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We are pleased to have the following organizations as 2020 Conference partners. They provide support in every step of the planning process to ensure that we are showcasing new, innovative and dynamic information and people at the 2020 Western Pathways Conference!

Interested in becoming a 2020 Conference Partner? Head over to our contact page to learn how you can get involved.

2020 Partners


The Western Governors’ Association represents the governors of 19 Western states and 3 US territories in the Pacific. The Association is an instrument of the governors for bipartisan policy development, information exchange and collective action on issues of critical significance to the Western United States. Visit www.westgov.org.


The Education Commission of the States serves as a partner to state policymakers by providing personalized support and helping education leaders come together and learn from one another. Through their programs and services, policymakers gain the insight and experience needed to create effective education policy. Visit www.ecs.org.


The National Association of State Workforce Agencies (NASWA) represents all 50 state workforce agencies, D.C. and U.S. territories. These agencies deliver training, employment, career, and business services, in addition to administering unemployment insurance, veteran reemployment, and labor market information programs. NASWA provides policy expertise, shares promising state practices, and promotes state innovation and leadership in workforce development. Visit www.naswa.org.  


The DeBruce Foundation focuses on expanding educational and career pathways to economic growth and opportunity in the Greater Kansas City region. Visit debruce.org.


The Colorado Business Roundtable, through its strategic alliances with industry leaders, chambers of commerce, educational institutions, and governmental bodies, strives to enhance the State’s business environment and economy. Visit www.cobrt.com.


ExcelinEd supports state leaders in transforming education to unlock opportunity and lifelong success for each and every child. From policy development to implementation, ExcelinEd brings deep expertise and experience to customize education solutions for each state’s unique needs. Focused on educational opportunity, innovation and quality, ExcelinEd’s agenda is increasing student learning, advancing equity and readying graduates for college and career. Visit www.excelined.org.


The Arizona Office of Indian Education administers federal and state programs to meet the educational and cultural needs of Native American students. Visit www.azed.gov/oie.


The Greater Kansas City Chamber of Commerce focuses on growing the region's economy, advocating business interests in public policy, increasing member visibility and connectivity, and providing innovative programs that help grow member businesses. Visit kcchamber.com.