Horizons 2020: Video Library

Explore our video library to relive Horizons 2020 or catch up on some great conversations you might have missed. Check back soon as we share more!

These recordings capture the momentum and urgency that our speakers brought to the Horizons virtual experience, which focused on JFF’s four pillars of transformation—Design, Scale, Influence, or Invest—each day. The daily activities opened with plenary sessions in which panels of respected leaders confronted the pressing issues of our time.

Day 1: Design


Develop bold, innovative models—with equity front and center.

Opening Remarks


  • Maria Flynn, President and CEO, JFF

Day 2: Scale


Build out the best ideas to create the broadest possible impact.

Plenary: Bold Approaches to Solving Problems at Scale


  • Kim Hunter Reed, Commissioner of Higher Education, Louisiana
  • Dan Greenstein, Chancellor, Pennsylvania’s State System of Higher Education
  • Steve Grove, Commissioner, Minnesota Department of Employment and Economic Development
  • Michael Collins, VP, JFF

Day 3: Influence


Collaborate with thought leaders and critical voices to drive the national conversation toward solutions.

Plenary: A Call for Collaboration Among Leaders From Many Sectors


  • Andrew Yang, entrepreneur, founder of Humanity Forward, and former 2020 presidential candidate
  • John Battelle, Cofounder and CEO, Recount Media

Day 4: Invest


Reimagine funding and galvanize the private, public, and philanthropic sectors to support what works.

Plenary: Radically New Ways to Invest in the Future of Work and Learning


  • Charles Fields, VP of Program Implementation, The James Irvine Foundation
  • Danette Howard, Senior VP and Chief Strategy Officer, Lumina Foundation
  • Gayatri Agnew, Senior Director, Walmart Foundation
  • Hilary Pennington, Executive VP of Programs, The Ford Foundation