Conference Announcement
The Future of Workforce Development: Where Research Meets Practice

September 19-20, 2012, Federal Reserve Bank of Kansas City, Kansas City, Mo

The world of workforce development is changing. The workforce is facing a number of significant pressures in the current economy, including:
- Forecasts of sustained high unemployment
- Fiscal constraints affecting traditional state and federal funding sources
- Shifts in worker demographics
- The structure of employment opportunities
- The nature of work

The Future of Workforce Development Conference will tackle these issues through keynote addresses, panel presentations and facilitated discussions by national experts in the field. How these workforce changes affect low- and moderate-income communities, the long-term unemployed, and other hard to employ groups will be a particular focus.

WHO SHOULD ATTEND? The conference is intended to attract a diverse national audience of workforce development stakeholders. Among these are university researchers and staff, policy organizations, workforce development organizations, community and economic development organizations, employers and government agencies.

EVENT DETAILS: This conference is sponsored by the Federal Reserve Bank of Kansas City and the Federal Reserve Bank of Atlanta.

CONFERENCE SCHEDULE:
Wednesday, Sept. 19, 2012
Registration and continental breakfast: 8 - 8:45 a.m.
Conference sessions: 8:45 a.m.-1:30 p.m.
Reception: 5:15 - 7 p.m.

Thursday, Sept. 20, 2012
Registration and continental breakfast: 8 - 8:45 a.m.
Conference sessions: 8:45 a.m.- 5 p.m.

View session information at: http://www.kansascityfed.org/community/conferences/workforce/sessions.cfm#1

LOCATION:
Federal Reserve Bank of Kansas City
1 Memorial Drive
Kansas City, MO 64198

COST: The registration cost is $125. This fee includes a continental breakfast and lunch buffet for both days, and the Wednesday night reception.

REGISTRATION: Register to attend the 2012 Workforce Development Conference at: https://www.frbconferences.org/index.cfm?id=12wdc Registration ends on Friday, Sept. 7, 2012.

FURTHER INFORMATION: For further information, see: http://www.kansascityfed.org/community/conferences/workforce/index.cfm



Posted 7/23/12