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Events and Forums Open to the Public

Thomas Jefferson believed that an educated citizenry was the key to a successful democracy. The Research Bureau supports this philosophy through the Francis A. Harrington Forums and related events that allows experts to share and discuss insights directly with the public. Our forums cover such topics as Economic DevelopmentMunicipal FinancePublic Education, Municipal Services & Operations, Transportation, Civic Engagement, and more.

In addition to our educational forums, The Research Bureau hosts the Thomas S. Green Public Service Awards each year since 1988 to honor the unsung heroes of municipal governments. Additionally, The Research Bureau has hosted a series of municipal candidate debates for contested elections in Worcester, providing the opportunity for voters to hear directly from the candidates for local office.

All Research Bureau forums are free and open to all.

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Searching for Excellence: Considerations for the Worcester Public Schools Superintendent Search

A timely and informative conversation with education leaders on the challenges and opportunities facing leaders of urban districts and the skills and qualities needed for success.

November 17, 2021education eventseducation
2021 Municipal Election Candidate Debates

All debates are free and open to the public.

September 17, 2021debates events
Worcester Mayoral Debate

Watch: Worcester Mayoral Debate at Mechanics Hall.

October 27, 2021debates eventsdebates
Worcester District City Councilor Debate

Watch: Worcester District City Councilor Debate at Mechanics Hall.

October 25, 2021debates eventsdebates
Worcester City Council At-Large debate at Mechanics Hall

Watch: Worcester City Council At-Large debate at Mechanics Hall.

October 6, 2021debates eventsdebates
Worcester School Committee Debate

Watch: Worcester School Committee Debate at Mechanics Hall.

October 13, 2021debates eventsdebates
2021 GRA Annual Conference – Broadband and the Digital Divide

Thank you to the Governmental Research Association and The Civic Federation for hosting the 2021 GRA Annual Conference!

July 19, 2021eventsbroadband
WRRB Spring Board Meeting, April 9, 2021, Featuring Dr. Mattie Castiel

Watch Featured Speaker, Dr. Mattie Castiel’s presentation, at our Spring Board Meeting on April 9, 2021.

April 9, 2021events forumdemographics education housing public-health
Escape From Worcester City Hall

Join us for Jane Week.

April 30, 2021eventsdemographics worcester
2021 Thomas S. Green Public Service Award Recipients Announced

Worcester Regional Research Bureau announces recipients of the 2021 Thomas S. Green Public Service Awards.

May 11, 2021events thomas-s-green-awardsthomas-s-green-awards
Learning from the Pandemic – Lessons from State & National Perspectives

Monday, March 22, 2021, 10:00AM – 11:00AM. As the COVID-19 pandemic endures and students continue remote learning, this panel is convened to shed light on educational excellence through remote learning, hybrid, and in-person learning.

March 8, 2021events forumeducation
35th Annual Meeting – November 18, 2020

Watch the Recording of Our 35th Annual Meeting on November 18, 2020.

November 19, 2020annual-meeting eventsannual-meetings
2020 Thomas S. Green Public Service Award Recipients Announced

The Worcester Regional Research Bureau is pleased to announce the recipients of the 2020 Thomas S. Green Public Service Awards.

October 16, 2020events thomas-s-green-awardsthomas-s-green-awards
Worcester Almanac: Discussing Data

The Worcester Regional Research Bureau released the sixth edition of the Worcester Almanac: 2020. This compendium of information on all things Greater Worcester serves as a resource to municipalities, businesses, nonprofits, and community members alike.

September 22, 2020events forumeconomic-development
Broadening Broadband: Worcester’s Internet Challenges

August 13, 2020 / 4:00 – 5:00PM. The Worcester Regional Research Bureau released Broadening Broadband: Considering Municipal Ownership as a Solution to Worcester’s Internet Challenges earlier in July.

August 3, 2020events forumdemographics economic-development infrastructure internet technology
Student Opportunity Act: Provisions, Purposes, and Potential

Session 1 / February 12, 4:00 PM – 5:30 PM
Session 2 / February 12, 6:30 PM – 8:00 PM

January 31, 2020education eventscollaboration finance
City of Worcester – 2019 Public Candidate Debates

All debates are free and open to the public.

