Thursday, January 15, 2009

Hollywood heads for inauguration - Entertainment News, Film News, Media - Variety

George Lucas is scheduled to accept an award at the Folger Shakespeare Library as part of the Bytes and Books Inaugural Ball, coordinated by the National Coalition for Technology in Education and Training.

“The nation’s leaders in technology and education will gather to celebrate the inauguration of President Barack Obama, Vice President Joe Biden and the new Congress at the Bytes & Books Inaugural Ball Jan. 20 at the Folger Shakespeare Library. The black-tie gala, coordinated by the National Coalition for Technology in Education and Training (NCTET), will welcome members of Congress, administration officials, education leaders, corporate leaders, media, education stakeholders and other dignitaries.

The Bytes & Books Inaugural Ball seeks to raise the profile of the important role technology plays in education. The hosts of the ball are committed to improving education through more efficient uses of technology in schools and to better prepare the next generation for work and life.

Four leaders will be honored with NCTET’s annual Community Builder Award. These honorees include U.S. Sen. Edward M. Kennedy, George Lucas, filmmaker and founder of The George Lucas Educational Foundation, Barbara Stein of the National Education Association, and William (Bill) R. Thomas, director of Educational Technology, Southern Regional Education Board.”

Sen. Kennedy has not confirmed that he is attending. But Lucas has confirmed.

 

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