HUNTSVILLE, Ala., Mar. 19, 2009 – Tom Brokaw, one of the most trusted and respected figures in broadcast journalism, will appear as the featured keynote speaker for Intergraph® 2009, Intergraph Corp.’s annual international users’ conference. Under the theme “Powering the Future,” Intergraph’s geospatial and enterprise engineering software customers from around the world will gather from June 15-18 in Washington, D.C. at the Gaylord National Resort & Convention Center.
In his keynote presentation, Brokaw will draw from his broad range of professional experiences as a broadcast news anchor and author. Brokaw has won every major award in broadcast journalism, including two duPonts, a Peabody and several Emmys. During his keynote presentation, Brokaw will describe how today’s challenging economic times can enable our generation to define itself and power the future, just as the Great Depression created the Greatest American Generation.
Conference attendees can also look forward to a private evening reception at the Smithsonian Institution's renowned National Air and Space Museum. Recognized as the world’s most visited museum, the facility prides itself as being a center for historical research on aviation and spaceflight and the related science and technology. Attendees will have access to the museum’s historic spacecraft, aircraft exhibits and IMAX theaters throughout the evening. This evening event represents a return to Intergraph’s roots in the Apollo space program over 40 years ago.
“Intergraph’s international users’ conference is consistently recognized by our customers and the industry for delivering a valuable educational experience, relevant speakers and unique value,” said Halsey Wise, Intergraph chairman, president and chief executive officer. “We look forward to welcoming our customers from more than 60 countries to hear Tom Brokaw and other industry leaders for a timely perspective about the current state of our world and their ability to power their own futures and those of upcoming generations.”
For more information or to register for Intergraph 2009, please visit www.intergraph2009.com.
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Intergraph is the leading global provider of engineering and geospatial software that enables customers to visualize complex data. Businesses and governments in more than 60 countries rely on Intergraph’s industry-specific software to organize vast amounts of data into understandable visual representations and actionable intelligence. Intergraph’s software and services empower customers to build and operate more efficient plants and ships, create intelligent maps, and protect critical infrastructure and millions of people around the world.
Intergraph operates through two divisions: Process, Power & Marine (PP&M) and Security, Government & Infrastructure (SG&I). Intergraph PP&M provides enterprise engineering software for the design, construction and operation of plants, ships and offshore facilities. Intergraph SG&I provides geospatially-powered solutions to the defense and intelligence, public safety and security, government, transportation, photogrammetry, utilities, and communications industries. For more information, visit www.intergraph.com.
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