The Socrates New Orleans Salon includes a public panel and reception on Thursday evening, and a day-long seminar on Friday (8:30 am – 4:00 pm). Hosted in partnership with the New Orleans Business Alliance, the New Orleans Salon will consider the future of work and learning amidst the rise of technology and innovation.
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Change and Opportunity: The Future of Work and Learning
The world is changing dramatically – from the way we communicate to the way we work, learn and engage as citizens – and employment is changing dramatically as a result of new technologies. 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, avoid or mitigate? Do we need new approaches to training and learning and/or new ways of certifying skills and knowledge to create technologically resilient life-long employment opportunities?
In this seminar, we will explore the emerging trends, debate their impact and examine new ways to prepare for the future and mitigate negative impacts. We will also look at how these trends may affect those who live in cities differently from those who live in more rural areas. How does the rise of technology provide new opportunities and challenges for New Orleans industries and workers? In what ways has New Orleans reinvented itself to welcome entrepreneurship and innovation, while staying true to its history, culture and people by providing its residents with the tools to reinvent themselves work-wise?
Thursday Evening Panel & Reception
The Thursday panel will focus on developments, opportunities, and challenges in New Orleans as technology and innovation intersect with the city’s legacy industries.