Author and trend forecaster John Naisbitt will present the keynote address for Infobase '94, Provo-based Folio Corp.'s second annual international technical conference in Salt Lake City, June 28-30.
The opening session featuring Naisbitt and announcements from Folio will be held from 9:30 to 11:30 a.m. on Tuesday, June 28, at Abravanel Hall.The keynote session Folio Infobase '94 is open to the public at no charge; those attending should be at Abravanel Hall by 9:15 a.m. on June 28. Those interested in attending any of the remaining technical sessions need to register by calling Folio at (800) 228-9437.
Registration fees for the three-day conference are $695 per person, or $395 per person in groups of five or more people.
Naisbitt has early ties to Utah, growing up in Glenwood and graduating from the University of Utah, where he was student body president. Since then, he has pursued studies at Harvard and Cornell and holds 11 honorary doctorates in the humanities and sciences. He has been a visiting fellow at Harvard University and was a visiting professor at Moscow State University from 1991 to 1992.
Naisbitt's book "Megatrends" established him as a leading trend forecaster. His new book, "Global Paradox," offers his view of the near-term future - the winners and losers in the global market-place.
A Folio spokesman said "Global Paradox" has implications for many growing companies that are part of Utah's high-tech industry. According to Naisbitt, in the very near future it won't matter if you are physically located in a remote area anywhere on earth.