Region 2 University Students Tap Into Today’s West Coast Conversation


The Office of Advocacy’s Seattle conference is being webcast live today, and participants everywhere are invited to participate via SuperChat. Small Business and Government: Maximizing Entrepreneurship, Driving Innovation is a day-long, participant-driven conversation about the role of innovation and entrepreneurship in our economy. It’s being co-sponsored by the U.S. Small Business Administration’s Office of Advocacy, the Northwest Entrepreneur Network, the Seattle Center Foundation, K&L Gates, and

The Northwest states are part of federal region 10. Four time zones away in Region 2, students at a half dozen universities are diving into the innovation/entrepreneurship discussion as well. In New York, New Jersey, Puerto Rico, and the U.S. Virgin Islands, students and professors will be tying in via webcast, SuperChat, and email.

Lined up to participate are classes at:

•   City University of New York’s LaGuardia Community College;
•   City University of New York’s Lawrence N. Field Center for Entrepreneurship, Baruch College;
•   New Jersey Institute of Technology;
•   State University of New York;
•   The University of Puerto Rico; and
•   The University of Virgin Islands.

What better way to maximize the impact of a conference on innovation? You can join us too by tuning in beginning at 9 a.m. Pacific (or noon Eastern time).

To participate, download the day’s agenda from Advocacy’s webpage, then visit the SuperChat site. There you can view all of the day’s sessions, an interview with Chief Counsel for Advocacy Winslow Sargeant and Deputy Chief Counsel Claudia Rodgers, and the keynote address by University of Washington President Michael K. Young. From this site you can also explore the topics and email questions to the participants. You may also visit Advocacy on Facebook, and keep track of us on Twitter, #SBGSeattle.

—Teri Coaxum, Region II Advocate, and Rebecca Krafft, Advocacy Blogger

Click the image to view today's conference.