International Economic Development Council's 2011 Leadership Summit
San Diego, CA
January 23-25, 2011
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The International Economic Development Council's 2011 Leadership Summit, will kick off with the "San Diego Story" opening session showcasing the dramatic transformation of San Diego's economy with replicable strategies for building a more diversified economy in communities of all sizes.
The San Diego region was once almost exclusively reliant on a military and defense economy. Today, more than 16 main traded clusters play an important role in the economic growth of the region and include high technology sectors such as biotechnology, pharmaceuticals, communications, software, environmental technology and electronics.
San Diego's success was not over night, and sustained community vision and leadership was an important ingredient to emergence and recognition of region as center for high technology industries. Collaboration with research and higher education institutions was equally important. Beginning in the 1960's with the establishment of the Salk Institute for Biological Studies and the founding of the University of California San Diego to today, the process of diversification has been enduring and incremental.
San Diego's work is not done. As high technology workers earn 60% more in wages than the region's average, San Diego sees today as just the starting point for raising the region's standard of living.
Learn how San Diego's planning, collaboration and leadership resulted in such a significant transformation. Walk away with a greater understanding of the secrets to their success, and learn how to build resiliency for your community by diversifying your economy and unlocking your region's future.
OPENING SESSION: THE SAN DIEGO STORY
Sunday, January 23
2:00 – 3:00 pm
Duane Roth, Chief Executive Officer, CONNECT, La Jolla, CA
Mary Linden Walshok, PhD, Associate Vice Chancellor, Dean of UC San Diego Extension, University of California, San Diego, La Jolla, CA
Julie Meier Wright, President & CEO, San Diego Regional Economic Development Corporation, San Diego, CA
ABOUT THE LEADERSHIP SUMMIT
The International Economic Development Council's annual Leadership Summit brings together executives and senior managers to explore emerging issues and trends impacting the economic development profession. The conference is designed to help economic development professionals prepare their organizations to face the opportunities and challenges of the future and develop the skills necessary to lead the growth of the profession. Attendance is limited to senior professionals and Certified Economic Developers.
WHO ATTENDS THE LEADERSHIP SUMMIT
Senior level professionals & Certified Economic Developers (CEcDs) representing:
• Regional, state, county, and city economic development organizations
• Chambers of commerce and other business support agencies
• Community and neighborhood development organizations
• Technology development agencies
• Utility companies
• Educational institutions
• Workforce development boards and agencies