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PNREC 2015 Presentations

Click here for links to all PNREC 2015 plenary presentations and some breakout sessions. Other presentations will be added soon.

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Program Overview is Now Available

By Paul Storer | March 6, 2013

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Our conference theme this year is “Regional Competitiveness in the Global Economy”. This program overview will be updated as more details are confirmed.

Please click on the links below for information about our plenary speakers.


Wednesday May 15, 2013

6 – 8 pm Welcome reception

Thursday May 16, 2013

7-8 am Registration and continental breakfast
8-10 am Plenary 1 (Opening) featuring
Geoffrey Paulin, (Bureau of Labor Statistics).
10 -10:30 am Networking Break
10:30 -12 Concurrent Sessions (3)
12 – 1:30 Lunch featuring guest speaker Nigel Gault (IHS Global Insight), “U.S. and Global Outlook”
1:30 – 3 Concurrent Sessions (3)
3 – 3:30 Networking Break
3:30 -5 Concurrent Sessions (3)
6 – 8 pm Reception

Friday May 17, 2013

7:45 – 8:15 am Breakfast
8:15 – 10 am Plenary III:
Joel Kotkin (Author and speaker).
10 – 10:30 am Networking Break
10:30 -12 Concurrent Sessions (3)
12:00 – 1:30pm Lunch, featuring speaker Peter Hall (Export Development Canada).
1:30 – 3 Pacific Northwest Regional Outlook Plenary Session
Featuring eight prominent regional economists.

3 – 3:30 Networking Break
3:30 – 5 pm Annual Charles M. Tiebout Lecture in honour of PNREC’s founder, featuring David Allen Plane (University of Arizona). “People-Based Population Density and the Great Demographic Inversion”
5 pm Conference close
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