Upcoming CURA events http://www.cura.umn.edu/events/2014-09/index.php Events at the Center for Urban and Regional Affairs en CURA:Tech Demo Day http://www.cura.umn.edu/events/2014-09-16/curatech-demo-day <div class="field field-type-date field-field-event-date"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <div class="field-label-inline-first"> Date and time:&nbsp;</div> <span class="date-display-single">September 16, 2014 - <span class="date-display-start">4:00pm</span><span class="date-display-separator"> - </span><span class="date-display-end">7:00pm</span></span> </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-text field-field-event-location"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <div class="field-label-inline-first"> Location:&nbsp;</div> Amherst H. Wilder Foundation - Wilder Center 451 Lexington Pkwy N Auditorium - 1st Floor St Paul, MN 55104 </div> </div> </div> <p>This summer, seven teams have been working on tools to strengthen their community, addressing issues that range from making public decision-making processes more transparent, to improving access to help for youth experiencing homelessness... from helping businesses owned by people of color connect with customers, to making public health info easier to understand for communities who speak limited English... and more! Tools range from high-tech to low-tech, and are developed through collaborations that are diverse in skills, expertise and perspectives. <a href="http://blog.cura-tech.org/updates/phase1projects" target="_blank">Learn more about CURA:Tech and the projects.</a></p> <p></p> <p><strong><a href="http://www.eventbrite.com/e/curatech-demo-day-tickets-12743866247">Visit Eventbrite for additional details about Demo Day and to RSVP (optional, but appreciated).<br /> </a></strong></p> <p><span><strong>About CURA:Tech</strong> CURA:Tech is a civic technology incubator, providing support (grants, technical assistance, and networking opportunities) to collaborative teams working on tools that address an issue they've identified. In particular, CURA:Tech aims to improve access to jobs, health resources, transportation, housing, education, and engagement with decision-makers and public processes, and to create benefit for low-income communities and communities of color in the Twin Cities.</span></p> <p></p> <p><span>Contact Kristen Murray (<a href="mailto:kmurray@umn.edu">kmurray@umn.edu</a>) with questions about CURA:Tech or Demo Day. </span></p> <p><span> </span></p> <p>The CURA:Tech program is generously funded by the McKnight Foundation.</p> <div class="item-list"><p><strong>CURA Programs:</strong></p><ul class="vocabulary-list"><li class="first last"><a href="/taxonomy/term/17">CURA Community-Based Research Programs</a></li> </ul></div> Thu, 28 Aug 2014 19:23:58 +0000 CGIS 7838 at http://www.cura.umn.edu 30th Annual Minnesota Policy Conference http://www.cura.umn.edu/events/2014-10-15/30th-annual-minnesota-policy-conference <div class="field field-type-date field-field-event-date"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <div class="field-label-inline-first"> Date and time:&nbsp;</div> <span class="date-display-single">October 15, 2014 - <span class="date-display-start">7:30am</span><span class="date-display-separator"> - </span><span class="date-display-end">5:15pm</span></span> </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-text field-field-event-location"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <div class="field-label-inline-first"> Location:&nbsp;</div> Continuing Education and Conference Center 1890 Buford Avenue St. Paul, Minnesota University of Minnesota, St. Paul campus </div> </div> </div> <p>Formerly The Annual Conference on Policy Analysis, this year’s conference examines how policy can support a prosperous and sustainable future for Minnesota. The keynote, concurrent, and closing sessions consider changes in Minnesota and a range of policy solutions designed to inform, challenge, and spark debate.</p> <p>The keynote address will feature State Demographer Susan Brower and State Economist Laura Kalambokidis. They will discuss where we are headed as a state, focusing on key trends that everyone involved in policy work needs to know. Explore what long held assumptions might need to change and what new challenges to the state’s future vitality policy can help address.</p> <p>Register by Wednesday, October 1 to receive the early registration rate.&nbsp;</p> <p>To review the full conference program and to register online, visit the <a href="http://www.elabs10.com/c.html?ufl=b&amp;rtr=on&amp;s=x8pbq5,1yzzf,5rtp,jcaz,fwt7,gkue,lwk8&amp;MLM_MID=3312555&amp;MLM_UNIQUEID=bcd86f9818" target="_blank">conference website</a>.</p> <p><strong>Sponsored by:</strong><br /><span><span>College of Continuing Education, University of Minnesota</span></span></p> <p><strong>Co-sponsored by:</strong><br /><span>Center for Urban and Regional Affairs, University of Minnesota</span><br /><span>Hamline University School of Business</span><br /><span>Humphrey School of Public Affairs, University of Minnesota</span><br /><span>Metropolitan State University</span><br /><span>The Center for Policy Studies</span><br /><span>Wilder Research</span></p> <p><strong>Founded by:</strong><br /><span>Economic Resource Group</span></p> <div class="item-list"><p><strong>CURA Research Areas:</strong></p><ul class="vocabulary-list"><li class="first last"><a href="/taxonomy/term/12">Government and Public Policy</a></li> </ul></div> Wed, 20 Aug 2014 16:14:17 +0000 mgreco 7837 at http://www.cura.umn.edu