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(Newport News, Va.—August 23, 2000) As part of the Virginia Internet Technology Conference 2000 (VIT Conference 2000), Amazon.com’s Vice President of Global Public Policy Paul Misener will present "Public Policy in the Internet Era" at a banquet held Wednesday, September 20, beginning at 6:00 p.m., at the Williamsburg Mariott Hotel. Tickets for the dinner went on sale today.

Guests will also be treated to a special presentation by Richard Cheatham, founder and director of Living History Associates, who will be appearing as John Rolfe. Mistress of Ceremonies for the evening will be Katherine Barnstorff, public affairs specialist for NASA Langley Research Center.

Paul Misener is responsible for formulating and representing online-retailer Amazon.com’s policy positions worldwide. Formerly a partner and the chairman of the E-commerce and Internet practice at the law firm of Wiley, Rein & Fielding, he also served as senior legal advisor and chief of staff to an FCC Commissioner. Prior to his federal service, Misener was Intel Corporation’s manager of telecommunications and computer technology policy, where he co-founded and led the computer industry’s Internet Access Coalition.

Mr. Richard Cheatham is a founder and director of seo company in houston Living History Associates, Ltd. He is a writer, a member of the National Speakers Association and a "living history" interpreter. Previously, he was a school teacher, museum educator and television reporter, having covered the Virginia State Capitol for six years. He has appeared on the BBC and The Learning Channel, has been interviewed on Entertainment Tonight and the Voice of America and is appearing in several PBS series this year. Most recently, Cheatham, a fourteenth generation direct descendent of John Rolfe, has been busy presenting himself as this historic figure, the husband of PocahontasTickets for the banquet, which is sponsored by Newport News Shipbuilding, are $50 per person and must be purchased by September 11, 2000. The banquet will be held in the Taylor and Adams Ballroom of the Williamsburg Marriott Hotel, 50 Kingsmill Road, Williamsburg. Register today for the banquet at www.vitconference.org or call 757-594-7092.

VIT Conference 2000, also being held at the Williamsburg Marriott Hotel, is September 19-21, 2000. More than 35 exciting panel discussions and professional development seminars (PDS) are planned for VIT Conference 2000, which is themed, "Entering, Leveraging and Exploiting E-Commerce Opportunities in the Business World." CPAs and attorneys can earn many continuing education credits during the three-day event. Additional keynote addresses during the conference include Virginia’s Secretary of Technology, Donald Upson; Mike Daniels, former chairman of Network Solutions, Inc.; Timothy F. Hult, executive vice president of e-business practices for iXL, Inc.; Howard Kossak, advisory board member for Ambassador Capital Corporation; and Mark Warner, managing director of Columbia Capital.

Full conference registration, which is still available, includes admittance to all conference events. The price to attend is $320 per person until August 25, and $395 after that. Register online at www.vitconference.org or call 757-594-7092.

VIT Conference 2000 will be hosted by the Internet Technology Innovation Center (Internet TIC), a partnership of eleven centers of excellence at four Commonwealth universities—Christopher Newport University, George Mason University, University of Virginia and Virginia Tech. Internet TIC is funded by Virginia’s Center for Innovative Technology.

Robert Acosta; Founder & President, Ventera Corp. - "The Incubator Process - A Look at Whereoware.com"

Dr. Brandt Allen; Darden Graduate Business School - "New Economy Firms & the Established Order"

Anne A. Armstrong; President, Virginia's Center for Innovative Technology - Opening Remarks at VIT Conference 2000

J. Mitchell Bean; SEC Partner, Goodman & Company, L.L.P. - Panelist, Mergers, Acquisitions & IPOs: What the CEO, CFO & CIO Need to Know"

Jonathon Band; Partner, Morrison & Foerster LLP - Panelist, "UCITA - Rules for the Information Highway"

Richard Barry; Principal, Barry Associates - local seo miami "E-Records, the Sleeping Time Bomb Within E-Business"

Dr. Andrew Bartels; Vice President, Electronic Commerce Research Leader, Giga Information Group - "B2B E-Commerce"

Frank Butler, Jr.; President, Information Technologies Corporation - "The Future of Network Computing"

James Carroll, III; Director, Small Business Development Center, Hampton Roads - Moderator, "Virginia EC & IT Resources"

