2017 Fall Policy Conference


2017 Fall Policy Conference

CED's 2017 Fall Policy Conference will take place on November 15, 2017 at The Willard InterContinental Hotel in Washington D.C. The event will convene national thought leaders from the business, policy and academic sectors. Attendees will hear insights on issues at the forefront of U.S. economic, educational and political priorities.

11:30AM

Registration Opens

12:00PM

Award Luncheon & Early Childhood Education Panel

All children benefit from high quality child care and early childhood education opportunities, and low income children benefit more. The earliest years are critical for developing cognitive and social skills in children, making them more likely to graduate high school, stay away from crime, attend college, and achieve higher lifetime earnings. Hear from business leaders and national experts about how a focus on increasing the skills and training of caretakers and providers in the early learning workforce and other strategies can improve the quality of learning to ensure all children have a strong educational start in life.

Program Speakers Thus Far:

Jeffrey Dunn, President & CEO, Sesame Workshop

1:45PM

Politics Panel

It’s been a full one year since the election of President Trump and a fully-Republican-controlled House and Senate. Halfway to mid-term elections, hear our panel of experts discuss what progress has been made on both a policy and political front.

Program Speakers Thus Far:

Michelle Cottle, Contributing Editor, The Atlantic

John Harwood, Chief Washington Correspondent, CNBC

Robert Walker, Executive Chairman, Wexler | Walker

2:30PM

Higher Education Panel

Postsecondary education stands at the brink of a radical transformation as a result of the collision of multiple trends: disruption to the traditional postsecondary model; technological innovations such as online courses; the growth of “non-traditional” students as Americans reskill and “upskill” throughout their lives; and public demands to make college accessible and affordable as tuition and student loan balances keep climbing. Participants will explore how to build a 21st century postsecondary education system that meets America’s needs today and in the future. How can the pending reauthorization of the federal Higher Education Act (HEA) contribute?

Program Speakers Thus Far:

Scott Pulsipher, President, Western Governors University (Moderator)

Amy Laitinen, Director of Higher Education, New America

E. Gordon Gee, President, West Virginia University

3:30PM

Women in the Economy: Pipeline through the Glass Ceiling

How do we fix the corporate leadership gender gap? Emerging research continues to suggest that gender-balanced leadership improves company performance. This panel will explore the latest research and highlight best practices along with specific steps companies can take to increase gender diversity in the c-suite.

Program Speakers Thus Far:

Jane Stevenson, Vice Chairman, Board & CEO Services, Korn Ferry (Moderator)

Alicia Boler Davis, Executive Vice President, Global Manufacturing & Labor Relations, General Motors

Roz Brooks, Public Policy Managing Director, PwC

4:30PM

Creative Destruction: Technology, Longterm Growth & the Workforce

Prosperity requires productivity improvement through new technology; productivity improvement threatens existing business models, jobs and the values of worker skills. Participants will discuss how we can achieve prosperity for all with the rapid integration of technology into our economy.

5:30PM

Cocktail Reception

Where
The Willard InterContinental Hotel -- Washington, D.C.

Event Start Time
November 15, 2017, 12:00 PM

Event End Time
November 15, 2017, 6:30 PM

Thank You to Our Conference Partners!

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