AKRON, OHIO Ė Akron Roundtable and University of Akron to Collaborate: New location for Akron Roundtable monthly speaker events
Akron Roundtable, Akronís most esteemed speaker forum, is pleased to announce a new relationship with the University of Akron. Beginning May 21, 2009 Akron Roundtable luncheon programs will take place at the University of Akronís Quaker Station at Quaker Square Inn. This collaboration allows the two organizations to complement each other by offering a spectrum of renowned speakers to students and the greater Akron community in a convenient downtown Akron location. With this alliance, The University joins founding Roundtable partners: the Akron Beacon Journal, Greater Akron Chamber and KIWANIS Club of Akron in the presentation of Roundtable programs.
Quaker Station at Quaker Square Inn is located at 135 South Broadway in downtown Akron. Tickets to the Roundtable luncheons are $15 a person and include lunch. Tickets may be purchased online at the Akron Roundtable web site at www.akronroundtable.org or by calling 330-247-8682. Detailed directions, parking information and a map to the new Akron Roundtable location are also on the Akron Roundtable web site.
About Akron Roundtable
Held at noon on the third Thursday of every month, Akron Roundtable is a non-partisan speaker forum founded in 1976 to encourage and bring bold, creative and new ideas to the region. Each monthly program begins with lunch at noon followed by the speakerís address promptly at 12:30 pm and a question and answer session. All speeches are recorded for broadcast later the same day by National Public Radio affiliate WKSU 89.7FM and world-wide over the Internet on Roundtableís web site at www.akronroundtable.org.
To date, more than 400 major corporate executives, writers, government officials, artists, and civic leaders from around the country have shared their thoughts on subjects of global, national and regional importance with Akron Roundtable audiences. Some of our most notable speakers include syndicated columnist Dave Barry; Senator John Glenn; United Auto Workers chief, Douglas Fraser; William Webster, FBI Director; Rita Dove, the nation's poet laureate; Randall Tobia, vice-chairman of AT&T; and Gen. Alfred Gray, commandant, U.S. Marine Corps.