Dick Cheatham; Director and Partner, Living History Associates, Ltd. - "John Rolfe," Virginia's First Successful Entrepreneur Speaking on "Perseverance and Profit"

Stephen Coleman; Director of Consulting Services, Keiter, Stephens, Hurst, Gary & Shreaves - "Developing the Value Proposition"

Jordan Colletta; Vice President Electronic Commerce Sales, UPS - "Moving at the Accelerating Speed of Business"

Jeff Crowder; Director, Net.Work.Virginia, Communications, Network Services, Research and Development, Virginia Tech - "Internet 2 and Next Generation Internet"

Bernard Dagenias; Editor, Potomac Tech Journal - "Technology & Journalism: Marketing & Public Relations for the Information Age"

Michael Daniels; Former Chairman, Network Solutions, Inc. and Sector Vice President of Science Applications International Corporation (SAIC) - "The Global Tidal Wave of E-Commerce & Key Internet Issues of the Future"

Tom Davidson; Site Manager, dailypress.com - Panelist, "Technology & Journalism: Marketing & Public Relations for the Information Age"

Lynne Doughtie; Partner, KPMG - "Internet Hacking: Are You Exposed?"

Candace Duncan; Assurance Partner, KPMG - Panelist, "Mergers, Acquisitions & IPOs: What the CEO, CFO & CIO Need to Know"

Pete Engstrom; SAIC -" E-Knowledge: Learning Faster than the Speed of Change"

Robert Eveleigh, J. D., C.P.A; Chief Financial Officer, Metro Information Services - Moderator, "Mergers, Acquisitions & IPOs: What the CEO, CFO & CIO Need to Know"

David Farber; Chief Technologist; Federal Communications Commission - "Predicting the Unpredictable - A Look Forward at Communications"

Dr Joseph Ferrara; Director of Studies and Initiatives, Office of the Secretary of Defense - "Acquisition & Procurement Issues in the Federal Government"

Richard Fox; Product Manager, Business Engine Software - "Project Collaboration on the Web"

Peter Galuszka; Executive Editor, Virginia Business Magazine - Panelist, "Technology & Journalism: Marketing & Public Relations for the Information Age"

Virginia Gates; Tax Partner, San Jose/SiliconValley office of PricewaterhouseCoopers - "Taxation of E-Commerce"

Jeffrey Geiger, Attorney, Sands Anderson Marks & Miller, P.C. - Panelist, "Top Ten Current and Future Legal Issues Facing Internet and Information Businesses"

Carl Harris, Jr.; Chief Technology Officer and Design Engineer, Net.Work.Virginia - "Internet 2 and Next Generation Internet"

The Honorable Paul Clinton Harris, Sr.; 58th District, Virginia House of Delegates - "Internet access & e-Commerce Transactions"

Randy Hill; Territory Manager, Nortel Networks - "The Second Wave of E-Business"

John Hurley; Strategic Advisor, Morino Institute/Mid Atlantic Venture Association - "Show Me the Money! How to Attract & Work with Venture Investors"

Karen Jackson; Director, General e-Business Strategy, CIT - Panelist, "Virginia E/C & I/T Resources"

Michael Jones; MBA, CPA; Chief Financial Officer, Level Playing Field Corporation - "The Jericho Proposition - A Knowledge Revolution"

Stanley Jutkowitz; Partner, Pillsbury, Madison & Sutro LLP - Panelist, "Top Ten Current and Future Legal Issues Facing Internet and Information Businesses"

Ramesh Kapoor; Director of Information Technology, City of Norfolk - "Smart Region Hampton Roads"

Martin Kaszubowski; Director, Hampton Roads Technology Incubator - Panelist, "Virginia EC & IT Resources"

Robert Keiter; Principal, Keiter, Stephens, Hurst, Gary & Shreaves - "Developing The Value Proposition"

J. Douglas Koelemay; Vice President of Public Affairs, Northern Virginia Technology Council - Panelist, "UCITA - Rules for the Information Highway"

John Koren; Area Manager, Nortel Networks, Delaware, Maryland and Virginia - "The Second Wave of E-Business"

Howard Kossak; Independent Consulting & Investment Banking Services, Ambassador Capital - "Venture Capital: Investing in Dot Coms"

