Global Forum on the Culture of Innovation: Growing More Ideas per Square Foot

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September 5, 2012 @ 4:00 pm
September 6, 2012 @ 10:00 pm
Balboa Park
1549 El Prado
San Diego, CA 92101 United States
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Alina Dumitrasc, Global Initiative on Culture and Society, The Aspen Institute

How Cities Can Harness Talent, Place, and Culture to Drive Innovation



In partnership, ULI – the Urban Land Institute and the Aspen Institute present the Global Forum on the Culture of Innovation. This convening will serve as an influential platform to share the latest thinking and explore successful innovation ecologies across a variety of scales – from building, to cluster, to district, to city. The goal of the Forum is to illuminate the conditions and strategies conducive to building sustainable, idea-generating environments in order to drive 21st Century economic development and generate real estate value. Over two days, a group of 200 policymakers, leaders in real estate development and technology, artists, scientists, and intellectuals from around the world will come together to share experiences. They will engage with each other and define actions to address the challenges and opportunities of creativity and innovation in land use and socioeconomic development. This Forum will identify critical issues to further inform the agenda of a World Summit on the Culture of Innovation to be organized in conjunction with the 2013 ULI Spring Meeting next May and the 100th Anniversary of Balboa Park in 2015. The Forum will be held at Balboa Park in San Diego, September 5-6. The program will consist of keynote addresses, plenary sessions, in-depth discussions in small groups, workshops, artistic and cultural events, and the showcasing of creative and innovative experiences at the intersection of technology, culture, and business.

This is an invitation only event.

For additional information on the Forum, please contact Alina Dumitrasc at or 202-721-2328.

View the current forum agenda.

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About the Aspen Institute The Aspen Institute mission is twofold: to foster values-based leadership, encouraging individuals to reflect on the ideals and ideas that define a good society, and to provide a neutral and balanced venue for discussing and acting on critical issues. The Aspen Institute does this primarily in four ways: seminars, young-leader fellowships around the globe, policy programs, and public conferences and events. The Institute is based in Washington, DC; Aspen, Colorado; and on the Wye River on Maryland’s Eastern Shore. It also has offices in New York City and an international network of partners. For more information, visit