Media Alert: San Francisco Mayor Gavin Newsom Declares Microsoft Innovation Day

SAN FRANCISCO — Oct. 31, 2008 —

What: Microsoft Corp. and the San Francisco Chamber of Commerce are sponsoring a series of events to recognize the transformative power of technology in today’s society and global economy.

When: Monday, Nov. 3, 2008

9–11:30 a.m. City College of San Francisco

  • Anthony Salcito, general manager of Education, Microsoft U.S. Public Sector, will speak to 1,000 students about the importance of developing technology skills and future career opportunities.

  • Microsoft will present hands-on demonstrations of its latest technologies including Microsoft Surface, Microsoft Silverlight, Microsoft Mediaroom, Xbox and new Windows Mobile devices.

9 a.m.–4:30 p.m. Microsoft Innovation Truck at Union Square

  • The Innovation Truck, which is equipped with the latest innovations from Microsoft including Surface, Xbox and products for small and medium-sized businesses, will be open to the public from 9 a.m.–12:30 p.m. and 3–4:30 p.m.

4:30–6 p.m. VIP Reception at Hilton Hotel, Yosemite Room

  • Mayor Gavin Newsom will be on hand to formally proclaim Nov. 3 as Microsoft Innovation Day and kick off the Business After Hours — Fall Expo.

6–8:30 p.m. Hilton Hotel, Grand Ball Room

  • Hosted by the San Francisco Chamber of Commerce, the Business After Hours — Fall Expo enables small, mid-sized and large businesses to network and learn how technology can help their organizations succeed.

Where: City College of San Francisco

50 Phelan Ave.

San Francisco

Union Square

O’Farrell Street (between Powell and Grant streets)

San Francisco

Hilton San Francisco

333 O’Farrell St.

San Francisco

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