2011 TRE Roundtable Annual Meeting
Accelerating Regional Solutions:
Finding Unique Pathways to American Prosperity
For registration questions, contact Kay Chelena:
By phone: 704-333-8445
Join the nation’s top higher education and economic thought leaders for two power-packed days, December 5-7 in Washington DC. Discuss challenges facing regions in a globally competitive environment, and the unique role that universities—working together with business, government, education, and non-profits—can play in helping to address these challenges. The meeting focus: Making regionalism work. Keynotes, plenary panels, and breakout roundtables will delve into critical accelerators for jobs, innovation and prosperity.
The structured policy dialogue among a community of experts is about to get under way. Your participation is vital. Take this opportunity to participate in an elite discussion that will help you engage your university and lead your region.
Leaders in university-engaged, innovation-based regional development can benefit from this critical conversation, including representatives of universities and higher education institutions, business and industry associations, state and federal government, and non-profits. View 2010 Participants.
The 2011 Roundtable Annual Meeting will result in a set of "Making Regionalism Work Roadmaps" related to four key topics:
- Regionalism around the world: Drawing lessons from international perspectives
- Collective impact: Managing program complexity and integrating players' roles
- Economic growth and equity: People and places
- Institutional thickness: Barriers to university participation and regionalism
The Making Regionalism Work Roadmaps will include policy agenda items; proposed initiatives, events, and other undertakings that form a "roadmap for progress"; and commitments from meeting participants to assist with pieces of the roadmaps. Roadmaps will serve as the basis for policy papers and further action.
Who Should Attend
Participants in Accelerating Regional Solutions: Finding Unique Pathways to American Prosperity include representatives of universities and higher education institutions, business and industry associations, state and federal government, and non-profits:
- Federal and state policy makers, agency leadership, congressional staff, and advisors
- Private sector businesses and associations
- University presidents, higher education associations, and innovation, engagement, economic development, and government relations leadership
- National think tanks, associations, and foundations
- State economic development and higher education staff
- Regional economic development organizations and leaders