Media Advisory - Making a Difference in Today's Global Economy...The Power of

TORONTO, April 22 /CNW Telbec/ - International leaders from business, education, community and government, including Canadian astronaut Chris Hadfield, discuss the value of learning partnerships at Making a Difference in Today's Global Economy...The Power of Partnership!!, presented by The International Partnership Network, in collaboration with The Conference Board of Canada.

    When:  April 25 - 28, 2010

    Who:   Adam B. Kahan, Vice President, University Advancement, Ryerson
           University, and John Volmink, Chairperson, UMALUSI-Council for
           Quality Assurance in General and Further Education and Training
           (South Africa), will examine the role of education and business
           collaborations in developing the workforce of the future, at 8:30
           a.m., Monday

           Col. Chris A. Hadfield, Astronaut, Canadian Space Agency, will
           discuss the value of partnerships with the international space
           community and the importance of science, technology, engineering
           and maths, at 8:30 a.m. p.m., Tuesday

           Veronica Lacey, President and Chief Executive Officer, The
           Learning Partnership, will deliver the presentation, Building and
           Regenerating Learning Communities, at 12:00 p.m., Tuesday

    The 2010 Global Best Award partnership winners will be recognized during
    the conference.

    Where: Doubletree by Hilton - Toronto Airport, 655 Dixon Road, Toronto

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Media must register in advance.

SOURCE Conference Board of Canada

For further information: For further information: or media accreditation, contact: Yvonne Squires, Marketing and Communications Coordinator, Tel.: (613) 526-3090, ext. 221, E-mail:

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