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|SUBJECT:||Memorial University-sponsored knowledge-based economy conference attracts international researchers and policy makers|
|DATE:||Sept. 25, 2003|
Memorial University of Newfoundland will host a conference on the knowledge-based economy featuring top economists and policy-makers from all over the globe between Oct. 3-5, 2003. The conference, titled The Knowledge-Based Economy and Regional Economic Development: An International Perspective, will focus on the shift of much of the world's economy to a knowledge-based economy and its particular importance to the development of the economies of rural, dispersed populations, including those of Newfoundland and Labrador.
Dr. Wade Locke, a professor of economics at Memorial, is the lead organizer of the event. Dr. Locke and his team have been developing the concept and organizing the conference for the past two years. Their efforts have paid off with a slate of prominent international conference presenters.
Some of the presenters and titles of their presentations include:
Dr. Axel Meisen, president of Memorial University will deliver the conference wrap-up presentation, Where do we go from here? on Sunday October 5th at 2:00 p.m. in Salon A of the Delta Hotel.
"The conference will give researchers and policy-makers an opportunity to meet and debate the issues pertaining to regional economic development as areas are exposed to the forces of the new economy," Dr. Locke said.
The conference is open to the public and media agencies are encouraged to send representatives. For further information on the conference, and for a complete listing of conference presentations, please see the conference Web site at: www.ce.mun.ca/kbe/conference.
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