International CTIA WIRELESS 2009
announced that former Vice President and Noble Peace Prize Winner Al
Gore will deliver a keynote address
International CTIA WIRELESS 2009 takes place April 1-3 at the Las
Vegas Convention Center.
In 2007, Vice President Gore and the United Nations
Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change won the Nobel Peace Prize,
and his documentary on global warming, "An Inconvenient Truth," won a
highly-coveted Academy Award.
Gore is chairman of Current TV, a network for young people based on
viewer-created content and citizen journalism, and he serves as
chairman of Generation Investment Management, a firm focused on a new
approach to sustainable investing. In addition, he is a visiting
professor at Middle Tennessee State University in Murfreesboro,
Tennessee, and he chairs the Alliance for Climate Protection, a
non-profit organization dedicated to examining and developing solutions
to the climate crisis.
"Vice President Gore has a long history of demonstrating leadership
in the advancement of environmental and technology initiatives, and we
are delighted he's joining us to share his insights and perspectives
regarding these important developments," said Steve Largent, CTIA
president and CEO. "The wireless industry is uniquely positioned to
help facilitate a greener and more productive world by allowing
customers to make more environmentally conscious decisions and utilize
high-speed telecommunications in their personal and professional lives.
I know how important both of those areas are to Vice President Gore,
and his address will mark another occasion in which the CTIA keynote
stage will serve as a platform for global thought leaders to present
their visions for the future."
Gore is also a member of the board of directors of Apple, Inc. and a
senior advisor to Google-both member organizations of CTIA-The Wireless
Gore served in the U.S. House of Representatives from 1976 to 1982,
representing Tennessee's Fourth District, and he served as a U.S.
Senator from Tennessee from 1984 to 1993. He was inaugurated as the
45th vice president of the United States on January 20, 1993, and
served eight years. During President Clinton's Administration, Gore was
a central member of the president's economic advisory team. He held
additional responsibilities as President of the Senate, and as a member
of the president's Cabinet and National Security Council, and was the
leader of a wide range of Administration initiatives.