Outlook

Change is all around us and if the last two years have taught us anything, it’s that we have had to be nimble, willing to try new things, and stay vigilant as we adapt to a new normal. CBER’s Outlook this Spring will focus on what the new normal is — the “endemic economy” — as we move from one phase of the pandemic to another and what we can expect in the coming year.

Join us and our event partner, UNLV Lied Center for Real Estate, as we examine CBER’s economic forecasts for the United States and Southern Nevada, and bring together keynote speakers, and subject-matter experts for conversations on housing, workforce, inflation, and economic diversification.

Our program for Outlook will focus on the following:

  • Economic forecasts (population growth, GDP, gaming, tourism, employment, etc.) for this year through early 2024.
  • The transition of the pandemic to an endemic and what that means for tourism, workers, inflation, economic diversification, etc.
  • UNLV Lied Center for Real Estate will lead a panel and presentations on housing and the opportunities and challenges ahead for the industry in Southern Nevada.

Outlook 2022 Event Details

When:

Thursday, November 17

Time:

7:30 am to 10:00 am (Pacific).

Cost:

$125 Early-bird General Admission
$150 General Admission
$50 Faculty
$25 Students

Ticket sales will be available closer to the event.

Event Partners: TBD

Master of Ceremonies

Andrew Woods, Director portraitAndrew brings more than 15 years of experience as a business and public affairs professional, complimented with a bachelor’s degree in political science and economics from American University, scholarly work at University College London, and a master’s degree in public policy from The University of Chicago.

Prior to joining UNLV’s CBER, Andrew started and ran a successful economic analysis, financial management, and public affairs consulting firm, as CEO of Woods Strategies, in Las Vegas, Nevada. His expertise in applying data and research to strengthen organizations and communities has led him to hold many leadership positions both in the public and private sectors. He is known for his financial acumen, vision, reliability, and integrity.

Andrew has been involved in the public policy process on behalf of his clients and has a passion for data-driven solutions to complex problems. Andrew’s knowledge of and interest in a variety of diverse policy issues is why he is a regular contributor to journalism outlets such as Nevada Public Radio and the Las Vegas Sun.

Economic Forecast by Stephen M. Miller

PROFESSOR, UNLV CENTER FOR BUSINESS AND ECONOMIC RESEARCH

Dr. Stephen M. Miller portrait

Stephen M. Miller served as director of the Center for Business and Economic Research for the last six years. He is the former chair of the Board of Directors of The Economic Club of Las Vegas, a professor of economics, and former department chair in the Lee Business School at the University of Nevada, Las Vegas.

Prior to that, he was professor of economics and department head at the University of Connecticut. He also held visiting positions with the Federal Reserve Bank of Boston and with the Congressional Budget Office. He received higher education training at Purdue University, receiving his bachelor’s degree with distinction in Engineering Sciences Engineering (a part of the Aeronautical Engineering School), and at the State University of New York at Buffalo, receiving his M.A. and Ph.D. degrees in economics.

At UNLV, he developed with one of his M.A. students, Mustafa Gunaydin, the CBER-DETR Nevada Coincident and Leading Employment Indexes. These indexes track the contemporaneous and future movements in the Nevada employment markets. After becoming Director of CBER, he developed general coincident and leading indexes for the Nevada and Southern Nevada. These indexes track the contemporaneous and future movements in the overall Nevada and Southern Nevada economies.

Corporate Sponsorship Levels

Franklin: $10,000

Franklin sponsors will receive 10 in-person and 5 virtual tickets to our end-of-year Outlook. They will have a dedicated table in the front row. Their corporate logos will be displayed at the beginning, during breaks, and end of the program as well as in our final digital Outlook forecast book, which every attendee will receive at the end of the conference. The emcee will publicly thank Franklin sponsors at the beginning and end of the program.

Tubman: $5,000

Tubman sponsors will receive 5 in-person and 5 virtual tickets to our end-of-year Outlook. They have a dedicated half table. Their corporate logos will be displayed at the beginning, during breaks, and end of the program as well as in our final digital Outlook forecast book, which every attendee will receive at the end of the conference. The emcee will publicly thank Tubman sponsors at the beginning and end of the program.

Hamilton: $2,500

Hamilton sponsors will receive 5 in-person tickets or 5 virtual tickets to our end-of-year Outlook. Their corporate logos will be displayed at the beginning, during breaks, and end of the program as well as in our final digital Outlook forecast book, which every attendee will receive at the end of the conference.

Lincoln: $1,000

Lincoln sponsorships will go towards the networking happy hour at the end of the program from 5:00 to 6:00 pm. Sponsors will have their logo displayed during the post-program happy hour. Their sponsorship will cover the cost of beverages and light hors-d’oeuvres. They will receive 2 in-person or 2 virtual tickets.