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Future In Review



March 25, 2016 09:00 ET

SNS FiRe Conference Names USTAR a 2016 FiRe Exhibitor Company

Global Thought Leaders Converge to Address Some of the World's Greatest Challenges in Real-Time at September

SEATTLE, WA--(Marketwired - March 25, 2016) -  Strategic News Service (SNS) has selected The Utah Science Technology and Research Initiative (USTAR) as a 2016 FiRe Exhibitor company to be featured at the 14th annual Future in Review (FiRe) conference. FiRe 2016 will take place September 27-30, 2016, at the Stein Eriksen Lodge Deer Valley in Park City, Utah.

Described by The Economist as "the best technology conference in the world," FiRe features global thought leaders in technology and the global economy, including Elon Musk, Craig Venter, Michael Dell, Vint Cerf, Leroy Hood, Patti Grace Smith, Mark Hurd, Paul Jacobs, and many others. FiRe Exhibitors are selected based on the strength of their potential to bring positive change to the world, and are showcased at the FiRe conference, in panels throughout the event, and with ongoing relationships introduced and supported by SNS.

USTAR was established in 2006 through the leadership and vision of the Utah legislature and the Governor to leverage science and technology innovation in support of Utah's economy. The initial focus of USTAR was recruiting world-class faculty to the state's research universities, the University of Utah (U of U) and Utah State University (USU). The recruitments expanded expertise in the areas of life science, renewable and traditional energy, nano and microelectronics and big data. USTAR invested significantly in unique shared facilities, such as a nanofabrication facility, the only bio hazard 3+ facility in the state and a life science incubator. In addition to expanding the capacity at the research universities, USTAR established a statewide Technology Outreach Program that focuses on technology development, mentoring and collaboration to strengthen the technology ecosystem in the state.

"Sharing discoveries is a key part of the commercialization and scientific process," said Ivy Estabrooke, USTAR executive director. "Science and technology advances are critical to the mission of USTAR and we are excited about the opportunity FiRe provides to share the ground-breaking research happening within our program."

"We are proud of the world class universities and institutes now participating in FiRe. We're delighted to have USTAR as the latest addition to this exciting new intersection of academic and startup worlds," said Mark Anderson, FiRe Chair and CEO of the Strategic News Service.

Future in Review is a gathering of world-class thought leaders, convened each year with the goal of providing the most accurate look forward in technology. FiRe is a world leader in exploring how technology drives the world economy and in using technology to solve major social challenges. These goals have been consistently achieved through FiRe's collaboration across technology-driven industries and through active support from the global FiRe community.

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Strategic News Service was founded by Mark Anderson in 1995 as the first subscription-based online news service. Since its inception, SNS has proven the most accurate predictive report covering technology and the global economy. Its subscribers include top managers at technology and finance companies across the globe, including Oracle, Microsoft, HP, Dell, Cisco, Intel, Google, British Telecom, SpaceX, Amazon, Telstra, and others.

SNS has been operating the annual FiRe conference since 2003. FiRe exposes world experts and participants to new ideas, and conversations about them, producing an accurate portrait of the future; and focuses on creating technology solutions to current local and global problems. FiRe 2015 will take place September 27-30, 2016, at the Stein Eriksen Lodge Deer Valley in Park City, Utah. For more information and to register, go to

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