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2015 Program Overview

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We would like to express our appreciation for the partners who provided financial support for PNREC in 2015 and in previous years:

Gold-level Partners:

Federal Home Loan Bank of Seattle

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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Past Conferences

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Past PNREC Conferences

Program from the 2013 PNREC conference in Spokane, Washington.

Locations, Themes and Speakers: 1966 – 2013 

The links below summarize previous PNREC conferences with information about conference location, theme, organizers, and featured speakers.  The links are organized by decade

 

2013 – “Regional Competitiveness in the Global Economy”
Spokane, Washington

Chairs: David Bunting and Kelley Cullen, Eastern Washington University

Featured Speakers:

2012 – “The New Northwest Economy: Leaner, Meaner, Greener?”
Seattle, Washington

Chairs: Bill Beyers, University of Washington and Lorrie Brown, Washington OFM

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2011 – “Green and Global in the Garden City”
Victoria, British Columbia

Chairs: Carol Frketich, CMHC, and Chris Lawless, BCIMC

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2010 – “Opportunities and Challenges in the Pacific Northwest Hinterlands”
Missoula, Montana

Chairs: Patrick Barkey and Jim Sylvester, University of Montana

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2009 – “Recession and Recovery: Current Impacts and Future Opportunities for the Pacific Northwest”
Vancouver, Washington

Chair: Scott Bailey, Washington Employment Security Department

Featured Speakers:

2008 – “Innovation in the Northwest”
Tacoma, Washington

Chair: Paul Sommers, Seattle University

Featured Speakers:

2007 – “Technology and Science in Regional Economic Development”
Richland, Washington

Chair: Michael J. Scott, Pacific Northwest National Laboratory

Featured Speakers:

2006 – “Economic and Policy Issues on the Pacific Northwest’s Horizon”
Portland, Oregon

Chair: Tom Potiowsky, State of Oregon Office of Economic Analysis

Featured Speakers:

2005 – “New Economic Horizons”
Bellingham, Washington

Chair: Hart Hodges, Western Washington University

Featured Speakers:

2004 – “New Formulas and Partnerships Emerging”
Tacoma, Washington

Chair: Riley Moore, Saint Martin’s College

Featured Speakers:

2003 – “Picking Up the Pieces: Challenges to Recovery and Growth in the Pacific Northwest”
Spokane, Washington

Chair: Tom Trulove, Eastern Washington University

Featured Speakers:

2002 – “Challenges to Economic Security”
Portland, Oregon

Chair: Terry Morlan, Northwest Power Planning Council

Featured Speakers:

2001 – “Knowledge, Resources and Public Policy for the New Regional Economy”
Victoria, British Columbia

Chair: D.C. Lawless, B.C. Ministry of Finance and Corporate Relations

Featured Speakers:

2000 – “Beyond 2000: Regional, Border and Global Issues for the Pacific Northwest”
Bellingham, Washington

Chair: David E. Merrifield, Western Washington University

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1999 – Looking Back — “Looking Ahead: The Economic and Social Conditions of the Pacific Northwest”
Boise, Idaho

Chair: Michael H. Ferguson, Chief Economist – Idaho

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1998 – “Conflict and Collaboration: how Government, Business, and Academia shape the Pacific Northwest Economy”
Olympia, Washington

Chair: Lorrie Jo Brown, Washington Department of Revenue

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1997 – “Regions in Transition”
Spokane, Washington

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1996 – “The Pacific Northwest — Opportunities, Challenges and Prospects”
Portland, Oregon

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1995 – “Public Lands and Public Policies in the New West”
Missoula, Montana

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1994 – “The Pacific Northwest Economy in a Competitive World”
Seattle, Washington

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1993 – “Pacific Northwest Economy and the Environment”
Kennewick, Washington

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1992 – “Public Policy and Competitiveness”
Victoria, British Columbia

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1991 -”The Pacific Northwest: 25 Years Retrospective and Prospective”
Portland, Oregon

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1990 – “Economic Integration in the 1990s: Issues for the Pacific Northwest”
Bellingham, Washington

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1989 – “Human Resources and Economic Development”
Corvallis, Oregon

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1988 – “The Location and Timing of Economic Development”
Boise, Idaho

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1987 – “Restructuring the Pacific Northwest Economy”
Seattle, Washington

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1986
Missoula, Montana

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1985
Portland, Oregon

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1984
Olympia, Washington

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1983
Bellingham, Washington

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1981
Boise, Idaho

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1980
Portland, Oregon

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1979
Vancouver

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1978
Issaquah, Washington

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1977
Eugene, Oregon

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1976
Victoria, British Columbia

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1973
Portland, Oregon

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1968
Pullman, Washington

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1967
Seattle, Washington

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1966 – “Inaugural Conference”
Portland, Oregon

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