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Technology Conference Showcases Strategies for Area Businesses

Cyber security and sustainability are just two of the topics that will be addressed at the fourth annual Pennsylvania Business Technology Conference.

This year’s conference will focus on looking forward to tech trends in 2010 and implementing money-saving business practices such as sustainable energy. Among other topics of discussion will be social media, increasing sales, search engine optimization and advertising.

The day’s events will kick off with a breakfast panel discussion on future technology trends for small businesses, followed by a morning technology showcase. Morning and afternoon workshops will be followed by an afternoon technology showcase.

The luncheon keynote address will feature Adam Kmiec, director of interactive marketing innovation at MARC USA, who will present Adapting to the Digital World: Becoming a Socially Savvy Business. With more than 12 years of marketing experience, Kmiec has worked with a variety of national and international brands, including Nestle, Adidas, United Airlines, Nikon and Purina.

When: Thursday, Nov. 12, from 8:30 a.m. to 4:30 p.m.

Where: Duquesne Union, Duquesne University, 600 Forbes Ave., Pittsburgh.

Information: Cost: $139, $79 for half-day, $50 for lunch keynote address, $159 for walk-ins. For more information and to register, visit www.sbdc.duq.edu/techconference or call 412.396.6233.

Duquesne University

Founded in 1878, Duquesne is consistently ranked among the nation's top Catholic universities for its award-winning faculty and tradition of academic excellence. Duquesne, a campus of nearly 9,500 graduate and undergraduate students, has been nationally recognized for its academic programs, community service and commitment to sustainability. Follow Duquesne University on Facebook, Twitter and Instagram.