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Helen Silvis of The Skanner News
Published: 26 March 2012

If you're a high schooler and you like new technology, here you won't want to miss the iUrban Teen Tech Summit, coming up April 7. The summit offer a chance to learn about what's new in the amazing world of technology. You will have the chance to preview hands-on, cutting-edge products, such as mobile devices for students, on-the-go gaming and much more.

The all-day event will run from 9 a.m. to 3:30 p.m. April 7at the University of Portland campus. It is open to all teens, but teens of color and underserved groups from Portland Metro and S.W. Washington regions are specially encouraged to attend.
Find out how to kickstart your career in gaming, cybersecurity or mobile apps, as well as how NIKE uses technology. Hear from the experts and get inspired by a real life Tuskegee Airman, as featured in the movie Red Tails. And go home with a goodie bag, Spaces are limited; Register here to attend.

Local advisory board members who helped organize the summit are:  

  • Deena Pierott, CEO Mosaic Blueprint and iUrban Entrepreneur Foundation with its iUrban Teen Summit
  • Sherry Swackhamer, CIO & Director, Department of County Assets, Multnomah County
  • Emily Pham, Director of IT at ESI
  • Ben Berry, CEO AirShip Technologies Group

The first iUrban Teen Tech Summit program launched on the Washington State University Campus in October 2011.  In attendance were 102 local underrepresented youth, 26 parents and 30 volunteers.  Presentations were made by Intel, Nike, Tripwire, Applied Cinematics and AM:PM PR.

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