2023 Conference Call for Proposals


The Council for Community and Economic Research (C2ER) and the Labor Market Information (LMI) Institute are currently soliciting proposals for the next annual conference and forum, which is currently planned to be an in-person event June 12 – 15, 2023 in Detroit, MI. The theme this year is Creative Solutions for Transformational Change. Below is information on this year’s conference and details on how to submit your proposal.

Breakout sessions and individual presentations 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 Monday, October 24, 2022.


The C2ER Annual Conference/LMI Institute Annual Forum theme for 2023 is Creative Solutions for Transformational Change – inspired by EDA’s Build Back Better Regional Challenge, we want to know what are your communities doing with data to boost economic recovery, rebuild American communities, and expand economic opportunity? We are interested in learning about creative, data-oriented solutions in local communities, workforce research, and the larger direction of the field in general. What does this look like? How does data promote inclusive economic growth and support a diverse workforce? What opportunities are created for local businesses, economies, and residents?

More information available here.