*Agenda subject to change without prior notice. Last updated on October 10, 2023.

Monday, October 16, 2023
8:00am - 5:00pm Registration Open  
9:00am - 12:00pm Pre-Conference Training Sessions  
Staff Efficiency Tools (Part I)
Partnering with LMI Customers (Part I)  
12:00pm - 1:30pm LUNCH ON YOUR OWN  
1:30pm - 3:30pm Pre-Conference Training Sessions  
Staff Efficiency Tools (Part II)  
Partnering with LMI Customers (Part II)  
Tuesday, October 17, 2023
7:30AM - 9:00AM Registration Open  
8:00AM - 9:00AM Complimentary Breakfast  
9:00am - 9:15am General Session  
Conference Opening  
9:15am - 9:30am General Session  
Welcome Greeting from the Mayor of Monterey  
9:30am-10:00am General Session  
Geographic Solutions Update: A Year in Review  
10:00am - 10:15am Refreshment Break  
10:15am-11:45am General Session  
WIOA 2023: The Post-Pandemic Recovery  
12:00pm - 1:00pm Complimentary Lunch  
1:15pm - 2:45pm General Session  
The Next Steps for the Geographic Solutions Product Line  
2:45pm - 3:00pm Refreshment Break  
3:00pm - 3:45pm General Session  
Trends in Workforce Development Panel Discussion  
3:45pm - 4:00pm Break  
4:00pm - 4:45pm BREAKOUT SESSIONS  
A Session with Ron Painter: Perspective and What's Expected  
A Look at New Enhancement Features for the Welfare Transition Program within VOS Sapphire  
Integrating State System Technology into State and Local Policy  
StateRAMP: An Inside Look at the Future of Cybersecurity and What it Means for State Clients  
Encouraging SMEs to Upskill Using Alison's Free LMS and 5,000 Free Courses  
If It’s Happening, We’re Tracking: Google Analytics 4 and Event-Based Tracking  
5:30pm - 8:00pm Welcome Reception - The Club Room/Patio/Terrace (Portola Hotel & Spa)  
Wednesday, October 18, 2023
7:30am - 8:30am Complimentary Breakfast  
8:30am - 10:00am General Session  
KEYNOTE ADDRESS: Embracing the Value of Artificial Intelligence in a Changing World  
10:00am - 10:15am Refreshment Break  
10:15am - 11:00am BREAKOUT SESSIONS  
California Panel Discussion - State and Local Perspectives  
Using Program Data to Foster DEIA Strategies for WIOA Organizations and Businesses  
Cultivating an Advanced Workforce Pipeline: Leveraging Collaborative Partnerships and Virtual Career Center (VCC) for Student Success  
Organizational Change Management and UI Modernization  
Harnessing Video to Improve Opportunity, Fairness, and Success When Interviewing  
Introducing the Next Version of Virtual LMI  
11:15am - 12:00pm Break  
11:15am - 12:00pm BREAKOUT SESSIONS  
National Career Alliance Integration Poised to Revolutionize Talent Acquisition with Expanded Hiring Pools  
Unlocking Opportunities to Create Highly Skilled Talent with the Apprenticeship Module  
How North Carolina Uses Admin Tools in VOS Sapphire to Enhance Customer Experience  
Streamlining the Unemployment Insurance Appeals Process  
Transforming into Data Engagement  
The Latest in Data Collection and Aggregation  
12:00pm - 1:30pm Client Recognition Luncheon  
1:30pm - 1:45pm Break  
1:45pm - 2:30pm BREAKOUT SESSIONS  
Decoding VOS AI: Unleashing the Power of AI APIs, Prompt Engineering, and Data Security in v23  
WIOA Performance and Validation Strategies for the Modern Analyst  
Virtual Career Center for a Strong Workforce: "More and Better" CTE for the Central Valley California  
A Modernized Approach to Unemployment Insurance Tax  
Integrating Online Learning into Workforce Services and Program Delivery  
OFCCP Compliance, Employer-Hired Third-Party Vendors, and Geographic Solutions' Job Posting Import Processes  
2:30pm - 2:45pm Break  
2:45pm - 3:30pm BREAKOUT SESSIONS  
Efficient Case Management Tools (Part I)  
Encouraging Skills Development and Economic Mobility with the SNAP E and T Module  
Staff Efficiency Tools to Enhance and Expedite Customer Service  
The Latest on the Geographic Solutions Unemployment System  
Credential Engine and ETPL: Giving Meaning to Credentials, Degrees, Skill Competencies, and Learning Backgrounds  
Using ADP to Support Outreach Activities in Alignment with TEGL 03-23  
3:30pm - 3:45pm Refreshment Break  
3:45pm - 4:30pm BREAKOUT SESSIONS  
Efficient Case Management Tools (Part II)  
Tracking Local Programs with the Agency Defined Programs Module  
Supporting Individuals with Disabilities in Their Journey To Employment  
Virtual Career Center for a Strong Workforce: The Flexibility of VCC to Guide Youth to Opportunity in Your State  
Uncovering and Preventing Unemployment Insurance Fraud  
Data Axle's ARC Top Employers Database  
Heightening Accessibility Awareness and a Review of Key Features that Ensure ADA Compliancy  
6:00pm - 9:00pm President's Reception - The Barns at Cooper Molera  
Thursday, October 19, 2023
7:30am - 8:30am Complimentary Breakfast  
8:30am - 9:15am BREAKOUT SESSIONS  
Unlocking Business Insights: The Power of BI Data Analytics Tool  
WOTC Module: A Tax Credit Management Tool for Employers Who Embrace Those with Barriers  
Promote Positive Performance with Proactive Program Management Using NCWorks Online  
How GUS Tax can Assist Staff Working on Field Audits, Tax Performance Systems, and Collections  
Leveraging State Systems to Increase Customer Engagement and Maximize Services for Vets  
It’s a Small World After All! Reengineering California’s Workforce Development System Without Boundaries  
9:15am - 9:30am BREAK  
9:30am - 10:15am BREAKOUT SESSIONS  
A Dive into the Workings of the VOS SQL Query Tools  
Clearing the Path to Employment Success with the Adult Education Module  
INDemand Flame Ranking Aims to Meet Indiana's Job Placement Demand  
Work Items: Putting Them to Work for You  
Targeting Specific Demographics and Industries with Custom Portals  
VOS REO: Breaking the Cycle of Recidivism and Offering Justice-Involved Individuals a Second Chance at Stability  
10:15am - 10:30am REFRESHMENT BREAK  
10:30am - 11:45am BREAKOUT SESSIONS  
Enhancement Voting for VOS Sapphire  
Roundtable Discussion on the Future of GUS and REX  
Roundtable Discussion on the Future of Virtual LMI  
11:45am - 12:00pm General Session  
Closing Remarks  
12:00pm - 5:00pm Meet with Geographic Solutions Staff (By Appointment Only)