Only 19 Days Until Global Delegation Convenes in Raleigh, NC

Only 19 Days Until Global Delegation Convenes in Raleigh, NC

International Economic Development Council


IASP ONLINE REGISTRATION ENDS FRIDAY, MAY 15!

With nearly 800 attendees registered so far, and 52 different countries being represented, this year's IASP World Conference on Science & Technology Parks will be the biggest ever, beating the 2007 conference in Barcelona, Spain by 16%! Take advantage of this opportunity to build your international network – a critical element to your ability to support your community in a global economy.

Please note that online registration closes at midnight on Friday, May 15, 2009. After this date, please download a hard copy registration form and FAX IT TO: (919) 549-8246. We will receive registrations forms by fax through 12 midnight (Eastern Standard Time), Friday, May 29, 2009. Faxed registrations forms will be processed onsite and will be ready for your arrival; however, we will be unable to send a confirmation of receipt in advance. After Friday, May 29th, please register on-site at the conference.

Register today: http://www.iedconline.org/Tech-LedConference/Registration.html

FEATURED KEYNOTE SPEAKER:

"Research in universities has produced almost all the discoveries that have driven new fields like information technology and biotechnology, with all they have meant for economic development and quality of life. If we expect to benefit from future cycles of discovery, then we need to make the research investment now." ~Richard Brodhead, President, Duke University

http://www.iedconline.org/Tech-LedConference/Speakers.html#brodhead

Richard Brodhead , the President of Duke University, has been involved with education issues through the Business-Higher Education Forum, of which he is a member, and the Carnegie Corporation of New York, of which he is a trustee. He has led Duke to actively engage in neighborhood revitalization through Duke-Durham Neighborhood Partnership and the future strategic direction of Research Triangle Park. As the leading private research university, Duke is also home to the Levine Science Research Center, one of the largest single-site interdisciplinary research facilities in the nation. President Brodhead strongly believes that key partnerships with universities can offer the resources to support regional technology innovation, growth and expansion.

There's no better place than Raleigh-Durham, North Carolina, to join IEDC and President Brodhead, as we explore the importance of research universities and technology-led economic development. By creating a strong innovation strategy of working with universities, supporting entrepreneurs, talent development and attraction, and most importantly, learning how to leverage technology to meet today's economic challenges, Raleigh has strengthened its competitiveness as a region. Register today and experience it for yourself!

View the full conference program: http://www.iedconline.org/Tech-LedConference/Program.html

Expert speakers: http://www.iedconline.org/Tech-LedConference/Speakers.html

Register today: http://www.iedconline.org/Tech-LedConference/Registration.html

DISCOUNTED HOTEL RATE ENDS THIS SATURDAY! RESERVE YOUR ROOM TODAY.

Sheraton Raleigh Hotel
421 South Salisbury Street
Raleigh, North Carolina 27601 USA
Phone: 919-834-9900

IASP room rate: $129 single/double*
Group rate cutoff: May 16, 2009
Reservations: 800-325-3535 or 919-834-9900

Posted May 13, 2009



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