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  • APRIL 4-6, 2018 WASHINGTON, D.C. WALTER E. WASHINGTON CONVENTION CENTER

    DIGITAL ONSITE GUIDE SHAPING TOMORROW’S WORKFORCE SKILLS, JOBS & THE NEW COLLAR ECONOMY

  • Welcome to the seventh annual U.S. News STEM Solutions National Leadership Conference. From the beginning, our goal has been to spotlight what’s working to prepare America’s youth and the country’s labor force to succeed in today’s – and tomorrow’s – jobs. This year, we’ve sharpened our focus even more, as you can tell from the conference’s new name: Workforce of Tomorrow: Skills, Jobs and the New Collar Economy. Over the next couple of days, we’ll be examining in particular the wide range of promising programs at the postsecondary level and in industry that are transforming the workforce development landscape across the country.

    Even with all of your hard work and attention, the skills gap that makes it difficult for so many employers to find highly qualified workers remains a critical issue. Students in the U.S. continue to lag many of their foreign peers in math and science, and recruiting and retaining them in the STEM fields remains a steep challenge. Women and minority students and professionals remain vastly underrepresented. Meanwhile, the arrival of artificial intelligence and the specter of rapid and widespread automation promise ever more uncertainty about the lay of the land ahead.

    Fortunately, there are many pockets of progress across the country – indeed, the 56 communities of the STEM Learning Ecosystems, an initiative that is partnering with us at the conference, offer some of the most compelling examples of what is possible when local and regional stakeholders craft solutions together. Our program features case studies on two of them, the Great Lakes Bay Regional STEM Initiative in Michigan and the Northeast Florida Regional STEM2 Hub.

    Other program highlights include discussions on advanced technologies and their impact on the job outlook, the move toward lifelong learning and alternative pathways such as apprenticeships, and ways in which higher education can become more responsive to evolving needs – by collaborating with industry to provide meaningful learning experiences, say. Since we’re here in Washington, we’ll spend some time on the government role – hearing about administration priorities from Jeff Weld, a senior policy advisor in the White House Office of Science and Technology Policy, for example, and about innovative initiatives at the state level from Governors John Hickenlooper of Colorado and Mary Fallin of Oklahoma.

    We’re also delighted to be partnering again with the USA Science and Engineering Festival, which promises to shed light on a number of important STEM issues this weekend for students and parents. I encourage you to check out the many exciting and engaging activities the festival will have going on for families and all comers.

    Of course, one of our ongoing goals is to keep the conversations we have at this conference going all year long. We’ll be continuing our in-depth coverage of workforce issues and the rapidly evolving job market. There is plenty of work to be done if America is to retain its technological edge, but progress is being made, and there are powerful stories to tell. We’re happy to help share them.

    WELCOME

    SHAPING TOMORROW’S WORKFORCE SKILLS, JOBS & THE NEW COLLAR ECONOMY

    Brian Kelly Editor and Chief Content Officer U.S. News & World Report

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  • EXHIBIT HOURS Room: Ballroom B Wednesday, April 4 5:30 p.m. - 7:00 p.m.

    Thursday, April 5 10:45 a.m. - 7:00 p.m.

    CONFERENCE HOURS See Schedule-at-a-Glance, page 4

    PRESS ROOM Room: 203B (level 2) Hours of Operation:

    Wednesday, April 4 1:00 p.m. - 6:00 p.m.

    Thursday, April 5 7:30 a.m. - 6:00 p.m.

    Friday, April 6 7:30 a.m. - 1:00 p.m.

    SPEAKER ROOM Room: 203A (level 2) Hours of Operation:

    Wednesday, April 4 1:00 p.m. - 6:00 p.m.

    Thursday, April 5 7:30 a.m. - 6:00 p.m.

    Friday, April 6 7:30 a.m. - 1:00 p.m.

    ONSITE REGISTRATION HOURS Room: Ballroom Foyer (level 3)

    Wednesday, April 4 1:00 p.m.- 7:00 p.m.

    Thursday, April 5 7:00 a.m. - 7:00 p.m.

    Friday, April 6 7:00 a.m. - 11:30 a.m.

    NOTICE OF PHOTOGRAPHY, VIDEOGRAPHY AND RECORDING The U.S. News STEM Solutions Presents: Workforce of Tomorrow Conference may be filmed. When you enter this event, you will be entering an area where video and audio recording and photography may occur.

    Your entrance into the event premises will serve as your voluntary agreement to permit U.S. News and its affiliates, representatives and licensees to use your image, likeness, voice, any comments made by you and/or any information obtained about you (including your name) for editorial, promotional, marketing or other purposes in any media now known or hereafter devised. You release U.S. News and its officers, directors, employees, and representatives from any liability connected with such filming, photography, or recording. You waive any claims you may have against U.S. News and its officers, directors, employees, representatives, affiliates and licensees from the use of your image, likeness, voice, comments made by you or information obtained about you. You have been fully informed of your consent, release and waiver before entering the event.

