5 Reasons to Attend Tastes and Sounds of the Valleys

From Anne Giles Clelland, founder of VT KnowledgeWorks member company Handshake Media, Incorporated:

I so look forward to attending Tastes and Sounds of the Valleys, the opening event for the VT KnowledgeWorks Global Partnership Week, on Wednesday, August 22, 2012.

Here's why:

  1. Global travel is on my to-do list, but growing my start-up is at the top.  The globe is traveling here.
  2. At a Roanoke-Blacksburg Technology Council meeting, Bonz Hart described how he took his company from a start-up to a global company – starting here.  Okay.  Let's get global.
  3. "I am neither an Athenian nor a Greek, but a citizen of the world." – Socrates
  4. Look at all the ingenious ideas!
  5. Look at all the handshakes!

Hoping to share global handshakes with you at Tastes and Sounds of the Valleys!


Tastes and Sounds of the Valleys - VTKW Global Partnership Week
Join students, university faculty and leaders from all over the world in celebrating our local and global communities with unique food and music from the Roanoke and New River Valleys of Virginia at the kickoff event for the 2012 VT KnowledgeWorks Global Partnership Week!

Tastes and Sounds of the Valleys Reception
5:30 PM – 8:00 PM
Wednesday, August 22, 2012
Hotel Roanoke and Conference Center
Roanoke, Virginia, USA

Please join us!  Register for Tastes and Sounds of the Valleys to open the VT KnowledgeWorks Global Partnership Week together! 

For more information, please call 540-443-9100 or email [email protected].

The third annual VT KnowledgeWorks Global Partnership Week will bring university students, faculty, and staff from all over the world together to congregate, collaborate, form partnerships, and build their global networks. The Global Partnership is a multi-layered, ongoing cooperative association of regions building permanent social, academic, and business relationships.

These generous sponsors make this very special week of education, competition, relaxation, and relationship building possible: The Allegheny Logistics Group, CCS-Inc., Montgomery County, Virginia Economic Development Department, G.J. Hopkins Inc., Interactive Achievement, Inc., NetVentures, Novozymes, Oak Ridge Associated Universities, Rackspace, SAIC, Shentel, StellarOne Bank, SunTrust Bank, TechLab, Third Security, The Branch Group Inc., Virginia Tech, Virginia Tech Corporate Research Center, and VPT, Inc.

VT KnowledgeWorks encourages and enables creative entrepreneurship world-wide, through innovative curriculum, local business resource centers, and a global network of cooperating regions, all focused on three essential contributors to success: clear understanding of fundamental business principles; access to timely, relevant information; and meaningful personal and corporate relationships. It is a subsidiary of the Virginia Tech Foundation, funded through the continuing confidence and enthusiasm of its clients, sponsors and friends, both corporate and individual. Its world headquarters is in the Virginia Tech Corporate Research Center in Blacksburg, Virginia, USA.

VT KnowledgeWorks sponsors include Attaain, Inc., BB&T, The Branch Group, Handshake 2.0, Harris Office Furniture, Hodges, Jones & Mabry, P.C., Hutchison Law Group, LeClairRyan, New River Valley Intellectual Property Law, Science Applications International Corporation (SAIC) and The Becher Agency (TBA).

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