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Update on 2011 FRED Conference in May

April 15, 2011View for printing

This may be one of the last days to book cheap air travel into Fairfield, Iowa for the FRED Conference and Economic Gardening Boot Camp from May 4-7. Go to for more details.

We have a stellar line up of participants from across the country - Arizona, Wisconsin, Indiana, Illinois, Minnesota . This event has turned into one of the best group think tanks on economic gardening and entrepreneurial development.

Some of the notable presentations include:

• Sauk County Wisconsin Economic Gardening Project Final Report by Sue Gleason of SyzyGy50

• Small Town Success Strategies by Dave Ivans, Michigan State University

• Economic Gardening for the Immigrant Class - Dr. Corneila Flora, Iowa State University

• Cutting Edge Economic Gardening strategies from global experts - Galaxy Ninja Group, SomaStream and Alan Martin

• Increasing Your Innovation IQ - How to change the community conversation on entrepreneurship and innovation, by yours truly.

You may find cheaper airfare into ORD or STL and connect via commuter airline They offer $25 flight each way but only offer 2 flights a day from Chicago and St. Louis so connections may be tricky.

Moline (MLI) is your best bet from the east coast. Des Moines (DSM) are usually better fares from the west. Cedar Rapids (CID) is a little closer but flights are usually higher.

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