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Getting Connected: Can Communications Technology Transform Your Community?

Bird Island Resort, St. Bride's, Placentia Bay
Tuesday, November 7th, 2006, at 7:00 pm

View the poster and the program.

This session explored how rural regions can use information communication technology – such as the Internet, mobile phones, computers and satellite systems – to support economic development and improve their quality of life.

  • Can these technologies improve education and healthcare, lead to more competitive businesses and industries, and bridge the divide between rural and urban economies?
  • What changes to the communications infrastructure, such as access to high-speed Internet, are required to allow the Avalon Gateway Region to tap into the potential of connectivity?
  • How can we make these changes happen?

The lecture featured four outstanding speakers:

  • Dr. Dale Foster, professor of information systems, Faculty of Business Administration, Memorial University. Download Dr. Foster's presentation.
  • Pat Curran, executive director, Irish Loop Development Board
  • Paul Dubé, executive director, Newfoundland Association of Technology Industries
  • Harvey Brenton, marketing manager, Argentia Management Authority
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