The 2017 C2ER Annual Conference & LMI Institute Annual Forum

June 12-16, 2017 - Denver, CO

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Monday, June 12, 2017 – Pre-Conference Training Classes
7:30 – 8:30 a.m.

Breakfast
Room: Colorado Foyer

8:00 – 4:30 p.m.

Session #1
Leadership in Research Workshop (Day 1)
Room: Colorado Ballroom A

Facilitators:
Adrienne Johnston, Chief, Labor Market Information Bureau, Florida Department of Economic Opportunity
Andrew Rogers, Director, Skyland Workforce Center
Jennifer Zeller, CCR, Manager, Engineering, Research & Creative Services, Georgia Power Company
Speakers:
Cliff Lipscomb, Vice Chairman and Co-Managing Director, Greenfield Advisors
Alan Spell, CCR, Economic & Workforce Research Manager, Missouri Economic Research and Information Center (MERIC)
Mark Troppe, Senior Vice President, Center for Regional Economic Competitiveness

This 1.5-day course brings directors and managers of economic and workforce development research together. Through facilitated discussions, scenario-based group exercises, and open peer-to-peer exchanges, participants will hone their skills in agenda formulation, strategic planning, team management and development, and budgeting. The course will impart innovative strategies and tools for diffusing challenging situations, expanding research networks and attracting new resources, and communicating effectively with customers.

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8:30 – 4:30 p.m.

Session #2
Data Visualization with Tableau
Room: Colorado Ballroom B

Instructors:
Brittany Fong, Principal, BFongData
Erol Yildirim, Council for Community and Economic Research

Effective data visualizations can communicate highly complex information in digestible terms where words often fall short. This course emphasizes putting that theory into practice. Through hands-on exercises, participants will delve into Tableau to develop effective visual responses to key workforce and economic development research questions.

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Tuesday, June 13, 2017 – Pre-Conference Training Classes
7:30 – 8:30 a.m.

Breakfast
Room: Colorado Foyer

8:00 – 12:00 p.m.

Session #1 (Continued)
Leadership in Research Workshop (Day 2)
Room: Colorado Ballroom A

Facilitators:
Adrienne Johnston, Chief, Labor Market Information Bureau, Florida Department of Economic Opportunity
Andrew Rogers, Director, Skyland Workforce Center
Jennifer Zeller, CCR, Manager, Engineering, Research & Creative Services, Georgia Power Company
Speakers:
Cliff Lipscomb, Vice Chairman and Co-Managing Director, Greenfield Advisors
Alan Spell, CCR, Economic & Workforce Research Manager, Missouri Economic Research and Information Center (MERIC)
Mark Troppe, Senior Vice President, Center for Regional Economic Competitiveness

This 1.5-day course brings directors and managers of economic and workforce development research together. Through facilitated discussions, scenario-based group exercises, and open peer-to-peer exchanges, participants will hone their skills in agenda formulation, strategic planning, team management and development, and budgeting. The course will impart innovative strategies and tools for diffusing challenging situations, expanding research networks and attracting new resources, and communicating effectively with customers.

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Session #3
Advanced Analysis: Analyzing & Developing Workforce Studies
Room: Colorado Ballroom B

Facilitator:
Robert Sharak, Senior Business Development Manager, City of Norfolk, Development Department
Speaker:
Mark White, Deputy Director, Center for Regional Analysis, Schar School of Policy and Government, George Mason University

This course brings together economic and workforce development researchers on both sides of the RFP process. Participants will have the opportunity to review and critique workforce analyses and learn about the mechanics of producing a high-quality workforce study.

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1:00 – 4:30 p.m.

