BARNSTABLE, MA, April 29, 2013 /24-7PressRelease/ -- Geek Girl, the preeminent hands-on computer technology educational training organization, today announced that Verizon Wireless will be the Main Sponsor for Geek Girl Cape Cod Tech Conference 2013 happening on May 11th at the Cape Cod Community College in Barnstable, MA. This will be the 5th Tech Conference Geek Girl has organized in its five year history on Cape Cod, with almost a dozen more tech conferences slated around the country in the next year.
In addition to being the lead sponsor, the Verizon Foundation is bringing world renowned internet safety expert, Richard Guerry, a national public speaker and the founder of the non-profit organization the Institute for Responsible Online and Cell-Phone Communication (IROC2). Since June, 2009, Richard has spoken to over 800 audiences across the United States and Canada ranging from avid to novice digital users, providing an entertaining and eye-opening live event. In 2011, he was awarded the School Safety Advocacy Council's "Exemplary School Safety Initiative" Award.
"Verizon Wireless is one of the premier technology companies in the world and we are excited that they are a part of our Tech Conference this year on Cape Cod", said Geek Girl CEO & Founder, Leslie Fishlock. "Richard Guerry will be a welcome addition to our full day of technology talks and instruction, and I hope more parents and their children will attend to learn more about internet and cell phone safety which Verizon is very serious about. We are truly excited to have them on board this year."
"We're excited to share and discuss our technology solutions at the 2013 Geek Girl Cape Cod Tech Conference," commented Shakey Kessisian, Associate-Director of Marketing at Verizon Wireless. "Today's mobile lifestyle leverages apps offering connectedness and convenience and this innovation is being driven in large part by the ideas of the marketplace. Verizon Wireless is proud to be a part of an event that educates and encourages more people to engage in and leverage technology."
Verizon Wireless will provide a Recharging Lounge and Mobile Experience Center where attendees can learn first-hand about the latest in wireless technology. Verizon Wireless is also hosting two workshops, one to help consumers learn more about the capabilities of their smartphones and the other to educate businesses on how mobile solutions can fuel growth and increase efficiency. In addition, one of the company's wireless experts will be speaking on a panel focused on harnessing the power of new mobile technology.
Microsoft and Constant Contact will also be major sponsors of the tech conference, the third year for both being involved teaching workshops, appearing on speaker panels and demonstrating new products and software.
Geek Girl is a passionate pioneer in bringing computer technology to the masses without the fear often associated with it. Through educational offerings such as its highly successful full-day Tech Conferences, the program has trained thousands of attendees, both women and men, from 8 to 88 years old, beginner to advanced, with hands-on training by experienced instructors in state-of-the-art facilities.
About Geek Girl:
Geek Girl is on a mission: to educate and empower every girl and woman (and man) at every age level, on every skill level, at every income level on computer technology with fun and provide a legacy by giving back and paying it forward. Geek Girl does this through their Educational Training Centers, full day Tech Conferences, Hire a Geek Girl program, Geek Girl TV, speaking engagements, online learning, webinars and other events. Geek Girl is focused and committed to delivering the best in educational computer training for success at school, employment or personal use. Geek Girl has supported many organizations with educational scholarships for women and girls, specifically for computer training.
For more information, visit http://capecod.geekgirltechcon.com and http://www.geekgirlcamp.com
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