Main Stage | Tuesday 15, 2021
Reflecting on a Tumultuous Year
with Byron Auguste and Maria Flynn
Corporate Commitments to DEI: Where We Are and Where We Need to Go
with Michael Collins and Dalila Wilson-Scott
How Foundations Can Help Drive Lasting Change
with Tyra Mariani and Sheri Schultz
Philanthropy in 2021: Diverse Approaches to Meeting the Moment
with Monique Baptiste, Carmen Rojas and Kristen Titus
Partnerships to Create Future Proof Jobs in Local Economies
with Carrie Hughes and Joe May
Workshops | Tuesday 15, 2021
Youth Apprenticeship: The Time Is Now
How youth apprenticeships can advance equity and opportunity.
New Approaches to Aligning Postsecondary Education and Work
How colleges and new learning providers are developing innovative approaches to education and training.
Employers Investing in Worker Mobility
How companies like McDonald’s can help workers advance.
Investing in Talent Through Inclusive Economic Development
How leaders in Northeast Ohio are approaching inclusive economic development.
Career Navigation: Designing Systems for Smart Decision-Making and Advancement
A look at education and career navigation best practices and policies.
Taking Action on Fair Chance Hiring
Why talent development strategies shouldn’t overlook people with records.
Resilience Through Crisis: Apprenticeship Strategies in 2020
A look at promising practices that helped advance apprenticeship amid the turmoil of 2020.
On-ramps and Up-ramps for Women: Post-pandemic Strategies for (Re)employment and Advancement
Exploring the causes of the first in the nation "she-cession" and how to rebuild and labor force participation and employment for all women.
Main Stage | Wednesday 16, 2021
Looking to the Future: Building a More Inclusive Economy
with John Battelle and Scott Galloway
Advancing Equity and Opportunity at Scale: A Conversation With Secretaries Cardona, Raimondo, and Walsh
with Miguel Cardona, Gina Raimondo, Ali Velshi and Marty Walsh
The Policy Outlook from Capitol Hill
with Rep. Andy Levin and Richard Reeves
Supporting Workers: Insights From the Nation’s Largest Private Employer
with Shana DeSmit and Donna Morris
Leading Through Recovery
with Gayatri Agnew, Linda Ho, Brent Hyder, and Catherine Ward
Building a Corporate Community to Support Black Talent
with Maurice Jones and Willa Seldon
Strengthening Connections From High School to Postsecondary Education and Work
with David Coleman and Kaya Henderson
Catalyzing the Ecosystem for Inclusive Economic Recovery
with Maria Flynn and Lisa Gevelber
Workshops | Wednesday 16, 2021
Talent of Tomorrow: Building Diverse Talent Pipelines
A look at a new JFF initiative that connects employers with career and technical education programs.
The Grand Challenge of Modernizing How We Train America
How American Job Centers in six states are devising new ways to use technology to train people.
The Big Blur: Reimagining the Transitions Between Grade 11, Postsecondary, and Career
A look at JFF’s vision of a new pathway from high school to college to career.
Designing Inclusive Workplaces for All
How employers are investing in ways to support a more inclusive and diverse workforce in an evolving economy.
Learning as an Experience: Innovative Training for the Future of Work
How alternative workforce training and education programs can benefit workers and employers.
Social Networks to Support Social Mobility
Speakers will share Brookings' How We Rise data on social networks and social mobility, in particular their findings and recommendations related to racial equity.
Outcome-Based Financing: Evaluating Equity Implications
A dive into the debate about how—or whether—outcome-based educational financing promotes racial, gender, and economic equity.
On-Ramps to the Tech Sector: Effective Strategies for Accessing Tech Career Pathways
How to build pathways to careers in tech for populations that have historically underrepresented in the industry.