Annual Summit 2012

A Focus On Human Capital, Energy, and Knowledge Communities.

Colleges and universities are powering the knowledge economy.  The 2012 UEDA Annual Summit brought together higher education officials, innovation intermediaries, economic developers, engineers, workforce development specialists, planners, real estate developers, state and federal leaders. Participants explored how these assets and strategies—People, Power, and Place—must be cultivated, especially as universities are sponsors or participants in the strategies.

Some sessions addressed Human Capital strategies—ranging from degree programs in emerging fields to specific initiatives to develop high-end workforce skills and entrepreneurial talents.

The 2012 conference also offered panel discussions highlighting the trends and opportunities related to the Advanced Energy Sectors.  Almost all major events can be linked in some way to the world’s demand, control and steady supply of energy. As this dynamic escalates, it will continue to create robust opportunity for new and disruptive market innovations and economic development.

Finally, still other sessions focused on “place-based strategies”—including the campus itself; special-purpose sites and facilities, and overall competitiveness of communities.

When & Where?

October 21-24, 2012
Marriott Chattanooga at the Convention Center
Chattanooga, TN

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What Occured?

View our complete Summit agenda to see all of the great speakers we’ll have from around the country. For planning purposes, the Summit will begin at 5pm on Sunday and adjourn around 11am on Wednesday.

Who Will be There?

University Presidents & Deans; Technology Transfer Directors; Economic Development CEOs; Real Estate Developers; Venture Capitalists; Market Development Specialists; Federal Agency Program Directors; State and Federal Grant Administrators; Manufacturing Extension Program Managers; Workforce Development Directors

Hotel Reservations

The Annual Summit was held at the Marriott Chattanooga at the Convention Center.

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Contact Us

University Economic Development Association
PO Box 97930
Pittsburgh, PA 15227

216.200.UEDA (8332)