Svein Lassen; Managing Partner, Jones, Blechman, Woltz & Kelly, P.C. - Moderator, "UCITA - Rules for the Information Highway"

Jennifer Lucas; Attorney Adviser, Office of Legislative & International Affairs, U.S. Department of Commerce - "Patents & the Internet"

Maxine Lunn; Vice President, Technology Programs, CIT - Panelist, "Virginia EC & IT Resources"

Mary MacPherson; Executive Director, Netpreneur Program - " Starting & Building an Internet Company: Landmines and Goldmines"

Beth Maerz; Senior Vice President, Global Solutions Leader, Enterprise Relationship Management (ERM) Practice for iXL, Inc. - " Delivering Business Transformation in the New Economy"

Fred Manus; Senior Marketing Manager for Nortel Networks' Clarify eBusiness Applications division - "The Second Wave of E-Business"

Randy Marchany; Senior Member of the Virginia Tech Computing Center's Unix System Management Group and Computer Incident Response Team (CIRT) - " A Simple Risk Analysis Methodology"

Michael Mares; Tax Partner, Witt Mares & Co. - Panelist, "Mergers, Acquisitions & IPOs: What the CEO, CFO & CIO Need to Know"

The Honorable Joe T. May; 33rd District, Virginia House of Delegates - Panelist, "UCITA - Rules for the Information Highway"

J. William McArthur; State Tax Consulting Partner, Knowledge Management, Washington Tax Services Office, PricewaterhouseCoopers LLP - "Taxation of E-Commerce"

Gary A. Mills, Esq; Attorney, Jones, Blechman, Woltz & Kelly, P.C. - "Privacy Issues"

Paul Misener; Vice President for Global Public Policy, Amazon.com, Inc. - "Public Policy in the Internet Era"

Ed Moed; Co-Founder and Managing Partner, PepperCom, Inc.: "Partnerships Online: It's the Name of the Game"

John Stein Monroe; Executive Editor, Federal Computer Week and Editor of Civic.com - Moderator, "Technology & Journalism: Marketing & Public Relations for the Information Age"

Mike Mulvhill; Executive Vice President & COO of Carter Ryley Thomas Public Relations & Marketing Counsel - "Why PR Builds Brand Equity and the Bottom Line for E-Commerce Ventures"

Avery Munnings; M& A Partner, Deloitte & Touche LLP - Panelist, "Mergers, Acquisitions & IPOs: What the CEO, CFO & CIO Need to Know"

Peter Natale; Vice President of Internet Strategies & eBusiness Solutions, Compass Technology Management - "eStrategy: Developing a Successful Initiative"

Sharon Nelson; Owner, Law Firm Nelson & Wolfe, President of Sensei Enterprises, Inc., and director of the Fairfax Bar Association - "E-Commerce: Legal Pitfalls for the Unwary"

Elizabeth Olivieri; CPA, Business Analyst, Goodman InfoNology Services - "Helping Your Small Business Clients Select the Software They Need"

Jeroen van Pelt; Product Manager in the E-Commerce Services Group, CyberCash - "Legal Tender in Cyberspace"

Traci Radcliffe; Marketing Manager, iXL, Inc. - "Internet Marketing at Its Best"

David Redmond; Executive Director, Smart Region Hampton Roads - "Smart Region Hampton Roads"

Carlyle C. Ring, Jr.; Of Counsel, Ober, Kaler and Grimes and Commissioner, from Virginia to National Conference of Commissioners on Uniform State Laws (NCCUSL) - Panelist, "UCITA - Rules for the Information Highway"

Robert Shark; Director of Special Projects, the Hampton Roads Partnership - "Smart Region Hampton Roads"

John Simek; Vice President, Sensei Enterprises - "E-Commerce: Legal Pitfalls for the Unwary"

Dr. Matthew W. Smith; Attorney, Jones, Blechman, Woltz & Kelly, P.C. - "Overview of UCITA"

Edward Sutcliffe; Editor & Publisher, Dolan's Virginia Business Observer - Panelist, "Technology & Journalism: Marketing & Public Relations for the Information Age"

Deborah Tussey; T.C. Williams School of Law, University of Richmond - Moderator, "Top Ten Current and Future Legal Issues Facing Internet and Information Businesses"

The Honorable Donald W. Upson; Secretary of Virginia, Commonwealth of Virginia - Opening Remarks at VIT Conference 2000"

