“Black Hawk Down” Author Speaks at the Atlantic Meets the Pacific

The award-winning, non-fiction writer, Mark Bowden, is a national correspondent for The Atlantic, adjunct professor at the University of Delaware and reporter / columnist for The Philadelphia Inquirer. The critically-acclaimed film, Black Hawk Down (2001), was based on a best-selling book he wrote, which was published in 1999.

His other books include the award-winning book, Killing Pablo; Guests of the Ayatollah (Grove Press, 2007), an account of the 1979 Iran hostage crisis, which was listed by Newsweek as one of “The 50 Books for Our Times;” The Best Game Ever (Grove Press, 2009), a story of the 1958 NFL championship game; and Worm (Atlantic Monthly Press, 2011), which tells the story of the Conficker computer worm, one of the most detrimental and wide-spread computer viruses of our time.

Mark received “The Abraham Lincoln Literary Award,” the International Thriller Writers’ “True Thriller Award” for lifetime achievement and served as a judge for the National Book Awards in 2005. He is a 1973 graduate of Loyola University Maryland, where he taught from 2001-2010.

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From Military Policy to Software Development, James Fallows’ Reporting Runs the Gamut

Author and national correspondent for The Atlantic, James Fallows was President Jimmy Carter’s chief speechwriter and, previously, editor of US News & World Report. Mr. Fallows has worked for The Atlantic for nearly 30 years, during which time he has reported extensively from outside the United States.

Mr. Fallows received his undergraduate degree in American history and literature from Harvard University, and a graduate degree in economics from Oxford as a Rhodes Scholar.  He has spoken at a number of events and written various articles on the topics of doing business in China and Japan, saving traditional news, military policy and procurement, the college admissions process, technology, and software development.

Mr. Fallows is recipient of the National Magazine Award, the American Book Award for nonfiction and a NY Emmy for the documentary series Doing Business in China. His latest book, China Airborne (Pantheon, 2012), focuses on China’s efforts to become a leader in the aerospace industry, as well as their aspirations for becoming a forerunner in other industries. Other books published by Mr. Fallows include, Blind into Baghdad (Vintage, 2006) and Postcards From Tomorrow Square (Vintage, 2008), both of which are based on his writings for The Atlantic.

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Daniel Yankelovich Pushes the Power of Polling and Public Opinion

Polling wasn’t always popular, but over the past two decades, the importance of collecting the public opinion has shifted from unheard of to essential. “Americans want a voice . . . I think one of the great changes of the past 20 years is this insistence – it’s not only a desire, it’s an insistence that the public has a voice in the decisions that affect their lives,” says Daniel Yankelovich, MA, a leading public opinion pollster and pioneer who has been conducting cutting-edge, public opinion research for the past 40 years.

Mr. Yankelovich is the Founder and current chairman of three public opinion / public policy research firms and an author who has published 12 books, including Toward Wiser Public Judgment, Profit with Honor: The New Stage of Market Capitalism and The Magic of Dialogue.  Mr. Yankelovich is also the founder of The New York Times / Yankelovich Poll, which evolved into the New York Times / CBS Poll, is the recipient of a number of awards, and was named by PR Week as one of the ten most influential people of the past century in the arena of public affairs, communications and public relations.

To find out more, join us at the upcoming Atlantic Meets the Pacific Conference.

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James Bennet Captivates Readers with Long-form Journalism

James Bennet, a renowned long-form journalist, was recruited by David Bradley (the owner of the Atlantic Media Company) to the Atlantic Magazine in 2006.  Mr. Bennet is the magazine’s 14th editor-in-chief, and previously served as the New York Times’ White House correspondent and Jerusalem bureau chief covering the conflict in the Middle East from Israel for three years.  The long-form stories he produced from Israel were widely acclaimed for their balance and sensitivity.

Although long-form journalism can be expensive for magazines to produce, it is gaining popularity, even in the age of shrinking content, short tweets and Facebook postings. “The more immersive a storytelling experience you can provide, the better chance you have of holding onto that person for the long haul . . . ,” said Mr. Bennet.

To learn more about Mr. Bennet’s experiences as a journalist, sign up for the upcoming Atlantic Meets the Pacific Conference.

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PR Powerhouse, Steve Schmidt, Takes the Stage at the Atlantic Meets the Pacific

Steve Schmidt, political strategist and speaker at the upcoming Atlantic Meets the Pacific Conference, is the vice chairman of public affairs at Edelman, the world’s largest public relations firm in the world.

Named by PR Week as one of the 25 most powerful leaders in the public relations industry in 2008, he provides strategic counsel to Fortune 500 companies, sports teams, Hollywood studios, trade associations, interest groups and nonprofits.

In 2008, Mr. Schmidt served as a senior advisor to Senator John McCain’s presidential campaign, an event on which the HBO film, “Game Change,” is based.  Before that, Mr. Schmidt served as campaign manager for the re-election of California Governor Arnold Schwarzenegger, and as deputy assistant to the President during the Bush administration where “he advised on a wide range of issues and worked at the intersection of public communications, policy development, legislative advocacy and political strategy.”

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Wireless Band-Aids, Wireless Pills and the Future of Healthcare

In the age of mobile devices, wireless technology and an app for just about everything, healthcare is inevitably headed in a new direction, but what’s on the horizon might surprise you.

Don Jones, JD, Vice President of Global Strategy and Market Development for Qualcomm Life, is a leader in the field of
wireless technologies and platforms in the health, fitness and life sciences markets.

His team focuses on developing wireless devices that will automatically, continuously collect physiological statistics in real time, thus making medical data collection easier, faster and more reliable than ever.  These internal / on-body wireless sensors will cut down on the time healthcare professionals focus on taking vital signs, so they can spend more time on “what Jones calls ‘real healthcare,’” because “Practitioners shouldn’t be wasting their time with data acquisition.”

These “Body Area Network” devices, as Qualcomm calls them, include everything from internal wireless pills powered by stomach acid for collecting data on the abdomen, to external sensors resembling Band-Aids for monitoring general health and alerting medical staff if a problem is detected.

Find out more from Don Jones regarding what’s on the horizon of wireless healthcare at the upcoming Atlantic Meets the Pacific Conference.

For more information about the upcoming Atlantic Meets the Pacific (TAMTP) Conference (October 7-9, 2012), contact information and list of speakers, please visit the following link: http://www.atlanticmeetspacific.com

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