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Tuesday, March 17 • 3:30pm - 4:30pm
Economic Architecture: Mesh Network of Innovation

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The history of civilization is built upon the transport of commerce, with prosperous communities resulting at the connection points between people, knowledge, and goods. The 20th century saw the creation of expansive hub and spoke economies and sprawling mega-cities that drain wealth and resources from their surrounding areas. We propose a new model of economic architecture built on mesh networking principles to create economic network redundancy through the establishment of new trade routes between cities using technology and fiber instead of asphalt, trains, and rivers.
This talk will review the history of urban development; the impacts of startup communities, hackerspaces, makerspaces, and incubators. We will address models of financial sustainability for these organizations which are essential to the creation of a new mesh network of innovation centers in small to mid-size cities and spark a broad based and sustainable economic recovery.

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Grace Belangia

Community Development Strategist, theClubhou.se
Grace Belangia is Community Development Strategist for CONima which focuses on community building to support innovation economies. She consults with educational institutions, civic organizations, media companies, government agencies and community non-profits. Grace has been a communications... Read More →
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Eric Parker

Innovation Architect, CONima Inc
Eric Parker is one of the leading Innovation Architects in the nation and has worked with many top research institutions, technology incubators, and Fortune 500 companies. Eric’s work has been published in Bloomberg Business Week, and featured in the Stanford d.school publication... Read More →

Tuesday March 17, 2015 3:30pm - 4:30pm CDT
Hilton Austin Downtown Salon J