2021 Call for Proposals – The Great Pivot


The Labor Market Information (LMI) Institute and the Council for Community and Economic Research (C2ER) are currently soliciting proposals for the next annual conference and forum, which will be held virtually June 7 – 11, 2021. The theme this year is The Great Pivot: Reinvention for Recovery and Resilience. Below is information on this year’s conference and details on how to submit your proposal.

Content and presentations from practitioners are a key component to the success of our conference. They enable our attendees to share, learn, converse, and interact with one another on topics of mutual interest and compare research methods, data collection practices, visualization tools, and lessons learned in the field. We invite members and non-members to submit session proposals by Friday, November 13, 2020.


The C2ER Annual Conference/LMI Institute Annual Forum theme for 2021 is The Great Pivot: Reinvention for Recovery and Resilience – we are interested in learning about how your organization and community have and continue to respond to the impacts and implications of the COVID-19 pandemic, what that means for your local businesses, and how we can ready ourselves to better weather future events.

About the Forum

The virtual 2020 C2ER Annual Conference/LMI Institute Annual Forum included over 250 attendees and speakers who are primarily researchers from state labor market information, economic development, and workforce development offices; community colleges; workforce boards; and other organizations in the economic and workforce development fields. Given how more people are becoming accustomed to this new virtual environment, we are expecting to see more attendees at next year’s event. This provides a great opportunity to expand your network and present your research to a large audience of your peers. The conference includes a variety of keynote and plenary speakers and roundtables to offer world class networking and the opportunity to see community and economic development in action.

Proposals are due Friday, November 13, 2020 at 5:00pm Eastern Time.

Full RFP Available Here and Survey Submission Link