Convergence is a quarterly forum hosted by The Sacramento Metro Chamber and NextEd 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 24, 2014: Building Tomorrow’s Workforce Today! 

Double Tree Hotel – Sacramento, CA

Register Today! Click Here

Join the Sacramento Metro Chamber and NextEd at Convergence – the region’s only platform that showcases issues that intersect education, workforce development and the economy. The October Convergence program will be attended by over 300 business, education and civic leaders from throughout the capital region as well as attendees of the Capital Region’s Internal Study Mission, hosted by the Sacramento Asian Chamber. The program will feature an overview of the $21 million California Pathways Trust funding that has been allocated through two regional initiatives – Capital Area Pathways (CAP) and Capital Region Academies for the Next Economy (CRANE). Senator Pro tem Darrell Steinberg, who championed the CPT, will join attendees to celebrate the receipt of this funding to improve education in the Capital Region. Attendees will also hear from regional business leaders, who will highlight how you and your organization can engage in these initiatives to better prepare our students for success in the Next Economy.

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