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2019 Workforce Summit & UI Directors' Conference

The 2019 Workforce Summit & UI Directors' Conference will be held September 10-12, 2019 at the Boston Park Plaza Hotel in Boston, Massachusetts.

Pre-Conference Committee Meetings 

There will be a series of policy committees meeting prior to the conference:

Pre-Conference Technology Workshop

There will be a Technology Workshop prior to the conference on Tuesday, September 10, 8:30 am - 12:00 pm (noon).

The Pre-Conference Technology Workshop will take a deep dive into many of the technology challenges and opportunities that State Workforce Agencies are facing on a daily basis. Chief Information Officers, Technology Directors, and all other staff with an interest in how technology supports Workforce and Unemployment Insurance programs are invited to attend. The workshops are currently being finalized but we know these sessions will be a great value to you and your staff.

Preliminary topics include:
  • Data Sharing
  • Security
  • UI and Workforce Modernization
  • Successful Products, and more

Workforce Summit & UI Directors' Conference

The conference will begin at 1:15 pm on Tuesday, September 10 and end at 12:00 pm (noon) on Thursday, September 12. There will be many expert speakers and workshops on the following topics:

  • Workforce Development
  • Unemployment Insurance
  • Labor Market Information
  • Technology
  • Communications
  • Legal Issues

Post-Conference Committee Meetings

There will be policy committee meetings taking place following the conference:

To register for any of these meetings, please click the "REGISTER" tab and choose which meetings you plan to attend.

 

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Last year over 500 attendees converged on Birmingham for the first-ever Workforce Summit & UI Directors' Conference. The 2019 Summit promises to be even larger and more robust. Don't miss it!

See Last Year's Highlights Video:

Click the (PLAY) button above to watch the highlights video.

2019 Workforce Summit & UI Directors' Conference Schedule

The daily schedule of the conference is below. View the full pdf agenda.
To view presentations, click on the presenter's time block below.

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Committee Meetings

Registration

Register here for the Workforce Summit | UI Directors’ Conference and other NASWA policy committee meetings.

MEMBER REGISTRATION (state agency personnel)

  • Early-Bird Registration: $450 through Wednesday, July 24, 2019
  • Regular Registration: $500beginning Thursday, July 25, 2019
 

     PRE-CONFERENCE TECHNOLOGY WORKSHOP

 

     POLICY COMMITTEE MEETINGS:

      Please note there are NO additional costs for NASWA Committee Meetings below, but registration is required.
        Important: Please add committee meetings to your conference registration when you register below.
  • Board of Directors Meeting: Monday, Sept. 9 – Tuesday, Sept. 10
  • Communications Committee Meeting: Monday, Sept. 9 – Tuesday, Sept. 10
  • Technology Committee Meeting, Monday: Sept. 9 – Tuesday, Sept, 10
  • Employment & Training Committee Meeting: Tuesday, Sept. 10
  • Workforce & Labor Market Information Committee Meeting: Tuesday, Sept. 10
  • Unemployment Insurance Committee Meeting: Tuesday, Sept. 10
  • Equal Opportunity Committee Meeting: Thursday, Sept. 12 - Friday, Sept.13
  • SIDES Operations Committee Meeting: Thursday, Sept. 12 – Friday, Sept. 13
  • Unemployment Insurance Integrity Center Steering Committee Meeting: Thursday, Sept. 12 – Friday, Sept. 13
 

NON-MEMBER REGISTRATION (NON-state agency personnel)

  • Early Bird Registration:$650 through Wednesday, July 24, 2019
  • Regular Non-Member Registration: $700 beginning Thursday, July 25, 2019

 

GUEST REGISTRATION 

Members and Non-members are allowed to bring guests to the evening receptions. Guests must be registered to attend the evening receptions. Registration costs are listed below. 

