2018 Emerging Issues Forum: kidoNomiCs




Emerging Issues Forum, February 5-6, 2018

Registration for the February 5-6, 2018 Emerging Issues Forum opens November 1, 2017 at 12:00 P.M.!

This summer, IEI is traveling across the state to provide hands-on assistance and valuable data insights and resources through our “Crib to Career” workshops. We are working with local leaders in rural and lower-resourced communities to help increase their awareness and knowledge of early childhood investment impacts, and to help communities take the next action step toward improving key indicators found to be critical to early childhood success.

For a complete schedule of Crib to Career Workshops and to register, visit emergingissues.org/cribtocareer.

Download IEI’s Crib to Career: North Carolina’s True Workforce Pipeline!

Looking for specific “Crib to Career” data for your county?

CLICK HERE for complete county-specific data for all 100 North Carolina counties!

Did you miss out on attending the February 7, 2017, Emerging Issues Focus Forum, kidonomics? View a selection of clips from the live UNC-TV broadcast on the North Carolina Channel’s YouTube channel.

The Institute for Emerging Issues is entrenched in its current program of work – kidonomics: The Economics of Early Childhood Investment. This work examines the connections between early childhood investments, North Carolina’s economy, and the development of a well-trained workforce. To kick off this unique, two-year focus on this important issue, we welcomed 350 thought leaders (and more than 11,000 more via UNC-TV’s live broadcast) to Hunt Library at NC State University for a special Emerging Issues “Focus Forum” on this topic this past February, and we’re gearing up to continue this conversation at the 2018 Emerging Issues Forum on February 5-6, 2018.

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What impact do early childhood investments have on North Carolina’s economy? Preparing our youth today for the skills they will need tomorrow is crucial for their success as adults. But when exactly should we begin preparing our kids? Are there wider, longer-term impacts on the economy and to a skilled workforce?

Research indicates early childhood as a crucial time period for which to create a foundation for good health and well-being, and for achieving greater success socially, academically, and in the workforce. Understanding these relationships will set the stage for targeted investments that will help position North Carolina at the forefront of the nation. We must work collaboratively to craft a vision for economic prosperity and workforce preparedness – one that begins with ensuring success for our kids.

Please join us February 5-6, 2018 to continue this dialogue, to connect with issue experts, educators, legislators, and North Carolina leaders from business, economic development and the nonprofit sectors, to share ideas on how we can move the state forward on this issue of critical importance to our future.

For more information on becoming a partner or sponsor, click here!
For press inquiries, please contact Communications Director Nan Sanseverino at nan_sanseverino@ncsu.edu. A media kit is available for download below.

kidonomics Media Kit