Gov. Rick Perry Scheduled To Speak
At Forum At U. T. Dallas on Sept. 8

Texas Gov. Rick Perry is scheduled to deliver the keynote address for the 2004 TechNet Texas Innovation Forum next Wednesday, Sept. 8, at The University of Texas at Dallas (UTD).

The forum, the theme of which is “Creating to Compete,” will be held in the Texas Instruments Foundation Auditorium (Room 2.102) at UTD’s Erik Jonsson School of Engineering and Computer Science.

Perry is scheduled to speak at 2:30 p.m. at the forum, which is being billed as the first in a nationwide series this fall focusing on the technology agenda needed to ensure that the United States remains competitive in the global economy.

After the governor delivers his speech, Jonsson School Dean Dr. Bob Helms will serve on a panel discussion titled “Cornerstones of Competition: Workforce, Education, Investment in R&D” from 3 to 3:50 p.m.

That will be followed by a second panel discussion on “Emerging Technologies and Jobs of the Future.”

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