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2019 Workforce Summit & UI Directors' Conference

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The 2019 Workforce Summit & UI Directors' Conference was held September 10-12, 2019 at the Boston Park Plaza Hotel in Boston, Massachusetts. There were around 600 attendees at the Summit, with 47 states attending. There were over 60 public and private partner organizations participating and attending. 

 

2019 Workforce Summit & UI Directors' Conference Schedule

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2019 Workforce Summit & UI Directors' Conference Presentations

Tuesday, September 10, 2019

2019 Significant New Cases

Session: Case Law Updates and Emerging Legal Issues | Tuesday September 10, 2019 | 9:40 AM
Presenter(s):
  • Milwee, Mike - Attorney (Retired)

The Job Board Revolution - The Role of Technology in Labor Exchange

Session: The Job Board Revolution: The Role of Technology in Labor Exchange | Tuesday September 10, 2019 | 9:40 AM
Presenter(s):
  • Bycer, Efrem - LinkedIn Corporation
  • Northcott, Emma - National Association of State Workforce Agencies
  • Offord, Shannon - DirectEmployers Association

iUS Consortium

Session: Uniting Systems Through Microservices: Using Microservices to Share Components Across States and Systems | Tuesday September 10, 2019 | 9:40 AM
Presenter(s):
  • Allen, Joel - Idaho Department of Labor
  • Mayfield, Mark - Idaho Department of Labor

Microservices and Containers and Use in WF Domain

Session: Uniting Systems Through Microservices: Using Microservices to Share Components Across States and Systems | Tuesday September 10, 2019 | 9:40 AM
Presenter(s):
  • Ansaldi, Lou - National Association of State Workforce Agencies

2030: The Workplace Revolution

Session: Opening Ceremonies - Keynote by Josh Davies - 2030: The Workforce Revolution | Tuesday September 10, 2019 | 2:00 PM
Presenter(s):
  • Davies, Josh - The Center for Work Ethic Developmen

Multi-State Longitudinal Data Exchange

Session: Opening Plenary - Panel - Breaking New Ground: Data Sharing, Data Analytics, and Program Evaluation in the States | Tuesday September 10, 2019 | 3:30 PM
Presenter(s):
  • Leibrandt, Sarah - Western Interstate Commission for Higher Education

Strategic Federal Statistical Data Activities

Session: Opening Plenary - Panel - Breaking New Ground: Data Sharing, Data Analytics, and Program Evaluation in the States | Tuesday September 10, 2019 | 3:30 PM
Presenter(s):
  • Potok, Nancy - Office of Management and Budget

What to Do When Machines Do Everything

Session: Opening Plenary - Speaker, Benjamin Pring - What to do when Machines Do Everything | Tuesday September 10, 2019 | 4:15 PM
Presenter(s):
  • Pring, Benjamin - Cognizant Center for the Future of Work

Wednesday, September 11, 2019

Data Sharing for Effective Audits

Session: Boston UI Tax Tea Party: Promising Practices in UI Tax | Wednesday September 11, 2019 | 8:00 AM
Presenter(s):
  • A. Konicki, James - New York State Department of Labor

Maximizing Your Audit Program

Session: Boston UI Tax Tea Party: Promising Practices in UI Tax | Wednesday September 11, 2019 | 8:00 AM
Presenter(s):
  • Knudson, Justin - Iowa Workforce Development

Michigan - Let's Get Going

Session: United We Stand: Communications and LMI Shops Partner for Success | Wednesday September 11, 2019 | 8:00 AM
Presenter(s):
  • Barrus, Hailey - Michigan Department of Technology, Management and Budget

SARS - First Home with Application Integration

Session: A Home Run by the Suspicious Actor Repository (SAR) with their Application Integration, and Preparing for “The Green Monster” of the Recession | Wednesday September 11, 2019 | 9:30 AM
Presenter(s):
  • Amoakuh, Houda - Massachusetts Department of Unemployment Assistance

The Big Green Monster of the Recession and Getting Prepared

Session: A Home Run by the Suspicious Actor Repository (SAR) with their Application Integration, and Preparing for “The Green Monster” of the Recession | Wednesday September 11, 2019 | 9:30 AM
Presenter(s):
  • Ferent, Chrsitine - Massachusetts Department of Unemployment Assistance

Demand Driven Programs

Session: Battle Secrets of a 400-Year Old Business | Wednesday September 11, 2019 | 9:30 AM
Presenter(s):
  • Rowland, Theresa - Commonwealth Corporation

Ziljadin - Revolutionizing our Workforce

Session: Battle Secrets of a 400-Year Old Business | Wednesday September 11, 2019 | 9:30 AM
Presenter(s):
  • Zildjian,, Debbie - Zildjian Company
  • Zildjian MacPherson, Cady - Zildjian Company

Tackling the Cliff Effect

Session: Conquer the “Benefits Cliff” and Support Working Families | Wednesday September 11, 2019 | 9:30 AM
Presenter(s):
  • Kershaw, Amy - Massachusetts Executive Office of Labor and Workforce Development

