I-Open News: National & Regional Updates on Open Source Economic Development

Submitted by Betsey Merkel on Thu, 08/28/2008 - 07:29.

August 27, 2008: Updates in Open Source Economic Development

Coming up... 
I-Open Education -- Skills training for new leaders in a networked world. Register for the September 10, 11 & 12 I-Open Education Leadership Retreat at Punderson Manor and Conference Center in beautiful Newbury, Ohio. Learn the new skills, tools, and latest national updates on Open Source Economic Development. For more information contact, susanaltshuler [at] gmail [dot] com

National Updates...

Seattle, Washington. Ed Morrison, Director, I-Open, and Economic Policy Advisor, Purdue Center for Regional Development, will be leading a national workshop with the U.S. Department of Labor focused on Strategic Doing in Seattle, Washington. 20 regions from across the county will be participating this fall. The U.S. Department of Labor is calling it a "Regional Leadership Institute" and will be hosting two events in 2009. Read about the June 4, 2008 North Central Indiana Leadership Forum.

Monterey, California. Meeting of the Minds in Monterey - the teaspoon or the bucket - September 2 - 4, 2008, Monterey Marriott Hotel. Sponsored by the California Workforce Association, Wednesday, September 3, 2008. Ed presents the 1:30 pm – 3:00 pm Plenary Session on Open Source Economic Development.

Boise, Idaho. Ed will be the keynote speaker in Boise, Idaho November 19-20, 2008 talking about workforce transformation strategies to an audience of 300. Check out these very cool pics and info from the Boise Valley Economic Partnership. Boise is one of 10 Best Cities to Live, Work, Play by Kiplinger's Personal Finance Magazine.

In Northeast Ohio...

Map The Mess. (here) There is a new effort in Cuyahoga County to promote transparency...Map the Mess. This quickly  growing site is dedicated to starting a new approach to County governance. By showing the power of Social Network Analysis, the citizens of Cuyahoga County can inaugurate a new day of transparency, civility, and shared responsibility in government. Read the blog post, "Weaving Journalists." You can participate in Map the Mess Forums. Get inspired and learn from Citizens for Responsibility and Ethics in Washington (CREW).

Midtown Brews. (here) Listen to this MBrews interview with Stan Garber, Sr. Sales Dir. and Partner, O-Web Technologies & ONOSYS, as he shares their technology innovation story positioning them to deliver the world's largest number of pizza's starting with Canada and China this year. Join us live on Sept 4 at Webtego for the next Midtown Brews with Meet The Bloggers, "Making Fast Food Faster: Technology Innovating the Service Industry." Live Broadcast. Video.

Women's Enterprise Network. (here) Learn from this broadcast, "Preparing for Longevity: Women Living the Longest Life," an exceptional conversation with a small intergenerational group of women speaking from a combined, hundreds of years of leadership experience. Live Broadcast. Video. Learn more about the women of Judson Park and the Women's Enterprise Network here.

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