2021 ACT Workforce Summit

Save the Date: November 30 - December 2, 2021

Reinvigorate the Core of Your Community

Save the date for the 2021 Workforce Summit—coming to you this year, November 30 - December 2, 2021, in a new virtual format so you can maximize your time and learning opportunities!

Join us to learn how to foster vibrant partnerships, sustain a robust workforce, and ultimately make an impact in our communities.

We’ll assemble experts like you from business, education, workforce, ACT® Work Ready Communities, and economic development who are looking to produce a highly skilled workforce.

Together, we will celebrate our collective potential to develop a qualified and more innovative workforce, foster business and economic growth, and help build stronger communities. Join the conversation by following us on LinkedIn and Twitter.

Call for proposals will be open soon—please complete the form to receive email notifications about the 2021 ACT Workforce Virtual Summit, future events, and opportunities to connect with ACT Workforce Solutions.

Why Attend?

Workforce Development is Not a One-Size-Fits-All Industry 

As you know, workforce development is so much more than just employers and job seekers. The charge is wide and deep, and ACT understands that challenge. The ACT Workforce Summit, to be held virtually in 2021, is a one-of-a-kind annual event designed to engage and build relationships with the many different stakeholders involved in workforce development. When we come together to connect and share different perspectives, everyone walks away armed with practical takeaways and insight to improve their community.

Find the track most relevant to your community. New this year are 2.5 hour segments designed around some of the most common workforce industry challenges so you can tune into the one best suited to your region.

Hear from the best and brightest in the industry. A dynamic speaker lineup brings together experts and innovators evolving the way we develop talent and foster thriving communities. 

Discover the latest trends and tools for workforce development. We’ll tackle a wide range of topics from upskilling and reskilling, the future of workforce, essential skills, work-based learning, career readiness, and more!


Connect with your peers in the workforce ecosystem. Make the most of your professional development and training with like-minded individuals who understand your challenges. Employers, educators, economic developers and WRC members come together online to share experiences.

Meet the ACT Workforce community. Our team will be online and available to help you make the most of your experience and provide the scoop on what's new regarding all things #ACTWorkforce.

Build a better workforce. This three-day event is just the beginning. You’ll be energized with fresh ideas and new additions to your toolkit. Get inspired and take action items and new strategies back to your team to help your community thrive and prosper.

See What Past Attendees Have to Say

Andy Hepburn, Chief Innovation Officer for GPS Education Partners in Wisconsin

Denny Smith, Directing of Testing and Assessment at Calhoun Community College in Alabama 

Rohina Behrmann, Director of Employment Services at The Full Employment Council in Missouri 

Troy Roland, Functional Manager of the Missouri Job Centers in Joplin, Monett, and Neosho

Chris Manheim, President of Manheim Solutions in Illinois

Don’t forget to join the conversation before the event. The community is always tweeting #ACTWorkforce. Follow us on LinkedIn and Twitter.

For more information about the ACT Workforce Summit, please contact Shirley Antolik at shirley.antolik@act.org or 412.491.2611.