2018 Austin Agenda



The Global Future of Education and Learning

Ideators: Pearson and the Global Shift Council

Thinking differently on how learning happens! This HUB has a focus on the future of all learning – Lifelong Learning and ensuring an ecosystem for lifelong learning We know that learners continue their journey throughout their career(s), and through this HUB you will...

Building Regional Talent Coalitions to Increase Economic Mobility and Access

Ideators: NOVAWorks, BW Research

This HUB will work specifically on building Regional Talent Coalitions with a focus on designing and implementing models that will effectively ensure access to the significant numbers of learners and job seekers currently being left behind. Led by...

Connections Across Latin America and More

Ideators: Observatorio de Innovación Educativa del Tecnológico de Monterrey – Director, Esteban Venegas Villanueva

From Alaska to Patagonia a single landmass unites us. This HUB will present the challenges, experiences and solutions implemented by Latin American educators, as well as providing an opportunity to connect and collaborate with...

Innovative Internship and Young Adult Opportunity Models

Ideator: KC Social Innovation (KCSIC)

This HUB will focus on one of the most innovative models in the U.S. for providing internship and career opportunities for Young Adults. Led by KC Social Innovation (KCSIC), this HUB will provide on-the-ground expertise on...

The Future of Organizations, Leadership and Work

Ideators: Executive Networks, AT&T, Innovate + Educate

This HUB creates a space for HR, Talent and other business professionals to share ideas for non-traditional hiring practices that rely on skills assessment, job requirements and necessary qualifications rather than traditional college degrees. The HUB will...

The Future of Workforce Development

Ideators: National Association of Workforce Boards, Road Trip Nation

This HUB will focus on the changing nature of work, mostly from the view of people who are experiencing these changes. Technology advances have ushered in a new era of workforce development with a focus on

Inclusive Impact Led by New Profit

Ideators: New Profit

Inclusive Impact: How do we build a future of work that works for everyone?

This HUB will highlight work from New Profit and others ensuring equitable access to tools and methodologies related to the future of working and learning.

Redefined Work to Learn Ecosystems

Ideators: Epic Games, Project ARC LLC, TBD

Physical and Digital Walls No Longer Confine Our Learning. This HUB will explore a new frontier for education, including exposure to industry and the future of work. The four walls of a classroom, or the walls of a building, defined the space previously reserved for education before March of 2020. Now, teachers, like their students, suddenly find themselves

The Learner – (Youth and Young Adult Voices)

Ideators: Association of Young Americans (AYA), YOUApp (Flerish.com)

This HUB will create a learner and young adult voice around top issues in education and employment.  Learners from across the U.S will be invited to the HUB (at no cost) to voice their own views, needs, and solutions to ensure young adults’ visions are

The Future of Coming Together

Ideators: DistributED

The Future of Work we’ve been talking about arrived a decade early this year. This Ideation Hub will focus on what it means to come together in an age of pandemic, reduced budgets and less frequent travel. Conferences, Events, Meetings and Trade Shows (CEMTS) have had to postpone or rapidly adapt. The Future of Coming Together work group as a Close It Ideation Hub will...

Learning & Development: A Career for Creators

Ideators: L&D Cares - An All-Volunteer Support Network for Learning professionals affected by the pandemic

This HUB will define entry-level jobs including competencies, capabilities, skills and curriculum to support earlier entry into the Learning & Development profession. This work will leverage the skills sets that may young professionals have developed through creation and communication via social channels and truly embrace the "creator" mindset and apply it to career opportunities for the future workforce.

The Future of Work: From “Job Holder” to “Fluid Platform Worker”

This discussion with Dr. John Boudreau, a recognized worldwide leader in the future of work and organization will share his research and work, specifically with an overview of the effects of COVID on the Future of Work. 

