Schedule of Events

View the daily agenda for The Forum 2018.



Register online through March 5, 2018.



View workshop & roundtable topics from peers, partners, and subject experts.

Hotel Reservations
Washington Hilton. Home of The Forum.

Special room rates available through March 5, 2018

Pre-Conference Sessions
Select from one of four full-day sessions

WIOA Performance


How performance-based contracting can maximize impacts, improving business practices and lives

Board Governance

Board Governance

Tips, tools, and truths for leading with maximum impact



Building a culture of innovation and keeping the “I” in WIOA alive

Labor Market Data

Labor Market Data

Integrating labor market information into your workforce development strategies

Featured Speaker

Jennifer Brown
CEO and Founder, Jennifer Brown Consulting
Author of Inclusion: Diversity, the New Workplace & the Will to Change

NAWB is pleased to announce that Jennifer Brown has been selected to present the opening keynote address at The Forum 2018 on Sunday, March 25th. Jennifer Brown is an award-winning entrepreneur, dynamic speaker and diversity and inclusion expert. More...


Stay Up To Date on Latest Announcements about The Forum

NAWB Selects 2018 National Award Winners

Awards Honor Excellence in Workforce Development Board Leadership, Business Leadership, and Workforce Board-Chamber of Commerce Partnership Learn more


Pre-Registration for The Forum 2018 is open until March 5, 2018. Register online now

Sponsor & Exhibitor Packages Announced

Exhibitors – reserve your booth in Columbia Hall for The Forum 2018. Learn more

ChangeMaker Assembly

NAWB has partnered with leading national organizations that recognize and understand the leadership role of the workforce boards and that are engaged in the issues that connect workers to employers to economic growth. ChangeMaker Assemblies are scheduled for Sunday, March 25th.


A Case for Embracing Technology in Workforce Centers and our Professional Lives

Jobs for the Future

A Case for True Alignment: Building Better Outcomes with Education, Training, and Work

National Coalition of Certification Centers

A Case for Industry & Business Leadership: Building Momentum to Fuel Job Growth

National Skills Coalition

A Case for Advancing Skills Through Policy: Mobilizing for Impact

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