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Walsh University ICF Institute Global Symposium - Connecting by Design

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Tuesday, October 22, 2013 from 8:30 AM to 3:00 PM (EDT)

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Walsh University

Institute for the Study of the Intelligent Community
2 0 1 3   G l o b a l   S y m p o s i u m
Connecting by Design:
Leveraging Technology to Close the Gaps

1. The Challenge: Connecting Learners in a Knowledge Economy
8:30 AM - 11 AM   Barrette Business and Community Center

Trung Lee:  Principal, Cannon Design, TheThirdTeacher+ Project Leader, Wonder by Design

Knowing what learners need to thrive in a knowledge economy is being tackled by TheThirdTeacher+ global project, “wonder by design.”  Trung Le, a key leader for Cannon Design’s education group, will unveil the blueprint for an inspiring and comprehensive exploration of the role of design thinking in the future of teaching and learning.  


Corinne Hayward Hill: Executive Director, Chattanooga Public Library IFLA Governing Board

Corinne Hill will share her philosophy on the evolving role of public libraries and the innovations she launched to help her urban library connect patrons to the “gig city” economy.  Ms. Hill is the recipient of the Urban Libraries Copuncil's Joey Rodgers Leadership Award.         


Patrick Murphy:  Program Director, University of Notre Dame Initiative for Global Development

The NDIGD is designed to promote development and human dignity to people in need worldwide. Patrick Murphy will describe the challenges and successes of using solar energy and Wi-Fi to connect learners in Northern Uganda, and his management of programs that cross multiple academic disciplines.


Keynote Luncheon

2. The Promise: Connecting to our Future
11:30 AM - 1:10 PM Barrette Business and Community Center


Suneet Singh Tuli
CEO, DataWind

Allowing all the world's children the opportunity to learn is the mission of DataWind CEO Suneet Singh Tuli, recently named a "Forbes Impact 15" innovator.  He is the mastermind behind Aakash 2, the world’s cheapest tablet computer (targeted at $35), which Forbes says “has the potential to revolutionize educational access in the developing world. DataWind, headquartered in London UK, also has operations in US, Canada, and India.  The company motto is “Bridging the Digital Divide.”

“I don’t care about creating the iPad killer,” says Tuli. “I care about the 3 billion people who can afford this device.”



"Game Day" Roundtable

3. The Practice: Connecting or Collapsing
1:30 PM - 3:00 PM Birk Center for the Arts

   Special Host:  Lev Gonick, CEO, OneCommunity


Making a commitment to champion the reinvention of their communities has been the life work of our roundtable guests. Futurist and OneCommunity CEO Lev Gonick will leverage his experiences founding the award-winning regional community network at Case Western Reserve University to spark frank and provocative “game-day” dialogue with the change-makers from our regional, national and international neighbors.


Ken Hays

Partner: Kinsey, Probasco, Hays (KPH)                              Chattanooga, Tennessee

As President of the RiverCity Company and former City Chief of Staff, Ken Hays played a lead role in the design and development of Chattanooga’s $21 Mil 21st C Waterfront Plan and major efforts to leverage their Gig Network for economic development.


Dana McDaniel

Deputy City Manager/Director of EconomicDevelopment, Dublin, Ohio

Attracting and retaining 12,800 jobs in a city of 41,000 is the result of Dana McDaniel’s leadership with innovative economic development projects, including the deployment of Dublin’s fiber-optic network, Dublink.


Ching-Chih Liao

Deputy Secretary General, Taichung City, Taiwan

Playing an integral role in the many transformational projects, including the partnering of city and telecom companies to connect more than 90% of the Taichung City’s population (2.6 Mil), Ching-Chih Liao has helped the 2013 "Intelligent Community of the Year" post a 4.4 unemployment rate. 



All events will take place on the campus of Walsh University.

Cost is $40 and includes one or all events and lunch.

Limited space available!

For more information, please contact mromano@walsh.edu.

2013 ICF Institute Global Symposium Hotline 330-490-7442

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Walsh University
2020 East Maple Street
Canton, OH 44721

Tuesday, October 22, 2013 from 8:30 AM to 3:00 PM (EDT)

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