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Boulder Economic Summit | The Workforce of the Future

CU Boulder University Memorial Center

May 22, 2018
| Tue 07:30 AM - 12:00 PM MST

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Join us for the Boulder Economic Summit, the signature annual event hosted by the Boulder Economic Council.

The theme for this year’s Summit is “The Workforce of the Future”, featuring sessions on Boulder’s competitiveness in the global demand for talent, and on how education and workforce development must evolve to keep up with the impacts of automation, immigration, globalization, and other forces on future jobs. Futurist Josh Davies, CEO at The Center for Work Ethic Development, will provide an engaging keynote presentation “2030: The Workplace Revolution” that highlights how technology will change our jobs in the future and the need for skill development and preparation now.

Program Agenda:
7:30 – 8:00 a.m. Registration

7:45 a.m. Welcome & Introduction 
Clif Harald, Executive Director, Boulder Economic Council
Phil DiStefano, Chancellor, CU Boulder

8:00 a.m. Opening Keynote: 2030:The Workplace Revolution
Josh Davies, Center for Work Ethic Development

9:00 a.m. Understanding the Skills Gap
Andi Rugg, Skillful

9:45 a.m. Breakout Sessions
Breakout 1 – Industry and University Collaboration: How Partnership Drives Results
Moderator: Kathryn Marshall and Sara Buhr, CU Boulder
Monica Lang and Erik Thomson, Zayo Group
Andrea Smart, Charles Schwab
Chris Chavez, Ball Corporation

Breakout 2 – Cultivating Work-Based Learning Environments
Moderator: Erin Jones, Workforce Boulder County
Noel Ginsburg, CareerWise
Heather Terenzio, Techtonic Group
Andy Dorsey, Front Range Community College
Don Knowles, Lexmark
Dylan Mark, CU Boulder

Breakout 3 – Hiring Millennials and Beyond
Moderator: Abbie Poniatowski, City of Boulder
Kendra Prospero, Turning the Corner
Diana Calderoni, JumpCloud
Analiese Brown, Campminder
Liddy Romero, Work Life Partnership
Katiana Hutchinson, CU Boulder

10:50 a.m. Roundtable Discussions
Roundtable 1 – Addressing Housing and Transportation
Facilitator: Andrea Meneghel and Leslie Durgin, Boulder Chamber

Roundtable 2 – Finding a Path to Gender Equity
Facilitator: Katica Roy, Pipeline Equity

Roundtable 3 – Moving to Skill-based Hiring
Facilitators: Trevor Pruitt, Skillfull and Erin Jones, Workforce Boulder County

11:45 a.m. Closing Plenary: Flip the Script – Business Advancing Workforce Initiatives
Moderator: Frances Draper, CU Boulder
Ray Johnson, IBM
Heather Bulk, Special Aerospace Services
Jennifer Hargrove, SomaLogic
Paul Harter, Aquahot
Dennis Stoltenberg, LogRhythm