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The Presidential Summit on Entrepreneurship, April 26-27, 2010, Washington, D.C.


Media Note
Office of the Spokesman
Washington, DC
March 22, 2010

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The Presidential Summit on Entrepreneurship will convene on April 26-27 at the Ronald Reagan Building & International Trade Center in Washington, DC. It will include a diverse range of participants hailing from over 50 countries on five continents. The Summit will highlight the role entrepreneurship can play in addressing common challenges while building partnerships that will lead to greater opportunity abroad and at home.

In his June 4, 2009 speech in Cairo, President Obama called for a new relationship between the U.S. and Muslim communities around the world based on mutual respect, mutual interest, and mutual responsibility; a commitment to universal values; and broader engagement on issues including education, economic development, health, and science and technology. The Presidential Summit on Entrepreneurship is an example of this broader engagement.

Summit Details

The Presidential Summit on Entrepreneurship will be held at the Ronald Reagan Building in Washington DC on April 26 and 27 (Address: 1300 Pennsylvania Avenue, NW; Washington, D.C. 20004). The Department of State and the Department of Commerce are co-hosts.

Regular updates on the latest Summit news and media arrangements can be viewed on: http://www.state.gov/entrepreneurshipsummit/.


Media Registration

The State Department will open media registration for the Presidential Summit on Entrepreneurship on Monday, March 22, 2010. Journalists who are not participating as delegates will be required to pre-register and to have a media badge issued specially for this Summit. To apply for a media badge, please go to: eSummitMedia.State.Gov.

Another path to the registration form is to visit the website http://www.state.gov/entrepreneurshipsummit/ click on the media center button, then click on the “sign-up form” button.

Media badges will be available for pick up at the Ronald Reagan Building & International Trade Center from the Media Information Desk starting at 7 a.m. on April 26. A journalist must present a valid picture ID in order to receive his or her media badge.

The deadline to submit press credential applications is April 19, 2010.


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PRN: 2010/341



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