In addition to its research activities, MRI is occasionally invited to participate in meetings, conferences and similar events around the nation and around the world.
MRI will participate in a series of Issues Forums in locations around the country beginning in February 2008, in cooperation with Microbusiness Strategies LLC.
The purpose of these Forums will be to bring together microbusiness owners and advocates, and leaders of the business and public policy arenas, to start an ongoing national conversation about microbusinesses, their needs and their role in the overall U.S. economy.
MRI's participation will consist of analyzing data collected during the events and publishing those analyses in a series of research papers and issues briefs during the course of the series.
To learn more, click here to visit the Issues Live web site.
5th International Congress of Vocational Training
Vocational Training: Flexibility and Adapting to Change
June 18-20, 2007
San Sabastian, Spain
The Basque Government, through its Department of Education, Universities and Research, invited MRI president Dawn Rivers Baker to participate in this conference, during which participants examined the challenges that retiring Baby Boomers are expected pose to the European economy and to a variety of EU governmental services.
Escala Mikro — IV Congreso Garapen
February 1-2, 2007
MRI president Dawn Rivers Baker delivered the keynote address at the Escala Mikros Congress. The Congress was organized by the Basque Association of Economic Development Agencies (Garapen) as part of the "Start for Digital Innovation" transnational project.