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Next Week in San Francisco: Noted Author Clay Shirky Headlines Keynotes for SIIA NetGain Conference
May 13, 2008 (12:05 PM EDT)

WASHINGTON, May 13 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- At next week's NetGain conference, one of the most important topics in technology -- the convergence of software and content -- will be addressed by some of the industry's most important leaders from Google, Deloitte Consulting, and SIIA NetGain, sponsored by the Software & Information Industry Association, will also feature executives from Dow Jones, ZoomInfo, IDG Communications, Adobe, Oracle, Credit Suisse, and many others. For a full list of speakers, as well as more information about Mr. Shirky, please visit HASH(0x1544060) .

Scheduled for May 18-20, the SIIA NetGain Conference is part of a three day series of events to focus on the most innovative "next wave" companies in software, content and education technology. The Ed Tech Industry Summit (a partner event to SIIA NetGain) will highlight some of the education industry's newest companies and products, and provide company overviews and more in-depth insights into what makes them unique.

These two conferences will conclude with the 23rd Annual CODiE Awards Gala, the only peer-reviewed technology awards program in the country, to celebrate achievements in software, content and educational technology. For more CODiE Awards info, please visit HASH(0x1544ef0) .

Keynote speakers at the 2008 SIIA NetGain Conference include:

Media are invited to attend the entire event or any of the major addresses, but must first be approved for credentials or register online at HASH(0x1546400) .

For media credentialing or for more information about the 2008 Summit, please contact Kate Brownlee at (202) 429-1833 or .

The Software & Information Industry Association (SIIA) is the principal trade association for the software and digital content industry. SIIA provides global services in government relations, business development, corporate education and intellectual property protection to more than 550 leading software and information companies. For further information, visit HASH(0x1540aa0) .

SIIA Contact: Eileen Bramlet, 703-927-2022,

General PR Contact: Kate Brownlee, Rational PR,

Education Media Contact: Charlene Blohm, C.Blohm & Associates, Inc., 608-839-9800,

CONTACT: Eileen Bramlet of SIAA, +1-703-927-2022,; orKate Brownlee, , for SIAA; or Education MediaContact: Charlene Blohm of C.Blohm & Associates, Inc., +1-608-839-9800,, for SIAA

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