The U.S.-Russia Technology Symposium (the �Symposium�), held annually at Stanford University, is the premiere investor conference on Russian technology and emerging growth companies.  The Symposium cultivates a transatlantic network of businesspeople and policymakers with an interest in Russian technology and publicizes such technology among investors unfamiliar with Russia�s scientific potential. 


The Symposium adds value to four sets of U.S.-Russia commercial relationships:


        Venture capitalist � entrepreneur;

        Venture capitalist � limited partner;

        Professional service firms � technology community; and

        Policymakers � technology community. 


The Symposium�s theme is timely in light of the attention focused on offshoring in Silicon Valley and Russia�s desire to diversify its economy beyond oil and gas.


The first Symposium, held in January 2004, attracted over 250 participants and eight corporate sponsors.  Speakers included Brook Byers, Patricia Cloherty, Esther Dyson, Pitch Johnson, Anatoly Karachinsky, Eugene Lawson, Don Valentine, Andrew Somers, and others.  The Symposium�s founders envision the Symposium as maturing into a West Coast counterpart to such Russia-oriented investor conferences as the U.S.-Russia Investment Symposium in Washington, D.C. and the Russian Economic Forum in London.


Former U.S. Secretary of Defense William Perry and Russian Minister of Education and Science Andrey Fursenko are co-chairs of the Symposium, which is a Dow Jones/Wall Street Journal event.  The 2005 Symposium will take place February 17-18, 2005.

Frances C. Arrillaga Alumni Center at Stanford University.

Top 5 Reasons to Attend:

1 Excellent opportunity to meet U.S. and Russian top business, government, and academic leaders working in the technology sector.
2 Establish an exclusive network of potential partners, investors and clients for your business.
3 Participate in the development of the bilateral technology trade partnership between the United States and Russia.
4 Receive market intelligence from the world class experts in technology and policy makers.
5 Explore investment and funding opportunities in the growing technology sector.

Who Should Attend:
- Growing technology companies looking to extend their operations to the global market.
- Institutional investors and venture capital firms looking to explore investment opportunities.
- Accounting firms, consulting firms and law firms interested in establishing new client relationships.
- Trade industry associations and non-profit organizations involved in promoting U.S.-Russian cooperation in the field of science, technology and defense conversion.
- Government officials looking for development of scientific cooperation between the U.S. and Russia
- Members of academic institutions seeking to share ideas on the latest inventions and technological and scientific developments.
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