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Microsoft's Bill Gates Selects March 13 NVTC Titans Breakfast as Forum for Providing His Perspective on the Future of Technology Innovation

HERNDON, VA, March 4, 2008 - The Northern Virginia Technology Council, the largest technology council in the nation, will host Bill Gates, Chairman & Chief Software Architect, Microsoft Corporation, for a sold-out keynote speech on the future of technology innovation before an audience of 1,000+ technology executives at the NVTC Premier Titans Breakfast on March 13.

Gates will provide his unique vision on the topic—looking at the future impact of technology and the importance of public-private partnerships. He will also highlight Microsoft's contribution to the local economy through innovation, including in the health care field, and touch upon the need for greater investment in K-12 and collegiate science, technology, engineering and math education.

DATE: Thursday, March 13, 2008

TIME: 7:00 Registration / 7:50 - 9:30 a.m. Program. (Gates is expected to take the stage shortly after 8:30 a.m.)

LOCATION: Presidential Ballroom, Capital Hilton, 1001 16th Street, N.W., Washington, D.C.

REGISTRATION: To register as a member of the press please contact Evan Weisel at 703 218 3555 or send an e-mail to evan@w2comm.com. Press credentials will be required for entry.

For special equipment requests, contact Michelle Snyder at 703 904 7878, ext. 287, or msnyder@nvtc.org.