Apple-Icon to Headline Science Center’s Annual Benefit

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The South Florida Science Center and Aquarium’s annual benefit – “The Tech Revolution: An Evening with Steve ‘Woz’ Wozniak” will feature an interactive presentation and conversation with Wozniak, Silicon Valley icon and philanthropist for more than 30 years, who has significantly influenced modern technology. The event will be held on April 4, 2014 at The Breakers. Benefit chairs are Elizabeth and Ben Gordon. One of the most sought after technology speakers, Wozniak has helped shape the computing industry with his design of Apple’s first line of products – the Apple I and II, and influenced the popular Macintosh. In 1976 Wozniak and Steve Jobs founded Apple Computer, Inc., with Wozniak’s Apple I personal computer. Currently he serves as chief scientist for Fusion-io and is a published author. “The most staggering burst of technical invention by a single person in high-tech history” (Business Week), Steve Wozniak ignited the computer revolution and significantly influenced modern technology and the computing industry with his designs of the Apple I and II. “The Tech Revolution” will be an opportunity to hear Wozniak’s personal story about his love of engineering, Apple’s inception and rise as an industry giant, and the future impact of cyber-technology. “We are excited to hear from a true visionary like ‘Woz’ about how swiftly- changing technology has affected our world and how it will have an impact on our future,” said Mrs. Gordon. ‘The Tech Revolution’ is, of course, timely and relevant to everyone, and to every age group.” “Science and technology are vital to our future,” said Lew Crampton, Science Center CEO. “It is critical to engage children at a young age and turn them on to a future in science as so many STEM jobs, those specializing in Science, Technology, Engineering and Math, are going unfilled as there are not enough qualified candidates. We are thankful to our benefit chairs, Elizabeth and Ben Gordon, for recognizing the importance of technology and securing world- class speaker Steve ‘Woz’ Wozniak.” Tickets for the event are $650 per person and seating is limited. Contact Marcy Hoffman at (561) 370-7738 or mhoffman@ sfsciencecenter.org for more information. The South Florida Science Center and Aquarium, formerly known as the South Florida Science Museum, recently completed a $5 million expansion and renovation, and Titanic: The Artifact Exhibition is currently open in the Center’s Quantum Hall of Exploration. With a new mission to “open every mind to science,” the Science Center now features more than 50 hands-on educational exhibits, an 8,000 gallon fresh and salt water aquarium- featuring both local and exotic marine life, a digital planetarium, Science on a Sphere, conservation research station, Florida exhibit hall and an interactive Everglades exhibit. The South Florida Science Center and Aquarium is located at 4801 Dreher Trail North, West Palm Beach and is open Monday – Friday from 9am-5pm, and on Saturday and Sunday from 10am-6pm. For Gala event sponsorship and ticket information, please reach Marcy Hoffman,mhoffman@sfsciencecenter.org or 561.370.7738. For more information on Science Center events, call 561-832-1988 or visit www.sfsciencecenter.org.