Speakers

Byron Auguste

President and Co-Founder, [email protected]

Jamai Blivin

Founder and Chief Executive Officer, Innovate+Educate

Matthew Bruce

Executive Director, Chicagoland Workforce Funder Alliance

Efrem Bycer

Director of Economic Development, Code for America

Jacqui Canney

Executive Vice President, Global People Division, Walmart

Kimberlee Carlile

Director of Industry and Talent Initiatives, Utah Governor’s Office of Economic Development

Scott Chapman

Senior VP of Strategy and Development, Pearson AcceleratED

Al Crook

Head of HR Business Partners, Zurich North America

Carol D’Amico

Executive Vice President, Mission Advancement and Philanthropy, Strada Education Network

Arne Duncan

Managing Partner, Emerson Collective, Chicago CRED

Sean Gallagher

Executive Director and Executive Professor of Educational Policy, Center for the Future of Higher Education & Talent Strategy, Northeastern University

Eric Gertler

Co-Chairman and Co-Publisher, NY Daily News and U.S. News & World Report

Branden Grimmett

Associate Provost, Career and Professional Development, Loyola Marymount University

Mary E. Heiss

Senior Vice President for Academic and Student Affairs, American Association of Community Colleges (AACC)

Tim Herbert

SVP, Research & Market Intelligence, Computing Technology Industry Association (CompTIA)

Kevin Houchin

Principal Strategist, Workforce Readiness, ACT Inc. (and Official Conference Sketch Artist)

Edan Jorgensen, Ph.D.

Talent Assessment Development, Industrial-Organizational Psychologist, Innovate+Educate

Martha Kanter

Executive Director; Senior Fellow, College Promise Campaign; NYU Steinhardt Institute for Higher Education Policy

Jon Kaplan

Vice President Training and Development, Discover

Gretchen Koch

Executive Director, Workforce Development Strategies, Creating IT Futures

Rebecca Lake

Dean of Workforce and Economic Development, Harper College

Jim Larimore

Chief Officer-ACT Center for Equity in Learning, ACT, Inc.

Greg Marsing

Director of Service, Rocky Mountain Region, Cummins

Monique Miles

Director OYIF & Deputy Director AFCS, Forum for Community Solutions (AFCS)

Tony Miller

Co-Founder, Chief Operating Officer and Partner, The Vistria Group

Stephen Miller

Professor/Director Cybersecurity Center of Excellence/CoPI, CyberWatch West

Aaron Olson

Global Head of HR – Health, Retirement and Talent, Aon

Jeremy Podany

Founder, CEO, and Senior Consultant, The Career Leadership Collective

Blakely Pomietto

Acting Provost and Senior Vice President for Academic Affairs, UMUC

Emily Rusca

Policy & Programs Manager, Education Systems Center at Northern Illinois University

Regina Schofield

Director, Corporate Engagement & Education Outreach, Battelle Corporation, Board Chair Innovate+Educate

Jeffrey Selingo

Author; Columnist, There is Life After College; The Washington Post

Joel Simon

Executive Vice President, Council for Adult and Experiential Learning

Peter Smith

Orkand Chair and Professor of Innovative Practices in Higher Education
University of Maryland University College

Daniel Villao

Deputy Administrator, Office of Apprenticeship, US Department of Labor

Shelly Weir

Sr. VP Career Development, American Hotel & Lodging Educational Foundation

Matt Weis

Senior Director, National Able Network

Kyle West

Applied Economics & Technology Advisor, Chmura Economics & Analytics