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August 8, 2024

The ways we live, work, and connect are continuously shifting. Technology and innovation are advancing at an exponential rate, and the global economy is becoming increasingly interconnected. This means that students and workers need to be adaptable and lifelong learners to keep pace and succeed.

Join us on August 8 at our 2024 Education & Workforce Conference as we convene our state’s key stakeholders in education, business, government, and nonprofit sectors to explore the topic of “The Future of Work – Continuity, Connectivity, Competitiveness.” 

Event Features:

  • Insightful keynote presentations and breakout sessions addressing relevant topics with interactive Q&A.
  • Expanded exhibitor hall spotlighting organizations dedicated to building a sustainable and diverse workforce. Interested in showcasing your solutions that help fill the workforce pipeline? Complete this form to receive more details on attending as an exhibitor and your benefits.
  • Ample opportunities for networking, fostering critical connections, and extending your community reach.

Educators may be eligible to earn continuing education credits for attending. Please check with your LEA for approval.

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Thursday, August 8
8:15 amRegistration and Networking
9:00 amWelcome Remarks

Shannon Vickery, Director of Corporate Engagement, PBS North Carolina

9:15 amOpening Keynote Presentation

Dr. Bill Daggett, Founder, International Center of Leadership in Education

10:00 amQuick Hit: SparkNC

Lynn Moody, President, SparkNC

10:15 amNetworking Break
10:45 amBreakout Sessions

Artificial Intelligence: K-12

  • Mark Garrett, Superintendent, Henderson County Schools
  • Travis Reeves, Superintendent, Surry County Schools
  • Renee Venegas, Senior Manager Southern States & District Partnership, Kahn Academy
  • Facilitator: Senator Michael Lee, North Carolina General Assembly

Artificial Intelligence: Higher Education

  • Facilitator: Hannah McClellan, Senior Reporter, EducationNC

Artificial Intelligence: Business

  • David Reeser, Founder & CEO, OpiAID
  • Facilitator: David Huppert, Director, Media Innovation Lab, PBS North Carolina
11:45 amLunch
12:30 pmLunch Keynote Presentation
  • Gary Salamido, President & CEO, NC Chamber
  • Representative Virginia Foxx, U.S House of Representatives
1:00 pmQuick Hit: NC Chamber Foundation

Vincent Ginski, Director of Workforce Competitiveness, NC Chamber

1:30 pmCall to Action
2:00 pmClosing Remarks