Dr. Boudreau will also share with us his viewpoint to guide our thinking on:

Dr. John Boudreau

The Futures of Higher Education – Post COVID and beyond

Hear from Bryan Alexander, a futurist who wrote about the Future of Education in a pandemic scenario BEFORE COVID-19. Bryan shares his futurist view on where we are headed in...
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Bryan Alexander

From Incidentally Good to Intentionally Great

Rural Sourcing has been intentional in creating a diversity inclusion and belonging practice. Monty Hamilton is a leading tech industry CEO. Hear from him and his team how they built...
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Nina Ladner
Michael White
Monty Hamilton

UNMUDL: Reimagining the Learner & Talent Marketplace

Join Dr. Parminder Jassal, Julian Alssid, and seven top community college leaders who are founding colleges for Unmudl as they unveil the vision of this technology start up company.
Kevin E. Drumm
Albert Lewis, Jr.
Landon Taylor, Jr.
Christopher A. Lewis
Nicole Trimble
Marlene Garcia
Toni Hopper Pendergrass
Steven Gonzales
Jordan Matheson
Edward Leach
Tracy Hartzler
Carlos O. Turner Cortez
Lee Lambert
Erica Barreiro
Julian L. Alssid
Ramji Raghavan
Holly Zanville
Merrilea Mayo
Parminder Jassal

Why SHIFT Happened and What Now?

In 2018, Pima Community College released “SHIFT HAPPENS at Pima Community College”. Dr. Lee Lambert, Chancellor has always been one step ahead of where the puck is headed. Where does...
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Lee Lambert

What Comes Next: Future of Work in the Post-Pandemic World

We are honored to have the visionary Marina Gorbis share what comes next. As Institute for the Future makes the Future with their foresight, join Marina for their vision of...
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Marina Gorbis

Why Skills Based Hiring Matters by US Dept of Ed

In June 26, 2020 an Executive Order was signed for the Federal Government to replace degree-based hiring with skills-based hiring. What is the impact from this order and what is...
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Michael Brickman

Hub Learning Session: Triangulate! What Works When Working To Learn

COVID-19 has changed the landscape of where learning happens and what learners should “know and be able to do.” The old focus on delivering a standardized academic curriculum within the...
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Tim Kubik
Dayna Laur

The Future of Workers, The Future of Us

Join New Profit’s Dr. Angela Jackson in conversation with author Michelle Weise as they discuss Weise’s new book “Long Life Learning” and the importance of looking at life-long learning and...
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Michelle R. Weise
Dr. Angela Jackson

CLOSE IT Hub Leaders Coffee Conversation & Collaboration

Calendar invitations have been sent to Ideation Hub Leaders.

Hub Learning Session: Inspiration: Closing the Achievement Gap

Poverty presents significant barriers to persistence and completion of education and training programs. Often, the response is to modify such programs in ways that reduce their efficacy and lower expectations....
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Luther Jackson
Philip Jordan

The Future of Coming Together (Hub #10)

Led by Kevin Clark, this HUB is meeting to continue to explore The Future of Coming Together. Please email kevin.clark@contentevolution.net if you want to participate in these next sessions.
Kevin Clark

Career Mobility Design Session

HUB #2 – NovaWORKS and BWI Research Last month this HUB heard compelling stories of talented hospitality workers with drive, flexibility, and commitment but without access to viable career opportunities....
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Luther Jackson
Philip Jordan

Integrated Workforce Development: A Data-Driven Approach to Connecting the Ecosystem

Led by Bill Hughes with JobReady.me The group will share its work with 25 workforce centers in San Antonio to highlight challenges and opportunities in skilling up a 21st-century labor...
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The Future of Coming Together (Hub #10)

Led by Kevin Clark, this HUB is meeting to continue to explore The Future of Coming Together. Please email kevin.clark@contentevolution.net if you want to participate in these next sessions.

Tour de Tech #1

Stephen Rice, UpSkill Enterprises Mel Brown, Connection Pointe Casey Welch, Tallo, Inc. Joanne Cheng, ReThink Education
Mel Brown
Joanne Cheng
Casey Welch
Stephen Rice

The Future of New Mexico Schools, Teach for America NM

Join Dr. Gwen Perea Warniment, Deputy Secretary of Teaching, Learning and Assessment at NM Public Education Department and Apollonia Gallegos, Senior Managing Director of Experiences at Teach For America to discuss insights...
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Highlighting Programmatic Work

Miriam Adegoroye, WAVE Academies Eric Bing, The College of Healthcare Professionals Katherine Bihr, TGR Foundation Nathaniel Cole, America’s Promise Alliance
Nathaniel Cole
Mariam Adegoroye
Katherine Bihr, Ed.D.
Eric Bing

C Suite Townhall

Stride Learning