05.29.13 – 05.31.13
U.S. Senator Bob Casey will be the Congressional Lead for the 2013 Showcase for Commerce. For more than 20 years this event has been a premiere business and industry trade show and defense contracting exhibition.
- 150+ multi-national, national and regional exhibitors
- 2000+ attendees
- Billions of dollars in contracts
Events will be held at the Holiday Inn, Cambria County War Memorial and the Frank J. Pasquerilla Conference Center in Johnstown, PA.
Use this link to get more information or register http://www.johnstownchamber.
Information Technology, People, and Economic Renewal
Session II: Industry Panel
In keeping with the theme of the 2013 ACM SIGMIS Computers & People Research Conference – “Information Technology, People and Economic Renewal,” the purpose of this industry panel is to provide a context for the conference with some comments from an industry perspective about the role of information systems and technology in economic sustainability of urban regions of the USA. This topic is highly relevant at a time when there is increasing pressure on companies and regions to reinvent themselves for a 21st century economy that increasingly depends upon innovation and creative uses of information technology. Collectively, the panelists will address two overarching themes. One theme is the role of information systems and technology workforce in the economic sustainability of companies. The second theme is the contribution of an information technology workforce to the economic sustainability of a region. Each panelist will share a perspective on the theme of information technology, people and economic renewal. This will be followed by an open question and answer session.
Eileen Trauth, Pennsylvania State University
Steve McKnight, Vice President of Community & Market Assessments, Fourth Economy Consulting. The role of high tech in regional economic sustainability
Tammy Riddle, Director of Jobs Ohio Project, Economic Development Department, Cincinnati USA Regional Chamber. Developing the information technology workforce in Cincinnati
Justin Thompson, Senior Analyst, CincyTech. Strengthening the regional economy through tech-based companies
Brian Lawhorn, Chief Security Officer, Kroger, Inc. The information technology workforce and economic sustainability of corporations
You can register by clicking here.
06.03.13 – 06.04.13
The Youngstown State University Sustainable Energy Forum will be held on June 3-4, 2013 in Kilcawley Center on the YSU Campus.
The fifth annual Forum will host more than 200 academicians, energy industry leaders, government officials, and entrepreneurs. The Forum focus is on technology that is imminently ready for commercialization, especially those technologies which will have a near-term positive impact on commercial, industrial and residential energy savings.
The 2013 YSU Sustainable Energy Forum will place a particular focus on:
- Sustainable and clean energy technologies that are being successfully implemented within the region.
- Natural Gas and Water resources
- Additive Manufacturing and the impact on energy and energy technology.
A key objective of the YSU Sustainable Energy Forum is collaboration building amongst attendees. In past years, entrepreneurs have teamed up with students/faculty to successfully pursue sponsored research funding. Researchers have also engaged large energy companies for insights and opportunities. And all attendees gain a clearer picture of national and state energy priorities, as well as the strategic direction of the energy industry.
The YSU Sustainable Energy Forum also features an “Energy Expo”, in which companies display products and technologies.
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10.27.13 – 10.30.13
Each year, thought leaders across our domain convene to share ideas and best practices in university economic development. This event is known as the UEDA Annual Summit. Participants in the Annual Summit…
- Examine the leading edge practices of colleagues as they compete for Awards of Excellence – You judge the best of the best.
- Build a learning network of colleagues to spot opportunities faster and develop partnerships faster.
- Share success stories and lessons learned with economic developers from colleges and universities nationwide.
- Gain the latest strategic insights on the roles of colleges and universities in economic development.
The Fourth Economy team will be planning, attending and exhibiting at this event.