We’re seeking world-class presenters who have something interesting, exciting and informative to say.


Michigan Works! Annual Conference
September 13-15, 2020
Detroit Marriott at the Renaissance Center








Three proposal catergories are available:

I. Workshops
Being recognized as an industry leader, this is your chance to share your knowledge. You've got an hour and fifteen minutes to shine.

II. Ten in 30 Sessions
David Letterman might have retired, but we're still delivering the top ten! We're looking for ten takeaways in 30 minutes.

III. Super Sessions
A 75 minute workshop not enough time to dig into your subject?  Then a super session is for you!  We're looking for 90 minutes of deeper learning in these proposals. 



We strive to offer unique and interactive workshops that engage attendees.

Preference will be given to proposals that highlight new, innovative efforts happening in your area – as well as those that use non-traditional approaches to enhance attendee learning. We're looking for proposals that cover the following topics:

  • Regional strategies that elevate services to a new level
  • Innovative ways to braid program funding for employer / job seeker success
  • Creative career inspiration and pipeline development solutions
  • Programming that includes strong community partnerships
  • Talent development strategies for target populations; veterans, refugees, immigrants, long-term unemployed, etc.
  • Innovative strategies to engage out-of-school youth
  • Great practices in developing engaged, high-performing boards
  • Work-based learning solutions that lead to industry-recognized credentials
  • Powerful ways to advocate for Michigan’s workforce programs and communicate success
  • Communications strategies to increase awareness and program participation
  • Administrative / technology strategies for meeting performance
  • Demand-driven strategies to provide comprehensive business solutions
  • Technology solutions for improving access to workforce development resources

Proposals should:

- encourage interactive delivery and creative thinking
- include replicable takeaways
- emphasize collaboration within talent, education and economic development.



Thought leaders and industry experts in workforce and economic development, education and business (and more!) attend to share knowledge, learn best practices and network.



Proposals will be accepted through Sunday, May 31, 2020, online only. 

The best and most appropriate content for the Conference will be selected.