October 28, 2019debates events
34th Annual Meeting

Featured speaker: Dr. Francis Collins, Director of the National Institutes of Health.

October 15, 2019annual-meeting events
Worcester Mayoral debate at Mechanics Hall

Watch: Worcester Mayoral debate at Mechanics Hall.

October 4, 2019debates events
Buck Bus 2019

Niche Hospitality Group, Worcester Regional Transit Authority, and The Research Bureau have all partnered to bring the Worcester based trivia show to you this year. Join host Tom Matthews as he hops on a bus and meets riders from all over the city partaking in the only game show hosted on a WRTA bus.

September 17, 2019events other-eventscollaboration transportation
WRRB Board of Directors Meeting

Serving the public interest of Greater Worcester by conducting independent, non-partisan, research and analysis of public policy issues to promote informed public debate and decision-making.

June 4, 2019events
2019 The Research Bureau Board Of Directors Meeting

Board of Directors Meeting – Tim McGourthy’s Retrospective & Doug Brown’s Keynote Address

March 27, 2019events
2019 recipients of the Thomas S. Green Public Service Award

The Worcester Regional Research Bureau is pleased to announce the recipients of the 2019 Thomas S. Green Public Service Awards.

March 20, 2019events thomas-s-green-awardsthomas-s-green-awards
Smart Cities: Building a Nexus Between Technology and Urban Infrastructure

As technology advances ever further into our lives, the amount of data available for both private and public use is staggering. Metadata from smartphones, credit cards, sensors, and infrastructure can be used to assess conditions and offer solutions to public challenges and goals.

February 19, 2019events forumcollaboration infrastructure technology
33rd Annual Meeting

Featured speaker: Dr. Kerry Healey – President, Babson College

December 14, 2018annual-meeting events
City on the Move: Building on Worcester’s Transportation System

In September 2018, the Worcester Regional Research Bureau released City on the Move: An Overview and Assessment of Worcester’s Transportation Needs.

October 30, 2018events forumregional transportation
Defining our Path: A Strategic Plan for Education in Worcester

It is with great pleasure that we share Defining Our Path: A Strategic Plan for Education in Worcester. Worcester Public Schools (WPS) is well-known for many of its successful practices, which foster real-world skills and student achievement.

May 7, 2018events forumcollaboration education
The Master Plan: Crafting a Shared Vision for the Future of Worcester

In 2017, the City of Worcester announced plans to undertake a city-wide master plan, the first in three decades.

April 9, 2018events forumeconomic-development
March Municipal Madness

View the Municipal March Madness Winning Bracket

April 3, 2018events
2018 recipients of the Thomas S. Green Public Service Award

The Worcester Regional Research Bureau is pleased to announce the 2018 recipients of the Thomas S. Green Public Service Awards.

March 30, 2018events thomas-s-green-awardsthomas-s-green-awards
Minimizing Risk

The Research Bureau—Minimum Wage Panel

March 2, 2018events forumfinance
Worcester City Council At-Large debate at Mechanics Hall

Watch: Worcester City Council At-Large debate at Mechanics Hall.

October 30, 2017debates events
Worcester Mayoral Debate

Watch: Worcester Mayoral Debate at Mechanics Hall: Joseph M. Petty and Konstantina B. Lukes.

October 23, 2017debates events
District Councilor Debate/Mechanics Hall

Watch: District Councilor Debate/Mechanics Hall.

October 19, 2017debates events
32nd Annual Meeting

Featured Speaker, James A. Peyser, Secretary of Education, Commonwealth of Massachusetts

October 13, 2017eventsannual-meetings
School Committee

Posted by Worcester Telegram & Gazette on Monday, October 2, 2017

October 2, 2017debates events
City Of Worcester Municipal Elections 2017 Candidate Debates

Please join us for a series of debates for contested seats in the 2017 City of Worcester municipal elections. October 2nd—School Committee Candidates October 19th—District Council Candidates October 23rd—Mayoral Candidates October 30th—At-Large Council Candidates Click here for full …

September 8, 2017debates events
Growth by Design II: Designing the Future of Worcester

Growth by Design II: Designing the Future of Worcester brings together a panel of local experts to talk about Worcester’s experience and the opportunities inherent in an intentional urban design program.

