Western New York leaders to gather for Knowledge Sciences Symposium

Aug 28, 2015, 06:35 ET from Pioneer Knowledge Services

ST. BONAVENTURE, N.Y., Aug. 28, 2015 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- Knowledge management experts from the U.S. and abroad as well as regional business, community, educational, and nonprofit leaders will gather at St. Bonaventure University October 8-9 for the Western New York Knowledge Sciences Symposium.

Sponsored by the nation's first knowledge management nonprofit, Pioneer Knowledge Services, the Western New York Knowledge Sciences Symposium will create a blueprint for a regional Knowledge Sciences Center.

"Just as the practice and process of knowledge management is widely used in business and industry to foster innovation, sustainment, and growth, it can serve the same purpose for regions, communities and society," said Edwin K. Morris, president and founder of Pioneer Knowledge Services.

"The concept of the Knowledge Sciences Center envisions cultivating our region's knowledge assets, which is essential for communities aiming to build a distinctive economic model in the knowledge economy of the 21st Century."

Internationally recognized knowledge management expert David Gurteen is the keynote speaker for the Symposium.  Gurteen is the creator of the Gurteen Knowledge Café – a powerful conversational tool for bringing people together to have meaningful conversations. He is an advisor, speaker and facilitator in the fields of Knowledge Management, Organizational Learning and Conversational Leadership.

Gurteen's participation in the WNY Knowledge Sciences Symposium is made possible through funding from The John R. Oishei Foundation, one of the first local foundations to invest in Knowledge Management.

"The field of Knowledge Management envisions bringing people together in conversation to share and learn from each other and make better sense of the world and thus improve decision making and innovation," says Gurteen. 

"I am looking forward to working with Western New York leaders and my colleague KM professionals at this groundbreaking event."

Knowledge management professionals and Western New York citizens and leaders are encouraged to participate in the symposium.  Early bird registration by September 15 is $98.00 ($155 thereafter), and includes lunch both days.  Registration is available online at:  http://bit.ly/1B3v42c

For a complete schedule of events and additional information about the Western New York Knowledge Sciences Symposium, visit:  http://www.pioneer-ks.org/Pages/Projects.aspx

Media Contact:    Edwin K. Morris    president@pioneer-ks.org   716.701.4321

SOURCE Pioneer Knowledge Services