National Conference on the Creative Economy:
Day Two Review
Fairfax County, Virginia USA, October 25, 2007 – Day Two of the National Conference on the Creative Economy featured a keynote address from futurist Alvin Toffler, a panel discussion led by FORTUNE columnist Anne Fisher and a town hall wrap-up hosted by CNN’s Frank Sesno.
Click on the links below for summaries of the day’s presenations, including photos:
- Panel: How Creative Communities Can Help Build a Diversified Local Economy
- Panel: Leveling the Playing Field: Competing for Creative Talent
- Panel: Developing a Creative Workforce and the Role of Education
- Alvin Toffler keynote address
- An Arts Moment with Robert Lynch
- Town Hall Discussion Moderated by CNN’s Frank Sesno
Conference sponsors are the Fairfax County government, the Fairfax County Economic Development Authority, FORTUNE, The Push Group LLC, Siddall, ICMA, Americans for the Arts, SkillSource Group, Potomac Tech Wire, the Washington Business Journal and Tech Journal South.
Fairfax County is host of the conference and is an example of the creative economy: 57 percent of county residents work in “creative occupations” in information technology, professional services, education and other fields. Time magazine this year called Fairfax County “one of the great economic success stories of our time.” Visit www.FairfaxCountyEDA.org.