September 8, 2017events forumeconomic-development
“The State of the City” by City Manager Edward M. Augustus, Jr.

An overview of the City’s current projects, future initiatives, and overall fiscal and organizational health.

April 19, 2017events other-eventsstate-of-the-city
Growth by Design: The Interplay Between Urban Development & Urban Design

Beginning with a primer on urban design by one of New England’s leading urban designers, a panel of experts will discuss the challenges and opportunities for local governments in promoting and regulating urban design.

April 14, 2017events forumeconomic-development
Local Budgeting: Prepping for FY2018

A conversation with local of-ficials and experts to understand the goals and challenges of the new fiscal year.

April 5, 2017events forumfinance
2017 recipients of the Thomas S. Green Public Service Award

The Worcester Regional Research Bureau today announced the 2017 recipients of the Thomas S. Green Public Service Award

March 29, 2017events thomas-s-green-awardsthomas-s-green-awards
Valedictory: Achieving Excellence in the Worcester Public Schools (January 23, 2017)

Alumni will talk about the challenges and opportunities of the public educational system and the path to academic success.

January 10, 2017events forumeducation
31st Annual Meeting

The 31st Annual Meeting of The Research Bureau “All Politics is Local” October 6th 2016

October 17, 2016annual-meeting events
The Academy & the Polis: Embracing Civic Engagement in Higher Education (September 23, 2016)

September 23, 2016—7:30am
The Blue Lounge, Student Center
Worcester State University

August 29, 2016events forumcivic-engagement collaboration
Housing Opportunities in the Gateway Cities (May 4, 2016)

May 4, 2016
DCU Center
Worcester, Massachusetts

March 30, 2016events forumcollaboration housing
2016 recipients of the Thomas S. Green Public Service Award

The Worcester Regional Research Bureau today announced the 2016 recipients of the Thomas S. Green Public Service Award.

March 21, 2016events thomas-s-green-awardsthomas-s-green-awards
The Every Student Succeeds Act (ESSA) & Chapter 70 Reform: Implications for Massachusetts Education (April 6, 2016)

Wednesday, April 6, 2016 — 7:45AM
Worcester County Registry of Deeds
90 Front Street, Worcester

March 10, 2016events forumeducation finance
What’s On Tap? Ensuring Safe Drinking Water in Worcester and Beyond (March 1, 2016)

March 1, 2016 – 7:45 a.m.
Levi Lincoln Room, Worcester City Hall
455 Main Street, Worcester MA

February 18, 2016events forumpublic-works-parks
The Urgency of Excellence: Considerations for the Next Superintendent of Schools in Worcester, Massachusetts (January 13, 2016)

Wednesday, January 13, 2016—7:45AM
MCPHS University, Fuller Conference Center
25 Foster Street, Worcester

January 5, 2016events forumeducation
Global Migrations and the Worcester Community (December 9, 2015)

A discussion by WSU Professor Madeline Otis Campbell, Assistant Professor of Urban Studies, together with Dr. Dana Janbek, Associate Professor of Public Relations at Lasell College, of the relevancy of global migrations like those occurring in the Middle East to urban centers like Worcester.

November 9, 2015events fairman-cowan
Leading Worcester: Cultivating Talent in Business & the Community (November 5, 2015)

Thursday, November 5, 2015
3:30—4:30 p.m.
DCU Center, 50 Foster Street, Worcester

October 10, 2015events fairman-cowan
The Global Ergonomics of Ebola and Other Infectious Diseases: Combating Fear Through Innovation (November 2, 2015)

a discussion by Dr. Pamela McCauley, Professor and Director of the Ergonomics Laboratory in the Industrial Engineering and Management Systems Department at the University of Central Florida, regarding opportunities to improve the international response to Ebola and other infectious disease through innovative human-centricbased research methodologies.

