Join a Local Delegation for the Young, Smart & Local Conference

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Want to engage in the conversation about young talent? Join One Acadiana and the705 for the Young, Smart & Local (YSL) Conference this November 13-15 in New Orleans.

YSL is a three-day conference designed to inform and engage leaders from higher education, business, government, economic development, and community organizations on best practices around talent attraction, growth, and retention.

Launched with a national conference in Philadelphia in April 2019, the learning network includes more than 800 professionals in economic development, city government, higher education and business.

Keynote addresses and break-out sessions will focus on:

  • The future of work: how cities, businesses, and talent are reimagining work
  • National trends, forecasts, and best practices in talent attraction, development, retention, and migration
  • City as campus: strategies to leverage city assets as part of college students’ educational experience, and to connect graduates with local job opportunities
  • Benchmarking and measuring the impact of talent retention
  • Diversity, equity, inclusion and accessibility in growing cities
  • Connecting with and supporting underserved talent populations, remote workers, and interns
  • Tourism, placemaking and talent marketing collaborations
  • Anchor institutions as talent magnets