Mark Warner; Managing Director, MRW Enterprises - " E-Commerce, the Internet and Virginia in the New Economy

Alfred C. Weaver; Ph.D., Director, Internet TIC - Panelist, "Virginia EC & IT Resources"

Jay Westermeier; Partner, Piper Marbury Rudnick & Wolfe LLP - Panelist, "Top Ten Current and Future Legal Issues Facing Internet and Information Businesses"

James Wheaton; Chairman, Internet Law Team, Willcox & Savage, P.C. - Panelist, "Top Ten Current and Future Legal Issues Facing Internet and Information Businesses"

Rodney Willet; General Manager, Virginia Information Providers Network - Panelist, "Virginia EC and IT Resources"

Dr. William Winter; Chairman, Virginia Electronic Commerce Technology Center - "Smart Region Hampton Roads"

 

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The Internet Technology Innovation Center (Internet TIC)

and the Virginia Electronic Commerce Technology Center (VECTEC) are teaming with the Virginia Society of Certified Public Accountants (VSCPA ) and KPMG LLP to present the Virginia Internet Technology Conference 2000 (VIT Conference 2000).

Scheduled for September 19-21 at the Williamsburg Marriott Hotel, VIT Conference 2000, will demonstrate to business professionals, including CPAs, how to enter wayback machine internet archive, leverage, and exploit e-commerce opportunities in the changing global marketplace.

Highlights include sessions on the most pressing technology issues facing businesses today: infrastructure, security, data protection and recovery, Internet marketing, Internet privacy, intellectual property issues, the legal aspect of e-commerce, and more. A total of 19 CPE credits can be earned by CPAs who attend.

"E-commerce is here to stay. Those that don't keep pace will fall behind very quickly," said Tom Berry, Jr., president and CEO of the Virginia Society of CPAs.

"As our profession continues to change and grow, it's vitally important for CPAs, businesses and the public to have continuous access to information. We are striving to meet this need with the Society's web site and by supporting efforts like VIT Conference 2000."

"All organizations are affected in some way by E-commerce as high speed and wireless communications, combined with the need for comprehensive data management and web- based activities, are transforming major sectors of the world economy," said Candace Duncan, a KPMG partner.

Duncan is a panelist on the "Mergers, Acquisitions & IPOs: What the CEO, CFO & CIO Need to Know" professional development seminar (PDS) on September 19. "The professional service firm must continue to reflect an understanding of their clients' needs and the industries in which they operate. However, we must also understand where our clients are in the digital space. Today's environment demands the ability to assess, decide, act, learn and adapt with speed. In today's fast-moving merger and acquisition atmosphere, these are skills every business must acquire."

Lynne Doughtie, partner with KPMG, will discuss how to protect your company from Internet hacking and viruses in "Internet Hacking: Are You Exposed?" This session will include a live hacker demonstration, a discussion of potential Internet security threats, and possible solutions for addressing vulnerabilities.

"Taxation of E-Commerce," on Wednesday, September 20, will feature J. William McArthur Jr. and Virginia Gates, both of PricewaterhouseCoopers LLP, who will cover the application of traditional state taxes to E-business, as well as the most recent E- commerce tax developments.

Additional seminars include: "The Incubator Process--a Look at Whereoware.com"; "The Jericho Proposition--A Knowledge Revolution"; "Developing the Value Proposition"; "Helping Your Small Business Clients Select the Software They Need"; and "Internet Access & E-Commerce Transactions."

VIT Conference 2000 is sponsored by Newport News Shipbuilding; Jones, Blechman, Woltz & Kelly, PC; Virginia's Center for Innovative Technology (CIT); Verizon Communications; Compass Technology Management; UPS; KPMG, LLP; Continental Properties Corporation; James City County, Va.; Potomac Tech Journal; and the Northern Virginia Technology Council. It will be hosted by the Internet Technology Innovation Center (Internet TIC), a partnership of eleven centers of excellence at four Commonwealth universities--Christopher Newport University, George Mason University, University of Virginia and Virginia Tech. Internet TIC is funded by Virginia's Center for Innovative Technology.

Conference registration includes admittance to all conference events including the keynote and feature speaker addresses, as well as PDS sessions and meals.