  • Guest Registration to attend the Welcome Reception: $50
  • Guest Registration to attend the Evening Networking Reception at Fenway Park: $50
 


  REGISTER

 

Visit My Registration to see, view, or update your existing registration.
           NOTE: Please use your Confirmation Number from your “Registration Confirmation” email (sent from NASWA Events) to access your Registration.

 

Payment Options

You may pay by credit card, purchase order, or check, payable to the National Association of State Workforce Agencies. If you are paying by check or PO, please send payment to NASWA at 444 North Capitol Street, NW; Suite 300; Washington, DC 20001. Please identify the meeting you are attending.
If you need to change your method of payment at any time, please email NASWA-Meetings@naswa.org and identify the meeting you are attending.
NASWA's Federal Tax ID number is 52-0978073.

 

Cancellations and Refunds

Registrants who cancel or do not send a replacement will be billed the applicable registration fee: Ten (10%) percent of the registration cost or $50; whichever is greater, will be charged as a processing fee for cancellations/refunds requested on or before 14 days prior to the start of the event. No refunds will be made for cancellation requests received after 14 days prior to the start of the event.

 

Travel Information

The Conference Hotel and Overflow Hotels now only have very limited availability.

 

CONFERENCE HOTEL

Boston Park Plaza
50 Park Plaza at Arlington Street
Boston, MA 02116

 

This hotel ONLY has AVAILABILITY for Sunday (Sept 8), Monday (Sept 9), and Tuesday (Sept 10) nights.

It is SOLD OUT for WEDNESDAY NIGHT (Sept 11) & THURSDAY NIGHT (Sept 12)


 

NASWA and the MassHire Department of Career Services are pleased to be hosting the 2019 Workforce Summit | UI Directors’ Conference at the Park Plaza Hotel.

 

A block of rooms has been reserved for your convenience. The discounted NASWA group rate is $273, plus applicable tax.
Deadline for reservations is Monday, August 12, 2019 at 5:00 p.m. (ET)

Note: You will see a $22/night Facilities Fee on your reservation statement - but this will be waived upon final payment.

Reserve Your Room (Park Plaza)

 


OVERFLOW HOTELS:

 
The Revere Hotel
200 Stuart Street
Boston, MA 02116

A block of rooms has been reserved at the discounted NASWA group rate of $299/night, plus applicable tax.

Deadline for reservations is Monday, August 12, 2019 at 5:00 p.m. (ET)

 


This HOTEL IS AVAILABLE for Tuesday (Sept 10) night and Thursday (Sept 12) night.

It is SOLD OUT Monday (Sept 9) and Wednesday (Sept 11) nights.


 

Reserve Your Room

 

3 min walk from Revere Hotel to Park Plaza Hotel (conference hotel)

Revere Hotel

The Taj Boston
15 Arlington Street
Boston, MA 02116

A block of rooms has been reserved at the discounted NASWA rate of $299/night, plus applicable tax. You can reserve your room using the link below or by phone, 1-877-482-5267, and reference the 2019 Workforce Summit Room Block, Mon – Fri 8:30am – 7:00pm and Sat 9:00am – 5:30pm ET.

Deadline for reservations is Thursday, August 29, 2019 at 5:00 p.m. (ET)


This hotel is SOLD OUT. 

4 min walk from Taj Hotel to Park Plaza Hotel (conference hotel)

Taj Hotel

 

Plan Your Visit

Sponsorship Opportunities

There are many exciting ways for you to participate in this year's Workforce Summit and UI Director's Conference and engage with NASWA members. Please see the prospectus below for sponsorship opportunities and click the button to sign up as a sponsor. Send your questions to NASWA-Meetings@naswa.org.

Conference Attendance Registration:

  • Staff from your organization attending the conference should register as "Non-Members" by going to the "Registration" tab above.
  • After completing the sponsor registration, you must still register to attend the conference. The conference registration is a separate, standalone registration from the sponsor registration.             
    • If you signed up for a sponsorship level that includes complimentary attendee registration(s), you will receive a complimentary registration code for the number of free registrations available to your Sponsorship Level. The code will be sent to the individual purchasing the sponsorship. 

