Telepresence World 2007 to Showcase Technology That Will Dramatically Accelerate the Use of Virtual Face-to-Face Meetings

Released on = March 29, 2007, 5:54 am

Press Release Author = Anne Meltzer/Hemisphere Expo Services

Industry = Media

Press Release Summary = Telepresence World 2007 Conference will explore the emerging
technologies of telepresence, presence, and unified communications, June 4 - 6,
2007, in San Diego, CA.

Press Release Body = Steamboat Springs, CO (March 26, 2007) - Business people can
discover the many advantages of telepresence, a new high-tech communications
alternative to traveling for face-to-face meetings with customers, suppliers and
staff and other essential partners, at the Telepresence World 2007 conference, June
4-6, at the University of San Diego, San Diego, CA.
Organized by Hemisphere Expo Services, Inc. (HESI), this landmark conference will
feature internationally recognized telecommunications experts who will thoroughly
profile the art and science of telepresence. Its advantages include significant
reductions in travel costs, improved business productivity, and elimination of
travel induced stress.
"Telepresence offers the most realistic meeting experience possible between people
separated by distance," says Mark Barounos, President of HESI, "This technology
represents a new paradigm in the way humans relate to one another and their
surroundings. It will vastly simplify the way virtual collaboration takes place.
Telepresence World 2007 represents a tremendous opportunity for all of the players,
including vendors, corporations, and end-users to evaluate solutions at the
beginning of this communications revolution."
"You have to experience it to believe it" is often heard when describing how
telepresence works. Attendees of Telepresence World 2007 will have the unique
opportunity to participate in live, real-time demonstrations of telepresence
technology provided by industry leaders and event sponsors Polycom, Teliris, Cisco,
DVE, the BT Group, Masergy, the CIOIndex, CXO America, and the International
Multimedia and Collaborative Communications Alliance (IMCCA).
Conference speakers will explore a wide range of topics and telepresence
applications, from management of the global enterprise via telepresence to the
creation of merger & acquisition (M&A) data rooms to mobile productivity and
telecommuting. Another discussion that promises to attract attention is how
telepresence can reduce greenhouse gas emissions. Attendees can select specific
tracks to tailor their conference experience to their areas of professional
The meeting and adjacent Partner Pavilion exhibition will be covered by an invited
corps of journalists. Additional press inquiries are welcome. For a complete
listing of conference speakers, sessions, and events see:
Featured speakers include:
 Bob Hagerty, CEO & Chairman of the Board of Directors, Polycom
 Marc Trachtenberg, Chief Executive Office, Teliris,
 Carol Zelkin, Executive Director, IMCCA
 Kent Lowell, BT Group
 Steve McNelley, Co-founder, DVE Telepresence
 Barry D. Nalls, CEO, MASERGY
 Howard S. Lichtman, President, Human Productivity Lab (HPL)
 Lauren Cornell, Executive Director,
 David Danto, VP, Lehman Brothers
 Parvati Dev, Director, Stanford University Medical Media & Information
Technologies (SUMMIT)
 Richard De Brino, VP of Programs, Seattle Society for Information
 R. Shawn Edmondson, President, thereNow, Inc.
 Marshall Eubanks, CTO, Informata Communications
 Laurin Herr, President, Pacific Interface, Inc
 Matthew Lombard, President, International Society for Presence Research (ISPR)
 Larry Smarr, Founding Director, California Institute for Telecommunications
and Technology Institute (CALIT2)
 Yulan Wang, CEO, InTouch Health

Speaker and exhibitor opportunities are available. Please email for details.

About Hemisphere Expo Services, Inc.
Established in 1990, The Hemisphere Group has produced events throughout Asia,
India, and the Americas. Their events portfolio includes conferences, seminars, and
tradeshows on topics ranging from aerospace to finance. Known today as Hemisphere
Expo Services, Inc., they provide expertise in the production and management of
events relating to high-technology advancements. (


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Contact Details = Mark Barounos
Hemisphere Expo Services, Inc.
PO Box 773813
Steamboat Springs CO 80477-3813
BY PHONE: + 1 (970) 879-8140
BY FAX: + 1 (781) 394-7982

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