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2018 Skills Summit

The 2018 Skills Summit is scheduled for February 6-8 at the Omni Shoreham Hotel in Washington, D.C. with plenaries and content-rich sessions. Register now to join colleagues from across the country. 

The plenaries and concurrent sessions will elevate opportunities to advance a national skills agenda through a range of federal policies.  Breakouts will include deep-dives into key policy issues, including Welfare to Careers, Apprenticeship and Work-Based Learning, Postsecondary Access & Accountability, Career Pathways, Postsecondary Partnerships, and achieving a Skills for Good Jobs Budget

The Skills Summit is focused not just on policy content, but on creating impact!  You’ll have a full day on Capitol Hill putting what you learned into practice - educating lawmakers on how federal policy might better support your efforts to skill our nation’s workforce.

2018 Skills Summit Outline Agenda

Tuesday, February 6
 
1:00 pm - 2:30 pm       Opening Plenary
2:30 pm - 2:45 pm       State Delegations: Optimizing the Skills Summit
3:00 pm - 4:00 pm       Plenary Speaker
4:15 pm - 5:30 pm       Concurrent Sessions
                  
Wednesday, February 7
 
9:00 am - 10:00 am       Morning Plenary
10:15 am - 11:30 am     Concurrent Breakouts
11:45 am - 1:00 pm       Lunch / Keynote Plenary
1:00 pm - 2:15 pm         Hill Prep
2:30 pm - 4:30 pm         National Advisory Panel meetings (invitation only)
2:30 pm - 3:45 pm        Hill Boot Camp 
                                    Scale the Summit: Hill Boot Camp for First Timers
4:30 pm - 6:00 pm       Awards Reception
                  
Thursday, February 8
 
8:00 am                       Breakfast, Final Hill Prep
9:00 am - 4:00 pm       Hill Meetings
3:30 pm - 5:00 pm       Closing Reception