The Future of Work Symposium

The Future of Work” Symposium was held on Friday, Oct. 21, from 9 a.m. to 1 p.m., in person at the I Hotel and Conference Center.

The relevance of “The Future of Work” has been heightened by the global pandemic and rising inequalities. Automation. A growing skill gap. Work-life balance. The great resignation. Artificial intelligence in the workplace. Remote and hybrid work. Reskilling. Mental health. Workforce diversity. Employee well-being. These and other related topics will be at the forefront of the future of work for the years to come.  

With introductory remarks by keynote speaker Ingrid Fulmer, Dean of the School of Labor and Employment Relations, “The Future of Work” Symposium addressed the changing nature of work, the drivers behind these changes, and the impact of such changes on organizations and human well-being.  We are hoping this event helped connect researchers from multiple disciplines, explore external grant opportunities that would fund high impact research on this timely and relevant topic, and learn more about the needs of existing research around the future of work on campus.