Vice President Al Gore to Keynote CTIA Wireless 2009® Convention
International CTIA WIRELESS 2009, the premier event representing the global wireless industry, today announced that former Vice President and Noble Peace Prize Winner Al Gore will deliver a keynote address on Friday, April 3. International CTIA WIRELESS 2009 takes place April 1-3 at the Las Vegas Convention Center.
"Vice President Gore has a long history of demonstrating leadership in the advancement of environmental and technology initiatives, and we are delighted he's joining us to share his insights and perspectives regarding these important developments, " said Steve Largent, CTIA president and CEO. "The wireless industry is uniquely positioned to help facilitate a greener and more productive world by allowing customers to make more environmentally conscious decisions and utilize high-speed telecommunications in their personal and professional lives. I know how important both of those areas are to Vice President Gore, and his address will mark another occasion in which the CTIA keynote stage will serve as a platform for global thought leaders to present their visions for the future."
In 2007, Vice President Gore and the United Nations Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change won the Nobel Peace Prize, and his documentary on global warming, "An Inconvenient Truth, " won a highly-coveted Academy Award.
Gore is chairman of Current TV, a network for young people based on viewer-created content and citizen journalism, and he serves as chairman of Generation Investment Management, a firm focused on a new approach to sustainable investing. In addition, he is a visiting professor at Middle Tennessee State University in Murfreesboro, Tennessee, and he chairs the Alliance for Climate Protection, a non-profit organization dedicated to examining and developing solutions to the climate crisis.
Gore is also a member of the board of directors of Apple, Inc. and a senior advisor to Google—both member organizations of CTIA-The Wireless Association .
Gore served in the U.S. House of Representatives from 1976 to 1982, representing Tennessee's Fourth District, and he served as a U.S. Senator from Tennessee from 1984 to 1993. He was inaugurated as the 45th vice president of the United States on January 20, 1993, and served eight years. During President Clinton's Administration, Gore was a central member of the president's economic advisory team. He held additional responsibilities as President of the Senate, and as a member of the president's Cabinet and National Security Council, and was the leader of a wide range of Administration initiatives.
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