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Knowledge Cities World Summit: Melbourne 2010

Posted in Events by Kate Archdeacon on July 16th, 2010

Registration is now open for Melbourne 2010 – Knowledge Cities World Summit being held from 16 – 19 November 2010 at the Melbourne Exhibition and Convention Centre, Victoria, Australia

Knowledge is a resource, which relies on the past for a better future.  In the 21st century, more than ever before, cities around the world rely on the knowledge of their citizens, their institutions and their firms and enterprises.  Integrating knowledge-based development in urban strategies and policies, beyond the provision of schools and locations for higher education, has become a new ambitious arena of city politics.  Coming from theory to practice, and bringing together the knowledge stakeholders in a city and preparing joint visions for the knowledge city is a new challenge for city managers. It requires visionary power, creativity, holistic thinking, the willingness to cooperate with all groups of the local civil society, and the capability to moderate communication processes to overcome conflicts and to develop joint action for a sustainable future.  This timely summit makes an important reminder that ‘knowledge’ is the key notion in the 21st Century development.

Summit themes include:

  • Knowledge-based (urban) development
  • Knowledge-based economy and value generation
  • Knowledge cities, regions and societies
  • Knowledge cluster, enterprise and organisations
  • Knowledge-intensive service activities
  • Knowledge assets and capital systems
  • Knowledge workers and creative class
  • Creativity, innovation, technology and learning communities
  • Sustainable (urban) development

Early bird registration closes: 10 August 2010

Early bird full time registration fee AUD900, and full time students* pay only AUD400 (* students will be asked to show their full time student ID cards upon registration at the venue)

Visit the website www.melbourneknowledgesummit.com for more information.

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