Students and business leaders will share their perspectives on the future of learning and the workforce. These morning and afternoon breakout sessions will feature area students showcasing the work they are doing today to prepare for tomorrow and local business leaders sharing their insights on the future of the workplace.
CONFERENCE DAY 1: TUESDAY, JUNE 6
Ross Dawson – Future Thinking: Making Sense of Accelerating Change to Improve Education
Ross Dawson is a world-renowned futurist and keynote speaker who inspires audiences with powerful, practical insights into the future and how to seize today’s opportunities. He is a best-selling author of five books and has been named one of the world’s top influencers on the future of work.
Collaboratively we will explore ways to think more effectively about the future. What clues, insights, and trends help us understand human nature as we consider what might happen next? What things can we do today, so we are more likely to move toward the future we want?
CONFERENCE DAY 2: WEDNESDAY, JUNE 7
Anna Russo, M.Ed. – Future Thinking Workshop (AM) and Local Leader Sessions (PM)
Anna Russo, M.Ed., is the Director of Community Futures at Knowledge Works. Anna will lead a game-based workshop that will engage participants to think about changes that shape the future of learning and the implications of these changes for learning communities. The workshop will engage participants in hands-on learning, reflection, and discussion about the changes and enable participants to identify critical areas for further work or exploration.
Local Education Leaders (Breakout Sessions)
Local education leaders will share innovative programs in their districts and ways they engage staff and students to prepare for the future.
The safety and well-being of our employees, partners, and guests is our top priority. We strive to provide a healthy environment that is inclusive for all. Please understand that health-related protocols may be in effect at the time of an event. We will continually assess the ever-changing impact of any health-related concern (such as COVID-19) and may adjust our policies accordingly.