Local and Global Are One at VT KnowledgeWorks

At the formal welcome dinner for the VT KnowledgeWorks Global Student Business Concept Challenge hosted by the Virginia Tech Office of Outreach and International Affairs, student team members, teachers, chaperones, host families, host companies, officials from Virginia Tech and officials from Blacksburg, Virginia – all shared a Virginia meal and many conversations in many languages at the Inn at Virginia Tech.

John Dooley welcomes all to the VT KnowledgeWorks Global Student Business Concept Challenge

John Dooley, Vice President for Outreach and International Affairs at Virginia Tech, welcomes all to the Challenge amidst the flags of the countries of participating teams.

Mayor Ron Rordam welcomes the VT KnowledgeWorks Global Student Business Concept Challenge to Blacksburg, Virginia

Ron Rordam, Mayor, welcomes all to the community of Blacksburg, Virginia.

You're invited to view more photographs from the welcome dinner on Facebook.  Here's more about The Challenge and the schedule of events and here's the VTKW Global Student Challenge on Facebook.

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The VT KnowledgeWorks Global Student Challenge is made possible thanks to the generous Global Challenge Event Sponsors, including COTA, G.J. Hopkins Inc., HCA VA Health System, Interactive Achievement, Novozymes, Oak Ridge Associated Universities, Rackspace, TechLab, and The Branch Group Inc.

Virginia Tech Office of Outreach and International Affairs, Montgomery County, Virginia, Panera Bread, and Custom Catering will sponsor meals during the Global Challenge Celebration. 

Welcome bags presented to each student finalist are sponsored by University Bookstore/Volume II Bookstore, the Hotel Roanoke & Conference Center, Downtown Blacksburg, Inc., Virginia Tech Graduate School, the Cranwell International Center at Virginia Tech, and Mountain Lake.

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