Session #4
Out with the Old, In with the New: Census Tools 101
(included with conference registration)
Room: Colorado Ballroom A

Facilitators:
Robert Chestnut, Chief, Communications, Center for Enterprise Dissemination Services and Consumer Innovation (CEDSCI), U.S. Census Bureau
Earlene Dowell, Trainer, U.S. Census Bureau
Andrew Hait, Program Planning & Data User Outreach Liaison, International Trade Management Division, U.S. Census Bureau

The U.S. Census Bureau is a major data source for much of our work. To stay on top of what is happening at Census, join this event to hear directly from Census on what tools they have rolled out specific to economic and workforce development professionals. Census will be highlighting three of the latest economic Census data tools: Data.Census.Gov, Census Business Builder 2.0, and Job-to-Job Flows Explorer. Bringing your own laptop will be beneficial to follow along.

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Wednesday, June 14, 2017 – Conference Begins
7:30 – 8:30 a.m.

Breakfast
Room: Colorado Foyer

7:30 – 8:45 a.m.

Cost of Living Index Update and Planning
Room: Torrey's Peak

Moderator:
Adrienne Johnson, Director, Research, Greater Memphis Chamber

This session provides COLI data collectors and users with an opportunity to learn more about efforts to enhance the COLI data and share lessons from their experiences with the data product. C2ER staff will provide an overview of key changes anticipated and insights about new tools that are in development to support the cost of living data collection and dissemination.

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9:00 – 12:15 p.m.

State Economic Researchers' Roundtable
(Invite only)
Room: Mt. Columbia (3rd Floor)

Moderators:
Denise Hanna, Research Manager, Arkansas Economic Development Commission
Neal Young, Economic Analysis Director, Minnesota Department of Employment and Economic Development
Speakers:
Sally Avery, Director, Center for Economic Research in Tennessee (CERT), Tennessee Department of Economic and Community Development
Gary Kunkle, CEO/Founder, Outlier LLC
Martin Romitti, Senior Fellow, Center for Regional Economic Competitiveness

The C2ER state economic researchers' chapter — comprised of state economic development researchers — will explore the most current challenges facing practitioners who work for state agencies.  This roundtable provides applied economic researchers working at the state level with an opportunity to interact with their colleagues in other states with breakout discussions targeted to issues related to research for state economic development initiatives.

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Regional Economic Researchers' Roundtable
(Invite only)
Room: Mt. Oxford (3rd Floor)

Moderators:
Bob Ball, Director of Economic Research, Tulsa Regional Chamber
Eric Long, Research Economist, Greater Oklahoma City Chamber of Commerce
Melanie Moore, Senior Director of Business Intelligence, JAXUSA Partnership
Speakers:
Ashley Brown, Research Manager, Research Services & Knowledge Management, Frank Hawkins Kenan Institute of Private Enterprise at the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill
Yvetta Fortova, Senior Research Associate, Federal Reserve Bank of St. Louis
Tim Slaper, Director of Economic Analysis, Indiana Business Research Center
Ed Young, Deputy Director, Tallahassee/Leon County Office of Economic Vitality (OEV)

The C2ER regional researchers' chapter — comprised of analysts working for metro area economic development organizations and chambers of commerce — examine challenges and opportunities focused on practitioners working for regional nonprofit organizations. This roundtable allows researchers working in small organizations to identify potential areas of collaboration and to share insights about data sources and tips for responding to business research requests.

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Workforce Development Researchers' Roundtable
Room: Mt. Wilson (3rd Floor)

Moderators:
Bill Anderson, Chief Economist, Research and Analysis Bureau, Nevada Department of Employment, Training, and Rehabilitation
Jason Palmer, Director, Michigan Bureau of Labor Market Information & Strategic Initiatives, LMI Institute Board Chair
Speakers:
Adam Lind, Research Economist, Washington Employment Security Department
Ofranama Biu, Senior Research Associate, New York City Labor Market Information Service
James Orr, Consultant, New York City Labor Market Information Service
Scott Powell, Research Director, Michigan Department of Technology, Management, and Budget
Henry Renski, Associate Professor, UMass Amherst

This session will explore hot topics and emerging research in labor market analysis. This roundtable provides workforce development research professionals an opportunity to interact with their colleagues from across the nation and to share data sources and best practices. Participants in this discussion will come from state LMI agencies, local workforce investment boards, community colleges, etc. — all dealing with challenges in defining talent needs.

