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IASP North American Division Conference


Apr 24, 2017 – 9:30 AM

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North American Division Conference Areas of Innovation in North America: A New Paradigm for Regional Economic Success The emergence of areas of innovation or innovation districts has become a growing phenomenon in cities large and small across North America.  At the same time, science park leaders have identified the need to bring the social elements of cities into their parks as a driver to retain and attract companies and the talent that those companies are pursuing.  The International Association of Science Parks and Areas of Innovation (IASP) is the global leader in exploring the issues facing these ever increasing important mechanisms to drive regional and national prosperity.  The North American Division of IASP’s conference in Ann Arbor and Detroit will be a forum for the exploration of best practices with leaders of area of innovations, innovation districts and science parks.  The meeting will also assess the opportunities for collaboration between areas of innovation and science parks across North America. Monday, April 24, 2017 Ann Arbor SPARK Annual Meeting and Day One of the IASP North American ConferenceJoin us for the Ann Arbor SPARK Annual Meeting followed shortly thereafter by the IASP North American Division Conference at the Eastern Michigan University Student Center. Tuesday, April 25, 2017 IASP Conference Continues at the Henry Ford Museum of American InnovationDay 2 continues with the IASP conference at the Henry Ford Museum of American Innovation, including a guided tour with the chief curators and dinner at The Henry Ford. Wednesday, April 26, 2017 Detroit Tour - (Optional - $50.00 fee)We'll conclude with a half day bus and walking tour of the City of Detroit’s emerging innovation ecosystem. At the conclusion of the Detroit tour, participants can choose to be dropped off at the Detroit Metropolitan Airport or return to Ann Arbor by bus. For more detailed program information click here. Organized byInternational Association of Science Parks and Areas of Innovation and Ann Arbor SPARK

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