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Feb. 18: Media Advisory: Bill Gates To Speak at Carnegie Mellon


Teresa Thomas                       

Media Advisory: Bill Gates To Speak at Carnegie Mellon

EVENT: Microsoft Chairman Bill Gates will deliver a talk at Carnegie Mellon University titled "On Software, Innovation, Entrepreneurship and Giving Back." His visit to Carnegie Mellon is part of a five-campus university tour in which he will emphasize the importance of digital innovation in driving the global economy, addressing societal issues and advancing careers based in math and science.  As founder, chairman, and former CEO of Microsoft, Gates revolutionized personal computing in the digital information age.

ADDITIONAL DETAILS: The question-and-answer session that follows Gates' lecture is reserved for Carnegie Mellon students. The talk is open only to members of the Carnegie Mellon campus community and a valid Carnegie Mellon ID is required for admission. Credentialed media will be able to reserve a spot to hear Gates' speech by contacting Carnegie Mellon Media Relations. Video and audio recording are permitted but flash photography is limited to a few minutes at the start of the speech. 

WHEN: 4-5 p.m., Thursday, Feb. 21.

WHERE: Rangos Hall, second floor, Carnegie Mellon University Center. To ensure entrance to the event, media should register by 3:15 p.m. at the media check-in table outside of Rangos Hall. Doors will close promptly at 3:55 p.m. Guests who cannot be accommodated in Rangos Hall may view a simulcast of the talk in McConomy Auditorium, also in the University Center.

CONTACT: Please contact Carnegie Mellon Media Relations, 412-268-2900, by Feb. 19 if you plan to attend. Please bring press credentials or other appropriate identification with you to the check-in table.