Telepresence World 2007 to Feature Multiple Live Demonstrations of Technology That Will Dramticaly Change How People Interact

This is a tremendous opportunity for attendees and the press to survey a number of leading telepresence solutions all in one place

Steamboat Springs, CO, May 24, 2007 --( “You have to experience it to believe it” is often heard when describing how telepresence works. At the Telepresence World 2007 conference, June 4-6, at the University of San Diego, San Diego, CA, attendees will be able to do just that--experience live, real-time demonstrations of telepresence technology provided by industry leaders and event sponsors Polycom, Teliris, Cisco, Telanetix, BT, DVE (Digital Video Enterprises), and Masergy. Telepresence, which uses high definition video and audio, large, high-resolution displays, and low-latency networks to offer the most realistic meeting experience possible between people separated by distance, will vastly simplify the way virtual collaboration takes place.

“This is a tremendous opportunity for attendees and the press to survey a number of leading telepresence solutions all in one place,” says Mark Barounos, President of Hemisphere Expo Services, the organizers of Telepresence World 2007. “The close proximity of the demonstration areas ensures delegates the chance to evaluate and compare different systems with unparalleled ease.”

In addition, a variety of telepresence-related technologies, products, and services from exhibitors such as Telepresence Tech, Hai Vision, BCS Global, Brightcom, the Human Productivity Lab and the IMCCA will be showcased in an adjacent partner pavilion.

Telepresence World 2007 will also feature a dynamic line up of speakers and topics, including:

*Bob Hagerty, CEO & Chairman of the Board of Directors, Polycom--“The Essence of Telepresence”
*Marc Trachtenberg, CEO, Teliris, "The Promise: Interactive Telepresence Goes Inert"
*Charles Stucki, VP/GM for the Cisco Telepresence Business Unit—“On the Horizon: The Confluence of Virtual Collaboration Networks”
*Jonathan Tyman, Manager DVI, Internet 2—“Looking Forward at Telepresence in Higher Education”
*Tom West, CEO, National LambdaRail—“Beyond the Technology”
*Aaron McCormack, CEO, BT Conferencing--“Telepresence: Turning the Corner on Productivity”
*Nick Sauer, VP, Research & Development, Brightcom—“Telepresence Solutions for Homeland Security”
*Jess Jamieson, President & CEO, Compass Health—“Telepsychiatry”
*Duffie White, Founder, Telepresence Tech, “3D Telepresence”

For a complete listing of sessions and speakers, please see:

Media sponsors for Telepresence World 2007 include CXO, CIOIndex, Business Management (bm),, ITSecurity, Vividas, and Business Trend Quarterly (BTQ). Telepresence World 2007 is supported by the Interactive Media & Collaborative Communications Alliance (IMCCA), the International Society of Presence Research (ISPR), and the Wall Street Technology Association (

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. (

Hemisphere Expo Services, Inc.
Mark Barounos