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Tentative Agenda
Thursday, April 4, 2019

Education as a Benefit -

7:30 – 8:00am

Registration & Breakfast 

Morning Keynote — The Starbucks Experiment: Inside an Ambitious Quest to Help Baristas Finish College
Amanda Ripley, Journalist & Author

8:05 – 9:00am 

9:00 – 9:30am

Lightning Talk — Innovative Workforce Trends

9:30 – 10:30am

Panel — Corporate-led Education Benefits
Ellie Bertani, Senior Director of Learning Strategy and Innovation, Walmart
Ferril Onyett, Senior Director, Global Training and International HR, Taco Bell
Chris Trout, VP Learning and Development, The Walt Disney Company
Moderated by Rachel Carlson, CEO, Guild Education

Leighanne Levensaler, Senior Vice President, Corporate Strategy, and Managing Director and Co-Head, Workday Ventures


10:30 – 10:45am 

Lightning Talk — The Future of Work is Learning (and Adapting)
Heather McGowan, Future of Work Strategist

10:45 – 11:15am 

Panel — Automation Is Here, What Role Do VC and Companies Play?
Wes Chan, Managing Director, Felicis Ventures
Annie Kadavy, Managing Director, Redpoint Ventures
Moderated by Zoe Weintraub, VP Partnership Implementation and Business Development, Guild Education

11:15 – 12:00pm 


12:00 – 1:00pm 

Afternoon Keynote — Redesigning Jobs and Skills for the Age of AI
Jim Wilson, Accenture, Managing Director, IT & Business Research

1:15 – 1:45pm 

Fireside Chat — Future of Work in Fintech
Jon Kaplan, Vice President Training and Development, Discover
Moderated by Anya Kamenetz, Education Blogger, NPR

1:45 – 2:15pm 

Panel — Alternative Pathways: Careers without College 
Frank Britt, President, Penn Foster
Eric M. Seleznow, Senior Advisor, JFF
Moderated by Randi Cosentino, Chief Academic Officer, Guild Education

2:15 – 3:15pm 

Networking Happy Hour

3:15 – 5:00pm 

8:00 – 8:05am

Welcome Remarks
Rachel Carlson, CEO, Guild Education

1:00 – 1:15pm 

Email Break