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12:15 – 1:30 p.m.

Lunch on Your Own & Exhibitor Networking
Room: Colorado Foyer

1:30 – 2:00 p.m.

Introduction and Welcome Address
Room: Colorado Ballroom A/B

Welcome:
Deidre Myers, CCR, Principal, The Myers Group, LLC, C2ER Board Chair
Jason Palmer, Director, Michigan Bureau of Labor Market Information & Strategic Initiatives, LMI Institute Board Chair
Introduction:
Jeff Kraft, Director of Business Funding and Incentives, Colorado Department of Economic Development and International Trade
Speaker:
John Hickenlooper, Governor, Colorado

Gen Shift emphasizes the dramatic changes that a new generation of workers are bringing to the workplace. With Gen Y and millennial workers dominating the landscape, economic behaviors and labor market needs are changing dramatically. There is no better place to witness this shift than in Denver. We will provide an overview of these themes and what to look for in your own community from Colorado's experiences.

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2:00 – 2:45 p.m.

Economic Outlook Keynote
Room: Colorado Ballroom A/B

Introduction:
Patricia Silverstein, President, Development Research Partners
Speaker:
Richard Wobbekind, Executive Director of the Business Research Division and Senior Associate Dean for Academic Programs, University of Colorado Boulder

Years of recovery from the Great Recession have helped to bring our economy back, but some regions and groups are not benefiting. What has been happening economically, and how has this affected our political priorities? We'll explore where the economy is going and how that might affect your state or region.

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2:45 – 3:25 p.m.

Census Statistics Roundup
Room: Colorado Ballroom A/B

Introduction:
Patricia Silverstein, President, Development Research Partners
Speaker:
Ron Jarmin, Associate Director for Economic Programs, U.S. Census Bureau
Details
3:25 – 3:45 p.m.

Exhibitor & Networking Break
Room: Colorado Foyer

3:45 – 5:00 p.m.

Breakout Sessions:

  1. From Hi-Fi to Wi-Fi:
    Keeping the Cream, Creating the Crop
    Room: Mt. Columbia (3rd Floor)

    Moderator:
    Alan Spell, CCR, Economic & Workforce Research Manager, Missouri Economic Research and Information Center (MERIC)
    Panelists:
    Mary LeFebvre, Senior Research Scientist - Workforce Policy, ACT, Inc.
    Carrie Samson, Manager of Programs, U.S. Chamber of Commerce Foundation

    We don't have enough skilled workers — a common refrain across communities of all sizes.  Is your region losing the competition for talent?  Learn best practices to promote existing talent by leveraging local assets and to build the talent pipeline to increase the number of people walking in the door for hard to fill positions.

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  2. Beyond the "New" Economy:
    Monitoring Transformation
    Room: Mt. Oxford (3rd Floor)

    Moderator:
    Adrienne Johnston, Chief, Labor Market Information Bureau, Florida Department of Economic Opportunity
    Panelists:
    Brian Lewandowski, Associate Director, Business Research Division, Leeds School of Business, University of Colorado Boulder
    Troy Mix, Policy Scientist, University of Delaware
    Carol Rogers, Deputy Director and CIO, Indiana Business Research Center, Indiana University

    How do we help ensure that our communities have a strong foundation for current and future growth? What measures matter as the economy and the workforce shifts? This session will focus on different approaches to measuring success, ranging from economic diversity and resiliency to competitiveness.

