeek and blogger, Tech Beat
- Robert Scoble, blogger, Scobleizer and columnist, Fast Company
- Kara Swisher, executive editor, The Wall Street Journal co-producer and co-host of D: All Things Digital conference and blogger, Boomtown
The evening will begin at 5 p.m. with a cocktail hour, followed by dinner. The panel discussion will then commence, in which panelists will first be recognized and honored for their achievements over the course of the year and then discuss today’s leading innovators and inventions, and what they believe will be the biggest stories in 2008. A Q&A session will follow, allowing attendees to ask questions of the panel and offering valuable face-time interaction with members of the media. Following the panel, live music will be provided by Wall Street Journal’s Don Clark and his band, Off the Record.
Early-registration discounts are in effect until Wednesday, October 31, 2007. For more information and to register, please visit http://www.siliconprsa.org/events/blockbuster.shtml.
Key event sponsors include gold-level Yahoo! Inc., as well as bronze-level A&R Edelman, Access Communications, Burson-Marsteller, Citigate Cunningham, Eastwick Communications, Krause Taylor Associates, Marketwire, Medialink, Porter Novelli, PR Newswire, BusinessWire, Trainer Communications, VisiTech PR and Voce Communications.
For more than thirty years, the Public Relations Society of America, Silicon Valley (PRSA Silicon Valley) has been the leading voice for technology marketing and PR. The organization provides professionals with education and professional development, career advancement and networking opportunities. Business communicators at every level are welcome to join. The PRSA Silicon Valley provides numerous opportunities to stay informed about industry developments and trends, and to interact with other professionals, members of the media, industry analysts, and more. For more information, to become a member, and to opt-in to receive newsletters and events bulletins, please visit: www.siliconprsa.org.
About the Computer History Museum
The Computer History Museum in Mountain View, California, is a 501(c)(3) nonprofit organization with a 25-year history as part of the former Boston Computer Museum. CHM preserves and presents the artifacts and stories of the information age and is dedicated to exploring the social impact of computing. CHM's diverse collection of computing-related artifacts is the largest and most significant in the world. CHM brings computing history to life through an acclaimed speaker series, dynamic website, and onsite tours and exhibits. Current exhibits include "Mastering the Game: A History of Computer Chess," "Innovation in the Valley," and "Visible Storage," featuring 600 key objects from the collection. A signature "Timeline of Computing History" exhibit will open in the fall of 2009. For open hours and more information, visit computerhistory.org or call +1 650 810 1010. Admission is free.
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