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2014 Program

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Gold-level Partners: Northwest Power and Conservation Council


Silver-level Partners:

Consulate General of Canada - Seattle

ECONorthwest

NW Natural

Washington State Employees Credit Union

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Program Overview is Now Available

By Paul Storer | March 6, 2013

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

Topics: 2013 Conference