Tuesday, September 30, 2008

Blog Release: Cleveburgh Regional Learning Network

From Janko:


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.

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