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The future of work – series of one day talks. Book for one or more

June 16, 2017 @ 10:00 am - 6:00 pm

FREE but booking required

A recent Gallup Poll of ‘global desires’ revealed that everyone in the world shares one basic desire: a good job with steady hours. This desire often comes before family, democracy or even religious freedom. But how achievable is this now or in the future? Working with the Joseph Rowntree Foundation, we’ll explore the reality of living with low-paid or insecure employment; the influence of robotics on our jobs; and what value and meaning we get from our work.

Speakers include Harriet Harman MP, Stefano Scarpetta of the Organisation for Economic Co-operation and Development (OECD), and Guy Standing, a founder of the Basic Income Earth Network.

10.15am to 11.30am The World of Work Today Following a keynote speech from Harriet Harman MP, members of our expert panel, including Orazio Attanasio of University College London (UCL) and Jonathan Bradshaw of the University of York, discuss the changing world of work.

12 noon to 1.30pm Extracting Meaning and Value from Work Speakers, including Guy Standing, author of The Precariat and Emma Jacobs of the Financial Times, discuss the meaning that jobs give to our lives.

2.30pm to 4pm Jobs, Technology and Skills How will robotics and artificial intelligence shape our jobs in the future? Join Xavier Mesnard of AT Kearney, Louisa Michelson of IBM and Stefano Scarpetta of OECD to hear their analysis of how robotics and artificial intelligence will shape our future jobs.

4.30pm to 6pm Re-imagining Work: Mapping the future What kind of work will we be doing in the future and what are the implications for skills and education? Join experts including Mark Cahill, Managing Director of Manpower UK and Alexander Hitchcock of Reform

Fri 16 June, 10am to 6pm Ron Cooke Hub, University of York

Free tickets: yorkfestivalofideas.com 01904 324119


June 16, 2017
10:00 am - 6:00 pm
FREE but booking required
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York Festival of Ideas
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Ron Cooke Hub Auditorium, University of York
Heslington East
York, YO10 5DD
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