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Indian River State College and Workforce Solutions are partnering to conduct the inaugural Research & Technology awards event on May 8 at IRSC in Fort Pierce.
The event will honor government, industry and organizational leaders and their contributions to the research and information technology community throughout the four-county region.
This year's presentation line-up includes a speaker from a Fortune 500 online retail company, Jeff Hoffman, founder of Priceline.
"We are excited about having Jeff Hoffman as the featured a speaker for the first annual Research & Technology awards," said Al Roberts, IRSC vice president of applied science and technology.
"A dynamic speaker, Jeff will share his insight and experience as one of the nation's leading online entrepreneurs. I encourage anyone with an interest in research, technology and business development in our region to attend this event."
"From a business perspective, award nominees being honored span the two industries which include research and technology. Award categories recognize those who partner and focus on research and companies that innovate in IT to create better services and offerings," said Michael Corbit of Workforce Solutions.
Local business leaders and individuals interested in attending may register for the event at www.cctiirsc.com. There is a $15 registration fee. The event is being held at Indian River State College, Kight Center for Emerging Technologies in Fort Pierce.