    GENERAL INFORMATION

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  • SCHEDULE-AT-A-GLANCE

    Friday, April 6, 2018 Room 201 Room 202A Room 202B Room 204C

    7:30 a.m. - 8:30 a.m. Breakfast with Roundtable Discussions • Ballroom C

    8:45 a.m. - 9:45 a.m. How Companies Are Strategizing to Fill Their Future

    STEM Needs

    On the Policy Front: What’s Working at the State and Local

    Level

    Bringing More Women Into the Fold in STEM

    The Vital Role of Community Colleges in Talent

    Development

    10:00 a.m. - 11:00 a.m. A Deep Dive into Data: Understanding the Skills

    Gap and Spreading Public Awareness

    Show Me Your Skills: Expanding Competency-Based

    Education

    Spurring Collaboration Between Industry and Higher

    Ed

    On the Front Lines: Workforce Development at the Community

    Level

    11:00 a.m. - 11:30 a.m. Networking Break • Ballroom C

    11:30 a.m. - 1:00 p.m. Closing Keynote Session • Ballroom C 1:00 p.m. VIP Tour of the USA Science and Engineering Festival

    The New World of New Collar Jobs: Defining and Understanding a Changing Marketplace

    Filling the New Collar Pipeline

    Education Innovation: How K-12 and College are Evolving to Meet the Challenge

    Partnerships and Policy: What’s Working

    Keynote Sessions

    Networking/Breaks/ Receptions

    Wednesday, April 4, 2018 3:00 p.m. - 5:30 p.m. Workshop Wednesday Sessions

    5:30 p.m. - 7:00 p.m. Opening Reception and Welcome to the STEM Learning Ecosystems • Ballroom B

    Room 201 Room 202A Room 202B Room 204C Room 204A/B

    3:00 p.m. - 4:00 p.m. Advanced Manufacturing: How

    Technology Is Changing the Game

    Earn and Learn: Moving Toward Lifelong

    Learning Through Apprenticeships and

    Upskilling

    Pathway to Success: Helping K-12 Students Get College and Career

    Ready

    The Power of Partnerships: An Inside Look at Communities That Are Making a

    Difference

    4:00 p.m. - 4:30 p.m. Exhibit Hall Break • Ballroom B

    4:30 p.m. - 5:30 p.m. Assessing the Impact of Robotics and

    Artificial Intelligence on the Jobs Outlook

    Learning by Doing: Expanding Experiential

    Programs

    The Life-Changing Power of STEM:

    Tackling Engineering’s Grand Challenges

    The Power of Partnerships: An Inside Look at Communities That Are Making a

    Difference

    5:30 p.m. - 7:00 p.m. Evening Reception • Ballroom B

    TRACKS:

    4Workshop Wednesday Market Insights

    Thursday, April 5, 2018 7:30 a.m. - 8:30 a.m. Breakfast with Roundtable Discussions • Ballroom C

    8:45 a.m. - 10:45 a.m. Opening Keynote Session • Ballroom C 10:45 a.m. - 11:15 a.m. Exhibit Hall Break • Ballroom B

    Room 201 Room 202A Room 202B Room 204C Room 204A/B Room 206

    11:15 a.m. - 12:15 p.m. Planning for the Workforce of

    Tomorrow: Where the Jobs Will Be

    Priming the Pipeline:

    Strengthening Career and Technical Education

    Broadening Participation: Closing the

    Diversity Gap

    Spotlight on Cybersecurity Jobs

    Cultivating Lifelong Learners and

    World Changers: STEM Partnerships that Develop the

    Next Generation of Community Leaders

    An Update on the STEM Funders

    Network’s STEM Learning

    Ecosystem Initiative

    12:30 p.m. - 2:00 p.m. U.S. News STEM Leadership Hall of Fame Awards Luncheon • Ballroom C 2:00 p.m. - 3:00 p.m. Exhibit Hall Break • Ballroom B

  • Opening Reception and Welcome to the STEM

    Learning Ecosystems

    Please join U.S. News & World Report and the STEM Learning Ecosystems in the Exhibit Hall for

    welcoming cocktails and hors d’oeuvres, networking, and good conversation with your colleagues and other

    leaders in STEM and workforce development.

    Wednesday, April 4 / 5:30 p.m.-7:00 p.m. Ballroom B

  • Each year, U.S. News & World Report honors distinguished leaders in education, industry, and other sectors as part of the U.S. News STEM L