Join us for the 2017 Indiana Summit for Economic Development
via Early Learning Coalitions
This event will bring together business, education, civic, and other community leaders to understand the business case for investment in early childhood and ways to develop and sustain an early learning coalition in your community.
Advance registration is required.
“The research evidence on the benefits of early childhood programs for the local economy is extremely strong."
- Dr. Tim Bartik
Keynote Luncheon Speaker
Dr. Timothy Bartik - Senior Economist, Upjohn Institute for Employment Research
Author of "Investing in Kids"
Dr. Tim Bartik, Senior Economist, Upjohn Institute for Employment Research, nationally renowned expert, and author of Investing in Kids, will highlight how early childhood education supports workforce and economic development. Dr. Bartik’s research explores state and local economic development and local labor markets, including how early childhood programs impact local economies and job-creation programs.
Erin Ramsey, Senior Manager for Mind in the Making at the Bezos Family Foundation, will present on the importance of early brain development for social and emotional skills.
- Engaging key stakeholders
- Understanding the current state with data
- Developing a strategic plan
- Continuous quality improvement
- Family & community engagement
The day is full of speakers and sessions that are beneficial for all parties involved in a coalition, including businesses, providers, and funders. Even if you are just starting the process of creating an early learning coalition, your attendance is encouraged!
The Courtyard Marriott Bloomington
To reserve your room simply book online with the link below or call the hotel at 812-335-8000 .
The Summit on Economic Development is a great opportunity to network and share resources. We will have a Resource Table available for attendees to leave brochures, event flyers, and other informational materials. Please plan for 500 attendees.
Register for the Summit today.
The Indiana Summit for Economic Development is sponsored by
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Excite leaders about the opportunities available to link early learning to drive economic development.
Share information to equip and empower local leaders to enhance and strengthen coalitions.
Activate positive change at the local and state level.