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Pittsburgh Paves Way for Inclusion Innovation at White House Frontiers Conference

Oct 20, 2016

All eyes were on Pittsburgh October 13th when 500-plus invited guests gathered at Carnegie Mellon University and the University of Pittsburgh for the first-ever White House Frontiers Conference, a daylong event exploring the future of innovation, culminating in an address by President Barack Obama.

At CMU's Jared L. Cohon University Center, Secret Service agents and SWAT team members weaved through hundreds of tech entrepreneurs, students and others attending panels featuring top scientists and researchers from across the country. Those leading the interplanetary track–which covered space exploration and the journey to Mars–were easily identified by their shirts emblazoned with NASA patches.