CMU-SV and eCLIC to Sponsor PTC '11-Silicon Valley Campus - Carnegie Mellon University

CMU-SV and eCLIC to Sponsor PTC '11-Silicon Valley Campus - Carnegie Mellon University

CMU-SV and eCLIC to Sponsor PTC '11

Since 2005, eCLIC (the Emergency Communications Leadership and Innovation Center) has evangelized the development of democratized innovations and collaborative leadership to help create “Connected, Protected & Educated Communities” (CPEC), worldwide. For several years, the eCLIC Chairman, Pat Lanthier, spread this message at the Pacific Telecommunications Council (PTC) Annual Conference’s “Emergency Communications & Disaster Management Workshop”(ECDM) with Ken Zita. In 2009, eCLIC and Carnegie Mellon University Silicon Valley joined forces to help realize the eCLIC vision. We are now pleased to announce that Carnegie Mellon University Silicon Valley and eCLIC are official supporters of PTC’11, to be held in Honolulu, Hawaii, January 15-19, 2011 (see

PTC’11: Connecting Life 24/7 will examine how telecom is changing, and being challenged, by always-connected users with new requirements and preferences, the transformation of the value chain, changing regulatory concerns, and new demands for high-performance infrastructure.

PTC’11 and the ECDM workshop will be significant international events. The overall conference will attract thousands of top level participants from communications technology/service companies and policymaking bodies from 60 countries. The ECDM workshop (January 16, 1330-1700 hrs) will feature speakers from US Pacific Command, Pacific Disaster Center, World Vision International, Global VSAT Forum, NOAA, USGS, Telecomunikasi Indonesia, Redcom, Cisco, Network Dynamics, Carnegie Mellon University Disaster Management Initiative, and eCLIC.

You are invited to collaborate with eCLIC and Carnegie Mellon at PTC’11 and join us in helping to realize the promise of “Connected, Protected, Educated Communities” enabled by innovative technologies, approaches and leadership. Please note that we are not speaking of “pipe dreams” or abstract theories. We at eCLIC and Carnegie Mellon University Silicon Valley have realized various facets of the CPEC promise, in actual use. More importantly, we look forward to working collaboratively with all of you…because we know the best is yet to come. Please join us in Hawaii (register at