Foundation Gears Up for 'Super September'
As the summer winds down, staff at the U.S. Chamber of Commerce Foundation are getting ready for a busy month of events and new research.
The Chamber Foundation is continuing its work in promoting the ideas of skills, innovation and economic growth in America.
Here's a look at some of the great things planned for September:
- Sept. 8-10 : 2014 Corporate Citizenship Conference - This event will bring together top thought leaders to discuss how businesses can thrive while also making the world a better place. This year's conference follows the theme of "The Impact Equation: Stronger Business, Greater Results, Better World." Panel discussions will center on topics including water stewardship, women and entrepreneurship, philanthropy, and world hunger.Register for the conference here.
- Sept. 11: Leaders & Laggards - The Foundation's Center for Education and Workforce will release a state-by-state report card on the effectiveness of K-12 education programs in America. Featuring an interactive map that will allow users to see how their state ranks in a variety of categories related to education. In conjunction with the release of the report, the chamber will hold an event at itsheadquarters with scheduled speakers to include education and business leaders from around the country.To register for the event, click here.
- Sept. 16: 5th Annual SAIS Global Conference on Women in the Boardroom - The Foundation's Center for Women in Business will host this Sept. 16 event to discuss the state of women in executive positions around the world. Scheduled keynote speakers include U.S. Secretary of Commerce Penny Pritzker and Mary Jo White, Chairwoman of the Securities and Exchange Commission. Register here.
- Sept. 17-18: Hiring Our Heroes Job Summit at Camp Pendleton - This two-day event from Sept. 17-18 will be one of Hiring Our Heroes' largest this year. Admission is free for all service members, veterans and military spouses. The summit will feature seminars, roundtables, panel discussions, recruiter training, and conversations focused on improving competitive employment for service members and veterans. The event will culiminate with a job fair on Sept. 18.Click here to register.
In addition to these events, the Chamber Foundation is continuing its ambitious Data-Driven Innovation Project, which seeks to demonstrate how the collection and usage of data can be used to improve peoples' lives. The project will feature a new research report and a Summit on the Future of Data-Driven Innovation on Oct. 7.
For more information about other events hosted by the Chamber Foundation, check out our events calendar.