La Jollans talking about ‘Powering Innovation Economies’

Architect Christine Forester and Duane Roth, both La Jolla residents, are among the speakers at the Urban Land Institute conference, “Powering Innovation Economies.”

Set for Sept. 1-2 at the Hilton Bayfront, the national conference is part of the San Diego Art Fair. Through multiple panel discussions, the conference will establish a national forum on the best ideas and most successful techniques for growing innovation economies. Topics discussed will include:

Forester, principal of Catalyst and a member of the President’s Committee on the Arts and Humanities, is on a panel on Sept. 2 on “Growing Talent – Integrating Arts into Education.

That same day, CONNECT CEO Roth will give a talk on “The History of Innovation in San Diegoand Growing Talent/Growing Business.”

Topics to be explored include: What is an innovation economy? What role does talent play in achieving this goal? What about place? What is the interaction between these two and what does it mean to a regional economy to become recognized nationally as a leader in cultivating the arts and developing beautiful public spaces.

Event price is $100 for ULI members and $150 for nonmembers. For registration information call (800) 321-5011or go to