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Giant Screen Film: GSCA- Keynote Speaker Announced

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The Giant Screen Cinema Association (GSCA) is pleased to announce that Andrew Zolli will be the keynote speaker at its 2010 International Conference and Trade Show being held September 25-27 at the Tennessee Aquarium and IMAX 3D Theater in Chattanooga, Tennessee.

GSCA’s annual International Conference and Trade Show is the only conference dedicated to the giant screen cinema industry and draws hundreds of attendees from around the world, including filmmakers, producers, distributors, theaters (flat screens and domes), manufacturers, and other services. The conference features new films, films in production, films in development, professional development sessions, a technical session, the industry’s only trade show, and the annual Achievement Awards, which recognize excellence in filmmaking, marketing, and lifelong learning.

Andrew Zolli is an expert in global foresight and innovation, studying the complex trends at the intersection of technology, sustainability and global society that are shaping our future. He helps senior leaders at some of the world’s preeminent companies, institutions, and governments see, understand, and respond to complex change.

Zolli is the Curator and Executive Director of Pop!Tech (www.poptech.org), a renowned thought leadership forum and social innovation network. Pop!Tech brings together leaders working at the forefront of science, technology, business, design, media, the arts and related fields to explore the complex forces shaping our future, and new approaches to addressing humanity’s most difficult challenges. The organization runs a renowned Social Innovation Fellows program and facilitates breakthrough initiatives in areas like HIV, poverty, water, and development around the world.

He also serves as a Fellow of the National Geographic Society, where he leads development of initiatives to envision new scenarios for a sustainable world in 2030 and beyond, and as the first Business and Society Fellow of the Boston College Center for Corporate Citizenship.

Zolli has previously served as Futurist-in-Residence at publications including Popular Science and American Demographics magazines, as well as Public Radio’s "Marketplace." He is also a Visiting Fellow of the Woodrow Wilson Foundation. Andrew was recently named to Vanity Fair’s “Next Establishment” list of emerging global leaders, and his work, writings and ideas have appeared in a wide array of media outlets, including PBS, National Public Radio, The New York Times, Wired, BusinessWeek, ID, Fast Company, The History Channel and many others.

About GSCA

The Giant Screen Cinema Association’s (GSCA®) core purpose is to advance the business of producing and presenting giant screen experiences. GSCA was formed in January 2006 with the unification of the Giant Screen Theater Association and the Large Format Cinema Association. Its nearly 300 member organizations include giant screen filmmakers, distributors, exhibitors, suppliers, and students from around the world. For more information visit www.giantscreencinema.com.

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