Welcome to the professional development event of the year for economic and workforce development researchers!

The C2ER 63rd Annual Conference/LMI Institute Annual Forum will be held both in-person and virtually June 13-15, 2023 in Detroit, MI.  The theme this year is Creative Solutions for Transformational Change.

The hotel room block is limited and ends on May 18, 2023 or once the block has filled.
A limited number of per diem rate rooms are available.
Contact Spencer Abrams ( for more information.

Take advantage of discounted member registration rates by becoming a C2ER Member! Learn more here.

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C2ER Members with 30% registration discount

Conference Registration $ 783.30


C2ER Members with 20% registration discount

Conference Registration $ 895.20



Conference Registration $ 1,119.00



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No refunds will be made unless confirmed before the close of business on Wednesday, May 31, 2023. There will be a $150 processing fee for all cancellations after May 31, 2023, but substitute registrations will be accepted. No partial refunds will be given for unattended sessions.