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  3. Data, Data Everywhere:
    Big Data - Can You Dig It?
    Room: Torrey's Peak

    Moderator:
    Alexandra Hall, Director, Division of Labor Standards and Statistics, Colorado Department of Labor & Employment
    Panelists:
    Cliff Lipscomb, Vice Chairman and Co-Managing Director, Greenfield Advisors
    Daniel Querejazu, Economic and Technology Policy Analyst, SRI International
    Robert Sienkiewicz, Assistant Center Chief, U.S. Census Bureau

    Access to data is increasing. Big data, administrative data, and better data dissemination techniques — the sheer amount of data available can be overwhelming. This session will focus on ways to use emerging new tools to support economic and workforce development through data mining, analysis, and visualization to turn data into intelligence for decision makers.

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5:00 – 5:30 p.m.

Data, Data Everywhere:
Learning About Proprietary and Private Data Sources
Room: Torrey's Peak

Increasing Community Growth: Expand Development Opportunity with Data and Advanced Digital Tools
(Presented by StateBook International)

Data has the capacity to transform every community. With easier to access to data, communities can analyze it in ways never before possible to inform their economic development and growth, from workforce and supply chain management to business retention and expansion to attracting new companies and jobs from around the world. Data analysis has been called "the sexiest job of the 21st century." This session walks you through efficient ways to access and utilize data with advanced online tools to your community's advantage. Learn how to build a robust online presence, easily benchmark your community against your competition, integrate up-to-date and trusted data into marketing campaigns and efficiently apply for grants and respond to RFIs.

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5:45 – 6:30 p.m.

New Member/Attendee Board Meet & Greet
Room: Colorado Ballroom A/B

Moderator:
Melanie Moore, Senior Director of Business Intelligence, JAXUSA Partnership

New members and first time conference attendees get a chance to meet and chat informally with the Board

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6:30 – 8:00 p.m.

Welcome & Exhibitor Reception
Room: Colorado Foyer

Thursday, June 15, 2017 – Conference Activities
7:30 – 8:30 a.m.

Breakfast
Room: Colorado Foyer

8:30 – 9:20 a.m.

Keynote Presentation
Room: Colorado Ballroom A/B

Introduction:
George Harben, CEcD, CCR, Director, Existing Business, Prince William County Department of Economic Development
Speaker:
Eve Rips, Director of Regional Strategy, Young Invincibles

By 2020, nearly half of U.S. workers will be Millennials. Quick technological shifts may mean that the jobs of the future look very different from the jobs of today. How are generational shifts in work habits, training, and economic priorities affecting our economic and workforce development behaviors? How should we expect these changes to affect economic and workforce development strategies? This session will pull directly from national focus groups, roundtable discussions, and surveys with Millennial workers to provide data and concrete recommendations on engaging with Millennial employees and building forward-looking workplace systems and structures.

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9:30 – 10:45 a.m.

Breakout Sessions:

  1. From Hi-Fi to Wi-Fi:
    Identifying Opportunities to Overcome Economic Inequality
    Room: Mt. Oxford (3rd Floor)

    Moderator:
    Carolyn Mitchell, Director, Office of Workforce Information and Performance, Maryland Department of Labor Licensing and Regulation
    Panelists:
    Pamela Chan, Policy Director, Corporation for Enterprise Development
    Jennifer Newcomer, Director of Research, Shift Research Lab
    Daniel Sopdie, Senior Project Manager, University of Minnesota Office of University Economic Development

    The recent election highlighted new groups that are falling behind. What do we know about the working-class poor and other traditionally disadvantaged populations that could help better prepare the populations for rapid economic change?

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  2. Beyond the "New" Economy:
    Manufacturing: Reshoring and Restoring
    Room: Mt. Columbia (3rd Floor)

    Moderator:
    Jason Palmer, Director, Michigan Bureau of Labor Market Information & Strategic Initiatives, LMI Institute Board Chair
    Panelists:
    Vic Ahmed, Founder/CEO, Innovation Pavilion
    Tom Bugnitz, CEO, Manufacturer's Edge
    Joshua Eller, Economist, Manager Economic Analysis

    There may not exist another industry so inextricably tied to America's identity than manufacturing. The story of its departure, and rumors of its return are met with both great consternation and elation; but, what does a resurgent American manufacturing industry look like? This session will focus on the new look of U.S. manufacturing, and old obstacles that still lay ahead.

