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Gary Shapiro, CEO of Consumer Electronics Show, to Keynote Western Washington Summit 2012

Seattle, WA, May 27, 2012 --( West Sound Technology Association (WSTA) presents "Western Washington Summit 2012: Innovation and Leadership" on Wednesday, October 10, 2012 from 4:00 p.m. to 8:30 p.m. at Kitsap Conference Center at Harborside in Bremerton, Washington.

This event will bring together leaders and entrepreneurs in business, technology, government, education and nonprofit sectors for a forward-looking agenda on technology, innovation and global opportunities for economic vitality.

“We are excited to host this summit and highlight the critical path to restoring our new economy via innovation,” said WSTA President, Charles Keating. “Technology and innovation are key drivers, along with education and entrepreneurship, and strong leadership is needed to energize our public and private sectors towards new directions.”

Western Washington Summit 2012 will feature a Keynote by Gary Shapiro, President and CEO of the Consumer Electronics Association (CEA). CEA represents more than 2,200 of the world's most innovative consumer technology firms, and host the International Consumer Electronics Show (CES), the world's largest consumer technology tradeshow.

About Gary Shapiro
Shapiro was voted one of the top 100 most influential people in Washington, DC by Washington Life, and has testified before Congress more than 20 times on technology and business policy. He is the author of the New York Times bestselling book, The Comeback: How Innovation Will Restore the American Dream.

About CEA
CEA has launched The Innovation Movement, a grassroots movement with more than 200,000 members, which was created to engage industry professionals, entrepreneurs and perhaps most importantly - everyday people, behind the idea that innovation is the key component for global leadership and economic growth.

About Western Washington Summit 2012
The event is open to the public and includes a tradeshow followed by dinner and presentations. Event sponsorships are available. The first 50 early registrants will receive a free copy of Gary’s book. For details and registration visit

About West Sound Technology Association (WSTA)
West Sound Technology Association is driving a technology future for the West Sound. An essential resource for public and private organizations seeking economic development and operational efficiency, WSTA provides networking opportunities and educational forums. WSTA exists to foster growth in technology companies and ensure the West Sound has a high quality workforce. Members join WSTA to share insights with industry peers, counsel with government and academic leaders, and receive help from professional service providers. WSTA is a non-profit educational organization dedicated to the professional development of its members. WSTA connects, represents and supports the expanding technology industry in the western Puget Sound region of Washington State.

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