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Sept. 10, 2004

Last Call to Register for Syndergy 2004 Conference

Participants can still register for West Central Wisconsin Synergy 2004 Conference to be held Sept. 15-16 at the Phipps Center for the Arts in Hudson.

Keynote presentations include regional rural/urban issues, the digital divide, regional health care and workforce development. Speakers include Lorna Michael Butler, professor in the sociology and anthropology departments at Iowa State University; David P. McClure, president and CEO of the U.S. Internet Industry Association; Daniel McLaughlin, associate director of the Center for Health and Medical Affairs.

Also expected to participate is Kevin Reilly, who assumed the presidency of the 26-campus University of Wisconsin System on Sept. 1.

Moderator for the event will be Steve Gunderson, former Wisconsin state legislator and congressman who is a senior consultant and managing director for the Greystone Group Inc., a strategic management and communications consulting firm.

In addition to conference discussions and working groups, participants will have access to exhibits from regional vendors and organizations. A "Tastes of the Valleys" reception will be held, featuring local businesses and producers from the St. Croix and Chippewa valleys.

Hosted by the University of Wisconsin-River Falls, the conference is supported by a grant from the University of Wisconsin-Extension and sponsored by Xcel Energy. It is a project of the Greater Chippewa and St. Croix Valley Regional PK-16 Consortium, housed in Stout Solutions at University of Wisconsin-Stout.

Cost is $95 for admission, refreshments, lunch and conference materials. For more information, visit the Synergy 2004 Web site at or e-mail Sharon Sabatke, conference coordinator, UW-River Falls Outreach and Graduate Studies, at or call 715-425-3256 or 800-228-5607.


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