September 16-18, 2019 | Coeur d’Alene, Idaho

Registration is closed. See you in 2020!

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Emsi2019 Theme

Lead and Engage: How to Use Labor Market Data Like a Pro

Come learn how to use data to:

Establish yourself as a leader

Solve critical problems

Influence and inspire

Emsi2019 is the labor market analytics conference for innovative problem-solvers in talent analytics, higher education, and workforce & economic development.


Location economics
Global talent strategy


Program development
Student engagement
Employer engagement

Economic Development

Talent attraction
Business engagement
Target industry analysis

Workforce Development

Sector strategies
Career pathways
Business engagement

Get confident. Do more. Be a world-changer.

“One of the best conferences I have attended: relevant, timely, and applicable.”

Ron Umehira, Dean, Career & Technical Education

Leeward Community College

Emsi2019 is for you

Is labor market data still intimidating?

Are you scraping by with rudimentary knowledge of how to use it?

Do you want to tap into your full potential as a data expert?

Emsi2019 is all about turning you into a leader in labor market data. You’ll get trained in Emsi basics, like where our data comes from and how to defend it. You’ll be inspired by success stories and detailed how-tos from our power users. You’ll collaborate and share ideas with experts in your field. You’ll leave with tons of practical takeaways for solving problems—faster and better.

Join your team

Emsi2019 is the best opportunity to see how we all fit into the big picture of creating greater economic prosperity.

“My mind is still racing with ideas gleaned from all the sessions.”

Kate Roberts, President

Monterey Bay Economic Partnership


September 16

Workshop day

Lead & Engage: Why Use Labor Market Data Like a Pro?


Group projects

Evening reception


September 17

Conference day 1

Emsi CEO address: What Emsi Is Doing to Help You Lead and Engage…Faster and Better


Breakout sessions

Dinner cruise


September 18

Conference day 2

Prize drawing


Emsi Innovation: The Future Is Awesome

Postlude: community insights roundtable

“Being able to use the data properly and communicate it in visually appealing and understandable ways has continued to be of huge value to my organization. Thank you, Emsi!”

April Potter, Research Analyst

Opportunity Stanislaus


Andrew Crapuchettes


Dr. Michelle Weise

Chief Innovation Officer
Strada Institute for the Future of Work

Janet Salm

Managing Director of Research
Strada Institute for the Future of Work

Andrew Hanson

Senior Research Fellow
Strada Institute for the Future of Work

Dr. Rob Kadel

Senior Research Fellow
Strada Institute for the Future of Work

Stephen Goldsmith

Professor of Government, Harvard University; Former Mayor of Indianapolis & Deputy Mayor of NYC

Kristina Boston

Director/Business Manager, Talent Acquisition

Sarah Burns

Director, Research & Evaluation
San Diego Workforce Partnership

Dr. Chris Cook

Director, Career Services
University of Idaho

Harrison Crabtree

Senior Associate, Research & Policy
Greater New Orleans, Inc.

John Crawford-Gallagher

Strategic Advisor, Research and Analysis
City of Seattle Office of Economic Development

Israel Dominguez

Director, Economic & Workforce Development
Saddleback College

Grady Fitzpatrick

Senior VP, Business Development
Greater New Orleans, Inc.

Brian Fleming

Executive Director
Southern New Hampshire University

Toni Ford

Program Development Coordinator
Waubonsee Community College

Dr. Wayne Gearey

Senior Vice President, Data Science

Dr. Ross Gittell

Community College System of New Hampshire

David Gutierrez

Education Relations Supervisor
Workforce Solutions

Heather Henry

President/Executive Director
Workforce Development Board, Solano County

Patrick Holwell

Workforce Economist
Arapahoe/Douglas Workforce Development Board

Dr. Dean Kahler

Vice Provost, Strategic Enrollment Management
University of Idaho

Aaron King

Program Development Manager, Office of Distance Learning
University of Florida

Bob Lanter

Executive Director
California Workforce Association Staff

Jamie Loyd

VP of Economic Development
Columbus Technical College

Jeff Lynn

Vice Chancellor of Workforce and Economic Development
Alabama Community College System

Anne McFarlan

Talent Strategy Research Consultant

Dr. Chuck McShane

VP, Business Analytics & Data
Charlotte Regional Business Alliance

Jann Miles

Strategic Planning Director
Workforce Solutions for Tarrant County

Kirkland Murray

President & CEO
Anne Arundel County Workforce Development Corporation

Todd Nielsen

Program Manager, Data & Quality Analytics
Denver’s Office of Economic Development

Ron Painter


April Potter

Director, Market Research
Opportunity Stanislaus

Sean Rae

Workforce Analytics & Strategy Manager
FedEx Office

Amanda Repella

Data Program Lead & Workforce Economist
Larimer County Economic & Workforce Development

Dr. T. Hank Robinson

Director, Office of Institutional Effectiveness
University of Nebraska at Omaha

Lesley Rood

Research Consultant

Rob Sentz

Chief Innovation Officer

Andrew Thomas

Enrollment Analyst
University of Denver

Kacey Thorne

Director of Program Architecture
Western Governors University

Shannon Wells

Career & Transfer Connections Manager
Sierra College

John Whitaker

SVP & Chief People Officer
Sage Dental



The best airport is Spokane International Airport (GEG) in Washington. Spokane offers non-stop or one-stop access from most major US and Canadian cities. The Coeur d'Alene Resort is located 40 minutes east, just across the border in Idaho.

Airport Shuttle

You can take the shuttle from the Spokane airport to the CDA Resort. Contact the CDA Resort's transportation department at 800-688-5253 x 7133. A 48-hour notice is requested for all transportation needs. $69/person roundtrip.

Conference location

Coeur d’Alene Resort

115 South 2nd St.
Coeur d’Alene, ID 83814

Lake Tower $289
Park Tower $239
North Wing $199

Call 1.800.688.5253. Room block expires August 11. Mention Emsi to receive the group rate.

Additional room block

Best Western Inn

506 W. Appleway Ave.

Coeur d'Alene, ID 83814



Free shuttle service to the Coeur d'Alene Resort (conference location). Mention Emsi to receive the group rate.

Gwen Burrow, Event Coordinator