Urban Innovation Symposium at UIC and Work Studio

Urban Innovation Symposium at UIC and Work Studio
Friday February 4th, 2011

Day–long, 3–part event to spur a different kind of thinking among students and recognized innovators, across a variety of disciplines. RSVP is required

On Friday, February 4th, 2011, the Urban Planning and Policy Student Association at the University of Illinois at Chicago will hold the first annualUrban Innovation Symposium. A three–part, day–long event, the symposium will bring together a diverse group of pioneering professionals for a series of interactive discussions and presentations on recent innovations in their respective fields, including community art, urban agriculture, public health, sustainable development, urban food systems, and alternative transportation.

During the symposium’s opening session, a panel of five notable professionals will deliver short presentations on their work.  Following these presentations, the panel members will hold individual hour–long breakout sessions with the symposium’s attendees.  Attendees will choose one breakout session to discuss creative solution to urban challenges. A final session of presentations will be delivered later that evening at Work Studioin Logan Square, by a new round of emerging innovators. Based on thePecha Kucha format, these visually oriented presentations will be 7 minutes in length. The entire evening will provide opportunity to network with presenters and fellow attendees over refreshments.

For more information including full bios and to RSVP visit our website atwww.UPPSA.org
Separate RSVPS are required for the afternoon event and the evening event. 

Opening Session
1–2:45pm, Location: UIC Student Center East (Room 602), 750 S. Halsted St.
·  Aaron Renn, Urbanophile
·  Dr. Marcia Caton Campbell, Center for Resilient Cities
·  James Patchett, Conservation Design Forum
·  Dr. Annette Valenta of UIC's Health Informatics and Technology program
·  Elise Zelechowski, Delta Institute
·  And more

Breakout Session
3–4pm, Location: UIC Student Center East (Room 302), 750 S. Halsted St.
Pecha Kucha Presentations
Work Studio (2137 N. Milwaukee Ave., next to the Congress Theater)
·          Dave Snyder, Chicago Rarities Orchard Project
·          Kyle Smith, Center for Neighborhood Technology
·          Jamie Simone, Wicker Park Business Chamber
·          And many more

For more information, please contact: UrbanInnovateSym@gmail.com,
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