Return on Creativity: The Future Workforce

In an increasingly distributed and remote world of work, what is the role of place? We believe that there is power in creating spaces both virtual and physical for employees and the growing freelance workforce.

Return on Creativity: The Future Workforce will blend a vision of the near future with practical ideas for today’s workforce leaders and HR professionals. The conference includes keynotes, panels and breakout sessions that discuss the growing need for diversity and inclusion, the value of hybrid workforces of contract specialists and full-time employees, and how virtual and physical spaces can be used effectively.

Our goal is to bring together thought leaders, business leaders, and practitioners within the workforce development, HR, and employee experience professions to learn, interact, and create new ideas together.

Why you should attend:
This virtual event will feature thought leaders and industry experts discussing the future of the workforce, and how current and future trends will affect employment and growth of companies over the coming months.

All registered participants will receive a free copy of Greg Kihlstrom’s newest book: The Agile Workforce.

Date: March 2, 2021 - March 3, 2021
Time: 1:00 pm - 4:00 pm
Location: Online via Zoom
Fee: $35 for a one-day pass or $50 for both days
Registration: Registration Now Closed
For more information, please contact:
Name: Susan Soroko
Email: [email protected]

Keynote Speaker

Mary-Claire Burick

Mary-Claire Burick, President, Rosslyn Business Improvement District
Mary-Claire Burick is a strategic leader who focuses on building engagement and leading change. As President of the Rosslyn Business Improvement District, she spearheads efforts that define, enhance and continually improve Rosslyn for those who work, live, visit and do business there.


Featured Speakers

Samia Byrd

Samia Byrd, Chief Race and Equity Officer, Arlington County
Samia leads the County’s work to advance racial equity. She joined Arlington County as a Principal Planner in the Department of Community Planning, Housing and Development in 2007 and was promoted to Deputy County Manager in 2017.



Steve Cooper

Steve Cooper, Founder, NextUp Solutions
Steve founded successful startups Perspective Technology, Excella Consulting, NextUp Solutions, and Exelaration. The top-ranked Exelaration Center is changing the tech workforce landscape by delivering world-class software using teams of experts paired with top university software engineers..



Dr. Megan Healy

Dr. Megan Healy, Chief Workforce Advisor to the Governor of Virginia
As the Commonwealth’s highest-ranking workforce officer, Secretary Healy oversees a range of regional, state, and federal programs that connect Virginians to the skills, training, and opportunities they need to thrive in the 21st century.



Javier VasquezJavier Vasquez, General Manager, Solutions & Technology

Javier is responsible for leading sales and technology for Microsoft’s U.S. Federal business. He leads an organization advising, architecting and integrating technology to meet the mission and needs of Government customers. For over 20 years, Javier has been responsible for driving product innovation into Federal, State & Local government agencies to enable their full potential. 





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