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​​​​Oregon Talent Summit

March 9, 2020   

Oregon Convention Center, Portland, Oregon

​Hosted by the Oregon Workforce and Talent Development Board and the Higher Education Coordinating Commission. Read our press release on this event here.​


Who Should Attend

Oregon’s leaders from business, workforce and talent develo​pment, higher education, K-12, and other key stakeholders that include business CEOs, COOs, and HR leadership, state and local workforce and education executive directors and boards, university and community college presidents, government officials. Register here. 

Oregon’s leaders are invited to participate in the discussion, listen and learn about:

  • Industry talent needs of Oregon’s employers
  • Current and future workers
  • Education and training attainment goal
  • Developing a shared understanding of Oregon’s Talent Assessment work
  • Establishing Oregon’s Talent Development connections and relationships
  • Communication and connectivity between Oregon’s workforce system and Oregon’s business community

Keynote Speakers:  

Dr. David Conley, Founder and Director of EdImagine Strategy Group, will speak on “Creating Tomorrow's Workforce...Today. What it takes for future and current workers to be ready to succeed in a dynamically changing workplace.”  

Dave and Helen Edwards, Founders of Sonder ​Scheme, will speak on “Artificial Intelligence and the Future of Work.” ​


Oregon Talent Summit Agenda

March 9, 2020, 8:30 am - 4:30 pm

Oregon Convention Center, 777 NE Martin Luther King, Jr. Boulevard, Portland, OR 97232, Meeting Rooms to be announced.

Access Agenda here. 
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​T​i​me ​​S​ession
​8:30- 9:00
Registration and Networking
​9:00- 9:15
​Welcome
- Hosted by Shari Dunn, Executive Director, Dress for Success
- Ken Madden, Chair of the Oregon Workforce and Talent Development Board and Owner, Madden Industrial Craftsmen
- David Rives, Chair of the Higher Education Coordinating Commission and/or
- Ben Cannon, Executive Director, Higher Education Coordinating Commission

​9:15- 10:05
​Keynote: Creating Tomorrow's Workforce...Today. What it takes for future and current workers to be ready to succeed in a dynamically changing workplace. 
- David Conley, Founder and Director, EdImagine Strategy Group

​10:05- 10:55
Keynote: Being Human in the age of Artificial Intelligence and Increased Automation
- Dave and Helen Edwards, Founders, Sonder Scheme

​10:55- 11:45
2020 Oregon Talent Assessment Update + Q&A 
- John Tapogna, President, ECONorthwest

​11:45- 12:00
Lunch is served
​12:00- 12:50
Panel: Artificial Intelligence
- Moderator, Soundharya Nagasubramanian, Director of Software & Systems Architecture, Hillrom
- Mark Mitsui, President, Portland Community College
- KS Venkatraman, Director, NVIDIA
- Cara Snow, Chief Community Engagement Officer, Technology Association of Oregon
- Hayden Reece, Behavioral Scientist, Hawes Group

12:50- 1:50
Table-Top Group Activity
- Helen and Dave Edwards, Sonder Scheme

​1:50-2:05
Break 

​2:05-2:55
Panel: Post-Secondary Paradigm Shift
- Moderator, Dwain Panian, Business Representative/Organizer, International Association of Machinists and Aerospace Workers
- Dr. Nagi​ Naganathan, President, Oregon Institute of Technology
- Dr. Linda Schott, President, Southern Oregon University
- Melinda Rogers, Vice President, Chief HR & Diversity Officer, NW Natural​
- Cathy Reynolds, HR Director, Legacy Health

2:55-3:45
Panel: True Self-Sufficiency
- Moderator, Anne Mersereau, Vice President of Human Resources, Diversity & Inclusion, Portland General Electric
- Shari Dunn, Executive Director, Dress for Success Oregon
- Kim Travis, Housing Integrator, Oregon Housing and Community Services
- Andrew McGough, Executive Director, WorkSystems

​3:45-4:00
Closing
- Shari Dunn, Host and Executive Director, Dress for Success Oregon
- Ken Madden, Chair of the Oregon Workforce and Talent Development Board and Owner, Madden Industrial Craftsmen
- Ben Cannon, Executive Director, Higher Education Coordinating Commission

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