2020 CLOSE IT Agenda

Headliner Keynotes

All times listed below are Mountain time zone (unless otherwise noted)
Day 1
29 October 2020

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
Day 2
12 November 2020

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
Day 3
13 November 2020

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
Day 4
19 November 2020

A Vision from UNMUDL’s Leading Community Colleges

Join Dr. Parminder Jassal and five top community college leaders who are founding colleges for Unmudl as they unveil the vision of this technology start up company.
Parminder Jassal
Day 5
20 November 2020

Real Time Skills for the Future

Lisa Tenorio shares her vision as Global Director of Education, Learning and Training at Epic Games. With real-time 3D skills growing 601% faster than the market overall, Lisa has a...
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Lisa Tenorio
Day 6
3 December 2020

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
Day 7
4 December 2020

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
Day 8
10 December 2020

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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Giving Young Americans Control Of their Future

Ben Brown, Founder of Association of Young Americans shares the view of the future for young Americans. Ben brings the voice of 30,000+ young adults to this year’s CLOSE IT.
Ben Brown