Eight of Region’s Top Universities to Exhibit Hot Technologies at Northern Virginia Technology Council University Technology Exhibition

February 15, 2011

Rolls-Royce North America President and CEO James Guyette to Discuss Commonwealth Center for Advanced Manufacturing During Luncheon Keynote

HERNDON, Va., Feb. 15, 2011 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ – The Northern Virginia Technology Council (NVTC), the largest technology council in the nation, is hosting its first University Technology Exhibition that will provide the region’s investors and businesses a sneak peek at the hot technologies currently being developed in academic labs while exploring the potential of technology transfer, licensing, and research and development. James M. Guyette, president and chief executive officer of Rolls-Royce North America, will keynote the luncheon program with opening remarks given by Virginia Secretary of Technology Jim Duffey. The event will place on February 24 from 7:30 a.m. – 3:00 p.m. at the Hilton McLean.

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The event will include a trade show of university exhibitors and breakout presentations on topics such as biodefense and infectious diseases, cybersecurity, geography and geo information science, haptic technologies, informatics, transformative energy technology and wireless communications. Participating universities include George Mason University, The George Washington University, James Madison University, Johns Hopkins University, University of Maryland, University of Virginia, Virginia Commonwealth University and Virginia Tech.

    DATE:         February 24, 2011

    TIME:         7:30 a.m. - Registration and Networking
                   8:30 a.m. - 12:00 p.m. - Breakout Sessions
                   and Exhibits
                   12:00 - 2:00 p.m. - Luncheon with Keynote
                   Speaker James M. Guyette
                  2:00 - 3:00 p.m. Networking and Exhibits

    LOCATION:     Hilton McLean
                  7920 Jones Branch Drive
                  McLean, VA

                   To register as a member of the press, please
                   contact Kristine Gager at 703 877 8106 or
    REGISTRATION:  via e-mail to kristine@w2comm.com
                   The event is free for press, but advanced
                   registration is required. Press credentials
                   are required for entry.

The Northern Virginia Technology Council (NVTC) is the membership and trade association for the technology community in Northern Virginia. As the largest technology council in the nation, NVTC serves about 1,000 companies from all sectors of the technology industry, as well as service providers, universities, foreign embassies, non-profit organizations and governmental agencies. Through its member companies, NVTC represents about 200,000 employees in the region. NVTC is recognized as the nation’s leader in providing its technology community with networking and educational events; specialized services and benefits; public policy advocacy; branding of its region as a major global technology center; initiatives in targeted business sectors and in the international, entrepreneurship, workforce and education arenas; the Equal Footing Foundation, a 501(c)(3) nonprofit charity that serves local area youth; and The Entrepreneur Center @NVTC which mentors new technology entrepreneurs. Visit NVTC at www.nvtc.org.

SOURCE Northern Virginia Technology Council

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