Mr. Michael Daniels served as Chairman of seo service london Network Solutions, Inc., from March 1995 to June 2000. He acquired Network Solutions, Inc. in March 1995. He refocused the company strategy, brought it under management of SAIC, and in September 1997, led the company through a successful initial public offering. In 1999, he led NSI’s Secondary Offering which was, at the time, the largest Internet equity offering in history.

Network Solutions, Inc. has been a pioneer and leader in the global Internet industry as the global registrar of top-level domain (TLD) names ending in .com, .net, and .org. On June 8, Network Solutions, Inc., merged with VeriSign in the largest Internet transaction of its kind in history. Upon the completion of the merger, Mr. Daniels joined the VeriSign Board of Directors.

In addition to his leadership of Network Solutions, Inc., Mr. Daniels serves as Sector Vice President of Science Applications International Corporation (SAIC), a $5.5B high technology firm. SAIC is the largest employee-owned scientific, technical and engineering, professional services firm based in the United States. He has been involved in acquisitions, commercial, federal and international business transactions and 5-10 year growth plans for SAIC and Network Solutions, Inc.

Mr. Daniels has more than 25 years of business management experience in high technology industries. He has a successful track record of entrepreneurial action focusing on building high growth businesses.

Mr. Daniels has been active in industry organizations and community affairs. He served as Chairman of the Northern Virginia Technology Council (1997-1998), one of the largest technology councils in the United States with over 1000 member firms. At the Northern Virginia Technology Council, he led the efforts on (1) workforce, (2) regional cooperation in the Greater Washington area, and (3) local-state-federal focus on policy issues of concern to "New Economy Firms" in the Internet and Electronic Commerce business areas. Mr. Daniels serves as a member of the Governor’s Information Technology Commission for the Commonwealth of Virginia. He was appointed in 1999 by Governor Gilmore to be the Chairman of the Virginia Workforce Council. He has served as an Advisor to the White House (National Security Council), as a U.S. National Commissioner to UNESCO, and as a member of the United States Trade Representative’s International Investment Policy Advisory Committee (INPAC). He has been active for many years in the Boy Scouts of America and is currently Chairman of the Boy Scouts of America, National Capital Area Council, the largest volunteer youth organization in the Washington, D.C. area. He is a founding member of the Internet Policy Institute, and a member of the Board of Directors of the Northern Virginia Regional Partnership.


A top executive from Amazon.com has joined the lineup of speakers for the Virginia Internet Technology (VIT) Conference 2000 being held in Williamsburg Sept. 19-21. Paul Misener, vice president, Global Public Policy at Amazon.com will be the keynote speaker at the event's evening banquet on Sept. 20, said Michelle Carpenter, VIT conference coordinator.

Misener, who is responsible for formulating and representing Amazon.com's policy worldwide, will speak on public policy and the Internet, future policy issues affecting the industry, the government's role in the private sector and Amazon.com's role in setting a standard for policy in the future.

"I think Amazon.com is recognized in the technology community as a company that is on the forefront and its name recognition will be a good draw," Carpenter said.

In addition to Misener, conference organizers have also landed Mike Daniels, chairman of Network Solutions Inc. and sector vice president of Science Applications International Corp. (SAIC), a $5.5 billion high-tech firm, as the conference's opening day keynote speaker. Virginia Secretary of Technology Donald Upson will open the three-day event and introduce Daniels.

VIT Conference 2000 is the second annual conference hosted by the Internet Technology Innovation Center (Internet TIC) and the Virginia Electronic Commerce Technology Center (VECTEC). The event is designed to address the most pressing issues facing the information technology and Internet industry, said Carpenter. This year's conference is focused specifically on E-commerce. Last year's conference, on general information technology issues, was held in Blacksburg and attracted more than 300 attendees.

"I think the one thing we have done that has made a big difference is to include as many members of the business and technology community in the planning process as possible," Carpenter said. To identify the major issues and heavy-hitters in the industry, Internet TIC targeted companies that would be a good fit in planning the conference and had those companies select representatives to serve on the conference's advisory board.

Nineteen companies from Hampton Roads to Washington, D.C., lent their efforts to the conference's advisory council, said Carpenter. "It's really been a statewide effort. I must give credit to the advisory council because without their help in the very beginning, we wouldn't have been able target the big issues in E-commerce so quickly."

