Investing in America's Workforce

Capstone Conference

October 4–6, 2017
Austin, Texas

Join us for a national discussion on strengthening America’s workforce. This conference aims to connect businesses, government agencies, nonprofits, financial institutions, academics and philanthropic organizations to:

  • Reframe workforce development efforts as investments, not just social services
  • Attract new resources and leverage existing funding sources
  • Improve economic mobility and impact for workers
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Featured Speakers

Check back as more speakers will be announced soon!

Raphael Bostic

Raphael Bostic
President & CEO
Federal Reserve Bank of Atlanta

Esther George

Esther George
President & CEO
Federal Reserve Bank of Kansas City

Angela Glover Blackwell

Angela Glover Blackwell

Patrick T. Harker

Patrick T. Harker
President & CEO
Federal Reserve Bank of Philadelphia

Robert S. Kaplan

Robert S. Kaplan
President & CEO
Federal Reserve Bank of Dallas

Mario Lozoya

Mario Lozoya
Director, Government Relations & External Affairs
Toyota Motor Manufacturing, Texas, Inc.

Eduardo Padron

Eduardo Padron
Miami Dade College


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Cost: $450.00


AT&T Executive Education and Conference Center
1900 University Avenue
Austin, TX 78705


A limited number of rooms are reserved for participants at the hotels below. All of the hotels are in short walking or driving distance to the AT&T Conference Center. Rooms are available on a first-come, first-served basis. October is a very busy time of year in Austin, and hotels will sell out. Make your reservation today to guarantee your space.

DoubleTree Suites by Hilton Hotel Austin
303 W. 15th Street, Austin, TX 78701
Phone: 512-478-7000
Group code: BOA

Hampton Inn & Suites Austin at The University/Capitol
1701 Lavaca Street, Austin, TX 78701
Phone: 512-499-8881
Group code: FRB

Intercontinental Stephen F. Austin
701 Congress Avenue, Austin, TX 78701
Phone: 512-457-8800

 Preliminary Agenda

Day 1

1:00 p.m. Concurrent sessions
2:30 p.m. Break
3:00 p.m. Opening Plenary | The Business Case for Investments in Workforce Development
5:00 p.m. Break
5:15 p.m. Reception

Day 2

8:00 a.m. Registration & networking breakfast
9:00 a.m. Plenary session | Investing in America’s Workforce
9:30 a.m. Plenary session | The Future of Work
10:45 a.m. Break
11:00 a.m. Concurrent sessions
12:15 p.m. Plenary lunch | The Good Jobs Strategy: The Case for Investing in the Workforce
1:30 p.m. Break
1:45 p.m. Concurrent sessions
3:00 p.m. Break
3:30 p.m. Plenary session | Middle Skills in America’s Workforce

Day 3

7:30 a.m. Networking breakfast
8:15 a.m. Plenary session | Making the Connection to Work
9:30 a.m. Break
9:45 a.m. Concurrent sessions
11:00 a.m. Plenary session | Expanding the Capacity to Invest: Policy, Transparency and Accountability
12:00 p.m. Closing lunch
1:30 p.m. Adjourn