Convergence is a quarterly forum hosted by NextEd and the Los Rios Community College District that showcases issues that intersect education, workforce development and the economy. Through Convergence, NextEd seeks to identify the Sacramento region’s future workforce demand and share that information with educators, employers, and civic leaders. Convergence has showcased the critical importance of STEM education, career technical education and sought to identify the human capital needs of industry clusters critical to the Capital Region’s economic future. Bringing employers and education leaders together to collaborate and advance a common agenda. View the video below to learn more about why the Capital Region’s leaders engage in and support Convergence.  This video was developed with the generous financial support from Sutter Health Sacramento Sierra Region.

OCTOBER 10, 2014: Benchmarking Education in the Capital Region


At the October Convergence program, the Metro Chamber and NextEd will announce a set of benchmarks measuring educational success in the Capital Region. Attendees will see how the Capital Region currently compares to regions throughout the state, hear what efforts are being made to move the dial on student achievement and learn how education plays a significant role in driving our region’s economic success.

Event Registration

Individual Registration: $50

Sponsorship Opportunities are available, please contact Ashleigh Stayton for more information at

Presenting Sponsor $3,000 Mic. Time, Booth, Banner, Table & Logo in program
Event Sponsor $1,500 Booth, Table & Logo in program
Table Sponsor $750 Table & name in program


December 2013 Post Event Report

October 2103 Post Event Report

May 3, 2013 Convergence PowerPoint Presentations:

Presentation: Dr. Ronald Ferguson – CLICK HERE

Presentation: Ralph Schulz - CLICK HERE

Presentation: David Butler – CRANE - CLICK HERE

December 14, 2012 Post Event Report

Video of Panel Discussion featuring Dr. Bill Bennett and Gov. Bob Wise - Click here!

For sponsorship and event related information, contact:

Ashleigh Stayton


Previous Convergence Presentations & Reports