Innovation--The Danish Way; Des Moines, Oct 10-13 2013

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Danish American Heritage Society
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The Danish American Heritage Society (DAHS) announces an international conference on "Innovation: The Danish Way," to be held at the Embassy Suites in Des Moines, Iowa, on October 10-13, 2013. At this conference, scientists, artists, scholars, and public leaders will gather to discuss the significant and ongoing contributions made to the world by the creativity of Danes and Danish-Americans. Building on the success of the 2008 DAHS conference on innovation, we anticipate our time together will be lively and enriching.

Proposals for presentations dealing with any aspect of Danish or Danish-American innovation are welcome. The conference will focus on both contemporary and historical innovation.

Send proposals for contributions or sessions by February 1, 2013 to Professor Lise Kildegaard, Conference Chair, at . Proposals should include a title, one-page abstract, and a brief CV of the presenter. Sessions are scheduled to run 90 minutes and will typically include three twenty-minute papers.

Ever since Tycho Brahe took his first look up at the stars, the small country of Denmark has nurtured a remarkable tradition of innovation. Danes and Danish-Americans today continue that tradition, sharing new ideas that open up our sense of what is possible. They create brilliant new art, architecture, music, and literature. They advocate for the environment, modelling green economies and working to establish a more sustainable future. They are social innovators, community activists, entrepreneurs, and pioneering scientists. Their discoveries and inventions inspire and challenge the world.

This conference will include representatives from many of these fields. Invited speakers will include well-established authors, environmentalists, economists, and others who can help us better understand and appreciate the legacy of "Innovation—The Danish Way."