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2017 Speakers

Gain strategic insight from these renowned future-of-work thought leaders:

Ravin Jesuthasan
Ravin Jesuthasan
Keynote Speaker
Managing Director
Willis Towers Watson
Josh Bersin
Josh Bersin
Bersin by Deloitte
Laurie Bienstock
Laurie Bienstock
Practice Director, Talent & Rewards
Willis Towers Watson
George Brooks
George Brooks
Americas Leader, People Advisory Services
Ernst & Young LLP
Jerome Glenn
Jerome Glenn
The Millennium Project
Denise LaForte
Denise LaForte
North America Leader HR Transformation
Dan Rubin
Dan Rubin
Central Region Leader, Talent
Renee Smith
Renee Smith
Director Talent Management
Willis Towers Watson
Tracey Smith
Tracey Smith
Numerical Insights LLC

The workforce is rapidly evolving. Technology and automation are transforming — and even eliminating jobs. The gig economy is growing. Workforce motivators are changing. Is your organization future ready? What strategies should you explore today to ensure an engaged and thriving workforce for tomorrow?


Next-Generation Workforce Strategies

Future Thinking for Senior Leaders


Lead Your Organization Through Radical Future Change

Learn from some of the best and brightest minds in future-of-work thought leadership. Come to Chicago in March for a blend of fascinating presentations, dynamic discussions and numerous networking opportunities where you can tap into the experts for strategic insight on:
  • Implications of artificial intelligence and robotics
  • Shifts to new organizational structures
  • How to build a workforce for the future
  • How to use HR analytics to make better talent decisions
  • How to move from job architecture to work architecture
  • Modern workforce and workplace planning strategies
  • Alternative global scenarios through 2050.
See detailed event schedule.

Keynote Speaker

Ravin Jesuthasan, CFA

Managing Director, Willis Towers Watson

Artificial Intelligence and the Future of Work

At the advent of the fourth industrial revolution, there is much concern about how artificial intelligence (AI) and robotics will transform jobs and eliminate entire professions. Equally, there are many who believe that this new era will usher in a "truly human age" where we will be free from the rote and routine to exercise our creative skills. How do we separate fact from fiction in order to uncover the practical realities of how AI will actually impact work? In his opening keynote address, Ravin Jesuthasan, a recognized global thought leader on the future of work and human capital, will take us into the world of AI and robotics. He'll provide insight into how they will enhance or replace specific activities within jobs and what the overall implications will be for jobs, the organization and total rewards. You don't want to miss this fascinating and informative opening keynote!

InterContinental Chicago Magnificent Mile

505 North Michigan Avenue
Chicago, IL 60611 USA
(312) 944-4100
(800) 628-2112 – Reservations

InterContinental Chicago Magnificent Mile

505 North Michigan Avenue
Chicago, IL 60611 USA
(312) 944-4100
(800) 628-2112 – Reservations

The InterContinental Chicago Magnificent Mile, located on Michigan Avenue, is one of the most beautiful historic hotels in Chicago.

 Rooms were $199 per night for single/double, $229 for triple and $259 for quad

The group rate sold out prior to Friday, February 24, 2017.

You may still book your room by calling the Hotel directly at 1-800-628-2112 or using the link below.

  • 4 Ways to improve financial wellness benefits
  • Childcare You Can Trust Like Family
  • The Changing Work Environment
  • Explore Chicago's Magnificent Mile!

Schedule at a Glance

Monday, March 20
4:00pm – 6:00pm Registration Open
Tuesday, March 21
7:00am – 5:00pm Registration Open
8:00am – 8:45am Continental Breakfast
9:00am – 10:30am Opening General Session with Keynote
10:30am – 11:00am Networking Break
11:00am – 12:00pm Session 1
12:00pm – 1:00pm Buffet Lunch
1:00pm – 2:00pm Session 2
2:00pm – 2:15pm Beverage Break
2:15pm – 3:15pm Session 3
3:15pm – 3:45pm Networking Break
3:45pm – 4:45pm Session 4
5:00pm – 6:00pm Reception
Wednesday, March 22
7:00am – 1:00pm Registration Open
8:00am – 8:45am Breakfast Buffet
9:00am – 10:00am Session 5
10:00am – 10:30am Networking Break
10:30am – 11:30am Session 6
11:45am – 1:00pm Closing Lunch

*Times may be subject to change, please check back for updates.


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2017 Future of Work Forum

Individual Registration WorldatWork Member/Nonmember       Register
Present - December 11, 2016 $1,095 USD
December 12, 2016 - March 22, 2017 $1,295 USD

Registration Information


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Cancellation Policy

Cancellations must be in writing. Confirmed registrants who fail to notify WorldatWork of cancellation in advance forfeit all fees paid. A $75 administration fee will be charged for cancellations received on or before December 31, 2016. Fifty percent (50%) of the registration fee will be forfeited on cancellations received between January 1, 2017 and February 17, 2017. All conference fees will be forfeited on cancellations occurring after February 17, 2017. Prices and programs are subject to change without notice.

Special Accommodations

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