2017 Agenda

Shift Happens: Revolution

September 25-27, 2017
Day 1 Hosted by Strada Education
Innovation & Transformation in Career Services
Day 2
Day 3
Economic Opportunity Full Lens: Youth, Family, Jobs

Welcome to Innovation & Transformation In Career Services

Opening Remarks, Bill Hansen, President and Chief Executive Officer, Strada Education Network    

Welcome To Chicago: Toni Preckwinkle, President, Cook County Board Of Commissioners, Cook County Government

Speaker: Toni Preckwinkle, President, Cook County Board of Commissioners, Cook County Government

Where Americans Get Career Advice: Results From The Education Consumer Pulse

Introduction by Carol D’Amico, Executive Vice President, Mission Advancement and Philanthropy, Strada Education Network Presenters: Stephanie Marken, Chief Methodologist, Gallup and Carol D’Amico, Executive Vice President, Mission Advancement and Philanthropy, Strada Education...
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Luncheon Keynote: Wes Moore, Author, The Work: Searching For A Life That Matters

Wes Moore, CEO of Robin Hood and bestselling author of “The Other Wes Moore,” will discuss the theme of his latest book, “The Work.” There’s a lot that separates your...
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The Future of Career Services in Colleges and Universities

Moderator: Cebra Graves, Vice President, Planning & Market Research, Strada Education Network Panelist: Christine Cruzvergara, Associate Provost and Executive Director for Career Education, Wellesley College,Christine Flanagan, President, Kinetic Seeds, Branden Grimmett, Associate...
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2:30 pm - 2:45 pm


New Work+Learn Models

Moderator: Daryl Graham, Senior Vice President, Philanthropy, Strada Education Network Panelist: Kelem Butts, Director, Charitable Operations, AT&T, Sean Gallagher, Executive Director, Center for the Future of Higher Education & Talent Strategy, and...
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3:30 pm - 3:45 pm

Refreshment Break

Explore Before You Buy: Smart Investments Lead to Good Decisions

Moderator: Ryan Craig, Managing Director, University Ventures Panelist: Beth Cobert, CEO, Skillful at Markle Foundation, Bart Epstein, Founder & CEO, Jefferson Education Accelerator, Mike Marriner, Co-Founder, Roadtrip Nation, Dale Stephens, Founder, UnCollege

Closing Keynote: Rethinking the Educational Pathway to Success

Entire occupations and industries are expanding and contracting at an alarming pace, and the skills needed to keep up in almost any job are increasingly churning at a faster rate....
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Evening Reception: A Chicago Welcome from Strada Education Network & Innovate+Educate

Join us in the Exhibit Hall for drinks, food and networking with colleagues and our Showcase Exhibitors and Sponsors.

Breakfast With Showcase Exhibitors

Get an early start and get to know what’s new in workforce and employment tech innovations while starting your day off with a healthy breakfast!

Imagine the Revolution

Join Ryan Craig, Managing Director, University Ventures, who sets the tone for the summit with comments on new pathways to good jobs and the SHIFT. Speaker: Ryan Craig, Managing Director, University Ventures

Welcome: Higher Education Keynote

Dr. Peter Smith, Orkand Chair and Professor of Innovative Practices in Higher Education, University of Maryland University College, opens the day with a vision for the future of learning in...
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The Future of Learning Is Now

According to author William Gibson, “The future is already here – it’s just not very evenly distributed.” So what is in store for the future of learning that will ultimately...
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Shift Happens: Revolutionizing the Learning-to-Employment Landscape

The SHIFT to competency-based education is beginning to challenge historic models of learning, training, and hiring. New companies, new technologies, new pathways, and new players are rapidly entering the market...
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10:15 am - 10:40 am

Brain Break with Showcase

Grab A Boxed Lunch

Grab a boxed lunch and settle in for the next round of amazing speakers.

