the2017 Emsi

Coeur d'Alene, ID . September 18-20, 2017


Visualizing the New Economy & Building the Future Workforce

At Emsi’s seventh annual conference, you will learn how your peers are using innovative, data-informed approaches to improve recruiting, workforce planning, program development, student services, and economic development policy. Come to beautiful Coeur d’Alene and hear some of Emsi’s best users offer practical applications for your daily operations so you leave the conference with great ideas and winning strategies.

New events at the Emsi Conference this year come straight from your feedback. We've added a full day of hands-on training with Emsi experts and top power users from among your peers.

7:30 - 8:00
Preconference Registration
8:00 - 8:30
8:30 – 12:00
Emsi Training & Certification

These trainings are designed to give you in-depth knowledge of Emsi data, our process to put it together, and the best workflows designed for your use of the tools. Be the Emsi expert in your organization! Contact us to learn more about the specific training you're interested in.

  • Economic Development Certification
  • Higher Education Certification
  • Career Coach Advanced Training
  • Workforce Development Certification
1:00 – 5:00
Golf (optional)

Come enjoy one of the premier courses in the US in a breathtaking setting! (Additional fee.)

"The Coeur d'Alene is what every resort should be. It's not just upscale, it's posh. You aren't just pampered here, you're spoiled. It's not just an escape, it's an experience."

- GolfDigest

1:30 - 2:30
Training by Emsi Power Users – Leveraging LMI to Analyze Program Planning

Kevin Long, director of policy and planning at Montgomery College, will walk through best practices for using Analyst to identify new program opportunities and research marketable skills.

with Kevin Long, Montgomery College

1:30 - 2:30
Training by Emsi Power Users – Analyzing Growing Trends in the Job Market to Meet Local Demand

Explore how a leading workforce board uses data and research to understand its region's labor market needs and the performance of key industries to better serve employers and jobseekers.

withMilena Kornyl, Anne Arundel Workforce Development Corporation

2:45 - 3:45
Training by Emsi Power Users – Tableau and LMI: How to Get the Most of a Powerful Data Visualization Tool

TIP Strategies' Caroline Alexander will detail how she and her colleagues display labor market and economic trends with Tableau. This will be a hands-on tutorial for novice and intermediate Tableau users.

withCaroline Alexander, TIP Strategies

2:45 - 3:45
Training by Emsi Power Users – Using Tools to Meet and Measure Student Success

In this session, attendees will learn workflows and tips for using student outcomes data from Alumni Insight to analyze graduate outcomes, engage with employers, target key graduates, and more.

5:00 – 7:00
Welcome Reception
7:00 – 8:00
7:30 – 8:30
8:30 – 9:00
CEO Address

Emsi's CEO, Andrew Crapuchettes, will open up the conference by highlighting the central theme of bringing people, education, and employers to the table to discuss the future workforce. Hear about the exciting developments and projects underway at Emsi.

9:00 – 10:45
Keynote / Panel

The keynote and panel discussion will consider the changing trends in talent initiatives for business and how communities and education respond to those needs.

11:00 – 12:00
Academic and Economic Alignment:
A Web-Based Tool for Real-Time Assessment of Demand

University of Hawaii Community College System's new web-based sector-mapping tool provides an organized real-time look into the relationship between academic and economic alignment. Drawn from Emsi’s database but filtered through UHCC’s custom portal, this site looks at the major sectors of the economy and the details of every job inside those sectors. It provides crucial data on current and projected demand data, as well as on whether the academic units are over or under producing, plus more. With one click, you can see our heat-mapped economy with an overlay of where the system has programs and where opportunities exist that are as yet unaddressed.

withPeter Quigley and Paul Sakomoto, University of Hawaii Community Colleges

11:00 – 12:00
Workforce Research & Development

Learn how the San Diego Workforce Partnership (San Diego County’s Workforce Development Board) uses labor market research to develop programs with employers. By combining both research and business programs into one department, SDWP capitalizes on warm employer leads from their labor market research to develop sector-specific strategies with and for employers. SDWP conducts research with employers and develops business-led customized training programs, Hiring at Happy Hour events, and social enterprises. All SDWP business services are driven by labor market R&D.

withTina Ngo Bartel and Sarah Burns, San Diego Workforce Partnership

11:00 – 12:00
At the Intersection of Data and Vision: Influencing the Talent Strategy of the 22nd-Century Corporation

Listen to Allstate's approach to finding and growing the next generation of talent development.

withBruce Evans, Emsi, Lee Semmes, Emsi, Lesley Rood, Allstate, and Meta McKinney, Allstate

