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International Construction Innovations Conference

IDEATION SESSION

HEAVY/HIGHWAY CONSTRUCTION

By Amir Al-Khafaji

Caterpillar Inc. will invite distinguished professionals, lawmakers, and scholars to its Think Tank facility in Peoria, Illinois during the International Construction Innovations Conference.  I will be coordinating this significant initiative by helping select about 10 individuals from across the globe to participate in this initiative. Caterpillar Inc. has agreed to provide funds to cover travel expenses for the invitees.  Many ICIC Network members will be selected for this Ideation Session. If you possess the proper expertise and wish to be considered, then please contact Dr. Amir Al-Khafaji at 309-677-2941 or e-mail him at amir@bradley.edu.

DATE & TIME: Tuesday, October 31, 2006 at 5 p.m.

WHAT IS IDEATION

"Ideation" is creative brainstorming.  Industry stakeholders, policymakers, and scholars will be brought together for a round-table discussion that inspires creativity.  Ideation helps Industry Stakeholders:

Essentially, ideations look at different ways of doing what we do today.  Qualifications of those who participate in Ideation Sessions, as well as sample topics discussed are as follows:

Qualifications

What is unique

Note that each participant will be required to sign a confidentiality agreement with Caterpillar Inc. and agrees not to disclose ideation content.