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About The Conference

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The Defrag Ohio Lorain conference is jointly organized and supported by the Lorain County Community College (LCCC), the Division of Math and Science, the LCCC Foundation, and The Institute for Open Economic Networks (I-Open). We wish to thank the college departments providing technical, marketing and conference support, with a special thanks to Mike Challender, Terrence Green, Mike Gesing, Debbie Janscura, Ted Jordan, Len Steinbach, Barbara Oney, Rick Pollack, Steve Sefchik, Steve Simmons, and Bob Sopko and the staff of the John A. Spitzer Conference Center and the Stocker Arts Center.

The conference offers an integrated, multidisciplinary approach to address our innovation imperative in rich media, with a focus on education and workforce development. At the conference we will learn about new research, models and projects envisioning alternate futures. Unlike any other time in the history of civilization, we are required to work collaboratively as leaders and in teams to identify gateway solutions capable of the scale and interactivity needed to address critical world challenges, such as climate change, renewable energies and urban re-densification.


During the course of the conference we will consider opportunities in five topic areas and three cross-cutting themes as they pertain to education and workforce development. Our next steps will be to identify new projects and business development in the process of Strategic Doing. We will be joined by economic development professionals and social software practitioners guiding us in these next steps.


Soon the Defrag Ohio Declaration will be posted on this wiki site. The Declaration is being prepared as a discussion draft for acceptance by participants to bring attention to the important issues discussed at the April conference. The Declaration serves as a self-commitment by contributors to actively support and implement new behaviors and practices to accelerate open innovation in Ohio, and to call upon our colleagues to do the same. Send your comments and suggestions to info@i-open.org.


Welcome to a diverse leadership community of industry, academic and mixed media performers sharing what we do know and testing what we don't know. Join us for an afternoon or all three days and expect to clarify your insights and refresh your perspective! Our appreciation is extended to Lorain County Community College for its generous support and strong spirit of collaboration.


Plese visit this site regularly for Defrag Ohio Lorain updates. Register here.

- The I-Open Team

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