Opportunities to submit papers and become a sponsor; Early registration discounts available through January 17

RESEARCH TRIANGLE PARK, N.C., December 10, 2008- Bo Burlingham, author of the best-selling book Small Giants, and Ping Fu, president and CEO of Geomagic, will be the keynote speakers at Convergence 2009, the Geomagic user conference that explores new applications, best practices and innovation in digital shape sampling and processing (DSSP). Convergence 2009 will be held February 24-26 in Savannah, Georgia, USA.

Burlingham, an editor-at-large of Inc. magazine, will address the central theme of Small Giants: how innovative companies have pursued greatness over growth. Tom Peters calls Small Giants "a large masterpiece" and Jim Collins, author of Good to Great, says the book "should inspire thousands of entrepreneurs to reject a mantra of growth-for-growth's sake in favor of a passionate dedication to becoming the absolute best."

Ping Fu co-founded Geomagic and has led its growth from a start-up to its current place as worldwide DSSP leader. As director of visualization at the National Center for Supercomputing Applications, Fu initiated and managed the NCSA Mosaic software project that led to Netscape and Internet Explorer. She also developed the software that enabled animators to create award-winning special effects for Terminator 2.

Three Days, Three Dimensions

Convergence 2009 - with the theme "Three Days, Three Dimensions" - takes place at the Westin Savannah Harbor Golf Resort and Spa, a four-diamond facility that's a short ferry ride away from culturally rich downtown Savannah.

Speakers from around the world will present papers on how Geomagic technology can be used to enable DSSP in a wide range of applications. Complementing the conference will be an exhibition of the latest 3D scanning technologies, demonstrations of new and emerging Geomagic products, and social events that provide the opportunity to network and learn in an informal environment. The event will culminate in a golf tournament at the Westin Savannah Harbor's The Club course, named one of the four best places to play by Golf Digest.

Call for papers and sponsors

Geomagic users interested in speaking at Convergence 2009 should submit an abstract and biography by December 22. Speakers receive complimentary full registration to Convergence 2009.

A wide variety of sponsorships are available for Convergence 2009 on a first-come, first-served basis. Convergence 2009 sponsors benefit from interaction with leading buyers of DSSP products in an intimate environment.

Early registration discounts

Attendees can receive a $200 discount if they register at www.geomagic.com/convergence by January 17.

About Geomagic

Geomagic (www.geomagic.com) is a global company dedicated to advancing and applying 3D technology for the benefit of humanity. Geomagic’s scanning and design software solutions are used to capture and model 3D content from physical objects, organically sculpt complex shapes, and prepare products for manufacturing. In addition, the company produces powerful 3D metrology and inspection software that verifies dimensional quality by comparing as-built products to master designs. Geomagic’s Sensable Phantom haptic devices simulate the sense of touch in a digital environment. 

Geomagic’s software and hardware are utilized by world-class customers in a variety of industries, including aerospace, automotive, medical, consumer products, toys, collectibles, coindesign, jewelry, fine art, heritage restoration, research, education, mold making, entertainment, training and surgical simulation. In fact, some of the world’s leading companies and research organizationsuse Geomagic software, including Ford, BMW,Boeing, Harley DavidsonTimberland, Mattel/Fisher Price, Lego, Pratt & WhitneyNASA, Schneider Electronic, 3M, Danaher and Invisalign. Geomagic is based in Research Triangle Park, N.C., USA, with an office in Boston, subsidiaries in Europe and Asia, and channel partners worldwide.


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