BLACKSBURG, Va., Mar. 12, 2003 - Dr. Bruno Sobral will be the featured speaker at the New Century Technology Council's Technology & Toast in Blacksburg at the Four Points Sheraton on March 20 from 7:30-9:00 am. Dr. Sobral's talk will address VBI's success in stimulating economic development in the region.

Third Thursday U, an educational Q&A session, will be held directly after Technology & Toast on March 20 from 9:30-10:30 am. Other events include a Liquid Networking session at the Chat Room Cafe on March 17 from 5:30 to 7:30 pm, which will offer an opportunity to mix with the movers and shakers in the technology community. For more information, please see NCTC's Web site.

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Published by Public Relations, March 11, 2003