October 9, 2015events fairman-cowan
The International Baccalaureate Program: A Plan for Educating Worcester’s High Achieving Students (October 16, 2015)

Friday, October 16, 2015
7:45—9:15 a.m.
WPI—Higgins House
1 John Wing Road, Worcester

September 25, 2015events forumeducation
Advances and Challenges in Eradicating Pediatric HIV Infection (October 15, 2015)

A discussion by Dr. Katherine Luzuriaga on advancements in efforts to eradicate HIV infection among infants and children.

September 24, 2015events fairman-cowan
30th Annual Meeting

Featured Speaker: Jonathan Kraft

September 3, 2015annual-meeting events
From Salamanders to Stem Cells: Key Role for Veterinary and Medical Doctors in Advancing Regenerative Medicine (September 16, 2015)

A discussion by Andrew Hoffman, Director of the Tufts Regenerative Medicine Lab, of the origins of regenerative medicine and regenerative biology and the role of veterinary medicine in improving the human condition.

August 28, 2015events fairman-cowan
City Of Worcester Municipal Elections 2015 Candidate Debates

The Worcester Regional Research Bureau and Worcester Regional Chamber of Commerce are pleased to present a series of debates for contested seats in City of Worcester municipal elections.

August 11, 2015debates events
Public Policy & Race Relations (August 27, 2015)

QCC faculty look at how public policy and race relations intertwine.

July 13, 2015events fairman-cowan
Are You Smarter Than a 5th Grade Standardized Test? (July 24, 2015)

No more pencils, no more books … just a few of Worcester’s leadership proving that their knowledge is beyond elementary! Join us for a friendly competition between Worcester City Councilors and School Committee members as they show they’re smarter, or at least as smart, as any 5th Grader.

July 13, 2015events other-events
Millennial Workforce Readiness (July 8, 2015)

The Research Bureau is pleased to join host Nichols College for the seventh Fairman Cowan Collegiate Lecture and a discussion by President Susan West Engelkemeyer and Director of Career Services Liz Horgan of the skills necessary for today’s graduating Millennials to thrive in a diverse, modern economy.

June 4, 2015events fairman-cowan
MCPHS University—Laura Chadwick—Pharmacogenomics & Bioinformatics (June 24, 2015)

Laura Chadwick discusses the science, research and clinical application of the pioneering field of pharmacogenomics, with a focus on how biomedical informatics principles are utilized for effective and efficient data management.

May 17, 2015events fairman-cowan
Acting Locally: Central Massachusetts Businesses & Local Responsibility (June 17, 2015)

Wednesday, June 17, 2015
7:45—9:15 a.m.
DCU Center, Harvard Pilgrim Pavilion
50 Foster Street, Worcester

May 16, 2015events forumindustry
Thinking Globally: National/Multinational Corporations & Central Massachusetts (June 9, 2015)

Tuesday, June 9, 2015
7:45—9:15 a.m.
Unum Insurance, Paul Revere Room
1 Mercantile Street, Worcester

May 15, 2015events forumindustry
Assessing Technology: What’s New, What’s Not. (May 7, 2015)

Professor Klinghard and students from his course “Building the American Republic on Science and Technology” discuss the role of technology in politics and the lessons for other arenas in modern life.

April 18, 2015events fairman-cowan
Research That Impacts Our Community (April 22, 2015)

Clark University faculty discuss three key areas where academic research informs local understanding: Professor Thomas DelPrete on education, Professor Laurie Ross on youth programs, and Professor John Rogan on the Asian Longhorned Beetle.

April 17, 2015events fairman-cowan
The Role of the Media in Civic Life (April 7, 2015)

Tuesday, April 7, 2015
7:45—9:15 a.m.
College of the Holy Cross
Hogan Center, Suite B/C – 4th Floor

March 27, 2015events forumcivic-engagement
2015 Thomas S. Green Public Service Awards (March 25, 2015)

The Research Bureau celebrates the 2015 Thomas S. Green Public Service Awards.

