Voting Closes April 9; Finalists to be Announced in Mid-April
WASHINGTON, March 23, 2012 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- International CTIA WIRELESS® 2012 today announced it has opened the public voting site for its second annual BIG Idea Contest. Online peer voting will reward the top five submissions, focused on changing the way we live, work and play, with time to share their big ideas on stage at International CTIA WIRELESS, taking place May 8-10, 2012 at the Ernest N. Morial Convention Center in New Orleans.
The BIG Idea Contest was created as a platform to present ideas, visions and concepts that embody the truly transformative power and life-changing potential of wireless. Online votes will determine the five deserving finalists who will put their ideas to the ultimate test—presenting to a live voting audience from the Exhibit Innovations Stage located in Booth 4575, which will be in the Emerging Technology Zone on the exhibit floor!
The wireless community is invited to review all BIG Idea submissions and vote for the most innovative use of wireless technology at www.ctiashows.com/bigidea. Online voting will close April 9.
Finalists will be announced in mid-April, and winners will be announced at an awards ceremony on Tuesday, May 8 at 2:00 p.m. CDT from the Exhibit Innovations Stage.
"In its second year, CTIA's BIG Idea Contest provides the wireless industry's most entrepreneurial minds with an unprecedented opportunity to showcase their vision and concepts to a global audience," said Robert Mesirow, vice president and show director for CTIA. "The BIG Idea Contest is a testament to our continued and unwavering commitment to innovation and the transformative power wireless technology provides to our lives."
About CTIA Shows CTIA Shows bring together all industries advanced by wireless technology for intense business, learning and networking. International CTIA WIRELESS® takes place May 8-10, 2012 at the Ernest N. Morial Convention Center in New Orleans, La. CTIA ENTERPRISE & APPLICATIONS™ takes place Oct. 9-11, 2012 at the San Diego Convention Center in San Diego, Calif. Visit www.ctiashows.com.
About CTIA CTIA–The Wireless Association® (www.ctia.org) is an international organization representing the wireless communications industry. Membership in the association includes wireless carriers and their suppliers, as well as providers and manufacturers of wireless data services and products. CTIA advocates on behalf of its members at all levels of government. The association also coordinates the industry's voluntary best practices and initiatives, and sponsors the industry's leading wireless tradeshows. CTIA was founded in 1984 and is based in Washington, D.C.