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Scott DeGarmo, editor-in-chief and publisher of SUCCESS magazine,
will be the keynote speaker at the Atlantic Entrepreneurship
Educators Symposium to be held May 8-10 at the Hotel Beausejour
in Moncton, N.B.

DeGarmo, a frequent guest on CNN, The Today Show and the Oprah
Winfrey Show, will be sharing his entrepreneurial expertise with
delegates to the conference.

SUCCESS, "The Magazine for Today's Entrepreneurial Mind," is the
best-selling business magazine on U.S. newsstands with more than
1.25 million readers each month. It is aimed at business owners
and entrepreneurial-minded people. The magazine covers the entire
life cycle of an entrepreneur, with a strong emphasis on
technology and its benefits.

The creation of an entrepreneurial future for Atlantic Canadian
youth will be the focus of the symposium. It will provide
students with the opportunity to acquire the skills needed to
create their own jobs by bringing over 200 entrepreneurship
educators from across the region together with expert speakers
and facilitators from Canada, the United States and Britain. They
will discuss new entrepreneurship education practices and develop
an action plan for improving and advancing these practices across
the region.

"More frequently, we're seeing creative, energetic, motivated,
successful entrepreneurs under the age of 30," said Shelley
Hessian, conference co-ordinator. "At this symposium,
entrepreneurship educators are sharing, learning and networking. 
The goal: to create a stronger entrepreneurial environment and to
empower our young people with the skills and knowledge to start
their own business."

Allan Lynch, author of Sweat Equity: Atlantic Canada's New
Entrepreneurs, is the featured guest at the conference dinner
Friday evening. Tickets, available until Wednesday, can be
purchased for $35 per person by calling Ms. Hessian at the Centre
for Entrepreneurship Education and Development, 1-800-590-8481.

Other speakers scheduled for the symposium include: Judi Cotton
of Durham University, Britain; Cindy Iannarelli, founder of CAMP
BUSINESS CENTS; Steve Mariotti, founder and president of the U.S.
National Foundation for Entrepreneurship Education, and Peter
Estey, vice-president of programs and development, Atlantic
Canada Opportunities Agency.

Ms. Cotton is the director of the enterprise and industry
education unit at the Small Business Centre of Durham University.
She specializes in teacher training and materials development in
the area of enterprise education.

Dr. Iannarelli is the leading expert on gender/generation issues
in business in the United States. This talented speaker,
columnist, author and media personality founded CAMP BUSINESS
CENTS, a business-training program for children as young as three
years old.

Mr. Mariotti is an acclaimed entrepreneurship educator who
founded the National Foundation for Teaching and
Entrepreneurship, an American non-profit organization that
teaches inner-city youth the skills to become successful
entrepreneurs. This dynamic award-winning speaker will share his
successful techniques for helping "at-risk" youth make positive
life choices.

The symposium, the largest in five years, demonstrates the
importance of and emphasis on entrepreneurship in the education
system. The themes will deal with the issues of incorporating
entrepreneurship within all levels of the education system from
elementary to post-secondary, including university programs. The
focus will be on professional development for teachers,
instructors, professors, administrators, curriculum developers
and agents involved in delivering support programs for student

The Atlantic Entrepreneurship Educators Symposium is hosted by
the Centre for Entrepreneurship Education and Development in
partnership with the Atlantic Canada Opportunities Agency, the
Centre for Entrepreneurial Leadership (UNB), Atlantic Provinces
Education Foundation, Nova Scotia Department of Education and
Culture, Prince Edward Island Department of Education,
Newfoundland and Labrador Department of Education, New Brunswick
Department of Education and Department of Advanced Education and
Labour, Canadian Council for Small Business and Entrepreneurship,
Connect NB Branche and Educational Designs that Generate


Contact: Colin Craig
         Centre for Entrepreneurship Education and Development
         902-424-7246 or 1-800-590-8481 (within Atlantic Canada)

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