March 26, 2015events thomas-s-green-awardsthomas-s-green-awards
The Serious Side of Video Games (March 19, 2015)

The Research Bureau is pleased to join host Becker College for the third Fairman Cowan Collegiate Lecture as Dr. Paul Cotnoir leads a panel of game design faculty and industry leaders to discuss the business of video gaming.

February 25, 2015events fairman-cowan
The Far-Reaching Effects of Domestic Violence: From the Home to Local and Regional Communities (February 24, 2015)

Anna Maria faculty Dr. Allen Brown, Dr. Dianne White, and Professor Michael Donnelly discuss The Far-Reaching Effects of Domestic Violence: From the Home to Local and Regional Communities, highlighting national, regional, and local concerns regarding domestic violence and recent efforts to help victims in the Commonwealth and beyond.

February 3, 2015events fairman-cowan
Explore the Intellectual Capital of Worcester! (February 17, 2015)

Thomas White, Associate Professor of Economics at Assumption College, reviews the Worcester Economic Index and the Greater Worcester economy. Join us at Assumption College’s La Maison Française and find out what’s happening on the campuses of the region’s great institutions of higher learning.

January 7, 2015events fairman-cowan
Digging into the Common Core: Education Standards and Testing in Massachusetts (December 8, 2014)

Monday, December 8, 2014
3:45—5:00 p.m.
Worcester Technical High School
1 Skyline Drive, Worcester

October 10, 2014events forumeducation
Funding Public Education – Part II: Balancing the Needs of Schools and the Needs of the City (December 3, 2014)

Wednesday, December 3, 2014
7:45-9:00 A.M.
MCPHS University, 25 Foster Street

October 9, 2014events forumeducation
Public Health in the News: Central Massachusetts and the Ebola Crisis (November 20, 2014)

Thursday, November 20, 2014
4:30 p.m.—6:00 p.m.
DCU Center—Junior Ballroom
Worcester

October 9, 2014events forumhealth
Off Campus: Institutional Neighbors in the Worcester Community (November 19, 2014)

Wednesday, November 19, 2014
7:45—9:15 a.m.
Worcester Academy, Walker Gallery
81 Providence Street

October 8, 2014events forumeducation
Funding Public Education – Part I: Chapter 70 and Local Education Funding (November 12, 2014)

Wednesday, November 12, 2014
7:45-9:00 A.M.
Registry of Deeds, 100 Front Street

October 7, 2014events forumeducation finance
Degrees of Separation: Retaining College Graduates in Greater Worcester (October 30, 2014)

Thursday, October 30, 2014
2:45—4:00 p.m.
La Maison Française, Assumption College

October 6, 2014events forumeducation workforce-development
Urban Renewal: An Owner’s Manual (September 8, 2014)

Monday, September 8, 2014
2:45pm – 4:00pm
DCU Center

August 8, 2014events forumeconomic-development
“Wait Wait…Don’t Tell Me It’s Worcester?!?” (July 17, 2014)

Come test your knowledge of Worcester – both the mundane and the magnificent – at this hilarious spoof of a well-loved radio quiz show.

July 17, 2014events other-events
29th Annual Meeting

29th Annual Meeting of The Research Bureau, June 5, 2014

June 5, 2014annual-meeting events
2014 Thomas S. Green Awards Ceremony (March 26, 2014)

Assumption College
Wednesday, March 26, 2014

March 26, 2014eventsthomas-s-green-awards
Is Transportation an Economic Development Engine for Central Massachusetts? (December 4, 2013)

December 4, 2013
Harvard Pilgrim Health Care Pavilion
DCU Center

December 4, 2013events forumeconomic-development transportation
OPEB: How Cities Can Keep Commitments to Public Employees Without Declaring Bankruptcy (November 6, 2013)

Wednesday, November 6, 2013
7:45-9:15 a.m.
Worcester City Hall, Levi Lincoln Room

November 6, 2013events forumfinance municipal-operations
Manufacturing the Future in Central Mass (October 2, 2013)

October 2, 2013
DCU Center
Worcester, MA

October 2, 2013events forumindustry
28th Annual Meeting

28th Annual Meeting, June 5, 2013

June 5, 2013annual-meeting events
Improving Worcester’s Competitiveness for Attracting Development (May 23, 2013)

May 23, 2013
Worcester Polytechnic Institute

May 23, 2013events forumworkforce-development
Fiscal Fitness: What’s the Regimen for FY14? (March 12, 2013)

March 12, 2013
Registry of Deeds

March 12, 2013events forumfinance
Worcester Public Schools: Successes and Challenges (January 30, 2013)

Presented by Roberta Schaefer, Ph.D.

