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You may either register electronically or download, fill out, and mail or fax the registration form found below. If you have any questions regarding conference registration, please contact Coral Franke at IC² Institute, The University of Texas at Austin: Ph 512-475-8947; Fax 512-475-8902, coral@icc.utexas.edu.

The conference registration fee is $375.00 on or before July 31, 1999, and $425.00 on or after August 1, 1999. All cancellations will be charged a $45.00 processing fee. Cancellations received after August 15, 1999 will not receive refunds but substitute participants are welcome.

The conference registration fee includes all conference receptions, meals, and conference associated social events. There will be an extra charge for optional tours held on Friday, September 3, 1999. These events each require a minimum of 40 participants. Participating in the tour will require you to schedule and pay for an additional night’s lodging. Name substitutions are allowed up to time of departure.

Tour 1 - The Sights and Shops of Texas - 8:00am - 11:30pm ($50)
We will visit the San Marcos Outlet Shopping Mall, with over 175 brand name discount manufacturers. Stores include Sony, Nike, Donna Karan, Calvin Klein, Coach, Movado, Louis Feraud, and Lenox. The tour then continues to San Antonio where visitors will indulge in the old world charm of the city known for the Alamo as well as for its restaurants and live music. We will shop at the Mexican Market and visit the famous Riverwalk where you can shop, stroll, or ride riverboats through the streets of this vibrant and colorful city.


Tour 2 - Austin Technology Companies - 9:00am - 5:00pm ($40)
The Austin Technology Incubator (ATI) was started in 1989 through a partnership among The IC² Institute, The University of Texas at Austin, the city of Austin, and the state of Texas. ATI is the winner of numerous awards for wealth and job creation and as an “experiential learning laboratory” for the academic and private sectors. ATI will provide a brief overview of their increasingly global operations and you will also hear from entrepreneurs at select resident companies. www.utexas.edu/depts/ic2/c2e/ati

Dell Computer Corporation - the world’s leading direct computer systems company, with more than 26,100 employees in 33 countries around the globe. An Austin start-up company, Dell is the second largest PC manufacturer in the world. One bold concept—direct customer contact—has made Dell one of the most successful companies of the 1990s. The tour is of Dell’s latest state of the art manufacturing facility. www.dell.com

J.J. Pickle Research Campus, The University of Texas at Austin is a bridge to industry and includes such research and educational operations as The Applied Research Laboratories, The Microelectronics Research Center, Software Quality Institute, Robotics Research Group, and The Center for Energy and Environmental Resources.

The Microelectronics and Computer Technology Corporation (MCC) is a leading for-profit R&D consortium that was launched in Austin, TX in 1983 and was an important catalyst for the growth of Austin as a major software center. MCC will provide a brief overview of (1) the increasing trend of globalization of R&D consortia, and (2) forecasts of future trends in critical technologies and software engineering. www.mcc.com

Solectron - a global leader in the electronics manufacturing services (EMS) industry. The company has received 200 quality and service awards from its customers in addition to the 1997 and 1991 Malcolm Baldrige National Quality Awards. Solectron has more than 33,000 associates in 21 manufacturing facilities worldwide. www.solectron.com

A company check or cashier’s check (in U.S. dollars, drawn on a U.S. bank) should be payable to IC² Institute, The University of Texas at Austin. Valid MasterCard or Visa credit cards are also accepted.

WAIVER OF LIABILITY: The submission of this registration form in consideration of registering for the 3rd Annual Conference on Technology, Innovation, and Policy, holds harmless and discharges The University of Texas at Austin, other co-sponsors, management, staff, and their agents, from any actions, claims, and demands which may arise out of an accident, casualty, or occurrence growing out of participation in this program.

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