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* The 2019 Workforce Technology Conference is a wrap! Keep checking back over the next few months as we start to update the agenda for 2020. In the meantime, use 2019's full agenda as a guide for what we may feature in 2020.

Tuesday, June 18, 2019
8:00am - 5:00pm Registration  
9:00am - 12:00pm Pre-Conference Training Sessions  
Version 19 Features in Virtual OneStop (Part One)
John Marks, Dan Fitzgerald, and Ron Fish, Geographic Solutions
Maximizing Labor Market Information for Your Diverse Customers (Part One)  
Shannon Ramaeker and Levi Richards, Geographic Solutions
Melanie Arthur, Melanie Arthur Consulting
12:00pm - 1:30pm LUNCH ON YOUR OWN  
1:30pm - 3:30pm Pre-Conference Training Sessions  
The Latest in Virtual OneStop Reporting (Part Two)  
John Marks, Dan Fitzgerald, and Ron Fish, Geographic Solutions
Maximizing Labor Market Information for Your Diverse Customers (Part Two)  
Shannon Ramaeker and Levi Richards, Geographic Solutions
Melanie Arthur, Melanie Arthur Consulting
Wednesday, June 19, 2019
7:30AM - 9:00AM Registration and Complimentary Breakfast  
9:00am - 9:30am General Session  
Conference Opening  
Rusty Kath, Emcee
Clyde Roberson, Mayor of Monterey
9:30am-10:00am General Session  
Geographic Solutions Update: A Year in Review  
Deane Toler, Geographic Solutions
10:00am - 10:15am Refreshment Break  
10:15am-11:45am General Session  
Trends in Workforce Development Panel Discussion  
Ron Painter, National Association of Workforce Boards
Fitzgerald Washington, Alabama Department of Labor
Jaime Gutierrez, California Employment Development Department
Bob Lanter, California Workforce Association
JEANETTE PICKINPAUGH, WYOMING DEPARTMENT OF WORKFORCE SERVICES
ADAM PECK, TULARE COUNTY WORKFORCE INVESTMENT BOARD
12:00am - 1:00pm Complimentary Lunch  
1:15pm - 2:45pm General Session  
The Next Steps for the Geographic Solutions Product Line  
Paul Toomey, Eric Harvey, and Chris Siegle, Geographic Solutions
2:45pm - 3:00pm Refreshment Break  
3:00pm - 3:45pm General Session  
The State of Recruitment Advertising and What's Next  
Peter Zollman, Advanced Interactive Media Group
3:45pm - 4:00pm Break  
4:00pm - 4:45pm BREAKOUT SESSIONS  
Data-Driven to Succeed: A Missouri Case Study of Performance Management Strategy and Data Analytics for WIOA Success  
Geoff Smith, FutureWork Systems
Clinton Flowers and Tina Bonnot, Missouri Division of Workforce Development
Find Your Next Career Kiosk  
Michael Hoskins and Amy Pritchett, North Carolina Department of Commerce
Policy Chat with Ron Painter  
Ron Painter, National Association of Workforce Boards
Virtual OneStop Updates for Eligible Training Providers  
Michael Greenlow and Nicole Laktash, California Employment Development Department
Elaine Karas, Geographic Solutions
The Latest on the Geographic Solutions Unemployment System  
Buddy Edwards and Jimmy Jones, Geographic Solutions
Assisting Individuals with Disabilities with the Vocational Rehabilitation Module  
Janna Zwerner, Matt Stertz, and Chris Siegle, Geographic Solutions
5:30pm - 8:00pm Welcome Reception (Cottonwood Plaza at the Portola Hotel)  
Thursday, June 20, 2019
6:30am - 7:00am Walk the Wharf (Optional)  
7:30am - 8:30am Complimentary Breakfast  
8:30am - 10:00am General Session  
Keynote: Engage and Connect: Why It's Good for You, Your Team, and Your Customers  
Maria Smith, Bounce Australia/Bounce USA
10:00am - 10:15am Refreshment Break  
10:15am - 11:00am BREAKOUT SESSIONS  
