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About D.C. TechFair 2009

On June 24, at The Newseum in Washington, D.C., Microsoft Research hosted its 2009 D.C. TechFair.

Computer scientists from Microsoft Research demonstrated groundbreaking innovations under development in the organization’s six labs worldwide and gave guests an opportunity to interact with Microsoft Research executives and computer scientists to learn how they are helping to turn ideas into reality for Microsoft and for technology users around the world.

The event featured 13 cutting-edge demos viewed by members of the U.S. Congress and their staffs, Obama administration and agency officials, members of the diplomatic and academic communities, analysts, and media representatives.

The demos on display represented projects and academic collaborations in areas such as security, speech recognition, robotics, search, and digital imaging.

For almost 18 years, Microsoft Research has been tackling some of the toughest computing challenges. The D.C. Tech Fair enables governmental and academic influentials to get a glimpse into how Microsoft Research will continue to push the envelope of innovation.