Keynote Speaker - Green Professionals Conference
- Former White House Economic Advisor to Deliver Keynote Address at Green Professionals Conference
Portland, OR (Jan. 9, 2012) - The Green Professionals Conference announced today that Jared Bernstein¨Cnoted economist, commentator and author¨Cwill be the keynote speaker at the Green Professionals Conference on Feb. 16, 2012. Mr. Bernstein will discuss green job growth, economic trends and projections, the jobs bills proposed by the Obama administration and green job legislation.
From 2009 to 2011 Mr. Bernstein served as the Chief Economist and Economic Adviser to Vice President Joe Biden, as executive director of the White House Task Force on the Middle Class and as a member of President Obama's economic team. Vice President Biden calls Mr. Bernstein "...an acclaimed economist and a proven, passionate advocate for raising the incomes of middle class families."
In May of 2011 Mr. Bernstein joined the Center on Budget and Policy Priorities in as a Senior Fellow and is often featured as an on-air commentator for CNBC and MSNBC news programs. He has also worked as a senior economist and the director of the Living Standards Program at the Economic Policy Institute in Washington, D.C. and as the deputy chief economist at the U.S. Department of Labor.
Mr. Bernstein will deliver his keynote address at 8:30 a.m. at the Oregon Convention Center. The keynote address is free and open to the general public; however, registration is required in order to guarantee admission. The Green Professionals Conference is the largest of its kind in the Pacific Northwest and anticipates over 700 attendees this year.
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About the Green Professionals Conference
More than just a job fair, the Green Professionals Conference is designed for corporations, government agencies, elected officials, universities, trade schools and nonprofits to gather under one roof to stimulate economic growth by strengthening the green job workforce. The goal of the conference is to further sustainability, energy efficiency and renewable energy industry growth resulting in job creation.
The conference agenda consists of 15 educational sessions presented by industry leaders and covering energy efficiency, renewable energy and sustainability. The exhibit hall is free (registration required) and features career services, recruitment opportunities for students and job-seekers and special sessions such as "Meet Your Local Candidates".
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GPC - Oregon Convention Center - February 16, 2012 - 503-808-9003