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  3. Data, Data Everywhere:
    Learning About Proprietary and Private Data Sources
    Room: Torrey's Peak

    1. 9:30 – 10:00 a.m.
      Engaging High School and College Students through Targeted Service Delivery Systems

      (Presented by Geographic Solutions Inc.)

      Panelists:
      Dan Cobus, Sales Manager - Education, Geographic Solutions Inc.
      Shannon Ramaeker, LMI Project Manager, Geographic Solutions Inc.

      This workshop focuses on how traditional and real-time labor market statistics can be combined with career assessments, career discovery tools, education opportunities, and available internship and job openings to assist students in planning their next step after graduation. Learn how the New Mexico Department of Workforce Solutions combined these tools to create a Student Career Solutions Portal, an interactive career and labor market exploration tool designed specifically for high school students and about Geographic Solutions new tools for colleges to help students land their first real job.

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    2. 10:15 – 10:45 a.m.
      What's in your labor market?

      (Presented by Chmura)

      Presenter:
      Kyle West, Managing Director of Sales, Chmura Economics & Analytics

      In this session, you will go on a journey with an economic developer who just received a call that a prospect will arrive for a tour of the region the next day. The session will demonstrate how the economic developer, along with community leaders, can be quickly and easily empowered with the right data to make the case for the local labor market to land the project.

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10:45 – 11:15 a.m.

Exhibitor & Networking Break
Room: Colorado Foyer

11:15 – 12:30 p.m.

Breakout Sessions:

  1. From Hi-Fi to Wi-Fi:
    Shifting Gears and Learning to Earn
    Room: Mt. Columbia (3rd Floor)

    Moderator:
    Laura Coleman, Statewide Director, California Centers of Excellence for Labor Market Research
    Panelists:
    Jenna Leventoff, Policy Analyst, Workforce Data Quality Campaign (WDQC)
    Aaron Moore, Colorado Manager, LinkedIn

    What are new research techniques being used to map career pathways and the role of credentials in worker success? What role are credentials playing in the preparing workers and which industries and occupations most rely on non-degree credentialing?

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  2. Beyond the "New" Economy:
    Measuring for Success
    Room: Mt. Oxford (3rd Floor)

    Moderator:
    George Harben, CEcD, CCR, Director, Existing Business, Prince William County Department of Economic Development
    Panelists:
    Ellen Harpel, President, Business Development Advisors
    Jeffrey van Hulten, Legislative and Planning Coordinator, Governor's Office of Economic Development, Utah
    Rachel Vilsack, Agency Performance Manager, Department of Employment and Economic Development, State of Minnesota

    State and local governments use business incentives to help support economic development. With the recent national attention, we want to know these investments work. What are learning about performance monitoring and measuring efforts and how are we ensuring that we have high quality data?

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  3. Data, Data Everywhere:
    Learning About Proprietary and Private Data Sources
    Room: Torrey's Peak

    1. 11:15 – 11:45 a.m.
      Harnessing Big Data and Machine Learning for Investment Attraction

      (Presented by Research On Investment (ROI))

      Panelists:
      Nadine Jeserich, Vice President, Analytics, ROI - Research on Investment
      Steven Jast, President, ROI - Research on Investment

      The challenge for economic development professionals is to find the right type of industries that create lasting jobs, contribute to established industries/clusters and help retain existing businesses. But with the amount of data tools and databases available, how can the process of industry and company targeting be made more effective and simpler at the same time? This session will explore how the ROI Gazelle platform and its proprietary company rating algorithms allows users to create highly targeted prospect lists and ultimately enhance lead conversion rates.

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    2. 12:00 – 12:30 p.m.
      The Winners and Losers in Talent Attraction and Retention

      (Presented by Emsi)

      Panelists:
      Adrienne Johnson, Director, Research, Greater Memphis Chamber
      Alivia Metts, Economist, Emsi

      How well is your community attracting and retaining skilled talent? In this session, Emsi will unveil new talent attraction research and explore a new data set that goes beyond SOC codes to show the skills and job titles in your workforce.

