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Media Invited to Cover & Photograph the VI-EPSCoR Annual Conference

Logo of Virgin Islands Experimental Program to Stimulate Competitive Research (VI-EPSCoR)

Members of the media are invited to cover and photograph the Virgin Islands Experimental Program to Stimulate Competitive Research (VI-EPSCoR) 2017 Annual Conference, “Transforming Research into Economic Development.”  The conference will be held from 8:30 a.m. – 5 p.m. on April 6, at the Administration and Conference Center (ACC) on the St. Thomas Campus.

“This year’s conference promises to be of significant importance to the Territory as we focus on the timely question of how we can transform our research into tangible fiscal benefits for the economic wellbeing of the U.S. Virgin Islands,” said Nick Drayton, EPSCoR assistant director. 

A keynote address will be delivered jointly by Dr. John Cabra, associate professor at SUNY College at Buffalo’s International Center for Studies in Creativity; and Andy Burnett, founder and CEO of Knowinnovation.  Both speakers will discuss the role that creativity plays in research and local economic development.

What:             Annual VI-EPSCoR Conference 2017

When:             Thur., April 6, 2017

Time:               8:30 a.m. – 9:15 a.m. - Welcoming Remarks

                       9:50 a.m. – 9:50 a.m. - Keynote Speakers

                11:00 a.m. - 12:30 p.m. - Coral Reef Research

Where:          Administration and Conference Center, First Floor Conference Room

                      St. Thomas Campus               

Contact:       UVI Public Relations Office (340) 693-1059