SkillUp Virtual Career Services  
Christine Peng, Metrix Learning
Nick Schultz, Pacific Gateway Workforce Development Board
Sean Guess, Work2Future Foundation
VOSGreeter: Know Your American Job Center Visitors' Who, Why, When and Where  
Michael Greenlow, California Employment Development Department
Mac McCarthy, Geographic Solutions
How to Improve Retention in Career Pathways and Apprenticeship Programs  
Larry Robbin, Robbin and Associates
Eligible Training Providers: Performance Requirements and Data Validation Tools  
Liliya Tanska and Alan Correira, Geographic Solutions
Introducing Essential Free Learning for Job Seekers/Becoming a Professional Workforce Publisher  
Mike Feerick and Tim Potenz, Alison
Fraud Investigations, Overpayments, and Collections in GUS  
Debra Mascaro, Geographic Solutions
11:15am - 12:00pm Break  
11:15am - 12:00pm BREAKOUT SESSIONS  
Expanding Business Customers and Relationships  
Melanie Arthur, Melanie Arthur Consulting
Help Desk Management: Support Customers in Real Time via Live Chat  
Chad White, Maryland Department of Labor, Licensing and Regulation
Mac McCarthy, Geographic Solutions
Essential Elements of Successful Reentry Programs  
Larry Robbin, Robbin and Associates
PIRL Reporting Assistant: Sharing Data with Local Staff and Data Element Validation Sampling  
Liliya Tanska and Alan Correira, Geographic Solutions
Introducing the Next Version of Virtual LMI  
Shannon Ramaeker, Edmund Warner, and Levi Richards, Geographic Solutions
Enhancing the Unemployment Insurance Appeals Process  
Buddy Edwards and Troy Deck, Geographic Solutions
12:00pm - 1:30pm Client Recognition Luncheon  
1:45pm - 2:30pm BREAKOUT SESSIONS  
Good Humans and Robots vs. Bad Humans and Robots  
Daniel Durgin, Geographic Solutions
Quickly Finding the Right Job: Changing the Process of Searching for a Job  
Chris Siegle and Eric Harvey, Geographic Solutions
Efficient Case Management Tools (Part One)  
Pam Johnson and Kim Thomas, Geographic Solutions
U.S. Employer Database Review and Update  
Jim Winner, Infogroup
Supporting Individuals in Their Quest to Reduce Reliance on SNAP Benefits  
Samantha Miro-Heyman and Ogainys Vasquez, Geographic Solutions
A Modernized Approach to Unemployment Insurance Tax  
Nicole Little, Geographic Solutions
2:30pm - 2:45pm Break  
2:45pm - 3:30pm BREAKOUT SESSIONS  
Helping Individuals Achieve Self-Sufficiency with the TANF Module  
Lindee Jeneary, Iowa Workforce Development
Erica Tew, Connecticut Department of Labor
Eileen Rodriguez, Geographic Solutions
Improving Employer Outreach with the CRM Module  
Lyndsey Bridges, California Employment Development Department
Melina Tabares, Geographic Solutions
Efficient Case Management Tools (Part Two)  
Pam Johnson and Kim Thomas, Geographic Solutions
ADA and Section 508: Making Your Online Services Accessible to All Users  
Patti Arouni, Geographic Solutions
Virtual Career Center: Powerful Career Pathway Tools to Drive Student Success (Part One)  
Rick Beasley, CareerSource South Florida
Dan Cobus, Cynthia Portugal, and Brent Fredenrich, Geographic Solutions
Developing Strategic Alliances with State Workforce Agencies through OFCCP Compliance  
Charlie Terrell, National Association of State Workforce Agencies
Shannon Offord and Candee Chambers, DirectEmployers Association
3:30pm - 3:45pm Refreshment Break  
3:45pm - 4:30pm BREAKOUT SESSIONS  
Workforce ITSC: Tools and Resources for WIOA Partners  
Amy Hiltunen, National Association of State Workforce Agencies
