TRAINING AND EMPLOYMENT
April 12, 2005
||ALL STATE WORKFORCE LIAISONS
ALL STATE WORKFORCE AGENCIES
||EMILY STOVER DeROCCO
||Workforce Innovations 2005 Conference
- Purpose. To announce Workforce Innovations 2005: A Declaration of Innovation to be held
in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, July 11 - 13,2005.
- Background. Workforce Innovations 2005 is the nation's premier workforce investment
conference. Sponsored by the U.S. Department of Labor/Employrnent and Training
Administration and co-sponsored by the American Society for Training & Development (ASTD),
this annual conference will showcase Integration, Transformation, and Innovation within the
world of workforce investment. Over 2,500 workforce investment professionals from the public
and private sectors, educators and businessmen and women are expected to attend.
The conference is designed to ensure that leaders and decision makers from workforce
investment, education and business learn from informed and provocative speakers. Workforce
Innovations will offer cutting-edge plenary sessions and engaging workshops providing the latest
information on workforce initiatives, federal policy developments and innovative practices.
In addition to the rich plenary and workshop offerings, key conference features include:
- A comprehensive exhibit hall with over 100 exhibitors presenting the latest technologies,
tools and systems for launching and enhancing workforce programs;
- A new and exciting career voyage showcase; and
- Interactive town hall meetings.
- Registration. Visit www.workforceinnovations.org to register. An early-bird discounted
registration fee is available for all who register before May 30, 2005. A one-day only registration
option is also available.
- Getting the Word Out. Following are some suggestions for helping us publicize the conference:
- Forward this information to appropriate staff and colleagues, including your Workforce
Investment Act partners, Workforce Investment Board members, and interested
employers. Encourage them to attend the conference and to take advantage of the earlybird
registration fee. Registration instructions and the Registration Brochure are available
on the conference Web site (www.workforceinnovations.org).
- Visit the conference Web site to join the Workforce Innovations 2005 Conference e-mail
list so that you can receive conference updates as speakers and workshops are confirmed.
Ask your colleagues to sign up as well.
- Highlight Workforce Innovations in any speeches or presentations you give over the next
- Distribute Workforce Innovations materials at appropriate upcoming conferences or
meetings. You may request Workforce Innovations registration brochures through the
conference Web site (click on "Conference Materials") or by contacting conference staff
- Include a link to the Workforce Innovations 2005 Conference Web site on your Web site.
- Conference Exhibitors. Consider exhibiting at the conference andlor identify other potential
exhibitors you would like to see in our exhibit hall. Workforce Innovations' exhibit hall
provides a valuable opportunity to share your program's accomplishments with your peers. All
exhibit inquiries and suggestions should be directed to the conference exhibit manager, Kevin
Horowitz, by phone at 410-997-0763 or e-mail at firstname.lastname@example.org.
- Conference Volunteers. If you or any of your colleagues planning to attend the Workforce
Innovations 2005 Conference are interested in giving a small amount of your time to serve with
the volunteer Workforce Innovations "Founders," please contact Elaine Kolodny by phone (202-
693-3880) or e-mail (Kolodnv.Elaine@dol.gov).
- Inquiries. Questions about Workforce Innovations 2005 should be directed to your ETA
Regional Office or to conference staff by phone (202-693-3896) or by e-mail at
EMPLOYMENT AND TRAINING ADMINISTRATION
U.S. DEPARTMENT OF LABOR
Washington, DC 20210