January 30, 2013events forumeducation
Daniel DiSalvo, Can Municipalities Afford Public Employee Contracts? (October 23, 2012)

October 23, 2012
Massachusetts College of Pharmacy & Health Sciences

October 23, 2012events forumfinance municipal-operations
27th Annual Meeting

Featured Speaker: Boston Federal President, Eric Rosengren

May 30, 2012annual-meeting events
Downtown Revitalization: What Works? (May 2, 2012)

Wednesday, May 2, 2012
7:45 a.m. to 9:15 a.m
Massachusetts College of Pharmacy & Health Sciences

May 2, 2012events forumdowntown economic-development
Proposals for Recruiting and Retaining the Best Teachers (April 3, 2012)

Tuesday, April 3, 2012
4pm – 5:30pm
Assumption College

April 3, 2012events forumeducation
Balancing the FY13 Budget: Has the crisis passed? (March 3, 2012)

Wednesday, March 7, 2012
7:45am to 9:15am
Massachusetts College of Pharmacy & Health Sciences

March 3, 2012events forumfinance
Healthcare Reform: Is it healing Massachusetts and the nation? (October 24, 2011)

Monday, October 24, 2011
7:45am – 9:15am
Mass College of Pharmacy & Health Sciences

October 24, 2011events forumfinance health
Edward Glaeser, Triumph of the City (September 22, 2011)

Thursday, September 22, 2011
4:00pm
The Salon at La Maison Française
Assumption College

September 22, 2011events other-events
26th Annual Meeting

“All Aboard. Taking Off.”

May 26, 2011annual-meeting events
Public Employee Pensions: Is the Current System Sustainable? (May 11, 2011)

Wednesday, May 11, 2011
7:45am -­ 9:15am
Mass College of Pharmacy & Health Sciences

May 11, 2011events forummunicipal-operations
Superman or Supersystems?: Panel discussion on the 2011 documentary on public education reform “Waiting for Superman.” (April 13, 2011)

Wednesday, April 13, 2011
Film at 3 p.m. & discussion at 4:45 p.m. College of the Holy Cross
Seelos Theater, Kimball Hall

April 13, 2011events forumeducation
Cutting State and Local Budgets: How sharp are the scissors? (March 3, 2011)

Thursday, March 3, 2011
7:45am to 9:15am
Massachusetts College of Pharmacy & Health Sciences

March 3, 2011eventsfinance
Jason Riley, Wall Street Journal, “How Immigrants Impact Cities” (Dec 7, 2010)

Tuesday, December 7, 2010
The Research Bureau’s 25th Anniversary Speaker Series

December 7, 2010events forumdemographics economic-development
Sandra Stotsky, University of Arkansas, “Teacher Quality as a Civil Rights Issue” (Oct 27, 2010)

October 27, 2010
Worcester Regional Research Bureau

October 27, 2010eventseducation
25th Annual Meeting

“25 in 2010”

September 22, 2010annual-meeting events
Alan Ehrenhalt, Pew Center on the States, “Demographic Transformation of American Cities” (May 18, 2010)

May 18, 2010
Massachusetts College of Pharmacy & Health Sciences

May 18, 2010events forumdemographics
Edward Glaeser, Harvard University, “Investing in Urban Resurgence: Transportation and Infrastructure” (April 28, 2010)

April 28, 2010
Massachusetts College of Pharmacy & Health Sciences

April 28, 2010events forumeconomic-development infrastructure transportation
Howard Husock, Manhattan Institute, “Top Ideas for Revitalizing Cities” (Feb 25, 2010)

