June 18-21, 2019
Monterey, CA

Workforce Technology Conference

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Date

June 18-21, 2019

Location

Monterey, CA

Speakers

Over 50 Speakers

About This Conference

From June 18-21, 2019, Geographic Solutions will host the 16th Annual Workforce Technology Conference, highlighting online software solutions developed for job seekers, employers, state and local workforce staff, labor market analysts, economic development professionals, career counselors, and training providers across the country.

The 2019 agenda will feature informative presentations by industry leaders and Geographic Solutions staff, as well as discussion groups covering topics including:

  • Workforce Innovation and Opportunity Act
  • State and federal workforce programs
  • Case management
  • Labor market information
  • Mobile applications
  • Unemployment benefits and tax
  • Career tools for students
  • Staff efficiency tools
  • Specialty portals
  • Performance reporting

The conference will also offer optional pre-conference training sessions on the newest versions of our workforce development and labor market solutions. Join us in Monterey as we showcase the latest tools designed to improve performance, enhance service delivery, and increase customer satisfaction.

REQUEST TO ATTEND

Feel free to utilize the following templates when requesting approval to attend the 2019 Workforce Technology Conference. We have designed letters of approval specific to workforce development, labor market and unemployment insurance professionals. You may tailor each letter to fit your request.

document image  Letter for Workforce Staff document image  Letter for UI Professionals document image  Letter for Labor Market Professionals


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Conference Agenda

Coming Soon! See the 2018 Agenda for an idea of what's to come in 2019!

Staff Speakers

Paul Toomey

President

Mr. Toomey has over 25 years of experience in information systems, programming, analysis, management and Geographic Information Systems for state and local governments in the U.S. and overseas. He has extensive experience with workforce and LMI solutions, reporting, and data integration for large projects with multiple platforms. He invented several software application concepts that have innovated workforce processes.

Deane Toler

Director of Sales and Marketing

Mr. Toler has over 15 years of experience promoting, developing, and implementing new technologies within service industries. He is an experienced project coordinator with a background in management consulting to one-stop centers and assisting in the transition to Workforce Investment Act initiatives. Mr. Toler's experience includes cultivating strategic community and media relationships to promote the benefits of automated employment and training services to the public.

Rusty Kath

Conference Emcee

Rusty Kath has been entertaining large crowds as a live event host for over a decade. From black-tie galas to calling professional wrestling matches, Rusty’s resume is diverse to say the least. He has also made a name for himself as one of the most sought-after in-arena hosts in sports. Rusty has entertained fans on the video board with the Tampa Bay Rays, Minnesota Wild and Twins, U.S. Figure Skating, and a bevy of other teams and events. This will be his third year as the emcee for the Workforce Technology Conference.

Shannon Ramaeker

LMI Project Manager

Ms. Ramaeker began her career with the State of Nebraska producing Mass Layoff Statistics and Local Area Unemployment Statistics. In her work with the state, she was responsible for providing regional labor market research and analysis to key stakeholders; including the state Workforce Investment Board, as well as provided oversight for the states, Workforce Information grant and the ARRA Green Jobs LMI Improvement Grant research activities.

Registration

Pre-
Conference Training

Workforce Development
Pre-Conference Training

$199
Held on June 18th -
Registration closes June 3, 2019 or when capacity is filled.

Pre-
Conference Training

Labor Market Information
Pre-Conference Training

$199
Held on June 18th -
Registration closes June 3, 2019 or when capacity is filled.

Early Bird
Registration

$595
Offered
October 20 - December 28, 2018

Regular
Registration

$695
Offered
December 29, 2018 - May 3, 2019

Late
Registration

$795
Offered
May 4 - June 7, 2019

Hotel and Travel

Inspired by the Monterey Peninsula’s natural beauty and nautical heritage, the Portola Hotel & Spa is a step outside the ordinary. The hotel features over 60,000 square feet of outdoor space overlooking scenic Monterey Bay. Guests may travel by foot to explore the colorful history of Monterey including the Monterey Bay National Marine Sanctuary, the Monterey Bay Aquarium, and literary landmarks like John Steinbeck’s Cannery Row. A stunning meeting of land and sea, the Monterey Peninsula also features world-famous 17-Mile Drive, Carmel by the Sea, Big Sur, Pebble Beach, and much more!

Room Rate and Reservation Links: Coming Soon!

Take advantage of the great location and explore all the area has to offer – from breaktaking coastal views to popular nearby attractions and dining adventures.

Monterey Peninsula Airport (MRY) is located approximately 4 miles (10 minutes) from the conference. Mineta/San Jose International Airport (SJC) is located approximately 75 miles (80 minutes) from the conference. Ground transportation from each airport to the Portala Hotel & Spa is available via a variety of onsite rental car companies, taxis, and shuttle services. At this time, the Portola does not offer a complimentary shuttle service to/from MRY airport.

Coming Soon!

Monterey Airbus: Door-to-door service from San Jose International Airport to the conference hotel. The shuttle service also offers service throughout the Monterey peninsula to local businesses, restaurants, marinas, and more. Click here to book online.


Event Location

Monterey Conference Center
1 Portola Plaza
Monterey, CA 93940
(831) 646-3770

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Contact Us

Hallie Leverich-Purvis


Marketing & Communications Team Lead
HLeverich@geosolinc.com
727-786-7955 ext. 220
Conference Responsibilities:
Agenda Releases
Featured Speaker & VIP Arrangements
Special Events Coordination
Promotional Materials
Social Media/Website Marketing
Registration

Holly Morris


Marketing & Communications Specialist
HMorris@geosolinc.com
727-786-7955 ext. 546
Conference Responsibilities:
Agenda Releases
Featured Speaker & VIP Arrangements
Special Events Coordination
Promotional Materials
Social Media/Website Marketing
Registration

Charlotte Phipps


Marketing Events Coordinator
CPhipps@geosolinc.com
831-757-4400 ext. 104
Conference Responsibilities:
Hotel Reservations
Featured Speaker & VIP Travel
Special Events Coordination
Food & Beverage Management