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Boulder Economic Summit: Our Path Forward

What: The public health crisis continues to directly impact our local economy. As we all adapt to new ways of delivering products / services, working, learning and socializing, both challenges and opportunities within our economy have become more visible. Join us for our annual 2021 Boulder Economic Summit: Our Path Forward to understand our current economic condition, discern how these conditions have created new trends or amplified existing ones, and move towards practical solutions we can implement that positively impact our economic future.

Hear from local business, academic and civic leaders on how Boulder will take these lessons, adapt to the long-term impacts, and forge a path towards both a strong and inclusive economic recovery. To begin this year’s Summit, we will have an in-person Keynote Session on October 14th at the Embassy Suites Boulder followed by a networking lunch. Confirmed speakers for the Keynote Session include

  •  “Our New Economic Baseline” – Kate Watkins, Chief Economist, Colorado Legislative Council and Brian Lewandowski, Executive Director, Business Research Division, CU Boulder
  • “2020: Foresight not Hindsight” – Josh Davies, CEO, The Center for Work Ethic Development

We will live-stream the broadcast for those who wish to only virtually participate. Lastly, we will convene two solutions-oriented webinars in November and December, focusing on “Our Changing Workforce” and “Our Changing Workplace”.

Who: This event is for local leaders who enjoy convening across sectors in the spirit of innovation and creative problem solving, as the opportunity for Boulder to collectively discuss our path forward. Attendees are asked to register at https://business.boulderchamber.com/events/details/2021-boulder-economic-summit-23659
to receive event logistics. Reporters who are interested in covering the event may register using promo code MEDIA to receive complimentary registration.

When: Keynote Session: Thursday, October 14, in-person from 9:30 a.m. – 1:00 p.m. or online from 9:30 – 11:30 a.m.

  • 9:30 – 10:30 a.m.
    Our Current Economic Baseline10:30 – 11:30 a.m.
  • 2020: Foresight Not Hindsight

Online Solutions-Oriented Breakout Sessions: November 10th and December 16th from 8:00 – 9:30 a.m. Details to follow registration.

Where: The program will include both in-person and online options through the end of 2021 to meet the comfort levels of everyone due to current COVID-19 conditions. In person options on October 14, 2021, will be held at Embassy Suites Boulder, 2601 Canyon Blvd, Boulder, CO 80302. Registration to the event enables guests to choose which option works best for them during the opening keynote session, and then spreads out the content breakouts into online forums in both November and December. Attendees are asked to register at https://business.boulderchamber.com/events/details/2021-boulder-economic-summit-23659.

Reporters who are interested in covering the event may register using promo code MEDIA to receive complimentary registration.

About the Boulder Chamber
The nonprofit Boulder Chamber is the region’s flagship business advocacy and support organization. With more than 110 years of dedicated service to its members and the Boulder community, the Boulder Chamber’s innovative programs help local businesses succeed while sustaining an economy that preserves Boulder’s high quality of life, including its environmental and cultural assets. Together with its member businesses, the Boulder Chamber is building a smarter, more vibrant economy – sustaining Boulder’s position as a global capital of innovation and a thriving center of economic vitality. For more information, visit http://www.boulderchamber.com.

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