I-Open: An Invitation to Learn

Submitted by Betsey Merkel on Sun, 03/05/2006 - 20:02.

New Approaches to Economic Development: Building Prosperity through Open Networks

Date: Monday, March 27 and Tuesday, March 28

Time: 8:00 A.M. to 4:00 P.M.

Place: Baldwin Wallace College

275 Eastland Rd.

Berea, Ohio 44017-2088

Register here.

Learn the latest approaches to building an innovation economy in your region

Innovation drives regional economies forward, but how do economic developers promote innovation? The traditional tools of economic development are inadequate to the task.

We need new models, new tools, and new approaches to economic development leadership.

Join us on March 27 and 28 for the first two day workshop on Open Source Economic Development. This new approach to economic development shows you how to develop the open networks that drive innovation.

This workshop is designed for economic development professionals looking for practical, new approaches to building prosperity in their communities and regions.

For registration and payment information go here.

Questions? Contact:

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The Institute for Open Economic Networks (I-Open)

Cleveland Midtown Innovation Center

4415 Euclid Ave., Suite 310 Cleveland, OH 44103 USA Tel: 216-246-2447

More details:

The Institute for Open Economic Networks (I-Open) is presenting a two-day workshop to focus on the new practices and tools for open source economic development.

Ed Morrison, Co-founder of I-Open, has worked for over 20 years conducting strategy projects with economic developers across the U.S. Ed will explore how Open Source Economic Development represents the next stage in the transformation in the professional practice of economic development.

June Holley is the President and Founder of the Appalachian Center for Economic Networks (ACEnet), a regional entrepreneurship organization in southeastern Ohio. She has pioneered the implementation of many innovative entrepreneurship strategies including business networks. June will explain how organizations in a region can work together to develop a set of innovation services that will expand the number of businesses in their region, increase their competitiveness, and improve the quality of jobs.

Valdis Krebs Founder of orgnet.com, is a management consultant and the developer of InFlow, software for social network analysis. InFlow software maps and measures knowledge exchange, information flow, emergent communities, networks of alliances and other networks within and between groups. Valdis will explain why networks are so important and will describe the role of the network weaver, with many examples from economies around the country where network weavers have been successful in enhancing their local economy

Jack Ricchiuto is a principal with Smart Meeting Design. He works with leaders, teams, organizations, and communities who seek to understand and use their strengths in new ways to achieve what matters most to them. His work occurs in venues related to productivity, relationship and community building, and innovation. Jack will introduce the principles of Appreciative Leadership, community visioning and give people a chance to work together on practical implications within the context of their learning in the program.

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WHO SHOULD ATTEND: Economic Development Professionals, mayors and managers, civic, business, academic, government, community development leaders, and librarians.

WHEN: Tuesday, March 27, 2006 and Wednesday, March 28, 2006

TIME: 8:00 AM to 4:00 PM

WHERE: Baldwin Wallace College, 120 East Grand Street, Berea, Ohio. The Union in room Sandstone 3

COST: $500.00: Monday, March 27: breakfast, lunch, dinner; Tuesday, March 28: breakfast, lunch

HOTEL INFORMATION: The Comfort Inn Cleveland Airport

Direct Dial: 800-391-1112

When making reservations, state you are attending Baldwin Wallace College program

$56.00/per person per night

Complimentary Breakfast, 6:00 AM to 10:00 AM

Wireless Access throughout

Airport and College Shuttle available 5:30 AM to 1:30 AM

When arriving: go to #20 Hotel Shuttle

For registration and payment information go here.