RENCI Participates in Emerging Issues Forum
February 9–10, 2009
By David Knowles
RENCI's presence at the Emgerging Issues Forum received positive reviews from government, university, and private sector attendees alike, and Director of the Institute for Emerging Issues Anita Brown-Graham personally conveyed her thanks for our helping take the technology and visualization component of this key conference to an entirely new level. Additionally, former Governor Jim Hunt mentioned RENCI's participation in glowing terms to the entire audience in his remarks on both Monday and Tuesday.
This was also a great opportunity to showcase work from several RENCI locations on the multi-touch table and touch screen. Special thanks are in order for Sidharth Thakur of RENCI at NCSU, Tom Butkiewicz of UNC Charlotte, and the unique tag-team of Jason Coposky and Warren Ginn for making the touch table come to life. Others contributing to the success of this event were Bonnie Hurst, Margaret Buedel, Joe Hope, Theresa-Marie Rhyne, Scott Madry, Karen Green, Ken Galluppi, Tom Allen (ECU), Doug Shoemaker (UNCC), Aaron Houck (UNCC), Jeff Michael (UNCC), Latricia Good (UNCC), Howard Lander, Brian Blanton, Steve Chall, Chris Williams, Ray Idaszak, Josh Coyle, and others I'm sure I have inadvertently forgot.
If you haven't seen Josh's video on the event yet, be sure check it out.