Lynda Parven, Nevada Department of Employment, Training and Rehabilitation
Tracking Local Programs with the Agency Defined Programs Module  
Munpreet Randhawa, California Employment Development Department
Dena Al-Khatib, Chicago Cook Workforce Partnership
Loretta Hanson, Geographic Solutions
Supporting Trade Workers with the Trade Adjustment Assistance Module  
Molly Van Wagner, Iowa Workforce Development
Kim Thomas, Geographic Solutions
Designing the Next Workforce System  
John Chamberlin, Law Office of John Chamberlin
Virtual Career Center: Leveraging Your Employer Network and State Labor Market Data to Drive Student Success (Part Two)  
Rick Beasley, CareerSource South Florida
Dan Cobus, Cynthia Portugal, and Brent Fredenrich, Geographic Solutions
Virtual OneStop Reentry Employment Opportunities: Helping Offenders Find Employment After Release  
Dave Thoeny, Larry Yanni, and Amy Torres, Mother Lode Job Training
Deane Toler, Geographic Solutions
WID Geeks Unite  
Shannon Ramaeker and Levi Richards, Geographic Solutions
6:00pm - 9:00pm President's Reception (Monterey Beach House)  
Friday, June 21, 2019
7:30am - 8:30am Complimentary Breakfast  
8:30am - 9:15am BREAKOUT SESSIONS  
Preparing Individuals for Success in the Workforce with the Adult Education Module  
Janet Wootten, Geographic Solutions
Simplifying the Employer Tax Credit Management Process with the WOTC Module  
Bonnie Dassing, Geographic Solutions
OFCC-Related Job Imports  
Bill Megargel and Levi Richards, Geographic Solutions
Data Warehouse and Analytics: Empowering Staff to Effectively Use Data to Drive Business Decisions  
Liliya Tanska and Alan Correira, Geographic Solutions
Single Sign-On: An Integrated and Identity Access Solution  
Tom Meyer, South Dakota Department of Labor and Regulation
Larry Cryderman, Geographic Solutions
Federal Reporting and Validation Processes: GUS Functionality for Producing Consistent UI Required Reports  
Brandon Kyler and Eric Harvey, Geographic Solutions
9:15am - 9:30am BREAK  
9:30am - 10:15am BREAKOUT SESSIONS  
Enhancements to the Mobile Job Search Application  
Drew Warner and Chris Siegle, Geographic Solutions
Event Management: Promoting Events and Tracking Services in Virtual OneStop  
Brian Potters, Nebraska Department of Labor
Melina Tabares, Geographic Solutions
How Does Your State Compare to the Nation? An Exploration of WIOA Performance Among Virtual OneStop States  
Melanie Arthur, Melanie Arthur Consulting
Geoff Smith, FutureWork Systems
Measuring Campaign Success with Google Analytics  
Muhammodu Giwa, CONNECTICUT DEPARTMENT OF LABOR
Evan Brenner, Geographic Solutions
The Latest in Data Collection and Aggregation  
Bill Megargel and Levi Richards, Geographic Solutions
State Information Data Exchange System (SIDES) Integration within GUS  
Eric Harvey, Geographic Solutions
10:15am - 10:30am REFRESHMENT BREAK  
10:30am - 11:45am BREAKOUT SESSIONS  
Enhancement Voting for Virtual OneStop  
Rusty Kath, Paul Toomey, Pam Johnson, Chris Siegle, and Drew Warner, Geographic Solutions
Roundtable Discussion on the Future of Virtual LMI  
Shannon Ramaeker, Edmund Warner, and Levi Richards, Geographic Solutions
Roundtable Discussion on the Future of GUS and REX  
Buddy Edwards and Jimmy Jones, Geographic Solutions
11:45am - 12:00pm General Session  
Closing Remarks  
Paul Toomey, Geographic Solutions
12:00pm - 5:00pm Meet with Geographic Solutions Staff (By Appointment Only)  

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WORKFORCE TECHNOLOGY CONFERENCE

JUNE 18-21, 2019 MONTEREY, CA