2020 Business and Education Forum: Career and College Ready

May 28, 2020 - May 29, 2020

Wegmans Conference Center


Register Here

Sponsor Here

About the Conference

Join us Thursday, May 28 and Friday, May 29 for the 2020 Business and Education Forum: Career and College Ready. This event will be an opportunity for the State’s education and business leaders to discuss what it means to be career and college ready, and the programs and policies that better prepare students.

Pathway programs, workforce development, innovations in education, access and equity, and education policy are all things that affect the talent pipeline. These are the topics that could also use more of the business voice to strengthen and improve the talent pipeline. Join us to engage in these critical issues for our future workforce.

If you are an educator looking to create strong private sector partnerships, or if you are a business looking for the best programs to fill your talent pipeline, join us Thursday, May 28 and Friday, May 29, for this day-and-a-half business and education forum.

Who should attend:

  • Business leaders interested in improving the talent pipeline for their industry
  • Businesses interested in partnering, or currently partnered with P-12 education
  • Businesses who want to know more about P-12 partnerships and engagement
  • Non-profit organizations involved in education policy or programs
  • Education policymakers
  • Educators interested in partnering, or currently partnered with business and industry

Preliminary Agenda

Thursday, May 28
2:00 - 3:00 p.m. Registration / Networking

3:00 - 5:30 p.m.

General Session

5:30 - 6:30 p.m. 

Welcome Reception


Friday, May 29
8:00 - 8:30 a.m. Registration / Continental Breakfast

8:30 a.m. - 12:00 p.m.

General Session

12:00 - 1:30 p.m.


1:30 - 3:30 p.m.

General Session

Topics and Speakers to be announced soon. 

Registration Information

Payment must accompany registration. Registration includes all sessions, conference material, continental breakfast, refreshment break and luncheon. 

  BEFORE 5/21/20 AFTER 5/21/20
Business Council Member $149 $169            
Non-Member $199 $219

Register Here 

Cancellation & Refund Policy

You may cancel your registration up to seven days prior to the event. You will be refunded, less a $50 processing fee. Cancellations received after May 21, 2020 will not be eligible for a refund. The Business Council encourages you to send a substitute in your place if you cannot attend.

Sponsorship Opportunities

Heighten your corporate presence.  Sign up now as a Conference Sponsor. Call 800.358.1202.

Sponsor Here

Conference Sponsorship Levels:

Presenting                                                        $ 4,000

  • Opportunity to give Welcome Remarks (5 Minutes)
  • Logo on signage and program at event
  • 3 complimentary registrations
  • Only 1 sponsorship available

Platinum                                                           $ 3,000

  • Opportunity to introduce panel / session
  • Logo on signage and program at event
  • 2 complimentary registrations

Event Sponsorship Levels:

Welcome Reception $2,500


  • Opportunity to introduce Keynote Speaker



Video Sponsor $2,500
Continental Breakfast $2,000
Refreshment Break  










Sponsorship includes:

  • Complimentary Conference Registration(s)
  • Post Conference List of Participants
  • Recognition in Conference Material and Signage
  • Company Logo displayed on website leading up to the event



Wegmans Conference Center
200 Wegmans Market St
Rochester, NY 14624