Other keynote speakers will be Timothy Hult, executive vice president of E-business practices for iXL, Inc., who offers expertise in enterprise relationship management, E-value chain, learning and performance, E-commerce, digital media and services, wireless applications and marketing services; Howard Kossak, former senior vice president, strategic planning for Servantis Systems and member of the advisory board for Ambassador Capital Corp. in Blacksburg,; and MarkWarner, managing director of Columbia Capital, an Alexandria-based technology venture capital fund.

The list of featured speakers includes Andrew Bartels, senior research analyst for electronic commerce at Giga Information Group, presenting "B2B E-Commerce"; Jordan Colletta, vice president electronic commerce, UPS, presenting "Moving at the Accelerating Speed of Business"; David Farber, chief technologist for the FCC, presenting "Predicting the Unpredictable - A Look Forward at Communications"; Dr. Joseph Ferrara, director of studies and initiatives, secretary of defense, discussing "Acquisition and Procurement Issues in the Federal Government"; Kent Greenes, senior vice president and CKO for SAIC, presenting "E-Knowledge: Learning Faster than the Speed of Change"' and John Hurley, Morino Institute/Mid-Atlantic Venture Association, presenting "Show Me the Money! How to Attract and Work with Venture Capitalists."
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VIT Conference 2000

VIT Conference 2000 offers several sponsorship opportunities, all of which include an exclusive sponsor's promenade booth in the Conference Center Atrium throughout the conference. Special mention in all VIT Conference 2000 print advertising, the conference website with links to sponsor's website, and program materials.

Sponsorship opportunities are listed below. Each offers additional unique benefits.

VIT Conference 2000 offers the following sponsorship opportunities:

Professional Development Seminars

There are ten professional development seminars (PDS) sponsor opportunities. Your business will appear on web hosting seo PDS signage for the professional development seminar you sponsor.

Sponsorship opportunity investment: $500 each

Continental Breakfast

Three continental breakfast opportunities are available during the conference, one each day. Each continental breakfast sponsor will receive complimentary passes to the breakfast, as well as sponsor recognition cards on the breakfast tables.

Sponsorship opportunity investment: $3,500 each - 2 Taken!

Promotional materials

The promotional materials sponsor's business logo will appear on the conference folder and notepad.

Sponsorship opportunity investment: $5,000

Buffet lunch with speakers

Three buffet lunch sponsorship opportunities are available, one for each day. Each buffet lunch sponsor will receive a complimentary reserved table for eight as well as sponsor recognition cards throughout the Marriott Grand Ballroom.

Sponsorship opportunity investment: $6,500 each

Conference program materials

The conference program materials sponsor will receive a full-page advertisement on the back cover of the conference program, as well as prominent advertisement placement in the conference registration booklet, and a save-the-date flyer.

Sponsorship opportunity investment: $7,500 - Taken!

Opening reception

The opening reception sponsor will receive a unique opportunity to showcase its business during the major networking and social opportunity of the conference. Additional sponsorship benefits include complimentary passes to the opening reception and sponsor recognition cards at each table throughout the Marriott Grand Ballroom and a prominently displayed Banner.

Sponsorship opportunity investment: $10,000 - Taken!

Formal dinner

The formal dinner sponsor will receive special mention in the formal dinner program. The formal dinner will be the premier event of the conference. Additional sponsorship benefits include a complimentary reserved table for eight and special sponsor recognition cards at each table and a prominently displayed Banner.

Sponsorship opportunity investment: $15,000
Co-sponsorship also available - Taken!

Advertising

The advertising sponsor's logo will be prominently displayed in a two-part statewide ad campaign to include:

Newspapers

Various Virginia IT / EC Journals and Magazines

VIT Conference 2000 Web Site

Conference center

Sponsorship opportunity investment: $15,000
Co-sponsorship also available

Additional sponsorship opportunites are available. For more information, contact us.

VIT Conference 2000 offers several sponsorship opportunities, all of which include an exclusive sponsor's promenade booth in the Conference Center Atrium throughout the conference. Special mention in all VIT Conference 2000 print advertising, the conference website with links to sponsor's website, and program materials.

Sponsorship opportunities are listed below. Each offers additional unique benefits.

