The nature of work is changing. In a few short months, coronavirus has irrevocably altered how we work, where we work and who gets to work. These changes will have a cascading impact on how we learn and prepare to join the workforce. At the same time, it is also compelling policy leaders and stakeholders to ponder the future of work.
The Hill will convene employers, economists, innovators, policymakers, and insightful futurists to discuss what lies ahead for America’s workforce and economy.
Wednesday, September 23
Sessions beginning at 11:00AM ET
Session 1: Coronavirus and the Workplace (11:00AM – 12:30PM ET)
As workers retreat from office buildings to the safety of home, what are we doing to ensure productivity in the midst of a global health crisis? How has the pandemic altered the nature of work?
Session 2: Technology @ Work (1:30PM – 2:45PM ET)
Connectivity is taking on a new urgency. What technologies and tools do we need to keep businesses and the economy humming even as a pandemic creates limitations? How can socioeconomic barriers and the digital divide be addressed with smart policies and initiatives?
Session 3: The New Workforce (3:30PM – 5:00PM ET)
Questions about the future of work abound. Do we know enough today to make thoughtful predictions about the workers of tomorrow and what should we be doing to create pathways to opportunity? Is re-skilling the answer for those who find themselves left behind by the pandemic? What roles are more relevant now and will they endure?
- Rep. Lisa Blunt Rochester (D-DE), Co-Chair, Future of Work Caucus
- Rep. Susan Brooks (R-IN), Energy & Commerce Committee
- Rep. Phil Roe, M.D. (R-TN) Member, Education & Labor Committee
- Steve Adler, Mayor, Austin, TX
- Byron Auguste, President and Co-Founder, Opportunity@Work
- Heather Hiles, Founder & CEO, Imminent Equity
- Elisabeth Reynolds, Executive Director, Task Force on the Work of the Future, MIT
- Katica Roy, CEO, Pipeline
- G. Garvin, Chef, Cookbook Author, Host, Chief Culinary Advisor for SodexoMAGIC
- Dr. Courtney Brown, VP, Strategic Impact, Lumina Foundation
- Paul Wolfe, SVP of HR, Indeed
- Ginny Clarke, Director, Executive Recruiting, Google
- Rafael Espinal, Executive Director, Freelancers Union
- Dr. Carol Grode-Hanks, Vice-President for Academics, Mitchell Technical Institute
- John Arensmeyer, Founder and CEO, Small Business Majority
- Molly Turner, Lecturer/Gig Economy & Urban Technology Expert, Haas School of Business, University of California Berkeley
, Head of Global Public Policy and Government Relations, Zoom
- Bob Wislow, CEO, Parkside Realty
- Aneesh Chopra, Former U.S. Chief Technology Officer, President, CareJourney
- Nan Whaley, Mayor, Dayton, OH
- Sandeep Mathrani, CEO, WeWork
- Liz Shuler, Secretary-Treasurer, AFL-CIO
- Mia Dand, CEO, Lighthouse3
- Darrell West, VP, Governance Studies, Brookings Institution
- Stein Lundby, Head, Corporate Technology Strategy, Qualcomm
- Cristiano Amon, President, Qualcomm
- Silke Muenster, Chief Diversity Officer, Philip Morris International
- Marcus Weldon, Chief Technology Officer, Nokia; President, Nokia Bell Labs
- Steve Clemons, Editor-at-Large, The Hill
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