Accelerate Madison: To host forum for technology and business leaders to learn about MMSD’s new information & technology plan

Tues., Sept. 22, 2009, from 5:00 to 8:00 p.m., at Fluno Center in Madison, WI

Accelerate Madison announces final details of an event being held on Tues, Sept. 22, at Fluno Center in Madison, WI. Madison Metropolitan School District’s Chief Information Officer Kurt Kiefer will discuss MMSD’s new INFORMATION & TECHNOLOGY PLAN in a public forum hosted by Accelerate Madison. Accelerate Madison is connecting people and information technology to inspire collaboration, new capabilities and economic growth in the Madison region.

WHAT: “New INFORMATION & TECHNOLOGY PLAN by Madison Metropolitan School District: Community Collaboration on Behalf of Our Children”

SPEAKER: Kurt Kiefer, Chief Information Officer of Madison Metropolitan Schools

DATE: Tuesday, September 22, 2009

NETWORKING RECEPTION STARTS AT: 5:00 p.m.

PRESENTATION STARTS AT: 6:30 p.m.

VENUE: The Fluno Center, 601 University Ave., Madison, WI

GENERAL ADMISSION: $35.00

INFORMATION: http://www.acceleratemadison.org

This program will be WEBCAST at http://www.acceleratemadison.org for live and on-demand participation.

What will MMSD’s new INFORMATION & TECHNOLOGY PLAN mean for our community and the educational experiences provided for our K-12 students? Kurt Kiefer will highlight unique aspects and key initiatives of MMSD’s new forward-looking Information & Technology Plan, including:

* Anticipated IT investments using Federal Stimulus $

* Deployment of mobile devices in a wireless environment

* IT curriculum in K-12 education

* Digital instructional opportunities

* Social media awareness campaign

* Infinite possibilities for community collaboration.

Everyone is welcome at Accelerate Madison. Complimentary MEDIA PASSES are available.

CONTACT: Jan Moen at Accelerate Madison

Phone: (608)213-3939

Email: [email protected]