Wednesday, August 06, 2014

SSTI conference Sept. 14-16 to highlight best practices to spur rural economic growth

The SSTI Regional Prosperity Through Innovation conference, scheduled from Sept. 14-16 in Chicago, will offer several rural-centric sessions, including "Embracing Your Region's Roots: Supporting Innovation in Rural Communities." During the session, "experts will share best practices from across the country on rural communities supporting entrepreneurship, spurring innovation and connecting regional innovation assets to support economic growth. They also will share how communities are embracing and promoting their rural strengths to give them a competitive advantage in attracting and retaining talent and building strategic industry clusters."

Other sessions include: "Engaging Underserved Communities"; "Sustaining Your Organization"; "Telling Your Story"; "An Emerging Trend: Innovation Through a Univeristy"; "Corporate Connections: Connecting Large and Small Companies" and "New Approaches to Commercialization."

The cost is $625 for SSTI member or conference sponsor, $550 for SSTI additional member and $725 for all others. For more information or to register click here.

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