NEW YORK and PLEASANTON, Calif. – Dec. 7, 2006 – Global Nomads Group (GNG), an organization dedicated to fostering cross-cultural dialogue and understanding among youth, and Polycom (NASDAQ: PLCM), the world‘s leading provider of unified collaborative communications solutions, today announced Nick Clooney, noted journalist and television host, will host the GNG PULSE Program on the genocide in Sudan, Tuesday, Dec. 12 at 1 p.m. ET for U.S. high school students.
Nick Clooney and his son, actor and activist George Clooney, made a recent trip to the Darfur region of Sudan to learn first hand about the genocide unfolding in this region. Clooney will lead an interactive videoconference with U.S. high school to share his personal experiences, answer questions from students, and encourage participants to take action.
“Students throughout the United States care about what is going on in Darfur and want the chance to learn more and do something about it,” said Christopher Plutte, co-founder, Global Nomads Group. “We‘re honored that Nick Clooney has agreed to share his experience with us.”
The live event with Clooney will take place in Cincinnati with an interactive connection to high school students in Magnolia, TX, St. Louis, Chicago, and Passaic Valley, N.J. Other schools will also be connecting to the conference as passive participants to listen, view and learn from the interactive discussion.
The PULSE Program provides an important educational experience through the use of real-time video interaction and collaboration. With Polycom‘s video conferencing systems, students have access to information and experts to maximize their ability to learn about current events and world issues. A live video communications session creates a unique educational experience that goes well beyond the traditional classroom.
“Polycom is proud to be working with the Global Nomads Group to bring important educational projects like the PULSE Program to life,” said Bob Hagerty, chairman and CEO of Polycom. “We help this organization provide students with the ability to be a part of an interactive exchange of ideas and information on global issues. By providing a truly collaborative environment, we are able to engage participants and help raise awareness for current issues that affect the world today.”
For more information visit http://www.gng.org/pulse/genocide.html
Interested media outlets are welcome to cover the event from participating high schools. For more information, please contact David Macquart (firstname.lastname@example.org) or Kendra Westerkamp (Kendra@VisiTechPR.com).
About Global Nomads Group
Global Nomads Group (http://www.gng.org) is a 501(c)(3) non-profit organization dedicated to fostering cross-cultural dialogue and understanding among youth. Using videoconferencing and satellite communications technology, GNG moderates conferences between K-12 classes in different countries, organizes virtual lectures, and conducts remote broadcasts from the world’s historical and cultural sites.
Polycom, Inc. is the worldwide leader in unified collaborative communications (UCC) that maximize the efficiency and productivity of people and organizations by integrating the broadest array of video, voice, data and Web solutions to deliver the ultimate communications experience. Polycom’s high quality, standards-based conferencing and collaboration solutions are easy to deploy and manage, as well as intuitive to use. Supported by an open architecture, they integrate seamlessly with leading telephony and presence-based networks. With its market-driving technologies, best-in-class products, alliance partnerships, and world-class service, Polycom is the smart choice for organizations seeking proven solutions and a competitive advantage in real-time communications and collaboration. For additional information call 1-800-POLYCOM (765-9266) or +1-408-526-9000, or visit the Polycom Web site at www.polycom.com.
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