VIT Conference 2000 offers the following sponsorship opportunities:

Professional Development Seminars

There are ten professional development seminars (PDS) sponsor opportunities. Your business will appear on PDS signage for the professional development seminar you sponsor.

Sponsorship opportunity investment: $500 each

Continental Breakfast

Three continental breakfast opportunities are available during the conference, one each day. Each continental breakfast sponsor will receive complimentary passes to the breakfast, as well as sponsor recognition cards on the breakfast tables.

Sponsorship opportunity investment: $3,500 each - 2 Taken!

Promotional materials

The promotional materials sponsor's business logo will appear on the conference folder and notepad.

Sponsorship opportunity investment: $5,000

Buffet lunch with speakers

Three buffet lunch sponsorship opportunities are available, one for each day. Each buffet lunch sponsor will receive a complimentary reserved table for eight as well as sponsor recognition cards throughout the Marriott Grand Ballroom.

Sponsorship opportunity investment: $6,500 each

Conference program materials

The conference program materials sponsor will receive a full-page advertisement on the back cover of the conference program, as well as prominent advertisement placement in the conference registration booklet, and a save-the-date flyer.

Sponsorship opportunity investment: $7,500 - Taken!

Opening reception

The opening reception sponsor will receive a unique opportunity to showcase its business during the major networking and social opportunity of the conference. Additional sponsorship benefits include complimentary passes to the opening reception and sponsor recognition cards at each table throughout the Marriott Grand Ballroom and a prominently displayed Banner.

Sponsorship opportunity investment: $10,000 - Taken!

Formal dinner

The formal dinner sponsor will receive special mention in the formal dinner program. The formal dinner will be the premier event of the conference. Additional sponsorship benefits include a complimentary reserved table for eight and special sponsor recognition cards at each table and a prominently displayed Banner.

Sponsorship opportunity investment: $15,000
Co-sponsorship also available - Taken!

Advertising

The advertising sponsor's logo will be prominently displayed in a two-part statewide ad campaign to include:

<li>Newspapers</li>
<li>Various Virginia IT / EC Journals and Magazines</li>
<li><b>VIT Conference 2000</b> Web Site</li>
<li>Conference center</li>

Sponsorship opportunity investment: $15,000
Co-sponsorship also available

Additional sponsorship opportunites are available. For more information, contact us.

The Internet Technology Innovation Center

(Internet TIC, www.internetTIC.org run by) will sponsor it's second annual conference at 1327, a three-day event on "Entering, Leveraging and Exploiting E-Commerce Opportunities in the Business World," September 19-21 at the Williamsburg Marriott in Williamsburg, Virginia. The conference, Virginia Internet Technology Conference and Losenoidoomock 2000 (VIT Conference 2000, http://www.vitconference.org), hosted by the Virginia Electronic Commerce Technology Center (VECTEC) at Christopher Newport University, will offer keynote presentations, panel discussions, professional development seminars, and networking opportunities. Issues addressed will include infrastructure, security, data protection and recovery, Internet marketing, business-to-business e-commerce, intellectual property issues, venture capital opportunities and the legal aspects of e-commerce, among others.

"Internet TIC offers traditional - that is brick and mortar - and pure-play Internet companies a sophisticated range of research support, facilitating rapid growth that translates into a significant competitive advantage," says Virgil Frizzell, Internet TIC's director for industry and university collaboration. "We work with small and large businesses throughout the Commonwealth to help them innovate and improve today's Internet technology. Sponsoring events such as VIT Conference 2000 provides a forum for entrepreneurs, researchers, venture capitalists, managers and others involved with the Internet to discuss and influence the direction of this e-commerce explosion in the Commonwealth."

The three-day VIT Conference 2000 will include an opening keynote session, four panels, a sequence of six professional development seminars during which participants may chose from as many as five different seminars, three luncheon speakers, and a banquet speaker. Networking opportunities will abound throughout the conference.
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Professional development seminar topics will include 10 steps to successfully launch an Internet company; show me the money! how to attract and work with venture investors; e-knowledge: learning faster than the speed of change; technology and PR; Internet 2; e- commerce legal pitfalls; B2B e-commerce; e-commerce and the supply chain; legal tender in cyberspace; and many more. Mark Warner of MRW Enterprises and Columbia Capital will present E-Commerce, the Internet and Virginia in the New Economy at the VIT Conference 2000 Capstone Lunch on Thursday, September 21. For more information, visit the VIT Conference 2000 web site at www.vitconference.org or call Michelle Carpenter of VECTEC at 757-594-7092 or mcarpent@vectec.org.