February 25, 2010
Massachusetts College of Pharmacy & Health Sciences

February 25, 2010events forumeconomic-development
Worcester’s Business Climate: Hot or Cold? (Dec. 11, 2009)

Friday, December 11, 2009
7:45 am to 9:15 am
Clark University

December 11, 2009events forumeconomic-development industry
Diagnosing Health Care Reform: What’s the Right Prescription for You? (Oct. 26, 2009)

Monday, October 26 2009
7:45 a.m. to 9:15 a.m.
Beechwood Hotel

October 26, 2009events forumhealth
24th Annual Meeting

Mechanics Hall, Worcester, MA

June 3, 2009annual-meeting events
Closing the Achievement Gap in Public Education: The Last Civil Rights Issue (May 14, 2009)

Thursday, May 14, 2009
7:45 a.m. to 9:15 a.m. W
Worcester Technical High School

May 14, 2009events forumeducation
Getting from Here to There: The Central Mass Transportation Network (April 27, 2009)

Monday, April 27 2009
7:45 a.m. to 9:15 a.m.
CMRPC Union Hall, 2nd floor

April 27, 2009events forumtransportation
Municipal Budgets in Limbo: How Low Can They Go? (Mar. 11, 2009)

Wednesday, March 11, 2009
7:45 a.m. to 9:15 a.m.
Levi Lincoln, Jr., Chamber

March 11, 2009events forumfinance
What’s Up With Downtown Worcester?: Prospects for Revitalization (December 12, 2008)

Friday, December 12, 2008
7:45 a.m. to 9:15 a.m.
Hilton Garden Inn Worcester

December 12, 2008events forumdowntown economic-development
The Housing Crisis in Massachusetts: Keeping the Roof from Caving In (Nov. 13, 2008)

Thursday, November 13, 2008
7:45 a.m. to 9:15 a.m.
Hogan Campus Center, Room 401
College of the Holy Cross

November 13, 2008events forumhousing
23rd Annual Meeting

Mechanics Hall, Worcester, MA

June 9, 2008annual-meeting events
Worcester’s Next Superintendent of Schools: Addressing the Challenges (Apr. 10, 2008)

Thursday, April 10, 2008
7:45 a.m. to 9:15 a.m.
Worcester State College

April 10, 2008events forumadministration education
Balancing the FY09 Budget: Rolling the dice with your tax dollars (Mar. 13, 2008)

Thursday, March 13, 2008
7:45 a.m. to 9:15 a.m.
Beechwood Hotel

March 13, 2008events forumfinance
Life Sciences in the Worcester Community: A Vision for the Future? (December 11, 2007)

Tuesday, December 11, 2007, 7:45 a.m. to 9:30 a.m.
WPI Life Sciences & Bioengineering Center
Gateway Park, 60 Prescott Street, Worcester

December 11, 2007events forumhealth industry
School Autonomy: Can it improve student achievement? (October 26, 2007)

Friday, October 26, 2007, 7:45 a.m. to 9:30 a.m.
Room 210 Weller Academic Building, Becker College – Roxbury & Sever Streets.
Parking available in Roxbury Street lots or on Sever Street.

October 26, 2007events forumeducation
The Impact of Globalization on Manufacturing in Central Massachusetts (April 25, 2007)

The Crossroads of Our City’s Bright Future

The Decision On the Path To Be Traveled
Michael V. O’Brien

April 25, 2007events forumindustry
Making Sense of State and Local Tax Dollars in FY08 (March 15, 2007)

Thursday, March 15, 2007 7:45 a.m. to 9:15 a.m. Clark University Higgins University Center Grace Conference Room 950 Main St. Worcester (Parking available in lot on Maywood Street) Event …

March 15, 2007events forumfinance
300 Million Americans & Counting: Implications of Demographic Changes for Central Mass (February 16, 2007)

Friday, February 16, 2007 7:45 a.m. to 9:15 a.m.
Quinsigamond Community College
Harrington Learning Center 109B
Conference Room
670 W. Boylston St. Worcester

February 16, 2007events forumdemographics

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