Kent State Conference Tackles Knowledge Economy
KENT, Ohio -- Kent State University will host more than 200 delegates who represent the business community, technology sector, academia, nonprofit, civic and government organizations and the broader workforce at a symposium Sept. 4 and 5 at its Stark County campus in Canton.
The purpose is to consider how the university’s newly created Knowledge Sciences Center can help organizations meet the challenges of the 21st-century knowledge economy.
The symposium, which is free of charge, will take place at the University Center in Canton and be continued Sept. 10 and 11 at the National Transportation Library at the Navy Yard in Washington, D.C.
Participants can attend either session in person or via their computers. The symposium is open to all interested in learning more about how to leverage knowledge management and engage with the university in making the transition to the knowledge economy.
Major sponsors are The Goodyear Tire & Rubber Co. and the Department of Transportation. Pawan Handa, director of strategic integration at Goodyear, Mills Davis, CEO of Project10X, a Washington, D.C.-based research consultancy that specializes in smart technologies, semantic solutions and Web 3.0 business models, will deliver the keynote addresses the opening days of each session.
In Canton, Mayor William J. Healy II and Stanley T. Wearden, dean of Kent State’s College of Communication and Information, will deliver opening remarks. In Washington, D.C., opening speakers are Amanda J. Wilson, director, and Mary Moulton, digital librarian, National Transportation Library.
“We expect the Knowledge Sciences Center to play a role similar to that of an agricultural extension service as the country built its robust agricultural economy in the 19th century,” Denise Bedford, Goodyear professor of knowledge management at Kent State’s School of Library and Information Science, said in a prepared statement. “We will accept challenges and problems as well as convene teams of experts to develop affordable and effective solutions for all kinds and sizes of organizations and communities.”
Advance registration is required because of the large numbers Kent State expects will attend.
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