KMEF On Site Event

Phase 2: July 26 and 27, 2012

What: Two-day face-to-face summit during which participants will recap the discussions of Phase 1, address outstanding areas requiring resolution, draft and review the communiqué and areas of consensus, and identify action items for the coming year. The agenda will include presentations from key participants which describe the results of the discussions and consensus. There is no charge for this summit, but registration is required.

Second Annual Summit July 26 and 27, 2012
George Washington University (GWU) The Cloyd Heck Marvin Center & University Conferences 800 21st Street, Room 309, N.W. Washington, DC 20052 (202) 994-7470
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Program Overview


8:00 – 9:00 Onsite Registration and Sign-In; Remote Link-In

9:00 – 9:30 Opening Remarks and Welcome
Dr. Annie Green

9:30 – 10:30 Functions and Competencies Community of Practice – Report on Progress
Michael Stelzer, Ed O’Neal, Ellen Ensel, Dean Testa

10:30 – 11:00 Morning Break

11:00 – 11:30 Curriculum Community of Practice – Report on Progress
Dr. John Lewis and Dr. Denise Bedford

11:30 – 12:00 noon Credentialing and Certification Community of Practice – Report on Progress
Doug Weidner and Dr. David Griffiths

View Doug Weidner's recorded presentation from 7/26/2012

12:00 – 1:00 Networking Lunch

1:00 – 1:30 Knowledge Management in Academic Institutions – Raising Awareness of the Challenges
Dr. Denise Bedford and Dr. Larry Prusak

1:30 – 2:30 Community of Practice Working Sessions

2:30 – 3:00 Afternoon Break

3:00- 4:30 Community of Practice Working Sessions

4:30 – 5:00 Day 1 Wrap Up and Brief Reports from CoPs

5:00 - ??? Networking Dinner at Founding Farmers


8:00 – 9:00 Open Networking and Continental Breakfast

9:00 – 10:00 Proposal for a Knowledge Management Center of Excellence
Ed O’Neal, Shell Oil Company

10:00 – 10:30 Community of Practice Working Sessions

10:30 – 11:00 Morning Break

11:00 – 12:00 noon Community of Practice Working Sessions

12:00 – 1:00 Networking Lunch

1:30 – 2:30 Community of Practice Wrap Up and Report Out Preparations

2:30 – 3:00 Afternoon Break

3:00 – 4:00 Community of Practice Reports on Progress and Next Steps

4:00 – 5:00 2012 Communique and Strategic Plan

The KM Education Forum has been sponsored by Kent State University and George Washington University.

Production of the weekly webinars and coordination of the Summit are a collaborative effort involving numerous dedicated professionals.

Kent State University and George Washington University are pleased to present the Knowledge Management Education Forum Summit, part of an on-going, annual dialog to identify and grow consensus on the knowledge management body of knowledge, competencies, roles and curriculum. The KMEF began in March 2011 with a weekly series of 90-minute webinars with invited presentations. See the wiki space for the first KMEF at to learn about the topics discussed and the results of the work in spring 2011.

We welcome those of you who are joining us for the first time at this Summit, as well as those of you who have participated in the discussion along the way. We are at a critical juncture in the evolution of this young profession and this emerging domain. We look forward to your contributions to this process.

Dr. Denise Bedford Goodyear Professor of Knowledge Management Kent State University
Dr. Annie Green Assistant Professorial Lecturer, George Washington University; Principal, Institute of Knowledge and Innovation; Adjunct Faculty, Kent State University; Knowledge Management Practice Lead, Keane Federal Systems, Washington D.C.