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Digital Media and Strategic Doing: Bringing Ideas to Life

Digital Media and Strategic Doing: Bringing Ideas to Life

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This is the full Defrag Ohio industry conference brochure for the April 12-14 2007 gathering hosted at Lorain County Community College, Lorain, Ohio. The brochure includes an article by Ed Morrison, Co-Founder, I-Open and Policy Analyst, Purdue University; conference instructions; conference ground rules; conference tips; complete contributors listing; industry sessions sorted by case number with accompanying descriptions; conference registrant listing; schedule matrix with conference topics, logistics, and cross-cutting themes; Defrag social network map 2006; exhibitor listing; and conference partner information.

The Defrag logo was developed by creative digital designer, David Moss of Moss Media. Defrag communication materials were designed and developed by Betsey Merkel, I-Open. You are free to use this as a model for industry conference communications but please list where you got it from by including attribution to I-Open. Thank you.

This conference was modeled after the 2007 World Economic Forum (WEF) Annual Meeting in Davos, Switzerland.
This is the full Defrag Ohio industry conference brochure for the April 12-14 2007 gathering hosted at Lorain County Community College, Lorain, Ohio. The brochure includes an article by Ed Morrison, Co-Founder, I-Open and Policy Analyst, Purdue University; conference instructions; conference ground rules; conference tips; complete contributors listing; industry sessions sorted by case number with accompanying descriptions; conference registrant listing; schedule matrix with conference topics, logistics, and cross-cutting themes; Defrag social network map 2006; exhibitor listing; and conference partner information.

The Defrag logo was developed by creative digital designer, David Moss of Moss Media. Defrag communication materials were designed and developed by Betsey Merkel, I-Open. You are free to use this as a model for industry conference communications but please list where you got it from by including attribution to I-Open. Thank you.

This conference was modeled after the 2007 World Economic Forum (WEF) Annual Meeting in Davos, Switzerland.

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Digital Media & Strategic Doing:Bringing Ideas to Life
April 12-14, 2007Thursday 1 pm to 8 pmFriday 8 am to 6 pmSaturday 8 am to 1 pmDEFRAG OHIO LorainLorain County Community CollegeElyria, OhioWELCOME TO DEFRAG OHIO. WELCOME TO THE FUTURE!
Defrag, an international business network focused on next generation industry opportunities in creative digital media.
 
DEFRAG OHIO
 April 2007
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The
 
Defrag
 
Ohio
 
network
 
o
ers
 
an
 
integrated,
 
multi
-
disciplinary
 
approach
 
to
 
identify
 
and
 
connect
 
Ohio
 
resources
 
and
 
capabilities
 
in
 
creative
 
digital
 
media
 
to
 
accelerate
 
business
 
development
 
and
 
the
 
formation
 
of 
 
next
 
generation
 
industry
 
clusters
.
Defrag quarterlyconferences illuminate new research, models andprojects leading business development withdisruptive innovations in response to envisioningalternate futures. Unlike any other time in thehistory of civilization, we are required to workcollaboratively as leaders and in teams to identifygateway solutions capable of the scale andinteractivity needed to address critical worldchallenges, such as climate change, renewableenergies and urban re-densification.
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During the course of the conference we willconsider opportunities in five topic areas andthree cross-cutting themes. Next steps willidentify business opportunities leveraging theprocess of Strategic Doing and Web 2.0collaborative online project developmentplatforms. We will be joined by economicdevelopment professionals and social softwarepractitioners guiding us in these next steps.
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The Defrag Declaration is being prepared as adiscussion draft for acceptance by participants tobring attention to the important issues discussedat the April conference. The Declaration serves asa self-commitment by contributors to activelysupport and implement new behaviors andpractices to accelerate open innovation in Ohio,and to call upon our colleagues to do the same.Send your comments and suggestions to info@i-open.org.
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We welcome you to a diverse leadershipcommunity of industry, academic and mixedmedia performers sharing what we do know andtesting what we don't know. Defrag conferencesbring innovators together to learn, connect,clarify insights and refresh perspectives! Ourappreciation is extended to Lorain CountyCommunity College, the Division of Math &Science and the LCCC Foundation for itsgenerous support and strong spirit of collaboration in hosting the Defrag Ohio Lorainconference.
“Ohio’s
 
business
 
development
 
opportunities
 
in
 
creative
 
digital
 
media
.
Beginning in 1997, theeconomic developer's view of the role of arts inan economy began to shift. The Blair governmentin the U.K. published an important report on "thecreative industries". (Note that this developmenttook place 4 or 5 years before Richard Floridapublished his book.)The idea of treating creative industries as animportant source of high income jobs began totake o
. Now, you can see in the UK a wide rangeof urban centers that are embracing the strategyof developing creative industries. They havedeveloped their own web site for creativeindustry development.Additionally, within the UK, di
erent locationsare launching their own e
orts. So, you can nowvisit Creative
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Edinburgh, for example.Creative
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London is the most advanced of theselocal sites, and Creative London has recentlyformed a joint project with
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Toronto. Othercountries including Austria, Finland, Denmark,Australia and New
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Zealand see the creativeindustries as a path to high value addedemployment.
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In June 2000, the New England Council picked upthe trend when they published the report,The
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Creative
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Economy
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Initiative:
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The
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Role
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of 
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Arts
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and
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Culture
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in
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New
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England’s
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Economic
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Competitiveness. With their partners, they have launchedthe Creative
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Economy
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Initiative. More recently,Providence, home of the Rhode Island School of Design, has adopted creative industries as a coreof their economic development strategy.Savannah's
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Creative
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Coast and theCharleston
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Digital
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Corridor represent other locale
orts to capitalize on this emergingopportunity. Earlier this month, Los Anglesreleased its report on the creative industries.
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The fastest growing segment of the "creativeindustries clusters" comes with "creative digitalmedia" or "rich digital media". It stands toreason. Information is being digitized. Theexplosion of low cost computing power (Moore'slaw), coupled with the power of connectivity andthe Internet (Metcalfe's law) creates an entirelynew opportunity to create, produce anddistribute rich digital content.
DEFRAG OHIO
 April 2007
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