For two days in Athens, nearly 450 leaders will gather from University System and Technical College System institutions, the Governor's Office, state and local K-12, and key industry and community groups to ensure linkages between postsecondary completion and economic development. On Day 1, national partners will set the stage on the role of education in attracting and growing economic opportunities. Georgia will be viewed from the context of the changing environment regionally, nationally, and internationally. Economic needs will be deconstructed beyond jobs to show the skills and adaptability required of a relevant workforce. Day Two will be devoted to the policy, metrics, and systems that will have a strong impact on the success of these partnerships. TCSG and USG will also hold concurrent sessions tailored to their specific audiences. 

For more information visit:

Monday, February 18, 2013 to Tuesday, February 19, 2013
UGA Hotel and Conference Center
1197 South Lumpkin Street, Athens, GA 30602
United States

Each attendee is responsible for all travel expenses. Reimbursement for travel and hotel expenses will be the responsibility of participating institutions. Conference registration, meals and materials for participants and guests will be provided for by the University System and Technical College System Offices. 

Event Cancellation Policies
(1) If you learn that you will be unable to attend, please cancel your registration by 5:00 p.m. ET on or before February 11, 2013. (2) To change or cancel your registration, call 800-884-1381, Monday through Friday, 8:00 a.m. to 5:00 p.m. ET. (3) If an event is cancelled for any reason, The Georgia Center will not be responsible for any charges related to travel. 

Hotel Costs: 

You'll be given the opportunity to make a hotel reservation as you proceed through the online registration process.

Please note registering for the conference does not automatically reserve a hotel room. When you have reached the "Registration Shopping Cart" please click Reserve Hotel Room to secure a hotel room. 

Contact information: 

For the University System of Georgia: Tiffany Bell,, 404-962-3076

For the Technical College System of Georgia: Debby Lackley,, 404-679-1660

Special Needs

If you require special services, contact Nette Penn@706-542-6658 or, at least 5 business days before your event. Dietary restrictions should be indicated on the registration form or during the online registration process.