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· Stage
Welcome And Overview
Get orientated on the platform and the day's goals; then be introduced to the biggest themes, lessons and takeaways from reporting
Vincent Better Christopher Wink
2020-09-25T08:45:00Z 2020-09-25T09:00:00Z America/New_York Welcome+And+Overview Hosted virtually on Hopin (link in the description)
· Expo
Check Out Our Sponsor Exhibitor Booths
2020-09-25T09:00:00Z 2020-09-25T16:00:00Z America/New_York Check+Out+Our+Sponsor+Exhibitor+Booths Hosted virtually on Hopin (link in the description)
· Sessions
Universities as Economic Drivers
The most dynamic parts of the world tend to center around major research universities. How do the relationships between universities and communities change?
Mark Lawrence Anish Kumar Jim Chung Kerrie Carden Stephen Babcock
2020-09-25T09:00:00Z 2020-09-25T09:45:00Z America/New_York Universities+as+Economic+Drivers Hosted virtually on Hopin (link in the description)
· Sessions
Transforming the Workplace
Today most Americans work at companies with more than 250 employees: how can large organizations listen, respond and adapt to employee needs?
Michelle Bauer Sarah Harris Lloyd Adams Paige Gross
2020-09-25T09:00:00Z 2020-09-25T09:45:00Z America/New_York Transforming+the+Workplace Hosted virtually on Hopin (link in the description)
· Sessions
Design for Cognitive Bias: Using Mental Shortcuts for Good Instead of Evil
Your product and company strategy must consider a wide array of needs and users. Learn how to build inclusive practices into your design strategy.
Dave Thomas Julie Zeglen
2020-09-25T09:00:00Z 2020-09-25T09:45:00Z America/New_York Design+for+Cognitive+Bias%3A+Using+Mental+Shortcuts+for+Good+Instead+of+Evil Hosted virtually on Hopin (link in the description)
· Sessions
CNBC's John Fortt on Entrepreneurship and Small Business
Join CNBC Squawk Alley Anchor John Fortt in a prerecorded conversation about entrepreneurship and Black wealth .
2020-09-25T09:00:00Z 2020-09-25T17:00:00Z America/New_York CNBC%27s+John+Fortt+on+Entrepreneurship+and+Small+Business Hosted virtually on Hopin (link in the description)
· Sessions
What is Employer Brand Marketing (and its Future)?
Join SAP's Robin Dagostino and Bayard's Matt Gilbert for a prerecorded discussion of employer brand marketing and its future?
2020-09-25T09:00:00Z 2020-09-25T17:00:00Z America/New_York What+is+Employer+Brand+Marketing+%28and+its+Future%29%3F Hosted virtually on Hopin (link in the description)
· Sessions
How Can Tech Firms Diversify Their Hiring Pipelines?
Join Inclusiva President Uva Coles for a prerecorded discussion of how tech firms can diversify their hiring pipelines.
2020-09-25T09:00:00Z 2020-09-25T17:00:00Z America/New_York How+Can+Tech+Firms+Diversify+Their+Hiring+Pipelines%3F Hosted virtually on Hopin (link in the description)
· Sessions
How Do I Grow a Parent-Friendly Workplace?
In this prerecorded episode of This Week In Jobs, hear about supporting working parents by implementing gender equity policies that work.
2020-09-25T09:00:00Z 2020-09-25T17:00:00Z America/New_York How+Do+I+Grow+a+Parent-Friendly+Workplace%3F Hosted virtually on Hopin (link in the description)
· Sessions
How One Startup Tried to Stay Alive During COVID-19
In this prerecorded session, hear from Managing Editor Julie Zeglen and DC market editor Michelai Graham on a startup in the age of COVID 19.
2020-09-25T09:00:00Z 2020-09-25T17:00:00Z America/New_York How+One+Startup+Tried+to+Stay+Alive+During+COVID-19 Hosted virtually on Hopin (link in the description)
· Sessions
What Corporates and Startups Can Learn from Each Other
Explore how the country's largest companies and fastest growth startups can learn from each other.
Marty Guay Danielle Cohn Emily Kaplan Michelai Graham Matthew Bailey Molly Beck
2020-09-25T10:00:00Z 2020-09-25T10:45:00Z America/New_York What+Corporates+and+Startups+Can+Learn+from+Each+Other Hosted virtually on Hopin (link in the description)
· Sessions
Take Back Your Time: Approaches for Better Work-Life Balance
Hear strategies to assess common challenges, both personal and professional. Learn to better juggle business, home, and everything else.
Whitney A. White
2020-09-25T10:00:00Z 2020-09-25T10:45:00Z America/New_York Take+Back+Your+Time%3A+Approaches+for+Better+Work-Life+Balance Hosted virtually on Hopin (link in the description)
· Sessions
Tech's Responsibility for a "Just Recovery"
Millions are unemployed, while much of the tech economy surges. What responsibility do companies and professionals have for confronting this divide?
Bill Golderer DELALI DZIRASA Elizabeth Lindsey Jack Markell
2020-09-25T10:00:00Z 2020-09-25T10:45:00Z America/New_York Tech%27s+Responsibility+for+a+%22Just+Recovery%22 Hosted virtually on Hopin (link in the description)
· Sessions
Tech 2020 - Big Tech Trends Affecting Businesses
