Turning Technology and Innovation from Words into Jobs (bloggers and podcasters welcome)

An announcement from Carnegie Mellon Students for Barack Obama:

Turning Technology & Innovation from Words into Jobs

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.

When: Tuesday, September 23 at 7:00 pm
Where: Alumni Concert Hall in the College of Fine Arts, Carnegie Mellon University

Speakers include:

  • Marge Krueger, Communications Workers of America
  • Mark Kryder, Carnegie Mellon Professor and former CTO of Seagate
  • Nathan Martin, CEO of Deep Local
  • Sean McDonald, CEO of Precision Therapeutics

Moderator:  Jon Peha, Professor at Carnegie Mellon University

The most important speaker is you.  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.

More details are available at this Facebook event page.

The group is very interested in involving bloggers and podcasters. They will have a blogger room with snacks and power before the event, and if you RSVP ahead of time to cvl at andrew dot cmu dot edu, you’ll be put on a reserved seating list — no waiting in line for seats.