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  1. Dante's Inferno: The Illustrations of Amos Nattini

    Sep. 20, 2014   Sep. 21, 2014  
    There are additional future dates for this event.

    Organized by the Canton Museum of Art, this new exhibition will be displayed for the first… View more

  2. Breaking Open the Scripture: The Old Testament

    Sep. 23, 2014   Sep. 30, 2014  
    There are additional future dates for this event.

    In the first half of an eight-part series, Dr. Chris Seeman will explore four themes that… View more

  3. Variations on Dante's Inferno

    Sep. 24, 2014   Oct. 1, 2014  
    There are additional future dates for this event.

    This series is collaboration among the Walsh University Theology Division, The… View more

  4. First Annual Ohio Hunger Dialogue Featuring Keynote Speaker Ambassador Tony Hall

    Sep. 26, 2014   Sep. 27, 2014  

    One in six households in Ohio face food insecurity, the 10th worst state in the United… View more

  5. Alumni Trip to Italy Information Night

    Oct. 7, 2014

    Walsh University will host a special Information Night,  Tuesday, October 7, at 7… View more

3rd Annual ICF Institute Symposium

Date(s): Oct. 21, 2014 - Oct. 23, 2014
Event Time: 8:30 AM

October 21 

  • President's Reception/Dinner (By Invitation Only)
  • Top 21 Smart Communities Announcement

October 22 Brain Gain and Innovation: Creating Growth in an Age of Disruption 

  • Symposium Sessions (see below)

October 23 

  • ICF Institute Board of Advisors Meeting


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Brain Gain and Innovation:
Creating Growth in an Age of Disruption 
October 22, 2014


1. The Challenge: Creating a Platform for Innovation
8:30 AM - 11 AM   Barrette Business and Community Center

Christian Long:  Co-Founder, Wonder, By Design
Christian Long, a celebrated educator and leader in transformative design conver0eloping and sustaining talent in our communities. His work has inspired organizations around the globe to invest in care, culture and the core design of their purpose and product.

 Alvaro Alberqueque:  Chief of Staff to the President, The Brazilian Small Business Agency, Rio de Janeiro, Brazil
Symposium guests will be dazzled and inspired by Rio de Janeiro's development of public "Knowledge Squares" that offer top technology tools and digital libraries to the city's most underserved.  ICF Co-founder John Jung calls the development of these centers the best example of digital inclusion he has seen anywhere.  He predicts that they will be the greatest legacy of the Olympic games in Rio.

Tim Jones: CEO, Artscape Toronto, Ontario
This international "Social Entrepreneur of the Year" is a recognized leader in creative placemaking.  He will illustrate how he led his organization to create spaces for more than 2,400 artists including 28 public venues serving more than 230,000 people annually while advancing public policy, private development, community and neighborhood aspirations and philanthropy.

** Keynote Luncheon

2. The Promise: Talent, Growth and the Power of the Web
11:30 AM - 1:10 PM Barrette Business and Community Center

Jaime Casap, Global Education Evangelist, Google, Inc.
There is good reason that a company with over $59billion in revenue last year invests in a global evangelist.  Jaime Casap works with organizations around the world to preach the power and potential of the web, technology, and Google tools as enabling and supporting capabilities in pursuit of creating powerful learning models.  In the Google culture of encouraging interaction, he works across other teams, including Google Fiber, the Google Policy Team, the YouTube Team, and the Google Capital Team.  He will convince us of how technology will enable education’s to be the “silver bullet” that saves lives and economies like never before.

3. The Practice: Attracting and Keeping Innovators
1:30 PM - 3:00 PM Birk Center for the Arts 

Special Host: Dan Mathieson, Mayor, Stratford Ontario
Highly lauded in his third term as Mayor of Stratford, Dan Mathieson sits on numerous boards and committees in healthcare, municipal affairs, law enforcement, athletics, not-for-profits, universities and colleges. His leadership and counsel is sought after by communities around the world that are eager to make the transition to the creative economy. Dan was recently chosen by the Canadian Advanced Technology Alliance (CATA) to receive the Queen Elizabeth II Diamond Jubilee Medal, paying tribute to community leaders whose endeavors have set them apart as technology innovators.

Cost is $75. For more information or to register, call (330) 490-7442.

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