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207 Annual Conference in Hawaii

Thank you for helping to make helpful and memorable our 2017 conference in Honolulu, Hawaii.   Mahalo!

NAWI partnered with PCATT for four days of conference sessions at Honolulu Community College. The 52nd Annual NAWI Conference started on Tuesday, May 23, and included a special NSF Community College Day event on Wednesday, May 24, in concert with the University of Hawaii. Thursday, May 25, kicked off the 15th Annual PCATT IT Symposium which ran through Friday, May 26.

Chicago in 2018

2018 Annual Conference in Chicago

Our 53rd Annual National Association for Workforce Improvement conference is planned to be held in the greater Chicago area, most likely during the week before Memorial Day 2018 (the week of May 20-26); but this is not necessarily the final date range. Please revisit our NAWI Web site for 2018 conference information as it develops. We will be working over the rest of 2017 to make for the best conference theme and focus areas. We will also have a new look to our Web site soon.

Do you have ideas how Career and Technical Education can better support workers, innovators, creators, entrepreneurs, and producers? What lies ahead for CTE delivery? How does CTE align with the Maker Movement? With biotechnology? With Artificial Intelligence (AI)? With the Internet of Things (IoT)? To what extent does CTE support the workforce as well as the innovationforce and entrepreneurs? We would love to hear from you!

As we work over the rest of 2017 to make for the best conference theme and focus areas, we will focus on disciplines that are seeing an influx of emerging technologies such as biotechnology, cybersecurity, AR, machine learning, artificial intelligence, and the Internet of Things.

We are seeking to identify a variety of approaches that support the conference theme to help teachers, workforce developers, counselors, administrators, and business partners meet the challenges of incorporating these rapidly changing technologies into all aspects of the workforce development from curriculum to collaborations.

Conference attendees include staff from secondary schools, community colleges, and technical institutes, as well as government leaders in workforce development and representatives of business, industry, and labor.

Please return for information that will be posted on our Web site about our 2018 conference and be sure to visit and "LIKE" NAWI's Facebook page.

Our 2017 Annual Conference was held in Honolulu, Oahu, Hawaii and our 2016 Annual Conference was held in Mystic, CT.   Please see the Annual Conference page for the Past NAWI conferences link for information about our 2017 conference and other past conferences.

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NAWI is a not-for-profit program of CMF Inc., a 501c3 non profit dedicated to promoting a renewed culture of innovation, innovation education, and the advancement of scientific research.

Membership in NAWI provides opportunities to:

  • share information with program innovators on the cutting edge of workforce education program improvement
  • use firsthand information from leaders of exemplary projects
  • gain insight into workforce education program innovations
  • develop a network of colleagues engaged in workforce education program improvement
  • be involved in preparing national agenda for workforce education program improvement
  • participate in conferences featuring national leaders in workforce education program improvements.


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