The Future of Manufacturing at AWB’s Policy Summit

Manufacturing can lead the state out of economic downturns and created a better quality of life in our communities. Learn how manufacturing and technology can improve Washington’s future economy at this year’s Policy Summit in Spokane, WA. (or on-demand)

Allison Budvarson Moderates Panel Discussion

Industry leaders kick off the first panel discussion on Sept. 15 at the Davenport Grand hotel in Spokane. Speakers include:

Our very own Allison Budvarson, COO here at Out of the Box Manufacturing, will moderate the panel discussion.

Washington employers are facing big challenges. The event will be providing updates on topics such as pandemic recovery, finding skilled and qualified workforce, the new capital gains tax, data privacy, and more.

Future Workforce Development

The agenda also includes a discussion on higher education and the future of workforce development with Washington education leaders:


Earvin “Magic” Johnson

The dinner keynote will be delivered by Earvin “Magic” Johnson, NBA champion, two-time Basketball Hall of Fame inductee and successful entrepreneur.


Poppy Crum

The futurist and neuroscientist Poppy Crum will deliver the afternoon keynote address. Poppy Crum is remarkable. Watch her TED Talk here:


The Policy Summit will be held in-person from Sept. 14-16 with a virtual option available. Presented by AT&T, this special event will once again connect employers with policymakers and experts to discuss the challenges and opportunities for Washington’s economy.

This is a great opportunity to reconnect with colleagues and meet new ones to help our state thrive.  Register here >

On demand, LIVE or in-person

Your 2021 ticket also grants you access to our new on-demand feature to catch sessions to missed, or to re-watch those you really enjoyed or want to share with others!

The new AWB online experience allows you to attend Policy Summit live with other leaders, directly on your preferred device, from anywhere. Plus, you’ll automatically get access to the on-demand to replay the Summit talks after the event.

Don’t miss this unique opportunity to connect with Allison and other leaders across the state!  Register here >