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12:30 – 1:50 p.m.

Recognition Awards & Keynote
Millennial Boom: Bridging the Divide with Other Generations
Room: Colorado Ballroom A/B

Introduction:
Adrienne Johnson, Director, Research, Greater Memphis Chamber
Panelists:
Kathleen Brenk, HR Strategist, CareerWise Colorado
Betsy Kippenhan, Vice President of Talent Management and Operations, Comcast

Millennials are the largest generation in the current workforce. What does this mean about the way we work together and how do we best balance our generational differences in the workplace?

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2:00 – 5:00 p.m.

Transformation Tours (Off-Site)

Visit different parts of Denver and learn how economic and workforce development efforts are transforming the character of a city that one relied on fossil fuels but now relies on the energy of its people to drive growth. RSVP to Amanda Holmes at aholmes@crec.net.
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  1. The LoDo/Union Station Walking Tour
    RSVP for this tour here.

    The historic Denver Union Station re-opened in 2014 as a modern transportation hub after a $500 million transformation through a unique public-private partnership. It has spurred unprecedented private development on the parcels adjacent to the historic station, and almost all development is already completed or nearing completion. This tour will cover the history of the station, details of the renovation project, and highlights of private development projects. The tour will also include a brief walk highlighting the historic Lower Downtown (LoDo) neighborhood.

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  2. The Commons on Champa Walking Tour
    RSVP for this tour here.

    "The Commons on Champa is about turning our entrepreneurs' ideas into successful startups" - Denver Mayor Michael B. Hancock

    The Commons is Downtown Denver's public park for entrepreneurship. Anyone who wants to start a business can access support and services at this center. This tour will begin with a presentation at The Commons highlighting innovation and collaboration, and will be followed by a walking tour of the unique Auraira Campus in Downtown Denver. Auraria is a higher-education community which is home to three distinct academic institutions – University of Colorado Denver, Metropolitan State University of Denver, and the Community College of Denver.

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  3. Economic Development and Innovation Bus/Walking Tour
    RSVP for this tour here.

    This tour will visit the Fitzsimons Innovation Campus and the University of Colorado Anschutz Medical Campus. Guests will see how the 150+ acre Fitzsimons Innovation campus is enhancing life science R&D from the newer small companies to those leading the industry. The next stop will be at the UC Anschutz Medical Campus where you will see examples of the healthcare industry’s impact on the workforce and its effects for the future.

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  4. Galvanize/RiNo Workforce Development Bus/Walking Tour
    RSVP for this tour here.

    This tour will showcase Galvanize Denver. This is a "network of urban campuses where students and entrepreneurs can access the skills, knowledge and network they need to level up and make an impact."

    From there the tour will stop at the River North (RiNo) District. This is the place "where art is made!" Here you will see how this once industrial part of Denver has transformed itself into a thriving creative are for artists, designers, and more. If time the tour will also stop at one of the local RiNo breweries!

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Friday, June 16, 2017 – Conference Activities
7:30 – 8:30 a.m.

Breakfast
Room: Colorado Foyer

8:00 – 8:40 a.m.

Breakfast: C2ER Membership Business Meeting
Room: Colorado Ballroom A/B

Moderator:
Deidre Myers, CCR, Principal, The Myers Group, LLC, C2ER Board Chair
Details
8:40 – 9:10 a.m.