In this fast-paced session, be exposed to an array of trending technologies and tools to make your organizations more effective and efficient.
Gene Marks
2020-09-25T11:00:00Z 2020-09-25T11:45:00Z America/New_York +Tech+2020+-+Big+Tech+Trends+Affecting+Businesses Hosted virtually on Hopin (link in the description)
· Sessions
Hyper Automation: Will Robots Actually Replace All Our Jobs?
Autonomous cars were imminent. Then they weren't. AI was going to bring on the singularity. Or was it? What's next for your company? Your job?
Suzanne Teele Joel Reed Alan Hester
2020-09-25T11:00:00Z 2020-09-25T11:45:00Z America/New_York Hyper+Automation%3A+Will+Robots+Actually+Replace+All+Our+Jobs%3F Hosted virtually on Hopin (link in the description)
· Sessions
Assess Your Organization's Cultural Competency Strengths and Weaknesses
A step-by-step process to better evaluate and adapt your organization's approach to inclusion, representation and effectiveness.
Alyssa Vasquez Jael Chambers
2020-09-25T11:00:00Z 2020-09-25T11:45:00Z America/New_York Assess+Your+Organization%27s+Cultural+Competency+Strengths+and+Weaknesses Hosted virtually on Hopin (link in the description)
· Networking
2020-09-25T12:00:00Z 2020-09-25T13:00:00Z America/New_York Lunch Hosted virtually on Hopin (link in the description)
· Sessions
What Founders/Professionals Need to Know About Compensation Now
What do founders and professionals need to know about compensation now, given our current economy?
Talia Edmundson Erin Randolph - Williams
2020-09-25T13:00:00Z 2020-09-25T13:45:00Z America/New_York What+Founders%2FProfessionals+Need+to+Know+About+Compensation+Now Hosted virtually on Hopin (link in the description)
· Sessions
Getting to Future Friendly: How Can Organizations Adopt Future-Thinking?
Companies will learn from strategy experts and futurists about the questions they should be asking their teams and you should be asking yours!
Valerie Jacobs Jonathan Kerrs Desmond Dickerson Natalie Nixon
2020-09-25T13:00:00Z 2020-09-25T13:45:00Z America/New_York Getting+to+Future+Friendly%3A+How+Can+Organizations+Adopt+Future-Thinking%3F Hosted virtually on Hopin (link in the description)
· Sessions
3 Secrets Tech Companies Should Know Around Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion
DEI issues can't be relegated to a far-off task force; they are central to all organizations. This interactive session will review real mistakes and solutions.
Alyssa Vasquez Jael Chambers
2020-09-25T13:00:00Z 2020-09-25T13:45:00Z America/New_York 3+Secrets+Tech+Companies+Should+Know+Around+Diversity%2C+Equity%2C+and+Inclusion Hosted virtually on Hopin (link in the description)
· Sessions
How to Grow Innovation Culture in a Non-Tech Environment
Innovation is new approaches to old problems. Where better for innovation to blossom than at established institutions.
Michelle Histand ADAM THIEL Greg Ebbecke Navin Kunde
2020-09-25T14:00:00Z 2020-09-25T14:45:00Z America/New_York How+to+Grow+Innovation+Culture+in+a+Non-Tech+Environment Hosted virtually on Hopin (link in the description)
· Sessions
When Does Local Government Drive Innovative Economic Growth?
What is and isn't working about the role of local government in fostering growth sectors?
Nick  Mosby
2020-09-25T14:00:00Z 2020-09-25T14:45:00Z America/New_York When+Does+Local+Government+Drive+Innovative+Economic+Growth%3F Hosted virtually on Hopin (link in the description)
· Sessions
Unlocking the Power of Feedback with Candor
What holds us back from openly sharing and receiving feedback in the workplace? Join Jill Katz as she shares her Candor, Courage, and CareTM Solution.
Jill Katz
2020-09-25T14:00:00Z 2020-09-25T14:45:00Z America/New_York Unlocking+the+Power+of+Feedback+with+Candor Hosted virtually on Hopin (link in the description)
· Sessions
Founder, CEO and People: Company Culture Starts at the Top
Elements like company culture, employer brand, and hiring strategies are foundational to the success of companies. We'll discuss what this means for you.
Christine Raetsch Matt Gillin Josh  Kopelman
2020-09-25T15:00:00Z 2020-09-25T15:45:00Z America/New_York Founder%2C+CEO+and+People%3A+Company+Culture+Starts+at+the+Top Hosted virtually on Hopin (link in the description)
· Sessions
The Network Effect Drives Racial Inequality: What Can Investors Do?
In a live recording of Off the Sidelines,'s investor education podcast, learn about the network effect and creating more accessible economies.
J. Kelly Hoey
2020-09-25T15:00:00Z 2020-09-25T15:45:00Z America/New_York The+Network+Effect+Drives+Racial+Inequality%3A+What+Can+Investors+Do%3F Hosted virtually on Hopin (link in the description)
· Stage
Keynote: a Fireside Chat on Entrepreneurship and Growth with Guy Raz
Guy Raz
2020-09-25T16:00:00Z 2020-09-25T17:00:00Z America/New_York Keynote%3A+a+Fireside+Chat+on+Entrepreneurship+and+Growth+with+Guy+Raz Hosted virtually on Hopin (link in the description)


