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Register Now for i xchange – May 10, 2011

Jack Uldrich

Ben Franklin announces global futurist as keynoter. The Ben Franklin Technology Partners of Northeastern Pennsylvania has announced that global futurist Jack Uldrich will be the keynote presenter at the Ben Franklin ixchange 2011. The i xchange will be held beginning at 5:30 pm on the evening of Tuesday, May 10, 2011, at the Zoellner Arts Center, Lehigh University, Bethlehem.

The i xchange is a premier business networking opportunity in northeastern Pennsylvania. Last year, more than 600 technology entrepreneurs, business people, economic developers, venture capitalists, political leaders, educators, students, bankers, lawyers, and accountants from Ben Franklin’s 21-county service area attended.

The i xchange will combine executive networking sessions, the keynote address by Mr. Uldrich, and the presentation of Ben Franklin’s annual Innovation Awards. These awards recognize and salute outstanding accomplishment in business and technology.

An expert on future trends, emerging technologies, innovation, change management, and leadership, Jack Uldrich is a leading authority on helping businesses to adapt. He has served as an advisor to Fortune 1000 companies and is noted for his ability to deliver provocative, new perspectives on creating competitive advantage during rapid change. Jack Uldrich is a renowned global futurist, independent scholar, and sought-after business speaker. During his
keynote address, Mr. Uldrich will share some practical tools and methods for implementing innovation in organizations.

Mr. Uldrich is also a prolific author. His books include the best-selling, The Next Big Thing is Really Small: How Nanotechnology Will Change the Future of Your Business, and the award-winning, Into the Unknown: Leadership Lessons from Lewis & Clark’s Daring Westward Expedition. His latest book is Jump the Curve: 50 Essential Strategies to Help Your Company Stay Ahead of Emerging Technologies.

Mr. Uldrich’s other written works have appeared in The Wall Street Journal, Business Week, The Futurist, Future Quarterly Research, The Wall Street Reporter, Leader to Leader, Management Quarterly, and hundreds of other newspapers and publications. He is also a frequent guest of the media worldwide, having appeared on CNN, MSNBC, and National Public Radio repeatedly. Highly regarded for his unique ability to present complex information in an entertaining, understandable, and digestible manner, Uldrich has spoken to hundreds of businesses and organizations.

Admission to the Ben Franklin i xchange is $65 in advance and $75 the day of the event. Hot hors d’oeuvres and dessert will be served; a cash bar will be available. Register on-line at, or contact the Ben Franklin Technology Partners at 610-758-5200 or