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UP Alumni In The News 10.5.11

Wednesday, October 5th, 2011

As you read this post, The UP Experience 2011 is just 3 weeks away! We’ve been waiting all year and can’t believe it’s already here.

As we wait on pins and needles for October 27th we thought we’d take a closer look at what some of our UP 11 speakers have been up to this week:

Dr. Anthony Atala was featured on the CBS News in New York for his incredible, pioneering work in growing human organs and the incredible opportunities this breakthrough technology stands to give the thousands on transplant lists in the U.S. His talk at UP11 is definitely one not to be missed.

Also featured on CBS News this week, fellow UP 11 speaker Katie Linendoll, talking about her predictions for yesterday’s big Apple iPhone announcement. See what she expected and if it lined up with the big announcement.

Memory guru Ron White contributed a great actionable memory tip to an interested article produced by Men’s Health and ABC News, “17 Ways to Upgrade Your Whole Life.”

Meanwhile Sal Khan, founder of Khan Academy which is revolutionizing education, was interviewed on CNN about how to get kids excited about science, technology, engineering and math.

Sign UP now to see these incredible innovators on October 27th!

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“Chic Geek” Katie Linendoll coming to UP 2011

Tuesday, June 7th, 2011

So who is our Pez-dispenser collecting, computer loving, media maven speaker?

Meet UP 2011's next speaker!

It’s Katie Linendoll!

Katie shatters the mold of the typical technology expert and host, and is known for being simultaneously quirky, well-spoken, geeky, stylish, down-to-earth, and intelligent. She is a host, producer, and technology expert with thousands of hours of live television experience. Her UP presentation “Are You Future Proof?” is guaranteed to be both enlightening and entertaining.

Katie has been enamored with science and technology for as long as she can remember. At 14, she taught herself how to write sophisticated programs and build computers from scratch; by 18, she held a certificate in computer networking and was enrolled at the Rochester Institute of Technology, where she earned a degree in Information Technology New Media.

Katie is a CNET contributor; a CNN commentator; a tech contributor for The Nate Berkus Show; and a spokesperson for Polaroid, where she helped launch Lady Gaga’s Grey Label line at CES. She has showcased her expertise on the Style Network and, blogged for and DELL, and worked with HP on a multimedia project. Most notably, she co-hosted A&E’s Emmy-nominated series We Mean Business.

Katie also knows sports, and began her on-air career while still in college as the host of SportsZone on ESPN2. After graduation, she landed a production job with ESPN and went on to win an Emmy for her work on ESPN’s SportsCenter.

Get your ticket to the latest tech now, we’ll see you in October!

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UP Alumni In The News! 5.18.11

Wednesday, May 18th, 2011

Another Wednesday and another great installment of UP alumni in the news!

“Math needs better marketing,” says UP 09 speaker Neil deGrasse Tyson in an interview with Soledad O’Brien on CNN on the drivers of tomorrow’s economy. A hint – math and science literacy today is the key to a successful tomorrow.

UP 09 speaker Peter Diamandis‘ X-Prize Foundation has partnered with Qualcomm Incorporated to launch the Tricorder X-Prize, “a $10 million prize to develop a mobile solution capable of diagnosing patients better than or equal to a panel of board certified physicians.”

UP 10 speaker and Blue Zones author Dan Buettner was cited in the an article detail the influence we have on our social networks and our network’s effect on us. “The ripples of our health behaviors travel much farther than anyone might expect,” says Aditi Nerurkar in The Huffington Post echoing the sentiments of several great speakers from The UP Experience.

David Pogue who spoke to us in 2010 took on the controversy surrounding Microsoft’s purchase of Skype on his blog this week.

We’d love to hear your thoughts on these stories! Are you a Skype user? What do you expect the impact of Microsoft’s purchase to be? Do you believe math and science literacy is the way forward? How is your social network impacting you or vice versa? Let us know what you think in the comment section below.

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