Deadlines:

  • Company description, logo, and website URL should be submitted during registration or sent to NASWA-Meetings@naswa.org as soon as possible.
  • Program ad content should be submitted as soon as possible to NASWA-Meetings@naswa.org (Diamond, Platinum, Gold, and Silver levels only) The deadline for submitting program ads is Monday, August 19, 2019. View Sponsor Ad Specs
  • Payment is due no later than four (4) weeks prior to the event, August 13, 2019. If payment is not received by four (4) weeks prior to the event any signed sponsorship agreements are null and void.
  • Conference bags, sponsored lanyards, and any company-branded materials to be included in the registration packet items should reach the hotel by September 6, 2019. View Shipping Instructions

Sponsor Levels Availability:

  • Diamond Level Sponsor: $30,000 | SOLD OUT
  • Platinum Level Sponsors: $17,750 | SOLD OUT
  • Gold Level Sponsors: $10,000 | 3 Available
  • Silver Level Sponsors: $6,500 | SOLD OUT
  • Bronze Level Sponsors: $3,500 (Note: This sponsorship level does not include an Exhibit Table - see A la Carte options below)

Contributor Level:

Contributor level is available to groups who choose not to be a Sponsor but instead choose to purchase an Exhibit Table only. This option is available only while space is available.
  • Contributor Level Exhibit Table (one 6' table) $2,500 | Available 
    • NOTE: This cost is for the exhibit table ONLY. Individuals working at the exhibit table will also need to register for the conference as a "Non-member." This is a separate registration from the exhibit table registration. 

A la Carte Items:  

  • Exhibit Table - (one 6' exhibit table)
    • Bronze Sponsor: $1,000
  • *Hotel Key Cards - $4,000
  • *Photo Booth Sponsorship - $4,500
*Price listed is for sponsorship only. Purchase of item(s) is sponsor responsibility. All items subject to availability at the time of the request.

 

REGISTER

 

Prospectus:

Workforce Summit Sponsorship Opportunities

Conference FAQs

How do I cancel my registration?

In the Registration Confirmation email you received from NASWA Meetings after registering for the conference, click "Event Summary" then click the "Unregister" button. Follow the instructions to finalize the cancellation of your registration. 

If you do not have your confirmation email, please contact NASWA-Meetings@naswa.org to request a duplicate.

How do I transfer my registration to someone else?

In the Registration Confirmation email you received from NASWA Meetings after registering for the conference, click "Event Summary" then click the "Substitute Registration" button and follow the instructions to substitute an attendee. 

If you do not have your Registration Confirmation email, please contact NASWA-Meetings@naswa.org to request a duplicate.

I have a dietary restriction. How can I inform NASWA of this?

You may indicate dietary restrictions during the conference registration process. Before the event, a NASWA representative may contact you if more information is needed to process your dietary restriction request.

I require accessibility accommodations. How can I inform NASWA?

You may indicate accessibility accommodation needs during the conference registration process. Before the event, a NASWA representative may contact you if more information is needed to process your accessibility accommodation needs.

How can I download a copy of my registration invoice/receipt?

In the Registration Confirmation email you received from NASWA Meetings after registering for the conference, click "Registration Invoice" to download your invoice/receipt. 

If you do not have your confirmation email, please contact NASWA-Meetings@naswa.org to request a duplicate.

I have a question about a NASWA event. How do I contact NASWA?

If you have a question about a specific NASWA meeting or event, please contact NASWA-Meetings@naswa.org.

What is the conference dress code?

All NASWA conferences require business casual attire.

What are the cancellation and refund policies?

Registrants who cancel or do not send a replacement will be billed the applicable registration fee: Ten (10%) percent of the registration cost or $50; whichever is greater, will be charged as a processing fee for cancellations/refunds requested on or before 14 days before the start of the first meeting. No refunds will be made for cancellation requests received after 14 days before the start of the first meeting.

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