Associated Industries of Florida invites you to participate in the “Florida Forum on Energy Exploration” scheduled for this Wednesday, October 28th at 7:00 p.m. As energy exploration continues to be a key piece of legislation for AIF and its members, we encourage you to join the discussion with your questions and comments. Below you will find detailed information of those involved in the forum, as well as information for viewing and/or participating remotely.
Additionally, if you would like to be a member of the studio audience, the doors will open at 6:15 p.m. and seating will be on a first-come first-serve basis. Consequently, you are encouraged to come as early as 6 p.m. to ensure vacancy. Thank you and we look forward to your participation.
Florida Forum on Energy Exploration Set For Wednesday
Program Available on Television and Internet
Tallahassee, FL – With television, interactive Internet and satellite offerings, Florida State University, Gannett Florida and the Tallahassee Democrat are making Wednesday’s Florida Forum on Energy Exploration available for the public across a wide information spectrum.
Moderated by Gannett Florida State Editor Paul Flemming, the Florida Forum on Energy Exploration will feature a panel of proponents and a panel of opponents answering questions about energy exploration from members of the studio audience and those watching on the Internet around the state. Questions may be submitted for consideration before the event to FlaForum@Tallahassee.com. Please include your name, town, phone number and relevant association.
The panelists are:
David Rancourt, Southern Strategy Group
Terry Cunningham, Florida Grassroots Energy Forum
Hank Fishkind, Fishkind & Associates
Eric Draper, Audubon Society
Kenneth Welch, Pinellas County Commissioner
David McLain, Apalachicola Bay and Riverkeeper
Sen. Mike Haridopolos, president-designate of the Florida Senate and Rep. Dean Cannon, speaker-designate of the Florida House of Representatives will also participate in the forum. The lawmakers will listen to diverse perspectives and ask questions about bringing energy exploration to Florida waters.
The program is being broadcast from WFSU-TV in Tallahassee. Florida State University will air the program live on 4FSU, its cable television channel in Leon, Gadsden, and Wakulla Counties, as well as webcasting the program on wfsu.org.
Additionally, viewers can watch and participate in the forum on the Internet at www.Tallahassee.com and may post comments to a live blog and pose questions to forum participants. The same chat and live stream of the forum can be viewed at www.10connects.com, www.firstcoastnews.com, www.pnj.com, www.floridatoday.com and www.news-press.com for area-specific coverage at Gannett sites in the Tampa, Jacksonville, Pensacola, Melbourne, and Fort Myers areas.
The Florida Forum hosts are making the program available via satellite for news stations to record and use.
To downlink the program on satellite, use the following information:
||7 p.m., Wednesday, Oct. 28, 2009
||AMC-3 KU at 87 degrees West
||5 6 MHz
||14367.25 MHz (H)
||12067.25 MHz (V)
Interested media looking to embed the live, moderated chat on their Web site are encouraged to visit http://tallahassee.com/flaforummedia. The live chat will launch at approximately 6:30 p.m. Wednesday,
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