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Calling all techies and inventors

Geekfest celebrates technology, gaming, animation and more.

Who said being a geek isn't chic?

THE Geek Fest 2008 highlights the latest in technology, innovations, and career opportunities. It comes to Central Piedmont Community College's Levine Campus in Matthews 9 a.m. to 4 p.m. Thursday.

Topics include inventing, simulation and gaming, animation, green technologies and sustainability, e-learning, digital media, biotechnologies and sciences. There will be vendor demonstrations, guest speakers, webcasts, video game tournaments, music, contests and prizes. The general innovations festival and activities is 9 a.m. to 2 p.m.. Seminars and training are 1-4 p.m.

Speakers include:

Louis Foreman, founder and chief executive of Enventys, on “Becoming an Everyday Edison – How to Progress from Ideas to Innovations.”

Tom Wright, Computer Graphics Learning Center, on “Behind the Scenes of 3D Animation Film Making.” Wright has more than 10 years of experience in the computer graphics animation industry.

Mike Moore, Ampmobile Conversions, LLC, on the “How's and Why's of Electrical Vehicles.”

Students, CPCC employees, and the community are encouraged to participate. The campus is at 2800 Campus Ridge Road, Matthews. Details: www.thegeekfest.com.

Lisa Hammersly

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