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Beyond Measurement: Telling our Region’s Story
Friday, April 8, 2011 - 8:30am to Friday, April 8, 2011 - 4:00pm

The Greater Portland Vancouver Indicators project is developing a common set of measures to help us understand and improve our region's economic, social and environmental well-being.  This event will offer two perspectives on why community indicator projects are important and how they can improve results for our community.

Keynote speakers include:

Russell Hancock is President & CEO of Joint Venture: Silicon Valley Network, and founder of the annual State of the Valley conference, featuring the release of Joint Venture's Silicon Valley Index, a document now receiving national and international attention.

Link to bio and photo: Russell Hancock

Manuel Pastor is Professor of Geography and American Studies & Ethnicity at the University of Southern California, Director of USC's Program for Environmental and Regional Equity (PERE) and co-Director of USC's Center for the Study of Immigrant Integration (CSII). He is coauthor with Angela Glover Blackwell and Stwart Kwoh of Uncommon Common Ground: Race and America's Future.

Link to bio and photo: Manuel Pastor

Free and open to the public. Refreshments provided.

8:30 – 4 p.m. on Friday, April 8

Columbia Falls RM, University Place Hotel and Conference Center on PSU campus, corner of SW 4th Ave. and Lincoln St.

Contact: Scott Gallagher, PSU Director of Communications, 503-725-8789,