SOURCE: Strategic News Service

September 11, 2009 09:00 ET

Strategic News Service Launches New Division of FiRe Conference, FiReGlobal: West Coast to Be Held in Seattle

FRIDAY HARBOR, WA--(Marketwire - September 11, 2009) - Strategic News Service (SNS) announced the launch of a new version of their popular Future In Review (FiRe) Conference, called FiReGlobal: West Coast. The event will take place from 8:00am to 9:00pm on October 15th, 2009, at the Four Seasons Hotel, 99 Union St., Seattle, Washington.

The new conference and format will offer a world-class gathering in technology and economics while uniting thought leaders in major global and regional sectors. Problem-solving will occur collaboratively on threads pre-selected by the FiReGlobal Steering Committee, by Chief Technology Officer Working Groups as well as at the conference. Solutions and ideas will be developed and presented at the event.

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Speakers will include Michael Dell, Chairman and CEO of Dell; Irwin Jacobs, Co-founder of Qualcomm; Rob Glaser, Founder, Chairman and CEO of RealNetworks; Nobelist Lee Hartwell, President and Director of the Fred Hutchinson Cancer Research Center, Steve Reynolds, President and CEO of Puget Energy and Puget Sound Energy; Rogers Weed, Director of the Commerce Department; SNS CEO Mark Anderson and others.

"We are taking what we've learned at FiRe, condensing it, and making it ten times more relevant to the region and the people who live here," said Mark Anderson, CEO of SNS, Chair of FiRe and FiReGlobal: West Coast.

The day will consist of interviews, discussions, and report-outs on the topics of ocean health, broadband, education, health care, energy independence, promoting entrepreneurial growth and successful startups, intelligent discourse, and the future of local and global economies. Breakout sessions will be available on each topic. There will be a cocktail reception to showcase the eight selected FiReStar companies that we believe will change the world in positive ways.

SNS was the first paid online news service on the Internet, founded by Mark Anderson in 1995. SNS is the most accurate predictive letter covering the computer and telecom industries. It is personally read by the top managers at companies such as Microsoft, Dell, HP, Cisco, Intel, Google, and Telstra, among others.

SNS has been operating the annual FiRe Conference for seven years. The Economist calls FiRe "the best technology conference in the world." FiRe exposes world experts and participants to new ideas, producing an accurate portrait of the future and focuses on creating technology solutions to current local and global problems. FiRe 2010 will take place May 11-14, 2010 at Terranea Resort in Palos Verdes, CA. For more information to go

Future in Review™ is a Strategic News Service™ conference. Future in Review™, and Strategic News Service™ are registered international trademarks. The SNS newsletter is the most accurate publicly ranked predictive newsletter in computing and communications.


Contact Information

  • Shane Elben
    Strategic News Service
    FiReGlobal: West Coast
    P.O. Box 1969
    Friday Harbor, WA
    Tel. 360 378 8628