Richard Florida

Richard Florida

Who's your city?

Richard Florida is one of the world's leading public intellectuals on economic competitiveness, demographic trends, and cultural and technological innovation. Taking up the themes of his two most recent books, Who's Your City? and The Great Reset, in his Kelowna presentation Florida examines how the creative economy is making where to live the most important decision of your life, and how new ways of living and working will drive post-crash prosperity. 

The one-hour presentation will be followed by a book-signing and refreshments.

Date: Friday, September 10, 2010
Time: 7 p.m.
Location: Ballroom, Delta Grand Okanagan Resort and Convention Centre, 1310 Water St., Kelowna

About Richard Florida

Who's Your CityRichard Florida is one of the world's leading public intellectuals. Esquire Magazine recently named him one of the 'Best and Brightest'. He is author of the national and international best-selling book, The Rise of the Creative Class, which received the Washington Monthly's Political Book Award and was cited as a major breakthrough idea by the Harvard Business Review.

Florida's ideas have been featured in major ad campaigns such as BMW, and are used globally to change the way regions, nations, and companies compete.

He is founder of the Creative Class Group, an advisory services firm, charting new trends in business and community.

Florida is a regular correspondent for the Atlantic Monthly and a regular columnist with the Globe and Mail newspaper. He has written numerous articles the New York Times, the Wall Street Journal, the Harvard Business Review, the Boston Globe and the Financial Times.

The Great ResetHe is author of the book, Who's Your City? which has been hailed a National Best-Seller, an International Best-Seller and Amazon Book of the Month. 

His new book, The Great Reset explains how new ways of living and working will drive post-crash prosperity.

Florida was recently named European Ambassador for Creativity and Innovation. He is Director of the Martin Prosperity Institute and Professor of Business and Creativity at the Rotman School of Management, University of Toronto.

Previously, Florida held professorships at Carnegie Mellon University, a visiting professor at Harvard and MIT, and a visiting fellow of the Brookings Institution. Florida earned his Bachelor's degree from Rutgers College and his Ph.D. from Columbia University.


This presentation is co-sponsored by the Delta Grand Okanagan Resort and Convention Centre and AVW-TELAV Audio Visual Solutions.

Delta Grand Okanagan Resort and Convention Centre City of Kelowna
 AVW-TELAV Audio Visual Solutions  

Last reviewed shim8/5/2014 3:37:03 PM

inspired. informed. insightful.


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