[E100 Alert] Get ready for the AOK Dialogue on KIZs!

Dear E100:

We often focus on issues, which of course, are important. However, we now have available to us an unprecedented opportunity to engage our collective wisdom in a global cyber dialogue. This is about a most compelling, emergent feature of the knowledge economy - Knowledge Innovation Zones (KIZs)1!

Dates: 20 September - 1 October, 2004
Location: http://www.kwork.org/Stars/amidon_davis.html 
: http://www.kwork.org/join.html
Fee: FREE!

Several of you may already be familiar with the work of Jerry Ash, founder of the Association for Knowledge Work (AOK). He, among others, was featured in a recent E100 Alert on Knowledge Management cover stories. Also you should have already received the Worldwide Announcement, but this is a new welcome invitation to participate in a dynamic dialogue for the next couple of weeks - our attempt at building some collaborative intelligence on the topic!

Now, in the upcoming conversation, we are all invited to explore the topic of Knowledge Innovation Zones represented in our new website - www.inthekzone.com, sponsored by E100 Bryan Davis, Kaieteur Institute of Knowledge Management and ENTOVATION International Ltd. If you have NOT registered, please do and explore the hotlinks to 100+ initiatives worldwide, comparative studies, recommended reading, conferences and symposia. You should not be disappointed...

More to the point, Jerry has provided a real service to the knowledge community with his series of Star Dialogues, many of which have featured E100 colleagues:

David Gurteen (UK)
Verna Allee (USA) 
Karl Wiig (USA)
Hubert Saint-Onge (Canada)
Charles Savage (Germany)
Jerry Ash (USA) 
Debra M. Amidon (USA)
Leif Edvinsson (Sweden)
Nick Bontis (Canada)
David Skyrme (UK)
Karl-Erik Sveiby (Australia)

If you have never participated before in a virtual conference, let this be the first...you are among friends!

Further, we believe that having a international (or 'glocal' as some would suggest) perspective on these topics is essential to our global understanding. There is not one E100 who doesn't have valued insights; and so let us use this opportunity Jerry Ash has afforded us to gain perspectives we otherwise would never have.

'See' you on-line...and soon!

1 Definition: A Knowledge Innovation Zone or KIZ is a geographic region, economic sector or community of practice in which knowledge flows from origin to the point of highest need or opportunity to improve economic performance and socio-political well-being.

"Humankind must quickly and consciously turn its attention and energies to developing and promoting, on all levels, authentic dialogue."
- World Dialogue Institute




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