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BSA and Industry Partners Promote Technology Innovation at Republican and Democratic Party Conventions

Washington, DC — August 23, 2012 —

The Business Software Alliance (BSA) and a coalition of industry leaders will host receptions at the 2012 Republican and Democratic National Conventions to highlight the role of technology innovation in the US economy.

At the Republican National Convention, BSA and technology groups including Microsoft, TechNet, and TechAmerica will sponsor a reception hosted by the non-profit service charity Citizens Helping Heroes in honor of the House Republican whip team. The following week, BSA and technology partners including Intel, CompTIA and CEA will host an event celebrating the industry’s contribution to the economy, bringing together the technology community and Democratic lawmakers and staff.  Each reception is expected to attract hundreds of convention-goers.

Republican National Convention
INNOVATION NATION: A Pre-Gavel Reception Honoring the House Republican Whip Team
Tuesday, August 28, 2012 from 4:00 PM to 7:00 PM (EDT)
Liberty Plaza – AAN Pavilion
180 S Morgan St
Tampa, FL 33602

Democratic National Convention
INNOVATION NATION: A Pre-Gavel Reception Celebrating America’s Innovation Economy at the Democratic National Convention
Wednesday, September 5, 2012  from 4:00 p.m. – 7:00 p.m.
Blue Restaurant and Bar
206 North College St.
Charlotte, NC 28202

To RSVP, please contact John Hasselmann, or (202) 530-5169

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The Business Software Alliance ( ) is the leading global advocate for the software industry. It is an association of world-class companies that invest billions of dollars annually to create software solutions that spark the economy and improve modern life. Through international government relations, intellectual property enforcement and educational activities, BSA expands the horizons of the digital world and builds trust and confidence in the new technologies driving it forward.

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