Rochester on the Rise: Taking our Community
to New Heights, RIT Campus
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photos from the Founders' Day Events.
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
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.