The Benefits Cliff in Minnesota

Session: Conquer the “Benefits Cliff” and Support Working Families | Wednesday September 11, 2019 | 9:30 AM
Presenter(s):
  • Buck, Jacqueline - Minnesota Department of Employment and Economic Development

Paid Family and Medical Leave

Session: Misclassification and Paid Family Medical Leave from a Legal Viewpoint | Wednesday September 11, 2019 | 9:30 AM
Presenter(s):
  • Doheny, Michael - Massachusetts Executive Office of Labor and Workforce Development

Worker Classification

Session: Misclassification and Paid Family Medical Leave from a Legal Viewpoint | Wednesday September 11, 2019 | 9:30 AM
Presenter(s):
  • Rubsam, Andrew - Wisconsin Department of Workforce Development

South Carolina's Economic Task Force

Session: One if by Land, Two if by Sea: Planning for Economic Cycles | Wednesday September 11, 2019 | 9:30 AM
Presenter(s):
  • Von Nessen, Erica - South Carolina Department of Employment and Workforce

Washington - Planning for Economic Cycles

Session: One if by Land, Two if by Sea: Planning for Economic Cycles | Wednesday September 11, 2019 | 9:30 AM
Presenter(s):
  • Ross, Steven -
  • Zeitlin, Dan - Oregon Employment Department

Career Launch SD

Session: So, You Say You Want a Revolution: Inspiring New Practices to Engage Youth | Wednesday September 11, 2019 | 9:30 AM
Presenter(s):
  • Dovre, Dawn - South Dakota Department of Labor and Regulation

Youth Engagement Strategies in Texas

Session: So, You Say You Want a Revolution: Inspiring New Practices to Engage Youth | Wednesday September 11, 2019 | 9:30 AM
Presenter(s):
  • Vaden, Jason - Texas Workforce Commission

Inspiring Change - Rhode Island

Session: Throw Your Own Tea Party: Inspire Change! Promising Practices in UI Operations | Wednesday September 11, 2019 | 9:30 AM
Presenter(s):
  • Bogan, Dyana - Rhode Island Department of Labor and Training

OptimizeDLR InspireChange

Session: Throw Your Own Tea Party: Inspire Change! Promising Practices in UI Operations | Wednesday September 11, 2019 | 9:30 AM
Presenter(s):
  • Heier, Paulinr - South Dakota Department of Labor and Regulation

Washington State - Service Levels Improvements -

Session: Throw Your Own Tea Party: Inspire Change! Promising Practices in UI Operations | Wednesday September 11, 2019 | 9:30 AM
Presenter(s):
  • Ruggles, Steve - Washington State Employment Security Department

Crisis Communications - Alabama

Session: Battling Disaster with Strategic Communications | Wednesday September 11, 2019 | 11:00 AM
Presenter(s):
  • Hutchison, Tara - Alabama Department of Labor

The Perfect Storm - Crisis Management

Session: Battling Disaster with Strategic Communications | Wednesday September 11, 2019 | 11:00 AM
Presenter(s):
  • Keith, M. Antwon - North Carolina Department of Commerce - Division of Employment Security

When Disasters Become Second Nature

Session: Battling Disaster with Strategic Communications | Wednesday September 11, 2019 | 11:00 AM
Presenter(s):
  • Dejoie, Ava - Louisiana Workforce Commission

Missouri Re-entry Workforce Programs

Session: Life, Liberty, and the Pursuit of Prisoner Reentry Reform | Wednesday September 11, 2019 | 11:00 AM
Presenter(s):
  • Wright, Yvonne - Missouri Department of Higher Education & Workforce Development

Ohio Reentry Strategies for Restored Citizens

Session: Life, Liberty, and the Pursuit of Prisoner Reentry Reform | Wednesday September 11, 2019 | 11:00 AM
Presenter(s):
  • Weber, John - Ohio Department of Job & Family Services
  • Patt-McDaniel, Lisa - Workforce Development Board of Central Ohio

Motivating the Troops - Staff Retention

Session: Motivating the Troops: Promising Practices for Retaining and Upskilling Staff | Wednesday September 11, 2019 | 11:00 AM
Presenter(s):
  • Burt, Kevin - Utah Department of Workforce Services

Motivating the Troops in Colorado

Session: Motivating the Troops: Promising Practices for Retaining and Upskilling Staff | Wednesday September 11, 2019 | 11:00 AM
Presenter(s):
  • Howard, Kierston - Colorado Department of Labor & Employment

Copper River Seafoods Award Nomination Video

Session: Salute to the Leadership Luncheon & Workforce Innovation Awards with U.S. Department Of Labor UI State Performance Excellence Awards | Wednesday September 11, 2019 | 12:10 PM

