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07/31/2008 - Discovery Series Launches in October

October 17, 2008 marks the beginning of the new Spokane Discovery Series. The purpose of the series of events is to highlight new and breakthrough developments in science, technology and their business applications by showcasing Washington scientists and business leaders, particularly from the Spokane Region. The speaker series is designed for business and community leaders who want to stay on top of important advancements being made in the state, the nation, and the world.

According to program coordinator Kim Stearns, “This is a perfect venue to get caught up on what is new in Spokane. We will hear from business leaders about how businesses are doing in Spokane. We’ll learn about researchers, educators, and new developments and technology being discovered in Spokane, and how we plan to use the new discoveries to benefit our region as well as the state.”

Starting October 17, Discovery Series presentations open with a buffet breakfast at 7:30 am, with the lecture beginning at 8:00 am, at the Spokane Athletic Club at 1002 W Riverside. The intimate setting encourages discussion with a Q&A session following the speaker's presentation. Each session adjourns promptly at 9:00 am.

Speaker list for 2008-2009 Discovery Series
October 17, 2008 – Kevin Cable, Executive VP and Founder, Cascadia Capital
November 21, 2008 - Grant Norton- Associate Dean of Research and Graduate Programs WSU
January 16, 2009 - Rodger Woodworth- Avista
February 20, 2009 – Dr. Pat Hunt, Meyer Distinguished Professor, School of Molecular Biosciences, WSU
March 20, 2009 - Dr. Suzanne Lindsey, VP Discovery Recodagen
May 15, 2009 – Dr. Guy Palmer, Vet. Medicine, WSU

The Discovery Series is being sponsored by the Technology Alliance, Washington State University, Avista, Sirti, Greater Spokane Inc., and Spokane Metro Magazine. They are running an “early bird” special of $150.00 until October 3, 2008 for individual membership. Following that, the series cost will be $180.00. There are also Sponsorship opportunities available.

For more information about membership or sponsorships, contact Kim Stearns, kim@stearnscommunications.com, 208-651-6271 or 509-209-925.

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