The Present and Future of Innovative Economies

The Present and Future of Innovative Economies

International Economic Development Council

June 1- 4 ? Raleigh, North Carolina

Register Before March 31, 2009 to Take Advantage of Early Registration Rates!
IEDC affiliates enter Organization Code: IEDC

IEDC is partnering with The Research Triangle Park in Raleigh, NC and the International Association of Science Parks (IASP), based in Malaga, Spain, to present the 2009 IEDC Technology-Led Economic Development Conference and IASP World Conference on Science and Technology Parks.

Unemployment has jumped from 7.6% to 8.1% in the month of February, and 651,000 jobs disappeared in that month alone. In many key industries such as manufacturing, retail and financial services, layoffs are occurring so rapidly it seems that companies are discontinuing areas of business altogether. Many believe these numbers are indicative of the government's need to begin training our workforce in new fields and sectors – a complete overhaul of our economy.

IEDC invites you join us in Raleigh, NC this June 1-4, as we learn more about technology, innovation and where the new restructuring of our economy will begin. Keynote speaker Anthony Townsend will be unveiling his work on the future of science and innovation at this year's conference. Anthony Townsend leads the Institute for the Future's research on innovation systems and economic development, and is currently conducting a multi-year study on the future of science parks and incubators. This research will be integral to helping communities make strategic decisions about how to position themselves and their innovation assets for economic recovery and competitiveness.

Tuesday, June 2
10:45 am – 12:15 pm
Knowledge Ecosystems: The Present and Future of Innovative Economies

In the near future, almost every business and job will depend on technology and innovation. Is your community or park ready? In this morning's session, Anthony Townsend will unveil a custom map on the future of innovation communities and their knowledge ecosystems. Using this map, he will explain the characteristics of economically dynamic places in the future-those that drive innovation, enhance business competitiveness and attract talent.

Speaker: Anthony Townsend, Research Director, Institute for the Future, United States

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Posted March 18, 2009

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