Building The Future

Building The Future

July 16, 2014
Philadelphia, PA, Pennsylvania

Earlier this year, The Atlantic launched a series of conversations across the country on how we can “build the future” – of manufacturing, of biotechnology, and of energy.

On July 16, we built upon this ongoing series by traveling to Philadelphia, PA. We explored what industry and academia are doing to equip the workforce with the skills needed to succeed in this new era and how local leaders are strengthening the resurgence of the manufacturing sector.

National Constitution Center, Kirby Auditorium, 2nd Floor
525 Arch Street
Independence Mall
Philadelphia, Pennsylvania 19106

Wednesday, July 16, 2014
9:30 AM - 11:30 AM

Presented by

Atlantic Live

Speakers

Agenda

9:30 am Welcome Remarks

  • Emily Akhtarzandi, Managing Director, AtlanticLIVE

9:35 am Keynote Interview

  • Moderated By: Steve Clemons, Washington Editor-at-Large, The Atlantic
  • The Honorable Ed Rendell, Former Governor; Commonwealth of Pennsylvania; Co-Chair, Building America’s Future

10:00 am Sponsor Content, brought to you by Siemens

  • Craig Edelbrock, Chancellor, Penn State Great Valley School of Graduate Professional Studies
  • James Menego, Vice President, Americas Strategic Alliances, Siemens PLM Software
  • Eric Spiegel, President and Chief Executive Officer, Siemens Corporation U.S.

10:15 am Keynote Interview

  • Moderated By: Steve Clemons
  • The Honorable Michael Nutter, Mayor, City of Philadelphia

10:45 am Advancing Across Industries: Working Together to Shape the Future of Manufacturing

  • Moderated By: Steve Clemons
  • The Honorable Julia Hearthway, Secretary of Labor and Industry, Commonwealth of Pennsylvania
  • Lori Shorr, Chief Education Officer, Office of the Mayor of Philadelphia
  • Barbara Stanford-Allen, Director, Industry Partnership, Southeast Regional Advanced Manufacturing Partnership
  • Joe Tarnowski, Senior Vice President, Biopharmaceutical R&D, GSK

11:25 am Keynote Interview

  • Moderated By: Steve Clemons
  • The Honorable Bruce Andrews, Acting Deputy Secretary, U.S. Department of Commerce

12:00 pm Program Conclusion

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