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TechCon Kona 2.0

Time: November 2, 2013 from 8:30am to 4pm
Location: NELHA Gateway Center
Street: 73-4460 Queen Kaahumanu Highway
City/Town: Kailua Kona
Website or Map: http://www.energyfuturehawaii…
Phone: 808-854-6769
Event Type: conference
Organized By: Julie Ziemelis
Latest Activity: Oct 22, 2013

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Event Description

Crushing energy prices, food security issues, and lack of meaningful, well paying jobs plague Hawaii Island. TechConKona, a high impact, one-day conference is addressing these issues with ideas to solve them with top experts in the fields of sustainability and technology on Saturday November 2nd at the NELHA Gateway Center from 8:30 a.m. to 4 p.m. A fundraising pau hana will follow from 4-6:30 pm.

Speakers include:
Henk Rogers, Blue Planet Foundation
Sonny Bhagowalia, Hawaii's first Chief Information Officer
Chef James Babian, Chef, restaurateur, and Food Network participant
Amber Bieg, sustainability expert and green business consultant

Attendees will learn about how technology and sustainability intersect for business success and will focus on new systems, ideas, resources and information led by experts in the fields of food sustainability, digital marketing, Internet technology, and more.

The pau hana reception is being held in memory of Guy Toyama, who helped found the TechConKona last year. Guy, a local environmental and sustainability innovator, passed away last November and a memorial fund was set up in his name to fund scholarships for students in the fields of environmental sustainability. The pau hana will be a fundraiser for the Memorial Fund.

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