2:00 – 3:00
Analyzing the Relationship Between Courses, Job Postings, and Alumni Data

Pima College will demonstrate how they focused on the critical relationship between courses, job postings, and alumni data to support student outreach and program development in Arizona.

withGordon Freedman, Nic Richmond, and Ian Roark, Pima Community College

2:00 – 3:00
The Six-Figure Question for Every IT Firm: Fantastic Unicorns and Where to Find Them

Hector Acosta will discuss the unicorn IT candidates that employers are hunting for, and how he and his colleagues at Worksystems, Inc. use Emsi and other data sources to prove that those candidates don't exist. Take away recommendations on what you can do to help local employers alleviate their IT needs.

withHector Acosta, Worksystems

2:00 – 3:00
Best Practices in Location Intelligence

Follow along as JLL describes the key role labor market research plays in corporate site-selection decisions. See the critical talent metrics and techniques that influence which regions will make the top of companies' lists.

with Dr. Wayne Gearey, Jones Lang LaSalle

3:15 - 4:15
3:15 - 4:15
Playing to Your Strengths: Leveraging EMSI Analytics for Business Attraction

Vince Giovannini will walk through the innovative ways that the Town of Gilbert uses Emsi data to understand which industries to target and then successfully market its region to prospective businesses in those industries.

withVince Giovannini, Gilbert, Arizona

3:15 - 4:15
Insight into Workforce Diversity

Learn how companies are leveraging Emsi workforce diversity data to set expectations, find the diverse talent they need, and benchmark performance against the broader market.

withBrendan O'Neill, CareerBuilder

5:30 – 8:00
Dinner Cruise
7:30 – 8:30
8:30 – 9:00
Panel discussion

Following up from a full day of discussing key workforce trends and issues, the second day's panel will focus on actionable items you can take home to your business, college, or community to put in place.

9:45 - 10:45

with Tieming Lin, University of Washington

9:45 - 10:45
How Workforce & Economic Development Leaders in Dayton Have Partnered to Help Businesses and Jobseekers

David Snipes, manager of the Montgomery County (Ohio) Business Solutions Center, will discuss the creative ways that Dayton-area leaders have come together to engage businesses and address their talent needs as well as help dislocated workers in the process.

with David Snipes, Montgomery County

9:45 - 10:45
Corporate Site-Evaluation: Determining the Health and Sustainability of Your Locations
11:00 – 12:00
Emsi innovation

We will end the conference with a panel of Emsi's executives highlighting how you can apply the data and conference discussions to the various areas of employers, education, and economic and workforce development. Hear how each team at Emsi is addressing the core issue to provide a more wholistic approach to planning, training and hiring the future workforce.

withAndrew Crapuchettes CEO, John Pernsteiner VP of Economic and Workforce Development, and Bruce Evans VP of Talent Strategy


Price: $700

Register Today

Payment Policy

Full payment for all registrations must be made prior to the conference. Registration materials will not be available for pickup until payment is made.

Cancellation Policy

  • To cancel your registration, email Gwen Burrow at or call 208-883-3500. There is no cancellation fee if you cancel within one week of registering. After one week, there is a $95 processing fee.
  • No refunds or credit will be given for cancellations received after 5:00 pm PDT September 15.
  • Any registered attendee who does not call in or email their cancellation notice is considered a no-show, and is not eligible for a refund or credit even if they do not attend the conference.
  • Any registered attendee who does not submit a cancellation notice or attend the conference is still liable for any outstanding balances.
  • Substitutions will be accepted at any time. Email Gwen Burrow at or call 208-883-3500.


Traveling by Car

The Coeur d'Alene Resort is easy to reach by car via Interstate 90 (Exit 11) or Highway 95 (Northwest Blvd). From the exit, follow the directions to downtown and watch for the Resort on your right.

Traveling by Air

The Coeur d'Alene Resort is located 39 miles (40 minutes) east of the Spokane International Airport (GEG), which offers non-stop or one-stop access from most major US and Canadian cities.

Airport Shuttle

The Coeur d'Alene Resort Destination Services Division offers transportation between the CDA Resort and area airports. Please contact the CDA Resort's transportation department for scheduling and pricing at 800-688-5253 ext 7133. A 24-hour notice is requested for all transportation needs.


Reserve your room at the Coeur d’Alene Resort today---the rooms sell out fast! Call 1-800-688-5253 and mention Emsi to receive the conference discount. Expires August 12.

North Wing Room $179/night

Park Tower Room $219/night

Lake Tower Room $279/night


Contact Gwen Burrow at or 208-883-3500.