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A Regional Approach to Virginia's Workforce Challenges and Opportunities

2/5/2015 to 2/6/2015
When: Thursday & Friday
Where: Richmond, Virginia
Contact: Connie Long

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A Regional Approach to Virginia’s Workforce Challenges and Opportunities

The VAPDC Winter Conference is multi-faceted in its learning and in its location for 2015! On Thursday, February 5th VAPDC will join VACo for the annual County Government Day at the Richmond Marriott. Later that evening the VAPDC Winter Conference will kick off with a dinner-worthy reception at Richmond CenterStage, ending with a featured speaker.


The VAPDC Winter Conference will continue on Friday, February 6, 2015 at the Federal Reserve Bank of Richmond. VAPDC is proud to partner with the Federal Reserve Bank of Richmond to offer a series of speakers discussing A Regional Approach to Virginia’s Workforce Challenges and Opportunities. Friday morning will begin with the annual Awards Breakfast, followed by conference sessions and ending with lunch. See the conference agenda for a detailed schedule.


Be sure to register for County Government Day either with VACo directly or when you register for the VAPDC Winter Conference. Don't delay in registering for the VAPDC Winter Conference and take this opportunity to CONNECT AND LEARN! 


Conference Agenda

Speaker Bios

VACo County Government Day ***Please note that you may register for the VACo County Government Day through the VAPDC registration process or you can register for both events separately. Registration cost for VACo County Government Day is $40 per person.

Richmond CenterStage Rhythm Hall
600 E. Grace Street, Suite 400, Richmond, VA 23219, 804.592.3330
VAPDC Winter Conference Dinner Reception on Thursday, February 5, 2015

Richmond CenterStage is a 501c3 organization whose mission is to provide diverse local and world-class performing arts, transformative arts education experiences for students of all ages, and inspirational venues—all to strengthen the cultural and economic vitality of Greater Richmond.

Rhythm Hall, a multi-purpose venue on the first floor of Dorothy Pauley Square, features local performing artists and an array of activities, concerts and community gatherings. The arrangement of the space provides versatility to patrons and can accommodate a corporate luncheon, wedding reception, dance practice, stand-up comedians and anything in between!

Rhythm Hall welcomes local and regional talent to this particular venue, which is perfectly suited for pre- and post-event parties and corporate events, and is available for bookings during the day and evening. Constructed with fun and funky entertainment groups like the Richmond Jazz Society in mind, Rhythm Hall is buzzing with activity day and night.

The Federal Reserve Bank of Richmond ***IMPORTANT: Review Parking/Security Information
701 E. Byrd Street, Richmond, VA 23219, 804.697.8110

VAPDC Winter Conference Activities on Friday, February 6, 2015

Federal Reserve System
On December 23, 1913, the Federal Reserve System, which serves as the nation's central bank, was created by an act of Congress. The System consists of a seven member Board of Governors with headquarters in Washington, D.C., and twelve regional Banks located in major cities throughout the United States, which divide the nation into 12 districts, acting as fiscal agents for the U.S. Treasury. The twelve banks are located in Atlanta, Boston, Chicago, Cleveland, Dallas, Kansas City, Minneapolis, New York, Philadelphia, Richmond, San Francisco, and St. Louis.

Richmond Fed History
The Richmond Fed was organized in May 1914, following the enactment of the Federal Reserve Act in December 1913 and after the completion of a process to select host cities for Reserve Banks.

Following the enactment of the Federal Reserve Act in December 1913, nearly 40 cities competed to become a Fed location. George Seay, a prominent banker who would become the Richmond Fed’s first governor (president), spearheaded the effort to bring the Bank to Richmond. He and other supporters pointed to Richmond's geographic location, its importance as a commercial and financial center, and its transportation and communications facilities, as well as Virginia's leading regional role in the banking business. The Richmond Fed serves the Fifth Federal Reserve District, which includes Maryland, North Carolina, South Carolina, Washington, D.C., and most of West Virginia.

Conference Lodging
Marriott Richmond Hotel
500 E. Broad Street, Richmond, VA 23219, 804.643.3400

For VACo group rate of $113, call the Marriott Hotel directly at 1-800-228-9290 and specify the group Virginia Association of Counties (VACo).

Registration Fees and Cancellation Policy
VACo County Government Day and VAPDC Winter Conference Registration $290
VAPDC: Winter Conference Only $250
VAPDC: Thursday "Dinner-Worthy" Reception and Featured Speaker $75
VAPDC: Friday Sessions and Meals $175

Online registration closes at 5 pm on Friday, January 30, 2015.
No cancellations or refunds after 5 pm on Friday, January 30, 2015.