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With ever increasing flexibility in how and where people work, traditional ways of thinking about how we create jobs, how we educate people, and how people get to work, will all need to change. The pandemic accelerated changes that were already happening and the pace of changes in public policy will need to accelerate to keep up.

Join former Governor Gary Locke, Commerce Director Lisa Brown, WSDOT Secretary Roger Millar, and other luminaries to discuss what these changes might look like in three areas: transportation, higher education, and economic development.

First 100 in-person registrants will get a free copy of Flywheels: How Cities Are Creating Their Own Futures by Madrona Venture Group Founder and original TA board member, Tom Alberg.

To register, visit: https://www.eventbrite.com/e/policy-matters-summit-2021-the-future-of-work-tickets-181977709227

Draft agenda

  • 9:00am – Opening remarks – Technology Alliance CEO Laura Ruderman
  • 9:10am – Keynote Presentation
  • 9:55am – Tech Innovation – From there to here and beyond – Microsoft, Facebook, and Google talk about what it took to get to the point where we could pivot to remote and what’s coming next
  • 10:40am – Break – remember in-person networking? Don’t forget to bring your business cards
  • 11:00am – Higher Ed – Bellevue College President and former Governor Gary Locke, UW President Ana Mari Cauce, and WSU Provost Elizabeth Chilton talk with moderator Dave Thurman, Dean of Northeastern University, Seattle, about higher ed’s dual role as employer and educator and how they see the future
  • 11:45am – Transportation – Seattle Chamber of Commerce CEO Rachel Smith moderates a conversation with WSDOT Secretary Roger Millar, Chair of the Washington State Autonomous Vehicle Work Group Executive Committee Jim Restucci, and King County Metro General Manager Terry White (invited)
  • 12:30pm – Lunch – more networking!
  • 1:30pm – Economic Development – speakers TBD
  • 2:15pm – Statewide broadband access – what is going to take and how is it going
  • 2:45pm – Closing remarks
  • 3:00 pm – VIP Reception
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