Focus Forward: West Virginia’s New Narrative

  • April 27, 2022, 9:00 AM - April 27, 2022, 3:00 PM

West Virginians are writing a new narrative to prepare today for the West Virginia of tomorrow. You’re invited to attend Focus Forward: West Virginia’s New Narrative.

Hosted by the West Virginia Public Education Collaborative and the Claude Worthington Benedum Foundation and featuring a keynote address from ARC Federal Co-Chair Gayle Manchin, this year’s fourth Focus Forward will spotlight stories of innovation in government and industry, resiliency in education, and leadership in the changing culture of work in a global economy. 

Most importantly, attendees will explore how these stories may serve as catalysts to mobilize public-private partnerships, generate forward-thinking ideas, spur investment, innovate changing industries, and look ahead to determine how we want to write West Virginia’s next chapter. These dynamic, forward-thinking discussions aim to ensure West Virginia stays competitive, relevant and resilient in an evolving global economy.