Cambria Relocation

Session: Be a Revolutionist: Breaking Ground on Expanding Access to the American Job Centers | Wednesday September 11, 2019 | 2:05 PM
Presenter(s):
  • Dick, Jeff - Pennsylvania Department of Labor & Industry

Expanding Job Center Access

Session: Be a Revolutionist: Breaking Ground on Expanding Access to the American Job Centers | Wednesday September 11, 2019 | 2:05 PM
Presenter(s):
  • Smith, Danielle - Missouri Department of Higher Education & Workforce Development

Evidence & Evaluations in the New RESEA Program

Session: Create Your Own Freedom Trail: Inspiring Changes in RESEA! | Wednesday September 11, 2019 | 2:05 PM
Presenter(s):
  • Gilbert, Gay - USDOL Office of Unemployment Insurance, Employment and Training Administration (ETA)

Inspiring Changes in RESEA

Session: Create Your Own Freedom Trail: Inspiring Changes in RESEA! | Wednesday September 11, 2019 | 2:05 PM
Presenter(s):
  • Petow, Ken - Connecticut Department of Labor

RESEA - New Hampshire

Session: Create Your Own Freedom Trail: Inspiring Changes in RESEA! | Wednesday September 11, 2019 | 2:05 PM
Presenter(s):
  • Szacik, Pamela -

Washington State’s RESEA Program

Session: Create Your Own Freedom Trail: Inspiring Changes in RESEA! | Wednesday September 11, 2019 | 2:05 PM
Presenter(s):
  • Ruggles, Steve - Washington State Employment Security Department
  • Schulte, Michael - Washington State Employment Security Department

Maine's UI Modernization Project

Session: Declaring Independence: Battle Stories of States Modernizing UI and Workforce IT Systems | Wednesday September 11, 2019 | 2:05 PM
Presenter(s):
  • O'Brien, Patricia - Maine Department of Labor

Missouri UInteract

Session: Declaring Independence: Battle Stories of States Modernizing UI and Workforce IT Systems | Wednesday September 11, 2019 | 2:05 PM
Presenter(s):
  • Vaughan, Anthony - Missouri Department of Labor & Industrial Relations

New Mexico UI and Workforce IT Systems

Session: Declaring Independence: Battle Stories of States Modernizing UI and Workforce IT Systems | Wednesday September 11, 2019 | 2:05 PM
Presenter(s):
  • Cummins, Tim - New Mexico Department of Workforce Solutions

UI IT Modernization

Session: Declaring Independence: Battle Stories of States Modernizing UI and Workforce IT Systems | Wednesday September 11, 2019 | 2:05 PM
Presenter(s):
  • Ansaldi, Lou - National Association of State Workforce Agencies

South Carolina’s Rural Workforce Initiative

Session: Effective Tactics for Revolutionizing Rural Communities | Wednesday September 11, 2019 | 2:05 PM
Presenter(s):
  • Nottingham, Brian - South Carolina Department of Employment and Workforce

Strategies for Rural Communities

Session: Effective Tactics for Revolutionizing Rural Communities | Wednesday September 11, 2019 | 2:05 PM
Presenter(s):
  • Thomas, Deniece - Tennessee Department of Labor & Workforce Development

The Rural Dimensions of Workforce Development

Session: Effective Tactics for Revolutionizing Rural Communities | Wednesday September 11, 2019 | 2:05 PM
Presenter(s):
  • Dabson, Brian - University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill - School of Government

IDH Session - Massachusetts

Session: No Horse Courier Needed - Data Hub Integration - Why It Is Easier Than You Might Think | Wednesday September 11, 2019 | 2:05 PM
Presenter(s):
  • O'Connell, Brian - Massachusetts Department of Unemployment Assistance

National Unemployment Insurance Program Highlights

Session: Plenary Session - Hearing the Latest from the US Department of Labor | Wednesday September 11, 2019 | 4:15 PM
Presenter(s):
  • Gilbert, Gay - USDOL Office of Unemployment Insurance, Employment and Training Administration (ETA)

Thursday, September 12, 2019

The Work Ahead

Session: Plenary - Speaker, David Autor - Where are We Headed? Perspective on the National Economy | Thursday September 12, 2019 | 8:45 AM
Presenter(s):
  • Autor, David - Massachusetts Institute of Technology

California - Paid Family Leave Program

Session: Plenary - How Are States Implementing Paid Family & Medical Leave? | Thursday September 12, 2019 | 9:30 AM
Presenter(s):
  • Henning, Patrick - California Employment Development Department

Massachusetts' Paid Family and Medical Leave

Session: Plenary - How Are States Implementing Paid Family & Medical Leave? | Thursday September 12, 2019 | 9:30 AM
Presenter(s):
  • Acosta, Rosalin - Massachusetts Executive Office of Labor and Workforce Development

Washington State Paid Family Leave

Session: Plenary - How Are States Implementing Paid Family & Medical Leave? | Thursday September 12, 2019 | 9:30 AM
Presenter(s):
  • LeVine, Suzi - Washington State Employment Security Department

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