The Internet TIC was created by Virginia's Center for Innovative Technology in 1998 to enhance the state's IT business environment, especially related to the Internet. Internet TIC has assisted hundreds of companies and entrepreneurs in creating, maintaining, and developing innovative Internet technologies and e-commerce capabilities. For more information, visit the Internet TIC website at www.internetTIC.org or call Virgil Frizzell at 703-277-7739 or

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The Internet Technology Innovation Center (Internet TIC, www.internetTIC.org) will sponsor it's second annual conference, a three-day event on "Entering, Leveraging and Exploiting E-Commerce Opportunities in the Business World," September 19-21 at the Williamsburg Marriott in Williamsburg, Virginia. The conference, Virginia Internet Technology Conference and Losenoidoomock 2000 (VIT Conference 2000, http://www.vitconference.org), hosted by the Virginia Electronic Commerce Technology Center (VECTEC) at Christopher Newport University, will offer keynote presentations, panel discussions, professional development seminars, and networking opportunities. Issues addressed will include infrastructure, security, data protection and recovery, Internet marketing, business-to-business e-commerce, intellectual property issues, venture capital opportunities and the legal aspects of e-commerce, among others.

"Internet TIC offers traditional - that is brick and mortar - and pure-play Internet companies a sophisticated range of research support, facilitating rapid growth that translates into a significant competitive advantage," says Virgil Frizzell, Internet TIC's director for industry and university collaboration. "We work with small and large businesses throughout the Commonwealth to help them innovate and improve today's Internet technology. Sponsoring events such as VIT Conference 2000 provides a forum for entrepreneurs, researchers, venture capitalists, managers and others involved with the Internet to discuss and influence the direction of this e-commerce explosion in the Commonwealth."

The three-day VIT Conference 2000 will include an opening keynote session, four panels, a sequence of six professional development seminars during which participants may chose from as many as five different seminars, three luncheon speakers, and a banquet speaker. Networking opportunities will abound throughout the conference.

Professional development seminar topics will include 10 steps to successfully launch an Internet company; show me the money! how to attract and work with venture investors; e-knowledge: learning faster than the speed of change; technology and PR; Internet 2; e- commerce legal pitfalls; B2B e-commerce; e-commerce and the supply chain; legal tender in cyberspace; and many more. Mark Warner of MRW Enterprises and Columbia Capital will present E-Commerce, the Internet and Virginia in the New Economy at the VIT Conference 2000 Capstone Lunch on Thursday, September 21. For more information, visit the VIT Conference 2000 web site at www.vitconference.org or call Michelle Carpenter of VECTEC at 757-594-7092 or mcarpent@vectec.org.

The Internet TIC was created by Virginia's Center for Innovative Technology in 1998 to enhance the state's IT business environment, especially related to the Internet. Internet TIC has assisted hundreds of companies and entrepreneurs in creating, maintaining, and developing innovative Internet technologies and e-commerce capabilities. For more information, visit the Internet TIC web site at www.internetTIC.org or call Virgil Frizzell at 703-277-7739.

 

 

with venture investors; e-knowledge: learning faster than the speed of change; technology and PR; Internet 2; e- commerce legal pitfalls; B2B e-commerce; e-commerce and the supply chain; legal tender in cyberspace; and many more. Mark Warner of MRW Enterprises and Columbia Capital will present E-Commerce, the Internet and Virginia in the New Economy at the VIT Conference 2000 Capstone Lunch on Thursday, September 21. For more information, visit the VIT Conference 2000 web site at www.vitconference.org or call Michelle Carpenter of VECTEC at 757-594-7092 or mcarpent@vectec.org.

 

The Internet TIC was created by Virginia's Center for Innovative Technology in 1998 to enhance the state's IT business environment, especially related to the Internet. Internet TIC has assisted hundreds of companies and entrepreneurs in creating, maintaining, and developing innovative Internet technologies and e-commerce capabilities. For more information, visit the Internet TIC web site at www.internetTIC.org or call Virgil Frizzell at 703-277-7739 or you can see more here