From Lunchpails to Laptops and Beyond: Preparing America’s Workforce for Tomorrow’s Jobs

We’re thrilled to announce another panel at State of the Net on January 29. We’ve asked a panel of experts to look at the future of work in America. The Senior Vice President of Military and Veteran Affairs for Comcast and the Secretary-Treasurer of the AFL-CIO join other experts to talk about solutions to labor disruption.

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On November 26, General Motors CEO Mary Barra announced that it was cutting 15,000 jobs by saying “we will transform our global workforce to ensure we have the right skill sets to win today and in the future.” While GM is able to pivot towards its perceived future, the question remains on how the 15,000 workers will be ready for a similar shift.

With multiple stakeholders in the process, including governments, educational institutions, employers, and of course the workers themselves, adapting to the new economy will require incorporating multiple perspectives and opinions. The speakers on our panel “From lunchpail to laptops and beyond: Preparing America’s Workforce for Tomorrow’s Jobs” will examine the future of work from the perspectives of different stakeholders, and bring forth ideas for a common way forward. Learn more by attending the 15th Annual State of the Net Internet Policy Conference on January 29, 2019

This year, the conference will feature a number of high-profile speakers, including Deputy Attorney General Makan Delrahim, Columbia Law School Professor Tim Wu, FTC Commissioner Rebecca Kelly Slaughter, and many more.

In the last few years the conference has featured keynote speakers including Senators John Thune and Brian Schatz, Representatives Susan DelBene, Cathy McMorris Rodgers, and Anna Eshoo, FTC Chairwoman Edith Ramirez, Assistant Attorney General Leslie R. Caldwell, United States CTO Megan Smith, FTC Commissioner Terrell McSweeney, Coinbase Co-Founder Fred Ehrsam, Privacy Advocate Max Schrems, and Department of Homeland Security Under Secretary Suzanne Spaulding

Follow us on Twitter for updates as we finalize the conference agenda and announce our final speakers. Registration is free for all government staff, press and media, and a limited number of student tickets are available. Discounted tickets are available for non-profit and academic attendees.