Deputy Secretary Miller keynotes INNOVATION & EQUITY at Lincoln Theatre

The Honorable Tony Miller, Deputy Secretary of the U.S. Dept. of Education, will keynote the 11th annual 50 Most Important African-Americans in Technology Symposium — INNOVATION & EQUITY: Spurring Manufacturing Through Innovation in Black Communities — on Saturday, Jan. 15, 2011 in the historic Lincoln Theater, 1215 U St. in the nation’s capitol.

He will address Education for Global Competitiveness at 9:30 a.m. after being introduced by 50 Most selectee Dr. Carmella Morton, founder of the two Rise Academy Schools of Science and Technology in Ft. Lauderdale, FL.   Dr. Danny Harris, CIO of the Dept. of Education and an adjunct faculty member at Howard University, is another selectee.

Anthony Wilder Miller was nominated by President Barack Obama on May 18, 2009 and confirmed by the Senate on July 24, 2009.   As deputy secretary, he serves as chief operating officer of the department.