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Nominations accepted for 2005 Community Technology Awards

Posted Thursday, April 21, 2005

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Winners honored at the 6th Annual RTPnet Conference

Chapel Hill - It's not too late to nominate an individual, community organization or business for a 2005 Community Technology Award. The awards recognize individuals, organizations and businesses that have made significant contributions to North Carolina communities in the area of information and computer technology. The deadline for submitting nominations is Friday, April 29, 2005, so send your nominations to us today through our online form at

The awards will be presented at the 6th Annual RTPnet Conference, a statewide nonprofit technology conference hosted by RTPnet and Triangle United Way. The conference mission is to help nonprofits use technology more effectively. This year's theme is "Bringing Together Volunteers and Technology for Community Development."

More than 100 people are expected to attend the conference, which offers a full day of breakout sessions along three tracks: Technology Volunteer, Technology Infrastructure and Technology Innovation. Our featured speakers represent IBM, Cisco and Network for Good, a national nonprofit organization that connects individuals with their favorite charities. Our partners include the Duke University Certificate in Nonprofit Management and ncyt -- North Carolina's Network of Nonprofit Professionals.

What: 6th Annual RTPnet Conference and Community Technology Awards
When: Friday, May 20, 2005 from 9 a.m. - 4:30 p.m.
Photo opportunity: Community Technology Awards from 1 - 2 p.m.
Where: William and Ida Friday Center, 100 Friday Center Dr., Chapel Hill, NC
Who: Damita Chambers, RTPnet, 919-463-1362,

**Visit to register for the conference and submit nominations for the Community Technology Awards.


RTPnet is a volunteer-driven, 501 (c)(3) nonprofit corporation dedicated to helping North Carolina nonprofit organizations leverage Internet tools to promote and support their missions. RTPnet offers annual fee-based memberships to North Carolina nonprofits and community technology centers in the Southeast. Member benefits include Internet services and discounts to RTPnet-sponsored events.

RTPnet has hosted the RTPnet Conference for five straight years around the theme of "Bridging North Carolina's Human/Digital Divide." Last year, RTPnet presented eight honorees with the first Community Technology Awards at the RTPnet Conference.

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