Fall Economic Outlook Conference to address impact of election

Sixteenth annual event will feature a live presentation by Kevin Kallaugher of The Economist

TOWSON, Md. (Oct. 24, 2012)—Towson University’s Regional Economic Studies Institute (RESI) and Economic and Workforce Development Group will present its Fall Economic Outlook Conference on Thursday, Nov. 8, 2012, 8:30 a.m. to 1:30 p.m. on campus at the West Village Commons.

Kevin Kallaugher has been drawing for The Economist for more than 30 years. Image courtesy of Kevin Kallaugher.

Held just two days after Election Day, the conference agenda will feature a panel discussion by regional experts on the economic implications and impact of the 2012 election results. Attendees will also receive a 2013 economic forecast for the United States, the mid-Atlantic region and the state of Maryland.

The conference will also feature keynote speaker Kevin Kallaugher, political cartoonist for The Economist. Kallaugher, known as "KAL," will share with the audience a history of the 2012 election through cartoons; satirical perspectives on the newly-elected president; live sketching of important political figures; and hands-on drawing lessons.

Conference participants will gain comprehensive information on the region’s economy as well as insight into current and long-term economic trends.

"We hope that the participants will get a better understanding and appreciation of the headwinds the economy and the new president will face going forward," says Daraius Irani, director of RESI and associate vice president for the Department of Economic and Community Outreach.

"Our economic forecast will provide insight into what headwinds Maryland’s economy will be facing as well as the Sword of Damocles hanging over Maryland’s economy in the form of the fiscal cliff. The panel discussion will foster insight into how the election results will translate into legislative action. This is a must-attend event for those who want to who need a deeper understanding of the election results and their impact on the economy."

Event sponsors include Baltimore County; BRACWatch; Cecil County Office of Economic Development; Charles County Economic Development and Tourism; Constellation - An Exelon Company; Harford County Economic Development; Maryland Chamber of Commerce; Maryland Economic Development Association; and Maryland Public Television.

Watch RESI's conference video to learn more about this year's agenda. Registration and additional information can be found on the Fall Economic Outlook Conference website.



Related links

Economic Outlook Conference website

Regional Economic Studies Institute

Department of Community and Economic Outreach




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