IEDC announces Federal Economic Development Forum Opening Town Hall Session

IEDC announces Federal Economic Development Forum Opening Town Hall Session

International Economic Development Council


INTERNATIONAL ECONOMIC DEVELOPMENT COUNCIL'S FEDERAL ECONOMIC DEVELOPMENT FORUM: The Innovative and Entrepreneurial Environment: Where It's Going and How to Get There
April 13-15, 2008
Westin Alexandria Hotel - Alexandria, VA

SESSION SNAPSHOT:
Town Hall: Current Issues in Innovation and Global Competitiveness
Monday, April 14 – 8:15 am – 10:00 am

Leading thinkers will participate in this town hall plenary session centering on current issues and new paradigms in innovation and competitiveness, including the rapid emergence of India and China and what it means for business and economic development at the community level. Discussion will also center on the emerging issue of climate change and how the economic developer's profession will be impacted. Panelists come from diverse backgrounds and will offer a fresh approach on the issues discussed in this session.

SPEAKERS INCLUDE:
-Deborah L. Wince-Smith, President, Council on Competitiveness –moderating the session
-Rob Atkinson, President, Information Technology and Innovation Foundation –specializing in Information Technology
-Andrew L. Ehrlich, Senior Vice President, B&D Consulting –Climate Change expert
-Diane Palmintera, President, Innovation Associates –a leader in Innovation & Competitiveness
-Luis Proenza, President, The University of Akron –an authority on Science & Technology

TOP REASONS TO ATTEND:
-FIND innovative solutions, approaches, and best practices from leading policy professionals and workforce leaders
-NETWORK with other economic development practitioners and representatives from federal agencies
-INFLUENCE Congress on federal economic development issues that affect you
-LEARN from insiders on what to expect from transitioning administrations

IMPORTANT REMINDER: BOOK YOUR HOTEL ROOM
Cutoff date for group room rate is Thursday, March 20. Call Today: Westin Alexandria at 703-253-8600 to secure the $199 rate. After 3/20/08, reservations are subject to availability and prevailing rates.

POST CONFERENCE EDUCATION COURSE
Technology-Led Economic Development
April 16-17, 2008
Learn how to partner with government, industry, universities, and the public to make technology a more prominent element of your local economy.
This course covers:
-Strategic Alliances and Technology Clusters
-Technology Resources
-Preparing a Technology Strategy
-Technology Marketing
-Transferring an Innovation to the Marketplace
-Research Parks and Incubator Programs
-Financing for Technology Business.

Related Link: Federal Economic Development Forum Website

For more information contact:

Erin Way
International Economic Development Council
734 15th Street NW, Suite 900
Washington
DC 20005
USA

Phone: 202-942-9474
Email: [email protected]
Web: http://www.iedconline.org/

Posted March 19, 2008



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