YorkU’s KMb Expo 2011

Join us on Wednesday, June 15th, 2011, when York University’s KMb Unit will host their annual KM Expo at the Markham Convergence Centre.

The theme of the YorkU KMb Expo 2011 is “Putting the Social in Innovation for York Region”. The 4th annual York KMb Expo will explore the relationship between knowledge mobilization and social innovation in York Region. The day will feature plenary discussions, networking sessions and optional workshops. Registration is free but space is limited to 80 participants. Attendees can sign up for the whole day or just for one of the afternoon workshops.

OVERVIEW – For four years York University’s Knowledge Mobilization Unit has been creating relationships between York University and agencies in York Region and beyond.  The outcomes of these relationships are social innovations that create new solutions to persistent social challenges. Knowledge Mobilization Expo 2011 will focus on these social innovations that are the outcomes of the knowledge mobilization process. Knowledge Mobilization Expo 2011 will start to create a vision of how we can collaborate on a system of social innovation in York Region.

Date: Wednesday, June 15th

Time: 8:30 am to 4:30 pm

Location: Markham Convergence Centre
7271 Warden Avenue, Markham (map below)

Preliminary Agenda

8:30-9:00 Registration and Continental Breakfast
9:00-9:15 Welcome and Orientation
9:15-10:45 Plenary Panel
Topic: Emerging Opportunities for York Region’s Community SectorJohn Taylor, Regional Councilor of Newmarket, Co-Chair of HSPB and Chair of Newmarket Economic Development CommitteeOpportunities for York Region: Stan Shapson to host a discussion with speakers from:

  • Regional Municipality of York
  • Community Sector
  • York University Faculty
  • York University Student
10:45- 11:00 Networking Break
11:00- 12:15 Plenary Panel
Topic: How Community-Univesity Collaboration Produces Social Benefits: Knowledge Mobilization and Social Innovation. Two case studies of KMb service leading to social innovation outcomes presented in breakout sessions, each looking at the opportunity from different lenses.  Group discussion of barriers and opportunities with report back and group discussion

  • United Way of York Region – Strength Investments: Janice Chu
  • Nottawasaga Futures – Green Economy Transition Centre: Valerie Ryan
12:15- 1:30 Lunch and NetworkingLunch Address: Stan Shapson (VP Research & Innovation – York University) & Daniele Zanotti (CEO, UWYR)
1:30-2:15 Closing Remarks
 2:00-4:00 Optional Community Capacity Building Workshops
 1- Research 101
 2- Knowledge Mobilization 101
 3- Social Media 101

Register early!  RSVP online or by sending an Email to: kejensen@yorku.ca.