I'll be going to IASP next week, one of several people reporting from it for Science In The Triangle. We have organized our coverage strategically - I will be there for a couple of events on Tuesday and all day Wednesday. I'll be posting here and on Twitter and Science In The Triangle will aggregate everyone's posts in one place.
The International Association of Science Parks (IASP) is a worldwide network of science and technology parks. IASP connects science park professionals from across the globe and provides services that drive growth and effectiveness for members.
IASP members enhance the competitiveness of companies and entrepreneurs in their cities and regions, and contribute to global technology-led economic development through innovation, entrepreneurship, and the transfer of knowledge and technology.
What is the conference about?:
The future can be a daunting place. Regions and places around the world are looking at ways that they can be more prepared for the opportunities and challenges to come.
Places and regions that are fully integrated, viable, and use knowledge and its applications as the major driver in economic development will fair well in this new landscape. For the past fifty years, science and technology parks have led this model. The evolution of this industry's growth will serve as a model for others.
Join us in Raleigh, NC, on June 1-4, 2009, to discuss what the elements of these future knowledge ecosystems might entail.
This conference will focus on trends in technology-led economic development, the development and activities in science, research and technology parks including incubation, university relationships, corporate partnerships and workforce issues. It will also include discussions around intellectual property, venture capital and strategic partnerships.
In recent years, the International Association of Science Parks (IASP) has held this conference in Barcelona, Spain, and Johannesburg, South Africa, and future years will be hosted by Daejeon, Korea, and Copenhagen, Denmark. Take advantage of an international conference on a domestic ticket!
So, watch this space next week for my liveblogging of some of the events there.