|Mellem Telecommunications Symposium set for Oct. 4, 5|
In an age when information, technology and communication are key components in how business and government operate, the College of Business and Public Administration announces the first annual Mellem Telecommunications Symposium Wednesday and Thursday, Oct. 4-5. Free and open to the public, this symposium provides an opportunity for the public and University community to engage in discussion about the telecommunication industry and its impact on how we work within business and government, now and in the future.
The symposium kicks off Wednesday evening, Oct. 4, at 7 p.m. in the Ina Mae Rude Entrepreneur Center. United States Federal Communications Commissioner Michael Copps and Qwest Communication’s Senior Vice President for Government Affairs Steve Davis will speak on issues related to public policy and regulations impacting telecommunications and U.S. commerce in the next decade. The event will be followed by a dessert reception.
The symposium continues Thursday, Oct. 5, with keynote addresses and breakout sessions in Gamble Hall, 8 a.m. to 4 p.m. Keynote speakers throughout Thursday include: former Gov. Ed Schafer; Ericsson Mobile, Inc. senior executive, Rowland Shaw; Chief Technology Officer of Telcordia Industries, Adam Drobot; and University of California-San Diego Business Dean, Robert Sullivan. Breakout session topics are designed to stimulate discussion among students, alumni, and the greater university and business community in technology, business, government, and telecommunications. Topics range from strategic management and entrepreneurship in telecommunications to investing in telecommunication companies to using telecommunication as a method of economic development in rural communities.
For more information and a full descriptive schedule of events, visit
http://business.und.edu/dept/dean/mellemtelecommevent.pdf or contact CK Braun-Schultz at 701-777-6937. The events are sponsored by the College of Business and Public Administration, UND Foundation, Qwest Communications, Midcontinent Communications, and Polar Communications.