Research Matters – C2ER/LMI Institute November 30, 2023


November 30, 2023


📢Call for C2ER Mentors!📢

We are looking for mentors! If you are passionate about making a difference, believe in the transformative power of mentorship, and are willing to commit some time to shape the future of our community in Economic and Workforce Development Research, please consider becoming a C2ER mentor.

As a mentor, you will have the opportunity to share your knowledge and insights, support novice staff as they navigate their careers, foster personal and professional growth, and make a meaningful impact on the lives of those within our community.

If interested, please answer the following questions, and email your responses to David Deutsch at

  • What topics can you mentor on?
  • What is your expertise level?
  • How many hours are you willing to mentor?
  • Do you feel this should be 1-1, or in a group mentorship setting?

Thank you for your support!

Registration for the 2024 C2ER and LMI Institute Annual Conference & Forum is scheduled to officially begin in January 2024. However, we are excited to share that we have opened registration ahead of schedule. The complete agenda and training details will be unveiled in January.

Embark on a journey of innovation at THE year’s top professional development event for economic and workforce development researchers! Join us for ‘Navigating Data for Economic Success,’ where industry-leading keynotes, training sessions, and Researchers’ Roundtables await. Witness the crowning of the annual Community & Economic Research Award winners and the Charles Benefield Award recipient, while forging essential connections within the research community. Elevate your work, be part of the change – join us for a transformative experience!

Pre-Conference Trainings: June 11, 2024

Annual Conference: June 12 – 14, 2024

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