SAVE THE DATE! MORE INFORMATION AND REGISTRATION TO FOLLOW.
Friday, November 7, 2008
9:00am to 4:30pm
At the Youngstown Club, Youngstown, Ohio
With generous funding from the Surdna Foundation, we are able to offer this event and transportation to Youngstown free of charge,
but participants must register in advance. Registration will begin Monday, October 6, 2008.
On the Agenda:
The Tech Belt Initiative – Cleveland, Youngstown and Pittsburgh
Keynote Address by:
Congressman Tim Ryan (confirmed), Youngstown, Ohio
Congressman Jason Altmire (invited)
Panel Discussion with:
Baiju R. Shah, President & CEO, BioEnterprise Corporation, Cleveland, Ohio
John W. Manzetti, President and CEO, Pittsburgh Life Sciences Greenhouse, Pittsburgh, Pa.
Rich Lunak, President and CEO, Innovation Works, Pittsburgh, Pa.
How Vital Neighborhoods and Downtowns are Key to Economic Revitalization and Business Attraction
Telling Our Stories Effectively – Interactive workshop with Dick Brooks, Action Media, Minneapolis, Minn.
Multi-neighborhood community development: a new model for delivery of services
Jo DeBolt, LaPiana Associates
Representative from Pittsburgh Partnership for Neighborhood Development (PPND)
Community organizing / inspiring people to act
Mark Seifert, Executive Director, Empowering and Strengthening Ohio's People (ESOP), Cleveland, Ohio
Kirk Noden, the Mahoning Valley Organizing Collaborative, Youngstown, Ohio
John Bixler, COO, Mon-Valley Initiative, Youngstown Ohio
Reports from Learning Exchange participants
Youngstown, Pittsburgh, Cleveland – over a dozen learning exchanges between these 3 cities have happened since our June gathering -
hear a quick update from some of the participants on their "take aways" from these unprecedented learning opportunities.