Policy analysis conference will examine the cost of disparities to our society
The 29th annual conference on policy analysis will examine the cost of disparities to our society, who is responsible for reducing or eliminating disparities and why it matters. The conference will also consider the policy, political and implementation aspects of proposed solutions.
The conference — Access and Opportunities: All Things Not Being Equal — is set for Wednesday, Oct. 16 at the University of Minnesota’s St. Paul campus.
The conference is designed for appointed and elected officials, economic and policy analysts from all levels of government as well as educators and administrators from the business and nonprofit communities.
Following the keynote presentation — Politics, Policy and Inequality — conference participants will be able to attend three of the sessions listed below:
- Policy solutions to Minnesota’s growing disparities – access and opportunities.
- Increasing access to mainstream systems to prevent and end homelessness for youth and families.
- Suburbia and its discontents: policy challenges for maturing communities.
- Three types of analysis: economic impact, cost benefit and fiscal note.
- What’s working toward equity in workforce training and economic development?
- Expanding access: Medicaid expansion in Minnesota.
- The impact of place.
- Speed data-ing.
- Simple tax reform – Is that possible?
- Planning effectively for an aging Minnesota: lessons from the field.
- Minnesota: the land of waterless lakes?
- Asset mapping for community development.
The registration fee is $175, if the registration is postmarked by Oct. 2. After Oct. 2, the fee is $200.
The conference is sponsored by the College of Continuing Education - University of Minnesota. Co-sponsors are the Center for Urban and Regional Affairs - University of Minnesota, Hamline University School of Business, Humphrey School of Public Affairs - University of Minnesota, and The Center for Policy Studies. The conference is funded by the Economic Resource Group.
Published Oct. 2, 2013