Sunday, November 27, 2011

goFred X event highlights world class innovation in Fredericton

goFred X LogoFredericton (November 23, 2011) – Join local and international speakers to explore the future of technology at goFred X, an educational event happening at the new Fredericton Convention Centre on December 8. The event will host inventor and futurist Ray Kurzweil as a special guest and keynote speaker.

Kurzweil is a leading inventor; he’s created devices including the first print-to-speech reading machine for the blind and the first text-to-speech synthesizer. He’s also known internationally for technology forecasting.

Other speakers include home grown technology experts who make headlines in the exciting and growing Information and Communications Technology (ICT) sector. They include:

  • Ali Ghorbani, Dean, Faculty of Computer Science UNB
  • Cosmin Munteanu, Research Officer, National Research Council
  • Kevin Englehart, Associate Director, Institute of Biomedical Engineering
  • Mark Masry, Manager R&D, CARIS
  • Maurice Gallant, CEO GoFred Networks, Comnet Inc
  • Sandy Bird, Co-Founder & CTO, Q1 Labs
  • Scott Buffett, Research Officer, National Research Council
  • William McIver, Senior Research Officer, National Research Council

“The innovative progress happening here in Fredericton is worth sharing with the public, especially with students” says e-Novations COF of IT Operations, Mike Richard. “It’s important to celebrate our successes and provide access to the ideas and people changing the future of technology.”

The goFred X event will be the first educational event with general public admission at Fredericton’s new convention centre. Presentations and Q&A with speakers will be streamed live during the event; in addition, some event footage will be edited and posted to the web as a documentary. The event was inspired by the popular TED x movement of presenting ideas through community forums.

Tickets are on sale now for $35. This full day event includes a meal, snacks, and a chance to win prizes. For more information or to register, visit

Background on goFred:

goFred, is the new brand of Fredericton’s e-Novations, a National and International award winning municipally owned telecommunications company. e-Novations provides leading edge low cost inter-city and Internet connectivity to organizations in the City of Fredericton

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