Media Alert/Event Advisory - Technology Debate Tomorrow: Leo Laporte and Amber MacArthur Live on

    Future Shop to host a discussion on LCD versus Plasma television
    technology between Leo Laporte and Amber MacArthur; Tod Maffin to

    BURNABY, BC, Sept. 26 /CNW/ - Technology enthusiasts are invited to watch
two of North America's most recognized technology experts, Leo Laporte and
Amber MacArthur, discuss the current trends and consider the future of
television technology at's Community Forum.

    What: Technology Discussion with Leo Laporte and Amber
              Moderator is Tod Maffin

    Topic:    LCD vs. Plasma and the future of television

    When:     Thursday, September 27, 11:30 am - 12:30 pm (PT)

    Where:    Online at

    Media:    Photo and interview opportunities with the speakers and
              moderator can be arranged. Media are also invited to attend the
              debate at Future Shop: 1740 West Broadway. Media can contact
              Cheryl Grant at 778-999-0535 to confirm.

    Since the announcement of the September 27th discussion there has been a
spike in registration for Future Shop's Community Forum. The first 1000 online
viewers to enter the discussion will also have the opportunity to ask
questions to the speakers. Any questions not addressed during the discussion
will be answered after the debate by a panel of Future Shop Product Experts.

    About Leo Laporte (Tech Guru, ABC's World News Now)

    Leo Laporte has worked as an author, speaker, and broadcaster in New
Haven, Monterey, San Jose, San Francisco, and Los Angeles, most recently
focusing on technology coverage for radio and television.

    About Amber MacArthur (New Media Host, CityTV News)

    Amber is the co-host/co-producer on Call for Help, co-host on Gadgets &
Gizmos, and host/co-producer on our new G4TechTV show Torrent. Amber also
hosts and produces a weekly video podcast called commandN.

    About Tod Maffin (High-Tech Speaker and Canada's Leading Futurist)

    Tod is a national broadcaster, popular podcaster, and respected futurist.
His information-rich, funny, and fast-paced keynote presentations keep him in
high demand at major conferences from Stockholm to Sydney and across North

    About Future Shop

    With 127 stores across the country and the nation's premier web store
(, Burnaby, BC-based Future Shop is Canada's largest,
national retailer and e-tailer of consumer electronics. For more information
about Future Shop, including store locations, visit

For further information:

For further information: or to arrange an interview please contact:
Cheryl Grant, Communications Specialist, Future Shop, (c) (778) 999-0535, or; Susan Kirk, Communications Manager, Future Shop, (604)
412-1226, or

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