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Third Annual Lodgenet Customer Technology Symposium to
 Offer Insights into Current Trends and Future Opportunities
 for Top Hospitality Executives

Participants Represent Leading Companies in Hospitality Technology, Media and Networking

Renowned Innovation and IT Policy Expert Dr. Robert D. Atkinson to Deliver Keynote Address
 On Innovation and IT Application in the Hospitality Industry


SIOUX FALLS, SD, September 30, 2010 – LodgeNet Interactive Corporation (NASDAQ: LNET), the leading provider of media and connectivity solutions to the hospitality industry, will host its 3rd annual Customer Technology Symposium, October 5-7, 2010 at The Fairmont Copley Plaza in Boston, MA.

“Technology Innovation: Review. Rethink. Re-energize” will feature two days of presentations and panel discussions focusing on the operational, financial and guest service implications of current and emerging hospitality technologies. The event will be attended by executives from major hospitality brands, hotel owners and management companies as well as industry media and representatives from a broad range of technology companies. Sessions are scheduled to cover topics including:
  • Next-generation HD interactive television applications
  • Strategies for hotel network planning
  • Engaging and monetizing the traveling consumer
Highlighting the event will be a keynote address by Dr. Robert D. Atkinson, Founder and President of The Information Technology and Innovation Foundation (ITIF). Atkinson is scheduled to speak on the topic, “Spurring Innovation and IT Application in the Hospitality Industry”. Additional scheduled presenters include two experts in their respective areas of the broader hospitality industry:  Dr. Andrew Lippman, Associate Director of the MIT Media Lab, and Aran Ryan, Director, Hospitality & Leisure for PricewaterhouseCoopers.

“We are excited to welcome our guests to Boston for two days of intensive education, dialogue and networking,” said David Goldstone, Vice President, Sales and Hotel Relations for LodgeNet. “Amazing things are happening every day in hospitality technology, and we believe attendees will leave this event with new enthusiasm about what’s on the horizon, as well as the information they need to put together a sound technology strategy.”

Co-sponsors of the event include Platinum Sponsor, LG Electronics; Gold Sponsors: Comcast Networks, Green Vision Media, Panasonic, Philips, RTTV America, and VideoPropulsion; Silver Sponsors: HBO and Showtime; and Bronze Sponsor, DIRECTV.


 
Contact:

Ann Parker
Director of Corporate Communications
LodgeNet Interactive Corporation
(605) 988-1000
communications@lodgenet.com


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