[ONLINE] - Revisiting the “Future of Work”

What happened, what didn’t, and where do we go from here

Five years ago, New America and Bloomberg teamed up to launch the Shift Commission on Work, Workers, and Technology which engaged more than 100 leaders in business, technology, policy, and academia and surveyed over a thousand Americans to study and anticipate what the future of work in America would look like.

The Shift Commission published a report that outlined four core scenarios that could play out in the next 10 to 20 years, each reflecting whether there will be more or less work and whether work will exist in the form of jobs or fragmented into "tasks." 
Read the full report here.

Now as the Commission hits its 5-year anniversary, join New America CEO Anne-Marie Slaughter and Roy Bahat, Head of Bloomberg Beta, for a reflective conversation hosted by the Center on Education and Labor at New America with Shift Commissioners and other thought leaders about what the Commission got right, what it got wrong, and how we can shape the future of work for the better.

Follow the conversation and provide live questions and commentary on Twitter with the hashtag #RevisitingFutureofWork and by following the Twitter handle @NewAmericaLabor.

Speakers include:

  • Anne-Marie Slaughter, CEO, New America @SlaughterAM
  • Roy Bahat, Head, Bloomberg Beta @roybahat
  • Shalin Jyotishi, Senior Analyst, New America and Fellow at World Economic Forum @ShalinJyotishi
  • Jed Kolko, Under Secretary of Commerce for Economic Affairs, U.S. Department of Commerce
  • Ai-jen Poo, President, National Domestic Workers Alliance @aijenpoo
  • Danielle Allen, James Bryant Conant University Professor and Director of the Edmond and Lily Safra Center for Ethics, Harvard University; Member of the New America Board @dsallentess
  • Pamela Mishkin, Researcher, OpenAI @ManlikeMishap
  • Bethanie Maples, Researcher, Stanford University; Founder, Starsight AI @BethanieMaples
  • Derek Thompson, Staff Writer, The Atlantic @DKThomp

For questions about the event please contact Shalin Jyotishi or Mary Alice McCarthy.