APQC Conference, "The New Edge in KM," Tackles How to Share Knowledge Across Generations and in a Web 2.0 Environment

(Houston, TX - March 17, 2008) - Organizations today are working to bridge the communications divide among generations, leverage the promise of Web 2.0 approaches, and measure the results of knowledge sharing. APQC's 13th annual conference and training, The New Edge in Knowledge Management (KM), taking place April 28 - May 2 at the InterContinental Hotel in Chicago, will address these pressing topics and offer an outstanding program of educational tracks and networking.  Organized by APQC, a recognized leader in benchmarking and best practices, conference and training details may be found at www.apqc.org/kmconf08

Five powerful keynote speakers will set the stage on knowledge sharing and cover best practices, trends and case studies.  Presenters include:

  • Carla O'Dell, president of APQC, on "The New Edge in KM,"
  • Laurence Prusak, founder of the Institute of Knowledge Management and co-director of the Working Knowledge research program at Babson College, "The Future of Knowledge,"
  • Robert Wendover, managing director of the Center for Generational Studies, on "From OJT to DVD: Knowledge Management and the Emerging Generations,"
  • Jeremy Gutsche, founder of TrendHunter.com, on "Unlocking Cool," and
  • Steve Denning, author and organizational storyteller, on "The Secret Language of Leadership: How Leaders Inspire Action through Narrative."

During the conference on May 1-2, leading organizations will share case studies, advanced strategies and trends.  With more than 16 breakout sessions, presentations will include speakers from such organizations as Accenture, Baker Hughes, ConocoPhillips, Ernst & Young, Fuji Xerox, Google, IBM Global Services, Lockheed Martin Aeronautics, Marathon, MetLife, NASA, Petrobras, SAP, State Farm, The Boeing Company, the U.S. Navy, the U.S. Department of State, the University of Texas MD Anderson Cancer Center, and Vodafone.

Five popular pre-conference workshops will be held on April 28-30 on topics including: Applying Benchmarking Skills; Building and Sustaining Communities of Practice; Knowledge Management: Strategies and Tactics for Business Results; Knowledge Mapping; and Measuring the Impact of Knowledge Management.

Additional information and registration are available at www.apqc.org/kmconf08 or by calling 800.776.9676.  Register by March 31 to receive a $200 early bird discount.