Remarks: The Honorable Cari M. Dominguez

Introduction by Kimberly Admire, Chief Operating Officer, Innovate+Educate. The Honorable Cari Dominguez reflects on her time as Chair of the EEOC, her two presidential appointments and what has led to...
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Advancing Talent through A New Lens “Filtering In”

The shifts across education and employment are fast moving. Companies have changed the way they assess, train, advance and hire talent. This session will focus on how the market is...
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The Role of Employers In Developing a Skilled Workforce

While employers continue to discuss skills gaps and the difficulty they have filling some positions, many workers are concerned about their ability to find and keep quality jobs at sustainable...
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Showcase Presentations

YouScience, IT Career Lab, SkillsEngine: Get Calibrated, Mentored, GPS Education Partners, Acclaim

Showcase Presentations

MARi, Learning Games Studios, Cell-Ed, Greenwhich.HR Labor Market Intelligence, InterviewUp, Am I Job Ready - powered by PAN

Showcase Presentations

CyberWatch West Cybersecurity Industry, pymetrics, Nepris, Inc., StellarEmploy, Chmura Economics & Analytics, PAIRIN

The Employment Technology Fund Launch: An Introduction And Discussion

How can we harness the power of impact investing and go beyond traditional grant making to close the employment opportunity gap? This session will focus on how four leading foundations...
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Showcase Presentations

CATCH, Virgil, Core Score, Signal Vine, LRNG: The Evolution of Learning, National Association of State Workforce Agencies/NLx

Evening Reception with Showcase

Please join us for a reception and visit with our Showcase partners. Learn more about the awesome innovations occurring in the employment tech space.

Evening Chat: Imagine The SHIFT

Top Venture Capitalists Deborah Quazzo, Tony Miller and Ryan Craig discuss the SHIFT they see happening in HR, learning and technology. What is the size of the market? Where is...
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Join the Revolution Solution – American English Beatles tribute band

Don’t miss one of the best bands on the globe paying their tribute to the Beatles. Join the fun evening with attendees and sing along!

Breakfast with Showcase Exhibitors

Get an early start and get to know what’s new in workforce and employment tech innovations while starting your day off with a healthy breakfast!

Opening Keynote: Monty Hamilton, CEO, Rural Sourcing Inc.

Monty Hamilton leads the executive team and drives the overall strategy for Rural Sourcing, Inc. Leading the RSI team in a goal to launch 10 new high-tech hubs over the...
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Employing the Next Generation Through a Data Driven, Innovative Lens

The work of corporations continues to focus on creating and expanding pathways for young workers to build skills, attain credentials and ultimately advance in their careers. What is working? What...
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9:30 am - 10:00 am

Beverage Break With Showcase

SHIFT – Setting People Up For Success. Diverse And Innovative Ideas For Education And The Workplace

How do we advance economic opportunity in this dynamic world? This session will focus on efforts to ensure that everyone has the skills they need for success. Matching talent and...
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Penn Foster/Chicago CRED Graduation

Join The Honorable Arne Duncan, Managing Partner of Emerson Collective, Chicago CRED as he graduates the newest Chicago CRED leaders, thanks to learning and education provided by Penn Foster.

Keynote: Eric Gertler, U.S. News & World Report

Introduction by Elyse Rosenblum, Principal, Grads of Life. The Role of Media in the SHIFT Speaker: Eric Gertler, Co-Chairman and Co-Publisher of the New York Daily News

Shifting The Thinking: A Holistic Approach To Economic Opportunity For A Stronger Workforce

Smorgasbord: A wide range of something; a variety. Join this awesome session on mainstage led by Ron Painter highlighting approaches from media to workforce boards to companies. It takes a...
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Why Now? A Case for Change

Join Frank Britt, Chief Executive Officer, Penn Foster and a group of experts as they explore how the work on the ground has “SHIFTED” the mindset in how to address...
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Closing Remarks, Santa Fe Trip Winner Announced and other Raffle Prizes Given! Don’t Leave Early!

Jamai Blivin, Founder & Chief Executive Officer, Innovate+Educate