ACT Workforce Summit 2022

October 3-5, 2022 | New Orleans, Louisiana

Registration Now Open

The ACT Workforce Summit is a one-of-a-kind annual event to assemble the many different stakeholders involved in workforce development. Join us in New Orleans this October to network and collaborate with fellow educators, workforce and economic developers, employers, ACT Work Ready Community leaders, human resource specialists, and industry partners.    

Register by August 1, 2022, and get our early-bird discount! 

Why Attend?

Workforce development involves so much more than just employers and job seekers. When all stakeholders connect and share perspectives, we Work Smarter to ensure access and successful workforce outcomes. 

Who Should Attend?

Summit attendees include the following groups. We’d love to see you and help you build your network of career-centric innovators. 


  • Career and technical education
  • Postsecondary education community and technical colleges (credit and non-credit)
  • Adult education and literacy programs
  • State and local workforce development
  • Youth program specialists 


  • Vocational rehabilitation
  • Re-entry programs
  • Chambers of commerce
  • Industry associations
  • Employers
  • Human resources specialists
  • And more… 

What to Expect at This Year's Summit

Five tracks to discover the latest trends and tools for workforce development.
  1. Skills-Based / Asset-Framing Ecosystems 
  2. Future of Workforce Learning 
  3. New Paradigms of Workforce Engagement 
  4. Resolving Talent Shortages 
  5. Workers in Transition 
Hear from the best and brightest in the industry.
2021 Fred Talk: Coaching Racially Diverse Generations for Early Career Success with Chelsea Williams, Founder & CEO of College Code, LLC.
Connect with peers and the ACT Workforce community.
Employers, educators, economic developers, and ACT Work Ready Community members come together to share experiences. 
Denny Smith, Director of Testing and Assessment at Calhoun Community College in Alabama, shares why he attends the ACT Workforce Summit. 
Build a better workforce.
2021 attendees commented… 
“The sessions were on topics relevant to my region. There were several sessions related to life skills and rural economic development. There was at least 10 times the value of the registration fee.”  
“Amazing what ACT has embarked upon in helping in every area of academia and workforce development. Their content is on point and relevant to today's needs and tomorrow’s.”  
“I found the summit to be very informative from an employer's perspective. We've previously had little knowledge regarding workforce development, however, would like to utilize connecting with our local workforce development organizations.”
ACT, Inc. is recognized by SHRM to offer Professional Development Credits (PDCs) for the SHRM-CP® or SHRM-SCP® recertification activities.

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For more information about the ACT Workforce Summit, please email Liz Conlon or call 319.337.1312.