2016 Best Practices Conference

May 18-20, 2016

Crowne Plaza Downtown Columbus, Ohio

Online Registration is now closed!  Registration after May 10th will be on-site only (on-site registration will be open Wednesday, May 18th beginning at 11:30 a.m. and will be located in the Muirfield Ballroom Foyer at the Crowne Plaza).  Thank you!

On-site Registration Form

Join the Mid-America Economic Development Council and the Ohio Workforce Coalition as these two organizations partner to provide insight from industry thought leaders about workforce challenges and opportunities that affect economic development across the Midwest and the nation.  Presenters at the 2016 Best Practices Conference will  address a number of relevant topics, including workforce development, talent acquisition and workforce retention.  We look forward to seeing you in Ohio’s capital city, the fastest growing in the Midwest.  Space is limited, so register today!

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For the full schedule and information, click here.

  2016 Best Practices Conference Speaker Biographies:

 Erick Ajax  Dessa Augsburger  Ryan Burgess
 Evelyn Burnett  Kayla Dietzmann
 Dwight Dinsmore
 Dan Draper  Dean Dziedzic  Kyle Fee
 Cheryl Hay  Courtney Hodapp  Tina Hoffman
 Janice Karcher  Jessie Leslie  Kenny McDonald
 Scot McLemore  Brandon Morgan  Laura Morris
 Debbi Perkul  Liliane Pin  Mark Popovich
 Jill Rizika  Tim Rogers  Janice Urbanik
 Ian Vincent
 Bryan Wilson  

2016 Best Practices Conference Speaker Presentations:

 Workforce Policy:  Federal & State Opportunities - Bryan Wilson

Manufacturing Partnerships In Louisville, KY - Cindy Read

Highly Effective Models of Employer Engagement - Debbie Perkul & Jill Rizika

GE Appliances Workforce Development Journey - Laura Morris

Making Connections:  Addressing Employment Needs through Sector Partnerships - Kyle Fee

The eHarmony of Job Sites:  A Collaborative Match Making Approach to Serving Regional Workforce Needs - Kayla Dietzmann & Ian Vincent

Honda's Technical Workforce Development Initiative - Scot McLemore

The Direct Approach to Building Tomorrow's Workforce - Tim Rogers & Dan Draper

Improving Economic Development through Youth Education and Employment - Janice Karcher & Rhetta Hunyady

Innovative Approaches to Solving Today's Workforce Challenges - Dean Dziedzic

Innovative Approaches to Solving Today's Workforce Challenges- Tina Hoffman

Innovative Approaches to Solving Today's Workforce Challenges - Liliane Pin

Does "Job Quality" Matter In Economic Development - Mark Popovich

Ohio's Solutions to Workforce Challenges - Cheryl Hay & Ryan Burgess

Crowne Plaza Columbus Downtown
33 East Nationwide Blvd.
Columbus, OH  43215

To reserve your hotel room:

You may reserve your hotel room through May 1st for the 2016 Best Practices Conference.  You may call the Crowne Plaza at 800-338-4462 and ask for the Mid America Economic Development Council room block to receive the discounted rate of $159 per night (single or double suite).  Reservations are available for the nights of May 17th through 19th.   (Although the deadline has passed, rooms may still be available.)

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Mid America Economic Development Council
17 South High Street, Suite 200
Columbus, OH 43215
Phone: (866) 439-9172
Fax: (614) 221-1989

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