Sylvie Gallier Howard

First Deputy Commerce Director , City of Philadelphia

Vincent Better

Alyssa Vasquez

Cultured Enuf

Michelle Bauer

Power Home Remodeling

Marty Guay

Vice President, Business Development, Stanley, Black and Decker

Suzanne Teele

Advanced Robotics for Manufacturing Institute

Mark Lawrence

Managing Partner, Inncuvate

Sarah Harris


Guy Raz

Creator and Host, "How I Built This"

Talia Edmundson

Founder, HRnB Consulting

Danielle Cohn

Comcast Lift Labs

Erin Randolph - Williams

Morgan Lewis

Valerie Jacobs

Chief Growth Officer at LPK

Michelle Histand


Nick Mosby

Maryland State Delegate

David McClure


Gene Marks

President, The Marks Group

Emily Kaplan

Director of Digital Strategy, URBN

J. Kelly Hoey

Author, Build Your Dream Network

Dave Thomas

Content Strategy Advocate, Think Company

Joel Reed

Interim Executive Director, Pittsburgh Robotics Network


Philadelphia Fire Commissioner

Jonathan Kerrs

Principal at SYPartners

Matt Gillin

CEO of Relay

Christine Raetsch

VP of People at Duolingo

Jael Chambers

President of Cultured Enuf

Jill Katz

Founder, Candor

Jack Markell

Former Governor of Delaware

Stephen Babcock

Assistant Editor, Technically Media

Elizabeth Lindsey

CEO, Byte Back, Inc.


CEO, Fearless and Chair, Hack Baltimore

Bill Golderer

President and CEO, United Way of Greater Philadelphia

Paige Gross

Lead Reporter, Technically Media

Molly Beck

Internal Podcast Networks,

Matthew Bailey

Founder and CEO, GameOn

Whitney A. White

Founder, Take Back Your Time

Michelai Graham

Market Editor, DC

Alan Hester

President, Nividous Software Solutions

Julie Zeglen

Managing Editor, Philly

Navin Kunde

Department Manager, Open Innovation at The Clorox Company

Greg Ebbecke

Business Consultant, Harmelin Media

Lloyd Adams

Managing Director, SAP

Kerrie Carden

Director of Student Ventures, FastForward U at Johns Hopkins

Jim Chung

Associate VP, Research, Innovation and Entrepreneurship at George Washington University

Natalie Nixon

President, Figure 8 Thinking

Desmond Dickerson

Manager, Cognizant's Center for the Future of Work

Josh Kopelman

Founder, First Round Capital

Christopher Wink

CEO, Philly

Anish Kumar

Managing Director, Pennovation Works

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