The Close It Summit



The Close It Summit: DEMAND MORE is building on the success of the 2014 Close It Summit: Jobs Madness. This year we elevate the continued need for significant changes in the traditional education to employment space and we have a strong focus on innovative technology solutions bringing a much-needed disruption to the training and hiring market.

Employment Tech Explosion

In partnership with GSV Advisors, the producers of the ASU+GSV Summit, and sponsored exclusively by USA Funds, we premiere the Employment Tech Explosion where fifty (50) technology companies from around the country will showcase their solutions for creating bold new pathways to employment that meets young adults and nontraditional learners where they are. These include innovations in training, employment and hiring.

Attendees of Close It will have multiple opportunities to interact with and learn about these companies during breaks, networking receptions and during the Employment Tech Explosion Sessions where each company will present their unique solution to key partners such as foundations, employers, community colleges, WIBs and others all helping to grow the employment tech market.

High Demand Jobs: DEMAND MORE

Those most impacted by these new innovations will be high demand industries struggling to find workers as well as the job seekers themselves, looking for increased access to economic opportunities and careers. The high demand industries of focus at Close It include: Retail, IT, Advanced Manufacturing, Restaurant & Hospitality and Cybersecurity.

Are you ready to demand more? Registration is now open!

Keynote Speaker – Ryan Craig, University Ventures

Portrait of Ryan Craig, Managing Director of University Ventures and author of College Disrupted: The Great Unbundling of Higher Education.We are pleased to announce one of our first speakers, Ryan Craig, the Managing Director of University Ventures and author of College Disrupted: The Great Unbundling of Higher Education. Following his keynote, Ryan will lead a discussion with several leading venture capitalists actively engaged in this space.

Meet some of our other speakers for 2015