The 2009 Inc. 500|5000 Conference & Awards Ceremony celebrates the 28th anniversary of Inc. magazine's revered ranking of America's fastest-growing privately held companies. The momentous event brings together current Inc. 5000 honorees and alumni of the list, along with entrepreneurs in the greater business community to recognize the remarkable achievements of these companies and the great contributions they have made to the global economy. The 2009 Inc. 500|5000 Conference & Awards Ceremony is set for September 23-25 at the Gaylord National Resort and Convention Center in National Harbor, Maryland. For more information about the 2009 Inc. 500|5000 Conference & Awards Ceremony and to register, visit: www.Inc5000conference.com. Stay connected with Inc. Events by following @IncEvents on Twitter.Founded in 1979 and acquired in 2005 by Mansueto Ventures, Inc. magazine (www.inc.com) is the only major business magazine dedicated exclusively to owners and managers of growing private companies that delivers real solutions for today's innovative company builders. With a total paid circulation of more than 700,000, Inc. provides hands-on tools and market-tested strategies for managing people, finances, sales, marketing, and technology. In its first issue in 1979, Inc. published a ranking of the 100 fastest-growing small public American companies before expanding the concept to private companies in 1982. The following year, Inc. expanded the list to include 500 companies. Previous honorees include notable institutions like Microsoft, Oracle, Intuit, GoDaddy, Under Armour, Jamba Juice, Timberland, Clif Bar, Patagonia, American Apparel, and hundreds of other powerhouses. In 2007, Inc.com published the first-ever Inc. 5000 list of the nation's fastest-growing private companies while Inc. published the top 10% of the list in print with the annual Inc. 500 issue.In 2009, Inc. partnered with AppMakr to provide conference attendees a mobile application to follow the Twitter feeds of Inc. magazine, Inc. Events, and Inc. 500|5000 Conference speakers. Other features of this application include a stream of any comments on Twitter tagged with #Inc500, pictures uploaded to Flickr tagged with Inc. 500, and a schedule of events. This application is free to download. Send suggestions, comments, and salutations to firstname.lastname@example.org.