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Socrates Spain 2017

Event information
Date
Fri May 19, 2017 - Sun May 21, 2017
Location
Ronda, Spain

Change and Opportunity: The Future of Work and Learning

Moderated by Connie Yowell,  CEO of Collective Shift and former Director of Education for the MacArthur Foundation

The world is changing dramatically.  From the way we communicate, to the way we work, learn and engage as citizens.  What are the major trends in technology that will continue to shape the way we work and learn?  How do we ensure that these emerging trends create opportunity for all our citizens and not just a few?  How do we prepare for these changes and what unintended circumstances can we circumvent?  Employment is changing dramatically as result of these new technologies. Do we need new approaches to training and learning and new ways of certifying skills and knowledge?  We will explore the emerging trends, debate their impact and examine new ways to prepare for the future and mitigate its negative impact.  We will also look at how these trends may affect those who live in cities differently from those who live in more rural areas.   Does a global perspective better prepare us for engaging the future or leave our communities more vulnerable?  We will look at the future of work, skills and learning and its impact on communities, business and individuals.