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Institute for the Study of the Intelligent Community

2 0 1 4   G l o b a l   S y m p o s i u m      

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 conversations around the world, will open our senses to new models and opportunities for nurturing, attracting, developing 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 endeavours have set them apart as technology innovators.

Cost is $75. For more information or to register, call (330) 490-7422.

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