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June 10, 2004: RIT Founders' Day Events

Rochester on the Rise: Taking our Community to New Heights, RIT Campus

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The Rochester on the Rise Summary Notes are now available as a PDF.

The "White Papers" on Dr. Richard Florida's four "Ts" (Talent, Technology, Tolerance and Territorial Assets) have been prepared in advance of the conference to serve as the basis for focus group discussions. To review these white papers, click here: White Papers for Focus
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This community dialogue is presented in partnership with Rochester Business Alliance and Greater Rochester Enterprise. Participants will explore and assess the Rochester region’s assets and opportunities as a “creative class” and develop recommendations leading to a roadmap for Rochester’s future. Keynote address by Dr. Richard Florida, author, The Rise of the Creative Class.

Dr. Richard Florida is the author of the best-selling book, The Rise of the Creative Class: And How it’s Transforming Work, Leisure, Community, and Everyday Life. Dr. Florida’s writing describes the emergence of the Creative Class —scientists, engineers, architects, designers, writers, artists, and musicians— and the growing role of creativity in our economy, in corporate life and community development. The book was awarded the Political Book Award for 2002 by the Washington Monthly and named by the Globe and Mail as one of the ten most influential books of that year.

Dr. Florida is the H. John Heinz III Professor of Regional Economic Development, Heinz School of Public Policy and Management, Carnegie Mellon University and a visiting scholar at the Brookings Institution.

Sponsored by Rochester Business Journal and Excellus. This community dialogue is presented in partnership with Rochester Business Alliance and Greater Rochester Enterprise.

        

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