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Join Us For Tech Day In Kentucky

On Feb. 8, join leaders from across Kentucky as they recognize the progress of technology in the commonwealth. 

Tech Day begins with Gov. Ernie Fletcher's release of the 2006

Tech Day Information…

Date:  February 8, 2006

Tentative Agenda:

10:00-10:30 am

 

ConnectKentucky 2006
Annual Report Release

Gov. Ernie Fletcher
Capitol Room 110
10:30-11:00 am Presentation of Governor’s Technology Awards
Capitol Room 110
11:30-1:30 pm Roundtable Discussions
(Telecom, Education,
Healthcare and Local Government)
Various Locations
1:30-4:00 pm Exhibits on What Broadband
Means to Kentucky

Outside the Capitol
700 Capitol Avenue
4:30-6:30 pm ConnectKentucky Reception Berry Hill Mansion
700 Louisville Road
(By Invitation Only)

 
 
 
Dear Fellow Kentuckians...
 
Read an open letter from ConnectKentucky co-chairs John R. Hall and Ellen Williams regarding the progress of broadband adoption in Kentucky and ConnectKentucky's efforts to move Kentucky forward.  (PDF format, 122 KB)
 
ConnectKentucky Annual Report, which includes a progress report on the Governor’s Prescription for Innovation.   Additionally, the governor will announce the 2006 Governor’s Technology Awards recipients.

The afternoon continues with key stakeholders participating in roundtable discussions that will examine how high-speed Internet has transformed telecom, education, healthcare and local government.

The evening will close with a reception to honor ConnectKentucky stakeholders and legislators at the Berry Hill Mansion located at 700 Louisville Road, Frankfort, Kentucky.  

WHAT TO EXPECT AT TECH DAY…

  • Telecom Industry Forecast: What do the next five years hold for telecommunications technology? Hear reports from key stakeholders, state officials and telecom providers regarding future trends.
     
  • Broadband Implications for Education: What role should technology play in continuing Kentucky’s education gains?  Join officials from the Education Cabinet and the Council for Post-Secondary Education to discuss the implications of technology in the classroom.
     
  • Healthcare in a connected Kentucky: What can Kentucky learn from other state or national efforts that use technology to improve healthcare? Hear from leaders in one of the largest healthcare companies in Kentucky and the Cabinet for Health and Family Services about Kentucky’s efforts to improve TeleHealth.
     
  • Local Government, Local Development: How connected communities are changing the world: In the next two years, how will Kentucky communities use technology to improve and grow?  Join commissioners from the Governor’s Office for Local Development and Department for Commercialization and Innovation, along with other state and local officials, to hear about the impact of technology at the local level.

For more information, contact:

Kristyn S. Hall
Director, Public Affairs
ConnectKentucky
khall@connectky.org
Phone:  270-781-4320

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