Peggy Whitson

Iowa Native Former NASA Astronaut and first female Space Station Commander

Free Virtual Conference October 14-15

Iowa Ideas is a learning experience that welcomes all perspectives to explore issues and discuss big ideas that can shape the future of Iowa. Join fellow solution-seekers, ready to explore opportunities for living, working and learning in Iowa.

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In-Depth Week

All Eyes on Workforce

Register for All Eyes on Workforce In-Depth Week

The Week at a Glance

  • Sep 20 @ 12pm: Keynote Conversation
  • Sep 21 @ 12pm: Workforce Barriers
  • Sep 22 @ 12pm: Feeding the Pipeline
  • Sep 23 @ 12pm: Marketing Iowa
  • Sep 24 @ 12pm: The Workforce after COVID-19
Iowa's employers are saying the state's worker shortage is creating major challenges for meeting demand coming out of the COVID-19 pandemic. WIth more jobs than people to fill them, finding qualified workers is harder than ever. We'll look at what the current labor force looks like as well as what's being done to remove barriers to finding work. We'll also look at some of the pipeline programs and how some of the state's policy decisions may be impacting the labor market. Finally, we'll close the week looking at some of the challenges facing employers as workers return from the pandemic amid a record number of remote-work opportunities.
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Join us September 20 - September 24, 2021

In-Depth Week: Higher Education

Past Event: March 29, 2021-April 01, 2021

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