(When) Will the Economy Pickup? and Other Insights Focus of Future of Jobs Summit in Fort Collins

Jul 16, 2013 | Chamber News

Join the Fort Collins Area Chamber to gain insight into local and state employment trends, national economic predictions and more at the Future of Jobs event.

The Chamber has announced the speakers for the 2013 Future of Jobs event. The program will run from 7:15 a.m. to 11:00 a.m. at the Hilton Fort Collins, 425 West Prospect Road, on Wednesday, July 31.

The agenda for the day is as follows:

7:15 a.m. Registration and breakfast

7:45 a.m. Welcome

8:00 a.m. Technology Job Trends in Northern Colorado
Presented by:
Colorado State University Regional Economist Martin Shields

8:40 a.m. Share Your Thoughts

8:45 a.m. Economic Development: Ignite Style!
Presented by:
City of Fort Collins Economic Health Director Josh Birks
Northern Colorado Economic Development Corporation CEO Walt Elish

8:55 a.m. Aging and the Labor Force in Colorado and Larimer County
Presented by:
Projections Demographer at Colorado Department of Local Affairs Cindy DeGroen

9:30 a.m. Share Your Thoughts

9:35 a.m. Economic Development: Ignite Style!
Presented by:
Larimer County Workforce Economic Development Manager Jacob Castillo
Larimer County Workforce Investment Board Member Jerry Thurber

9:45 a.m. Success Snapshot: Woodward

10:00 a.m. (When) Will the Economy Pickup?
Presented by:
US Chamber Deputy Economist JD Foster

10:45 a.m. Share Your Thoughts

10:50 a.m. Economic Development: Ignite Style!
Presented by:
Rocky Mountain Innosphere Director of Communications Emily Wilson
Fort Collins Area Chamber President & CEO David May

11:00 a.m. Adjourn

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About 200 business professionals and community leaders are expected at the interactive Future of Jobs event that will also feature the opportunity for attendees to weigh in on current issues and trends. Individual ticket prices are $40 per person for Chamber members and $50 per person for non-members. A table of 10 people is $350. Registration is available at (970) 482-3746 or online at www.FortCollinsChamber.com and closes July 25 at 5:00 p.m.

Key sponsors for the event are: Ed Carroll Motor Company, Columbine Health Systems and A Strategic Advantage. Event Partners are: AlphaGraphics, SignARama and The Marketing Department with Supporting Sponsors: Downtown Business Association, the North Fort Collins Business Association, the South Fort Collins Business Association, the Fort Collins Board of Realtors and the Northern Colorado Commercial Association of Realtors.