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Leaping into the 21st century

Glenwood Springs is celebrating its launch into the 21st century with a two-day seminar on broadband Internet access.

The two-day seminar runs today and Friday at the Glenwood Springs Community Center, and wraps up with a big bash Friday evening.

Topics of the seminar include how to get connected to the broadband network, ways to increase Web site traffic, money-saving applications of broadband and the benefits of technology for tourism and real estate marketing.

Speakers are scheduled in a variety of seminars through the day. The event is free, and people may come and go as they wish.

The schedule is as follows:

Thursday

Seminar I: 9-9:45 a.m.

John Hines, city of Glenwood Springs, “How To Get Connected”

Seminar II: 10:15-11 a.m.

Trent Blizzard, Blizzard Internet Marketing Inc., “10 Tips For Increasing Web site Traffic”

Seminar III: 11:30 a.m. to 12:15 p.m.

Tom Clark Jr., director of information systems and technology, Clark’s Markets, “Money Saving Applications Through Broadband”

Seminar IV: 1-1:45 p.m.

Jeff Mozingo, network administrator, Alpine Bank, “Technology and Alpine Bank”

Seminar V: 2:15-3 p.m.

Ted Edmonds, vice president of operations for Ski.com, “The Effect of Technology on Marketing and Reservations in the Travel Industry, Current and Future”

Seminar VI: 3:30-4:15 p.m.

*Tim Madden, MIS manager, Aspen Research Group, “How a software services company uses broadband Internet access”

Friday

Seminar I: 9-9:45 a.m.

John Jamison, Colorado Mountain College, “The Wolf Is Not At The Door .. He’s In The Kitchen”

Seminar II: 10:15-11 a.m.

Ted Edmonds, vice president of operations for Ski.com, “The Effect of Technology on Marketing and Reservations in the Travel Industry, Current and Future”

Seminar III: 11:30 a.m. to 12:15 p.m.

Trent Blizzard, Blizzard Internet Marketing Inc., “10 Tips For Increasing Web site Traffic”

Seminar IV: 1-1:45 p.m.

*Tim Madden, MIS manager, Aspen Research Group, “How a software services company uses broadband Internet access”

Seminar V: 2:15-3 p.m.

*Mark Hall, president of NetLine Inc., “Technology and Real Estate”

Seminar VI: 3:30-4:15 p.m.

*Kent Morrison, manager of information systems, city of Steamboat Springs, “Business and Technology – Stories To Live and Die By”

* Subject to change

The Friday evening celebration begins with music, refreshments and raffle registration from 7-7:30 p.m., and vendor booths will be open for demonstrations, such as the video conferencing capabilities of broadband.

At 7:30 p.m., Glenwood Springs Mayor Don Vanderhoof will introduce a final slate of speakers.

John Hines, who heads up the city’s electric department and who also spearheaded the city’s efforts to install a fiber optic system to bring broadband to its citizens, will give a history of the project.

The keynote address will be delivered at 8:15 p.m. by Troy Eid, executive director of the Colorado Department of Personnel and Administration, who will speak about the Multi-Use Network, which has helped bring broadband to rural Colorado and the impact broadband has on the state’s economy, and rural communities in particular.

The party continues to 10 p.m.

The event is being sponsored by the city of Glenwood Springs, the Glenwood Springs Chamber Resort Association, Colorado Mountain College’s Small Business Development Center and the state of Colorado.


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