The Colorado College Business & Community Alliance presents:
“Where Innovation Lives”
A lively and informative luncheon presentation of original economics research by Professor Daniel K.N. Johnson.
Date: Wednesday, March 30, 2011
Location: The Antlers Hilton Colorado Springs, 4 S. Cascade Ave.
Registration: 11:30 a.m.
Luncheon and presentation begin promptly at noon.
Cost: $30 per person. Everyone is welcome, though registration is required.
The Greater Colorado Springs Chamber of Commerce is handling our registration for this event. Click on “Calendar of Events” and locate our event on the calendar, then select “register.”
Where innovation lives: Innovation is an enormous source of wealth creation, and communities are racing to attract innovators into their midst. So what works? Where do innovators live and why? Dan will share his own original research on this topic, research that spans the globe to tie together seemingly unrelated topics. His separate and yet interwoven research on social networks, legal reforms, gasoline taxes, game show contestants and the plight of the African farmer all add color and depth to the story. You should walk away with at least three new ideas about how you could convince an innovator to live next door (and why you would want to).
About Dan Johnson:
Daniel K.N. Johnson is the Gerald L. Schlessman Professor of Economics, Associate Chair the Economics and Business Department, and Director of the Innovative Minds Program at Colorado College. He has a PhD from Yale (1998), an MSc from the London School of Economics (1992) and a BSocSci Honors from the University of Ottawa, Canada (1991). He is the author of over forty commissioned pieces, book chapters and refereed journal articles. Specializing in the economics of innovation and technological change, he frequently advises and lectures internationally on public policy related to intellectual property rights. He also enjoys side research projects that predict Olympic medal counts using an economic model (which have earned extensive international media coverage), work that explains game show contestant behavior, papers that explain the impact of retail outlet decisions on residential property values, and research that evaluates pedagogical techniques and outcomes in economics. He is a proud Canadian and one of the nicest innovators (and human beings) you’ll ever meet.
Dan’s CV contains more information on his extensive research, publications, and honors.
Sponsored by the Colorado College Business & Community Alliance, in partnership with the Greater Colorado Springs Chamber of Commerce. The B&CA is governed by a board of local business and non-profit leaders whose aim is to strengthen mutually beneficial town-gown relations. Want to learn more? Visit www.tigerbca.com or contact Connie Dudgeon.
Proceeds from this event will benefit the Colorado College Student Garden. All revenue raised by B&CA events this year is being donated to support the work of the Colorado College Student Garden. Check out the great work these dedicated students are doing, raising excellent organic food and promoting sustainable local agriculture.
About Colorado College
Colorado College is a nationally prominent, four-year liberal arts and sciences college that was founded in Colorado Springs in 1874. The college operates on the innovative Block Plan, in which its 2,025 students study one course at a time in intensive 3½-week segments. For more information, visit www.ColoradoCollege.edu