2023 Midwest KM Symposium

Friday, June 16, 2023 in Kent, Ohio

Pre-Conference Dinner on Thursday, June 15 

Morning Keynote

Author, Woo, Wow, and Win and former Editor-in-Chief of Harvard Business Review

Tom was the Executive Director of the National Center for the Middle Market, at The Ohio State University. He came to the NCMM from international consulting firm Booz & Company (now called Strategy&), where he was Chief Marketing and Knowledge Officer.

He was for six years the Editor-in-Chief of Harvard Business Review and earlier served as a member of the Board of Editors of Fortune.

He is the author of two important KM books, Intellectual Capital: The New Wealth of Organizations and The Wealth of Knowledge: Intellectual Capital and the Twenty-first Century Organization. He has published articles in Harvard Business Review, strategy + business, Fortune Inc., Financial Times, and more.

Tom is a summa cum laude graduate of Harvard College and holds an honorary doctorate from Bayes Business School, City University London.

Afternoon Keynote

President and CEO, Enterprise Knowledge, LLC 

Zach has over 20 years of experience leading programs in the knowledge and information management space. He has worked with more than 200 public and private organizations to successfully strategize, design, and implement information management systems, including knowledge bases, intranets, content management, document management, taxonomy management, and websites (eCommerce and informational). Zach has developed his own taxonomy design methodology, has authored a series of courses on knowledge management, and is a frequent speaker and trainer on information governance, web strategy, and taxonomy design. His experience includes projects for a broad spectrum of clients, ranging from the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services (HHS), Department of Defense (DoD), and Department of Energy (DOE). He also has extensive experience in the private sector and internationally with institutions including the International Monetary Fund (IMF), Nike, Marriott, Scottish Qualifications Authority, and UK Office of the Deputy Prime Minister.

Zach has served on the board of the Washington DC Knowledge Management Institute and as the Chairman of the Institute for International Research (IIR) Enterprise Web, Portals, and Collaborative Technologies conference. He presently serves as the Chairman of the annual KM Showcase and as faculty for the Knowledge Management Institute, providing training and consulting on taxonomy design and development. Under his leadership, EK has consistently been recognized as a great place to work, most recently by Washington Business Journal, Inc. Magazine, and the Washingtonian.

                        In Person    Click here to register for the event In Person -- Not Virtual

Deadline for registration is June 8, 2023

Registration is $50.00 -- Covers meals and breaks

To book your hotel room, follow the instructions below.

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Instructions for booking a discounted room at the KSU hotel:

Go to https://kentstatehotel.com/ and then follow the steps below and use code KMMS23

9th Midwest KM Symposium

Friday, June 16, 2023

Kent State University in Kent, Ohio (near Cleveland)



To register for the event, please click here.  

Deadline for registration is on June 8, 2023.     Hotel code is KMMS23    


Additional information:

1.      The conference rate per night at the KENT STATE UNIVERSITY HOTEL AND CONFERENCE CENTER  https://kentstatehotel.com/ is $123.44, inclusive of taxes and fees. Excludes $10/night parking. NOTE: PLEASE FOLLOW THE HOTEL BOOKING INSTRUCTIONS ABOVE.

Kent State University Hotel and Conference Center™ 215 South Depeyster Street, Kent, Ohio 44240

Phone: 330.346.0100   Toll Free: 855.353.4031  Fax: 330.346.0111

2.      Participants of the conference are also invited to a pre-conference dinner on June 15.


June 15, 16th 2023

Hosted by the School of Information at Kent State University 

The wait is over!