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Tastes and Sounds of the Valleys Reception
Roanoke Ballroom, The Hotel Roanoke & Conference Center, Roanoke, VA
5:30-8:00 p.m., Wednesday, August 21, 2013

Register by August 9, 2013

Kick off the VT KnowledgeWorks Global Partnership Week in style with unique food and music from the Roanoke and New River Valleys at our reception in the Shenandoah Ballroom of The Hotel Roanoke. Help introduce our Valleys to the world, as we celebrate our growing place in the global community!  As a participant, you are guaranteed to make new friends in other countries, expand your personal network, and celebrate entrepreneurship.  

* $75/person : General Reception Admission, which includes food, drinks, live performances, and the chance to build your global network!

* $135/person : VIP Package, which includes admission to the Tastes & Sounds of the Valleys Reception (August 21), plus admission to the Global Student Challenge Presentations and a light breakfast and lunch (August 22) at The Hotel Roanoke. The Global Student Challenge Presentations are held in Washington Lecture Hall of The Hotel Roanoke, on August 22 from 8:00 a.m. - 4:00 p.m.

Make a trip out of it by booking your hotel room reservations at The Hotel Roanoke and receive our special rates of $115/night or $135/night for double occupancy. Book your hotel room reservation online here or call 1-540-985-5900.

Event Agenda, August 21, 2013:
5:30 p.m.    Registration
6:00 p.m.    Welcome Address by Jonathan Hagmaier, CEO, Interactive Achievement, LLC
6:15 p.m.    Windfall
7:00 p.m.    Blue Ridge Mountain Cloggers
7:15 p.m.    Windfall Continued

Global Student Challenge Presentations - FREE, is available to a limited number of full-time university students and other attendees who desire to attend the Global Student Challenge Presentations in Washington Lecture Hall in Hotel Roanoke, on August 22, 2013 from 8:00 a.m. - 4:00 p.m. (lunch is not included).  In order to attend, click on the "Register" button above and follow the steps to checkout.

People’s Choice - $5,000
The People’s Choice award will be selected by vote of the event attendees.  VT KnowledgeWorks would like all contestants and audience members of the Global Student Business Concept Challenge (Thursday, August 22, 2013) to participate in honoring the most outstanding teams, based on the judging criteria.  The formal judging panel uses these same criteria to determine the first and second place teams that receive the $25,000 and $5,000 awards, respectively.  The team/concept with the highest overall ranking by the attendees, and which is not selected by the judging panel for either the First or Second Place award, will earn the $5,000 People’s Choice award.