'Future-preneurs'
Room: Colorado Ballroom A/B

Moderator:
Drew Conrad, CEcD, CCR, Director - Institute for Decision Making, Special Projects Manager - Business & Community Services, University of Northern Iowa
Presenters:
Tessa Conroy, Assistant Professor and Economic Development Specialist, University of Wisconsin-Madison/Extension
Stephan Weiler, Director, Regional Economic Development Institute (REDI), Colorado State University
Presenter:
Scott Miller, General Manager, Galvanize Denver
Presenter:
Stephanie McGarrah, Vice President of Public Policy, NC Hospital Association
Presenter:
Dawit Mengesha, Founder, Precision Clinical Laboratory

While the future of entrepreneurship is uncertain, it is certain that the face of entrepreneurship is changing. These short presentations will touch on several key issues that are influencing how entrepreneurship will impact the future of work and the workforce. Peer-to-peer learning discussions will follow at 9:15 - 10:30 am.

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  1. The Gig & Sharing Economies

    Presenters:
    Tessa Conroy, Assistant Professor and Economic Development Specialist, University of Wisconsin-Madison/Extension
    Stephan Weiler, Director, Regional Economic Development Institute (REDI), Colorado State University
    Details
  2. Changes in Workspace
    The role of entrepreneurship on places of work

    Presenter:
    Scott Miller, General Manager, Galvanize Denver
    Details
  3. The Changing Business Model for Healthcare: The Impact on Workforce
    The next revolution in healthcare will require an update to how we regard the skills and knowledge required by the next generation of healthcare workers and what it means for the independent worker.

    Presenter:
    Stephanie McGarrah, Vice President of Public Policy, NC Hospital Association
    Details
  4. Immigrant Entrepreneurs
    Understanding the role of immigrant entrepreneurs

    Presenter:
    Dawit Mengesha, Founder, Precision Clinical Laboratory
    Details
9:15 – 10:30 a.m.

Breakout Sessions:

Building from the "Future-preneurs" presentations, participants will break into work groups to conduct a deeper dive and share lessons and issues during these facilitated discussion sessions.
Details
  1. Future-preneurs Roundtable 1:
    Gig & Sharing Economies
    Room: Colorado Ballroom A/B

    Facilitators:
    Tessa Conroy, Assistant Professor and Economic Development Specialist, University of Wisconsin-Madison/Extension
    Stephan Weiler, Director, Regional Economic Development Institute (REDI), Colorado State University
    Moderator:
    Robert Sharak, Senior Business Development Manager, City of Norfolk, Development Department
    Details
  2. Future-preneurs Roundtable 2:
    Changes in Workspace
    Room: Colorado Ballroom A/B

    Facilitator:
    Scott Miller, General Manager, Galvanize Denver
    Moderator:
    Dani Barger, Interactive Media Specialist, Metro Denver
    Details
  3. Future-preneurs Roundtable 3:
    Healthcare Tomorrow
    Room: Mt. Oxford (3rd Floor)

    Facilitator:
    Stephanie McGarrah, Vice President of Public Policy, NC Hospital Association
    Moderator:
    Carol Rogers, Deputy Director and CIO, Indiana Business Research Center, Indiana University
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  4. Future-preneurs Roundtable 4:
    Immigrant Entrepreneurs
    Room: Mt. Columbia (3rd Floor)

    Facilitator:
    Dawit Mengesha, Founder, Precision Clinical Laboratory
    Moderator:
    Bob Ball, Director of Economic Research, Tulsa Regional Chamber
    Details
  5. Data, Data Everywhere Roundtable:
    Emerging Data Tools
    Room: Torrey's Peak

    Moderator:
    Jim Futrell, CCR, VP Market Research, Pittsburgh Regional Alliance
    This will be a facilitated discussion of new data tools.
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10:30 – 11:00 a.m.

Exhibitor & Networking Break
Room: Colorado Foyer

11:00 – 12:15 p.m.

Federal Statistics Roundup
Room: Colorado Ballroom A/B

Moderator:
Jennifer Zeller, CCR, Manager, Engineering, Research & Creative Services, Georgia Power Company
Panelists:
Brian Moyer, Director, Bureau of Economic Analysis
Michael Horrigan, Associate Commissioner, Office of Employment and Unemployment Statistics (OEUS), Bureau of Labor Statistics
Details
12:15 p.m.

Conference Adjourns