UIC Urban Forum


UIC Urban Forum 2016

“Jobs and the Labor Force of Tomorrow Migration, Training, Education”

Tentative Agenda *times subject to change
September 15, 2016

September 15, 2016

Location: UIC Forum

Time Panel Speaker
8:45-9:00 AM Welcoming Remarks Michael Amiridis, Chancellor
9:00-10:00 AM Panel #1
Evolving Pathways to Work

The promise of a decent job the day after high-school graduation evaporated long ago, and even a college education is no longer a guarantee of employment. Yet, innovators are finding new ways to connect education and employment.
James Heckman, Nobel Prize Economist, Professor, University of Chicago
Theresa E. Mintle, President and CEO, Chicagoland Chamber of Commerce
Juan Salgado, President and CEO, Instituto del Progreso Latino

Moderated by John McCarron, Columnist and Former Editorial Board Member, Chicago Tribune
10:00-10:15 AM Break
10:15-11:15 AM Panel #2
The Jobless Economy

The remarkable technological advances of recent years reach into every vocation with efficiencies that come at the cost of jobs. The future might be jobless, and it might be closer than you think. We examine the challenges and possible solutions in this possible world.
George Crabtree, Director of the Joint Center for Energy Storage (JCESR) at Argonne National Laboratory
Julie Friedman Steele, Founder and CEO, The 3D Printer Experience
Chair, Board of Directors, and Interim Executive Director, World Future Society
Beth Swanson, Vice President of Strategy and Programs, The Joyce Foundation

Moderated by Sarah Karp, Reporter, WBEZ
11:15- 11:45 AM Keynote: Clarence Page, American journalist, syndicated columnist, and senior member of The Chicago Tribune editorial board
11:45-12:45 PM Panel #3:
Bridges or Walls? Immigration and Trade Policy
As recently as the last election cycle, immigration and trade policy appeared headed towards consensus within national politics, yet these are now among the most contentious issues, this year. Should we try to rebuild the former consensus, or is there a better solution?
Oscar Chacón, co-founder and Executive Director, Alianza Americas
Hector R. Cordero-Guzman, Professor, School of Public and Internacional Affairs, Baruch College, City University of New York
Pin Ni, President, Wanxiang-America

Moderated by Chip Mitchell, West Side Bureau Reporter, WBEZ
12:45-1 PM The Inclusive Economy: Closing keynote and a funding opportunity announcement Terry Mazany, President and CEO, the Chicago Community Trust
1:00 PM ADJOURN Lunch and Networking

*Tentative schedule. Times subject to change.