In a major conference on green jobs and economic development, held in San Diego, CA, June 2-3, 2010, High Road Strategies principal Joel Yudken served on a plenary panel on “Building a (Green) Regional Jobs Strategy,” with other national experts on this topic. The Building Workforce Partnerships 2010 Conference, “Building the Jobs Recovery,” was organized and sponsored by the Workforce and Economic Development Program (WED) of the California Labor Federation. Jerry Butkiewicz, workforce readiness manager at Sempra Utilities, moderated the plenary panel. The panel also included Kate Gordon, vice president for energy policy, Center for American Progress, Joan Fitzgerald, director and professor, Graduate Program in Law, Policy and Society, Northeastern University, and Amy Hanauer, executive director, Policy Matters Ohio. Earlier in the spring, Dr. Yudken also appeared on the “What is Cap & Trade Session,” of the International Economic Development Council’s 2010 Federal Economic Development Forum, held in April 18-20, in Alexandria, VA.