Featured Industries Include Business Services, Clean-Tech, Consumer/Retail, Digital Media & Software, Life Sciences, Natural Resources and Technology

SAN FRANCISCO, CA -- (Marketwire) -- 07/23/12 -- The 2012 Gateway Conference, featuring more than 50 public companies from a range of industries, has been set for September 6, 2012 at the W San Francisco Hotel.

Hosted by Liolios Group, one of the nation's top investor relations agencies, and sponsored by leading firms that service the financial community, the conference will provide a unique gateway between institutional investors and a select group of compelling public companies.

Attendees will have the opportunity to learn about exciting emerging growth companies across a broad range of industries, from technology, business services, digital media and clean-tech to consumer/retail, life sciences and natural resources.

The conference has been designed to provide more than 150 portfolio managers, research analysts and brokers from buy-side and sell-side institutions extensive opportunities for interaction with senior management and to gain insights into each business and sector.

The conference will begin with registration and an opening reception at 5:00 p.m. PT on Wednesday, September 5. Company presentations, Q&A sessions and 1-on-1 meetings will be held on Thursday, September 6 starting at 8:30 a.m. PT.

Attendance is by invitation only. For additional information, contact Liolios Group at gateway@liolios.com or (949) 574-3860, or visit www.liolios.com and click on the Gateway Conference icon.

Presenting Companies (Partial List)
Active Power (NASDAQ: ACPW) 
AdCare Health Systems (NYSE MKT: ADK) 
American Energy Development Corp. (OTCQB: AEDC) 
Barrett Business Services (NASDAQ: BBSI) 
Black Diamond (NASDAQ: BDE) 
Broadcast International (OTCQB: BCST) 
ChromaDex Corporation (OTCQB: CDXC)
Coastal Contacts (TSX: COA)
Colombia Energy Resources (OTCQX: CERX) 
DHX Media (TSX: DHX) 
Digimarc (NASDAQ: DMRC) 
Digital Domain Media Group (NYSE: DDMG) 
Edgewater Technology (NASDAQ: EDGW) 
Galena Biopharma (NASDAQ: GALE)
Homeowners Choice (NASDAQ: HCII) 
I.D. Systems (NASDAQ: IDSY) 
ImageWare Systems (OTCQB: IWSY) 
Inovio Pharmaceuticals (NYSE MKT: INO) 
Ironclad Performance Wear (OTCQB: ICPW) 
Iteris (NYSE MKT: ITI) 
KIT digital (NASDAQ: KITD) 
Kona Grill (NASDAQ: KONA) 
Landec Corp. (NASDAQ: LNDC) 
Medicago (OTCQX: MDCGF) (TSX: MDG) 
PC Connection (NASDAQ: PCCC)
Pervasive Software (NASDAQ: PVSW) 
PNI Digital Media (OTCQB: PNDMF) (TSX: PN)
Real Goods Solar (NASDAQ: RSOL) 
Redknee Solutions (TSX: RKN) 
Rocky Mountain Chocolate Factory (NASDAQ: RMCF) 
TeleCommunication Systems (NASDAQ: TSYS) 
Totally Green (PINKSHEETS: TLGN) 
Underground Energy Corp. (OTCQX: UGGYF)
UniPixel (NASDAQ: UNXL) 
Vermillion (NASDAQ: VRML) 
Wilhelmina International (OTCQX: WHLM)
Wireless Ronin Technologies (NASDAQ: RNIN)

For an up-to-date list, visit the Gateway Conference website.

Sponsorship OpportunitiesThe Gateway Conference also provides a rich environment for business development as an effective marketing platform to reach key decision-makers. Sponsorships are currently available in the Gold, Silver and Bronze levels. More information, along with the current list of sponsors, can be found here.

Conference Contact:Laressa Gallagher
Liolios Group, Inc.
(949) 574-3860
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