The future of the information technology industry will be the focus of a two-day summit organized by the Utah Information Technologies Association.

In its seventh year, the event scheduled Tuesday and Wednesday at the Utah State Fairpark will feature speakers from the industry and a students-only job fair."We'll have technology buyers and sellers and their suppliers and their future workers," said Peter Generaeaux, president of the association. "We're looking in the order of 500 people in the course of two days."

Gov. Mike Leavitt is scheduled to give welcoming remarks Tuesday at 8 a.m. Speakers include John Slitz, senior vice president of corporate marketing for Novell Inc.; Peter Currie, executive vice president for Netscape; Shikhar Gosh, chairman and co-founder of Open Market; Darwin John, managing director and chief information officer for the LDS Church; and Gary Kennedy, president and CEO of TenFold.

The speakers and topics at 16 breakout sessions will focus on electronic commerce, intranets and work force adequacy.

University and Applied Technology Centers students are invited to a Wednesday CareerFair from 2-6 p.m. "It's for students only, said Genereaux, "UITA is not in the business of churning employees who are already in the work force."

The Utah Information Technologies Association is a statewide nonprofit information technology trade association that represents and provides business development services to more than 2,200 developers, producers and sellers of computer software, hardware, multimedia and telecommunications-related products that have headquarters or operations in Utah.

General sponsor Novell will also broadcast keynote speakers live via Webcast at (http://www.uita.org). Registration information is also available at the Web site.